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Date modified27-Nov-20 19:24
1445 1964-07-15 Sharpness

1445 1964-07-15 Sharpness

Gloucester Horton Road 14XX 0-4-2T No.1445 in the platform at Sharpness on 15th July 1964. The passenger service on this former Midland Railway branch ended on 31 October1964.

Peter Kerslake adds"The Sharpness services ran across the Severn to Lydney before the Severn bridge was brought down by the fuel laden barges hitting it and exploding on the night of 25 October 1960 thereby terminating all trains at Sharpness.
Following termination of the Sharness and Chalford auto-train services a number of Gloucester Horton Road's 14XX class were stored out of service at the nearby and by then closed Gloucester Barnwood and I photographed this one there on 27 October 1964 so it didn't quite make it to the end of that month."