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1627 at Lydney Loco Sheds 1950.

1627 at Lydney Loco Sheds (28k)

This photo of Loco 1627 was taken at the Loco Sheds in Lydney in 1950.

Thanks also to Peter Essex for adding (May 2007): "It is probably now safe to confess that I trespassed in this depot at about this time. My great-uncle Frank Sterry (also spelt "Sterrey") was, I understood, the shed foreman and let me in with my grandfather. Other 0-6-0 pannier tanks I seem to remember were Nos. 1616 and 1636. The echoing sound of these engines ascending from Lydney towards Whitecroft around 7 a.m. is still evocative after more than 50 years. The other loco looks like an 0-4-2 which would have hauled passenger trains between Lydney Town and Berkeley Road. Such an engine also once took me on an autotrain from Gloucester to Lydney Junction, calling at long-forgotten stops such as Oakle Street, Grange Court Junction and Awre (for Blakeney)".

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