SP4641 : Birkenhead - Margate/Eastbourne express approaching Banbury

taken 71 years ago, near to Banbury, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Birkenhead - Margate/Eastbourne express approaching Banbury
Birkenhead - Margate/Eastbourne express approaching Banbury
View northward at Banbury Junction Yards, towards Birmingham etc. on the GWR main line (left), also (right) the ex-GC line to Woodford Halse, Leicester and the North; these were major yards for the exchange of freight traffic between the two north-south systems. Collett-design 4-6-0 No. 7008 'Swansea Castle' (built 5/48, withdrawn 9/64) has taken on the 07.40 ex-Birkenhead Woodside at Wolverhampton and is working to Reading, whence successive SR locomotives will work the several parts of the multiple train via Redhill, then Brighton/Eastbourne and Tonbridge/Ashford/Folkestone/Margate. (The train seems to be made up mainly of SR stock).
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Date Taken
13 May 1950   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 15 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 460 417 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:4.3273N 1:19.7999W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 460 417
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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