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This page will from time to time feature photographs for which I have no information on the location. I'm hoping that someone may be able to shine some light on thse views and perhaps some information on the train itself.

Any information is appreciated, no matter how insignificant it might seem..........(the latest additions are towards the top of the views).

For the photographs below click on the small image to get a full size picture

Date & location unknown, maybe somewhere in Derbyshire or Yorkshire? Any suggestions please.

The Minera Quarry at the end of the branch from Wrexham looking north west into the quarry with the village of Gwynfryn in the top RH of the picture.


A bit of a mystery view here. The locomotive is ex GWR 0-6-0PT No.4627 with an 86A Cardiff Canton shedplate, on an unidentified service (but possibly the 11.15an Newport High Street - Brecon, via Torpantau, the year is not known but since Brecon lost its passenger services at the end of 1962, this view could well be in the closing months of 1962.)

Location identified as Dowlais Top Station on December 29th 1962. Pannier tank 4627 is working a heavily loaded 11.15am Newport High Street - Brecon, the last day of passenger service. The three-car diesel multiple-unit is en route to Cardiff (Queen Street)

This post card bears no identification apart from a pencilled 'Ashbourne' on the back. I don't think its Ashbourne though, maybe Buxton?? The steam train in the snow is at Buxton taken from the signal box and is about to travel on the old Ashbourne line. The sidings in the background are where the old flyover used to be for the trains to cross over the mainline into Buxton so as not to affect the mainline running of the Midland and LNWR stations.
Any thoughts? Believed to be February 1973, the headcode suggests a Midland mainline working, the place looks very familiar............. Location confirmed as Cricklewood station, looking north as a Nottingham - St Pancras express makes its way towards London.
Not a clue, but I'll kick myself when you tell me!! Reported by several readers to be Ashburys, Manchester with the Class 25 heading in the direction of Woodhead. Actually it is on the 'UP & DOWN THRO. SDG' which branches off the Ardwick branch - so the train may be coming from North Manchester. The two tracks to the left are the up and down goods.

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