Glory Days 2
This 1964 photograph of the last of the line, "Evening
Star", built at Swindon 3 years earlier, contrasts with it in quieter mood
below. In the photo above, it was on an up charter special approaching
Buckhorn Weston tunnel, and below, left "idling" at Bristol Temple Meads.
In the real "Glory Days", this end of Temple Meads station was a busy place
to be. Right, arriving trains dip under the Bath Road bridge, rise back
up, and swing majestically into the station.
The other end was pretty smoky:-
- and was enlivened by loose shunting
down into the goods depot...
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