Sunday 5 October 2014

Ken Jones Travels

Ken has been on his travels and has sent us the following snapshots of where he has visited

Beeches Light Railway.
 A train is seen passing OTT43 Ken's other transport for the day - a 1953 Bristol LS6G 
  The main locomotive at this private railway in Oxfordshire is former Darjeeling Himalaya Railway Sharp Stewart 0-4-0ST number 19 from 1890. Replica coaches (below) were built by Boston Lodge works.
 The first train of the day saw the resident diesel locomotive bringing in empty stock to the station. It is the only chance all day visitors had to see the diesel locomotive in operation at the Beeches LR.
 Churnet Valley Railway. 
Polish locomotive TkH 2944 of 1952 runs round train at Kingsley and Froghall Station
 Class 104 DMU is seen at Cheddleton
 Barry Island.
 DMU 142002 is seen approaching Barry Island having just come off the viaduct connecting the island to the mainland
  Cardiff Bus 229 CN53 AKP is seen on the road bridge linking the island to the mainland. The railway viaduct is on the left 
 Mid Suffolk Railway
 Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T 1700 of 1938 runs light engine back for water. Known as Wissington it was the last steam engine to work in East Anglia at the sugar factory at Wissington. It re-entered service this year after many years being restored.
The train consists of 3 vintage carriages - one of which is a rare horsebox that has been fully restored. 
 Crosville Running Day
 Some of the modern vehicles seen inside the Crosville Depot
JHT 802 is a Bristol K6A with ECW H30/26R body was new to Bristol Tramways in 1946 and originally had a Gardner engine. It is now part of the Bristol Omnibus Vehicle Collection and was in service throughout the day
 Severn Valley Railway
2-6-2T 4566 built Swindon 1924 and now in black BR livery is seen at Kidderminster waiting to depart with the second train of the day for Bridgnorth
 4-6-0 7812 Erlestoke Manor is seen arriving at Bridgnorth with the restored  rake of LNER teak coaches. The locomotive was built in Swindon in 1939..
All pictures © Ken Jones