Push & Pull at Didcot

Author/Source: 

Jess Reacher

Editors Notes: 

Over the last of the current series of Bank Holiday Weekends of 25t to 27th May 2019 the Great Western Society at the Didcot Railway Centre held a "Push and Pull" mini-gala with the visiting Collett class 14-hundred Auto-tank no 1450 sandwiched between a pair of Autotrailers and the Steam Railmotor taking care of trains on The Branch Line. We see the little 0-4-2 tank coming away from the coal stage with one BR-liveried and -built Autotrailer (no. 231) and then running on The Main Line between this Autotrailer and an original GWR one (no. 190). We then see the Steam Railmotor together with its Autotrailer (no. 92) arriving at the mixed-gauge branch terminus of Burlescombe.

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