Held at:

Private Collection

Reference:

CG Smith Collection

Source:

Original photographs and notes

Title:

Digital Archive: Photographs of the Golden Valley Railway - Clifford

Place name:

Golden Valley

Date:

c.1930 - 1958

Description:

CLIFFORD

 

158

 

Clifford Station and surroundings, from the 25-inch  Ordnance Survey of 1903.

 

159

 

Large scale map of Clifford Station and Sidings and Yard

 

9969

 

Clifford Station, Golden Valley Branch, GWR [?1930s]. Best kept flower borders in the Valley.

 

 

9869

 

Fixing new bedstones at Grove Wood Bridge between Clifford and Hay in the 1930s

 

9871


Fixing new bedstones at Grove Wood Bridge between Clifford and Hay in the 1930s.

Left to right: Platelayer Charlie Mapp, Peterchurch; Guard George Lewis, Pontrilas; Bridge Inspector Mr. Lancy, Gloucester; Ganger Bill Stratford, Peterchurch; Bridge Foreman Alf Burnam, Gloucester; Permanent Way Inspector Mr Mumford, Abergavenny.

 

9873


Fixing new bedstones at Grove Wood Bridge between Clifford and Hay in the 1930s.

 

9887


Fixing new bedstones at Grove Wood Bridge between Clifford and Hay in the 1930s.

Fireman Cyril Jones with his foot on the girder; Ganger Bill Stratford with his left foot on rail; behind Bill Stratford is Guard George Lewis. In the foreground left, Inspector Mumford, Permanent Way, Abergavenny; right , Bridge Inspector Lancy, Gloucester; centre Alf Burnam, bridge foreman, Gloucester

 

9944


At Grove Wood Bridge below Clifford Station, Golden Valley Branch. Gloucester bridge gang putting in new bedstones for girders in the 1930s. Guard George Lewis; Fireman Cyril Davies; Platelayer Raymond Farr [with his left foot on stone].

 

9877

 

Fixing new bedstones at Grove Wood Bridge between Clifford and Hay in the 1930s.

 

 

9947

 




 

Fixing new bedstones at Grove Wood Bridge between Clifford and Hay in the 1930s.

 

9883

 

Loading old materials after relaying between Clifford and Hay Junction [near Grove Wood Bridge]. Date unknown. [?1930s]

 

9963

 

Loading old materials after relaying between Clifford and Hay Junction [near Grove Wood Bridge]. Date unknown. [?1930s]

 

157

 

Clifford Station and Sidings, looking towards Hay – 1930s

 

9939

 

Fireman HC Davies, Pontrilas, and Guard W Boucher, Pontypool Road, at Clifford under the water tank. Note ice on the overflow pipe January 30th 1940.

 

9945

 

Ice on burst overflow pipe at Clifford Water Tank during Big Freeze, January 30th 1940

 

9965

 

Clifford Station, Golden Valley Branch. Guard George Lewis at back; Porter Bert Swain in front. Date unknown.

 

9967

 

Fireman HC Davies, Pontrilas, at Clifford Water Tank January 30th 1940.

 

162

 

Clifford Station and Sidings, 1945

 

 

0263

 

Arrival at Clifford Station from Pontrilas, Engine No 5818, Golden Valley Branch February 1947. Fireman J Haddrell, Platelayer J Merriman, Porter J Beddoes in the gangway of footplate.

 

110

 

Engine No 5818 briefly stuck in the snow between Green’s Siding and Clifford, 11 March 1947, while taking supplies to areas cut off by road.

 

0262

 

[Winter on the Golden Valley Branch. No other way through to supply outlying villages - Winter 1947?]

 

 

9875


Removal of girders from Newton Road bridge, 14 ½ mile post Golden Valley Branch, Tuesday September 5th 1950.

 

 

9879

 

 

 

Removal of girders from Newton Road bridge, 14 ½ mile post Golden Valley Branch, Tuesday September 5th 1950.

 

9881

 

Removal of girders from Newton Road bridge, 14 ½ mile post Golden Valley Branch, Tuesday September 5th 1950.

 

 

9953

 

Removal of girders from Newton Road bridge, 14 ½ mile post Golden Valley Branch, Tuesday September 5th 1950.

 

9955

 

Removal of girders from Newton Road bridge, 14 ½ mile post Golden Valley Branch, Tuesday September 5th 1950.

 

9957

 

Removal of girders from Newton Road bridge, 14 ½ mile post Golden Valley Branch, Tuesday September 5th 1950.

 

9959

 

Removal of girders from Newton Road bridge, 14 ½ mile post Golden Valley Branch, Tuesday September 5th 1950.

 

9971

 

Clifford Station and Water tank 29th October 1950 [after the rails were lifted]

 

241

 

Clifford Station, derelict 1958.

 

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.

 

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

 

 


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