Held at:

Private Collection

Reference:

CG Smith Collection

Source:

Original photographs and notes

Title:

Digital Archive: Photographs of the Golden Valley Railway - Abbeydore

Place name:

Golden Valley

Date:

1924 - 1957

Description:

 

ABBEYDORE

 

126

 

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

 

39

 

Engine No 845 on the level crossing at Abbeydore, 1924

 

77

 

Abbeydore Station, early 1930s. Note flower beds on the platform.

 

78

 

Abbeydore Station, looking towards Bacton, c 1935. Note timber waiting loading in the yard beside the loop siding to the right.

 

91

 

Abbeydore station winter 1938-39. Guard George Lewis, Pontrilas; Porter Percy Barrell, Abbeydore; Lengthmen Beverly Wrigglesworth and Bob Walker, sub ganger Percy Watkins and Lengthman Frank Williams all of the Abbeydore Gang, clearing snow on the platform.

 

0218

 

Abbeydore Station 1938. GWR Engine No 5818; Engineman CG Smith, Fireman HC Davies.

 

127

 

Abbeydore Station c. 1950, looking towards Pontrilas, with the level crossing gates behind.

 

128

 

Abbeydore station in the 1950s, looking towards Bacton. Shunting in progress in the background.

 

163

 

Engine No 5818 at Abbeydore Station, 1952

 

190

 

Abbeydore Station and Siding in November 1956; the line between here and Pontrilas was all that remained in operation.

 

178

 

Engine No 5818 at Abbeydore Station shortly after its closure in June 1957. The train is loaded with materials cleared from Dorstone southwards.

 

Observations:

Original photographs from a collection by 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.

 

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