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Graham



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:25 pm    Post subject: Old photos - Foley Park Reply with quote

Foley Park Halt. Undated.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Undated.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Undated


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Undated, although if it was taken from the platform on the south side of the line, that would make it pre 1925


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Undated. Looks like sugar beet season with all those full wagons.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham wrote:
Undated, although if it was taken from the platform on the south side of the line, that would make it pre 1925


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Not sure about the date. It looks a bit like an Ivatt class 2, which would make it post war. If it was pre 1925, would non GWR locos be on the line with a passenger train? I know that through coal trains were run during the war with 8f's, but what other LMS locos would have run on the line before Nationalisation?

On second thoughts, is it Foley Park at all? Crossing Cottage maybe?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're probably right. Looking a bit closer now, aren't those concrete sleepers as well?
Looks like I've included a preservation era photo by mistake.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Judging by the angle, I'd say this was taken from the post 1925 platform.
Is that the same hut in a different location?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one must be between 1970 when the halt closed and 1982 when the sugar beet sidings closed. No doubt someone can date it by the livery. Is that the remains of the pagoda shelter on the ground?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:53 pm    Post subject: Foley Park Reply with quote

Looking at the photo with the Ivatt 2, it is definitely not crossing Cottage (there's no crossing !)
Could it be when we were running top and tail to Foley Park for galas?, or is it an early Kidderminster bound train after the terminus opened? (pure guesswork on my part)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham wrote:
This one must be between 1970 when the halt closed and 1982 when the sugar beet sidings closed. No doubt someone can date it by the livery. Is that the remains of the pagoda shelter on the ground?


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That looks like an early pres era photo - look at the double catch points at the rear of the unit which denoted the boundary between the SVR and BR end on. Looking in the driving cab suggests additional folk (SV Pilotman?) beyond just the driver. Unit in Centro(?) livery. One year in the early 1980's BR held an open day at KDR for which they borrowed 7812. A BR crew simply arrived at Bewdley & "borrowed" it for the day!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When the SV terminated end on with BR at Foley Park we worked from Bewdley South on a wooden staff with trains top & tailed during galas. No regular SV trains ran south of Bewdley in that era.

Occasionally midweek we would go off shed early from Bewdley & collect newly acquired & freshly delivered stock across the end on connection at FP. I remember one morning going down to FP as fireman on 80079 with Alun Rees to collect a recently delivered wagon full of new boiler tubes for delivery to Bridgnorth. As the wagon was vacuum fitted it was then simply added to the rear of the first passenger train to Bridgnorth. Single wagon deliveries like that seem a very long way off now!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Foley Park Reply with quote

Peter Share wrote:
Looking at the photo with the Ivatt 2, it is definitely not crossing Cottage (there's no crossing !)
Could it be when we were running top and tail to Foley Park for galas?, or is it an early Kidderminster bound train after the terminus opened? (pure guesswork on my part)

Peter

Looking at the caption, "A steam train heads again for the bridge at Foley Park", I believe the first Enthusiasts Gala to run to Foley Park was September 1976. SVR News 41 for Autumn 1976 has a picture captioned "46521 climbs up from Bewdley to the tunnel entrance with the 12.00 hrs. Bridgnorth to Foley Park..." 45110 was on the rear. More speculation, but possibly that weekend?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bradleyman wrote:
Graham wrote:
This one must be between 1970 when the halt closed and 1982 when the sugar beet sidings closed. No doubt someone can date it by the livery. Is that the remains of the pagoda shelter on the ground?


That looks like an early pres era photo - look at the double catch points at the rear of the unit which denoted the boundary between the SVR and BR end on. Looking in the driving cab suggests additional folk (SV Pilotman?) beyond just the driver. Unit in Centro(?) livery. One year in the early 1980's BR held an open day at KDR for which they borrowed 7812. A BR crew simply arrived at Bewdley & "borrowed" it for the day!


In 1979 BR began running an experimental DMU service from Kidderminster to Bewdley which ran for several years. Could it be one of those?
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