Held at:

Private Collection

Reference:

CG Smith Collection

Source:

Original photographs and notes

Title:

Digital Archive: Photographs of the Golden Valley Railway - Dorstone

Place name:

Golden Valley

Date:

c.1900 - 1956

Description:

 

 

DORSTONE

 

150

 

Dorstone Station and surroundings, from the 25-inch Ordnance Survey of 1904.

 

36

 

Engine No 1437 at Dorstone Level Crossing en route to Hay, early 1900s

 

62

 

Engine No 1437 at Dorstone Level Crossing en route to Hay, early 1900s

 

68

 

Train arriving at Dorstone Station from Pontrilas, c. 1920

 

149

 

Roger Haines of Snodhill Court loading grain into a railway wagon at Dorstone Siding, c.1920.

 

 

 

81

 

Dorstone Station in the 1930s, with the former passing loop and disused up platform to the left.

 

82

 

The train to Peterchurch at Dorstone Station, c.1930.

 

83

 

Train at Dorstone Station, 1937, Guard and Stationmaster on the platform.

 

84

 

Engine No 5818 at Dorstone Station c.1937. Engineman CG Smith on the footplate with an unauthorised passenger – a boy from ‘Stokes’s. Monnington Court, Vowchurch. Guard J Tidmas on the platform.

 

9982

 

Engine No 5818 at Dorstone Station c.1937. Engineman CG Smith on the footplate with an unauthorised passenger – a boy from ‘Stokes’s. Monnington Court, Vowchurch. Guard J Tidmas on the platform.

 

9988

 

Dorstone Station, Golden Valley Branch of GWR. [In the snow,] Winter of 1938-39

 

9980

 

Engine No 5818 standing in the loop at Dorstone, Golden Valley Branch, August 12th 1940, the day after it returned to Pontrilas complete with the new GWR logo after general repairs at Wolverhampton shops.

 

9984

 

Dorstone Station, showing the crossing loop and platform as erected by the old Golden Valley Railway to be still in existence, but not used [platform]. Date unknown

 

9986

 

Dorstone Station, Golden Valley Branch. [In the snow,] January 1940

 

0003

 

Engine No 5818 with the 10.25 am Hay to Pontrilas at Dorstone station, August 30th 1941, loading wool into the passenger brake van. Seated, Engineman CJ Smith; standing, Guard Lewis; taken by Jack Jervis, war-time Porter ex businessman of London and Brighton

 

 

148

 

Dorstone Station, Goods Loop and Siding, March 1946. [showing the old Up platform to the right.]

 

9998

 

[View from Dorstone Station in the snow] taken from footplate of Engine 5818 when standing in Dorstone station looking across to Dorstone church; February 1947

 

 

9990

 

Two of the three bridges at (the Bage) top of Dorstone bank. Photo taken during the time of taking up the line between Hay Junction and Dorstone in the summer of 1950.

 

9994

 

All three bridges at (the Bage) top of Dorstone bank. Photo taken during the time of taking up the line between Hay Junction and Dorstone in the summer of 1950.

 

168

 

Dorstone Station in 1950, looking south from the Level Crossing. The former Up platform on the left is piled with sleepers recovered from lifting of the line north of Dorstone.

 

169

 

Simplex petrol locomotive No 24 at work in Dorstone Siding in connection with lifting the line north of Dorstone, 1950.

 

 

9978

 

View of Dorstone Yard showing materials lying in yard after section of the line Hay Junction to Dorstone had been taken up in 1950.

Petrol locomotive No 24 standing in siding loop was used by Engineering Department

 

170

 

Simplex petrol locomotive No 24 at work in Dorstone Siding in connection with lifting the line north of Dorstone, 1950.

 

173

 

In Dorstone Station Yard, summer 1950: Porter C Haines, Dorstone; Guard Evans, Pontypool Road; Fireman L Ibell, Pontrilas.

 

176

 

Level Crossing gates and stop block at Dorstone after the closure of the line to Hay, c.1950

 

 

9976

 

Stop Block [and crossing gates] at 10 ¾ mile post at Dorstone, Golden Valley Branch, after removal of the portion of the line between Hay Junction and Dorstone in 1950. Now the end of the Golden Valley Branch.

 

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151

 

Engine No 5818 with a train for Pontrilas at Dorstone Station, 1951

 

177

 

Engine No 5818 with a short goods train at Dorstone; Engineman Charlie Smith on the footplate [?c.1951]

 

182

 

The last train at Dorstone 30th January 1953

 

9974

 

Sign at Dorstone, last day 30th January 1953, [apparently proclaiming ‘We shall be back yet!’]

 

192

 

Dorstone Station derelict in 1956

 

Observations:

Original photographs taken from the collection of CG Smith, Engineman on the Golden Valley Branch of the Great Western Railway from 1924 to c.1960. Reproduced by kind permission of his son, David Smith of Ewyas Harold.

 

Return to Index page for photographs of other stations on the Golden Valley Branch.

 


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