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Photo Post Of The Week

In which we look at an old diesel train and a newer steam train


Another thing I mentioned that I hadn’t posted really: some pictures of old trains. Which, I know, isn’t something unusual for this site. But I did rather like this one:

Hymek passing Washford, West Somerset Railway

Which, I like to think, could almost be a Western Region publicity poster – or rail safety poster, maybe – from around 1964. The impressive new Hymek diesel-hydraulic, made in Britain with the latest German mechanical technology, sweeping past Washford with a non-stop express to Minehead. Here’s some more, and a rather newer steam engine.

Carriage window, West Somerset Railway
Track circuit indicators in "Midford Signalbox", Washford, West Somerset Railway
60163 "Tornado", Washford, West Somerset Railway

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2 comments on “Photo Post Of The Week”

  1. Gert says:

    I don’t suppose you happen to know where the diesel was built, do you. (I have an interest in MetroVicks/AEI in Trafford Park, Manchester)

  2. Forest Pines says:

    It’s from Manchester, at least, but not MetroVick. It was built by Beyer Peacock, I assume at their Gorton works.

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