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Category:Transportation
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Date modified23-Mar-15 10:07
1420 6435 7029 1965-10-17 Gloucester

1420 6435 7029 1965-10-17 Gloucester

Peter Kerslake writes "The heavy early morning and typical Gloucester mist which had threatened to ruin the chances of photographing this Special Sunday Working through Gloucester had fortunately lifted in time for its arrival and 1420 pilots 6435 on the Gloucester Loop Line having worked down from Worcester. 1420, formerly an Oxford engine had been transferred to Gloucester Horton Road in October 1964 just prior to the closure of the Chalford service before being purchased for use on the South Devon Railway at Buckfastleigh. Both engines were in their New Colours having been through Worcesster Works. 1420 came off this train here, which was worked forward to Bristol Temple Meads by 6435 coupled ahead of 7029'Clun Castle" which came on here at Gloucester. After pausing here at Gloucester 1420 worked as light engine to Bristol Bath Road , following the Special , where it appeared at the Open Day there the following Saturday 23rd.October, in company with 6435, before both engines ran together down to Totnes. 7029 came back through Gloucester at 5 p.m. on the return Special this same day, the 17th, heading back to Birmingham, leaving its two companions at Bristol in readinesss for the Open Day where it also appeared, working down later that week from Gloucester. 7029's condition was giving cause for concern at this time, the final months of its service with BR before it too was sold for preservation."