Mogul locomotive No. 8314 with bomb damage in 1941
A 4300 Mogul locomotive, No. 8314, lies amongst the debris following an air raid in Weymouth on 17th January 1941. Star Class locomotive, Princess Charlotte, can be seen to the right of the photograph and has escaped the worst of the damage. The south coast of Britain was easy prey for the German Luftwaffe based in Northern France, and the ports of Weymouth and Portland were prime targets for bombers due to their naval connections.
Trouble House Halt, c1960
Situated on the Tetbury branch line, it opened in 1959 to serve the infamous Trouble House pub. It was the only station in England to be built to serve a public house. The halt closed in 1964.
Gloucestershire, Tetbury Branch Line, Trouble House Halt, Trouble House Pub
King George V and North Star, 1927
Replica broad gauge locomotive North Star being craned out of Swindon works above King George V in July 1927. Both locomotives are being prepared for their journey to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Centenary celebrations in America.
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