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1960s OBSERVATIONS
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From my own records - I was at school at the time so my notes may not be as comprehensive as many! My school was by a railway between Gloucester and Cheltenham so could see trains from the classroom but not the numbers!
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tr620511 12th May 1962. Gloucester station
tr620512 12th May 1962. Gloucester station continued
tr620513 undated. Gloucester station
tr621011 20th Oct 1962. Newport High Street (for the duration of a rugby match between Newport and Gloucester, ko 3:30pm)
tr621012 28th Oct 1962. Gloucester sheds 85C and 85B (Sunday)
tr621211 21st Dec 1962. Gloucester to Basingstoke via Reading. Taken there by Norman Preedy which started a friendship which lasted over 55 years.
tr621212 21st Dec 1962. Gloucester to Basingstoke via Reading continued. Memories of Bulleids hammering through Basingstoke when dark will stay forever. Does anybody have a note from that day whether they saw 30540 or 30840 at Basingstoke?
tr630411 21st Apr 1963. Swindon Works (best birthday present ever!)
tr630412 21st Apr 1963. Swindon Works continued
tr630413 26th April 1963. Gloucester to Ashchurch. I only had 2/- and Ashchurch was the furthest I could go for that!
tr630811 14th August 1963. Gloucester to Windermere
tr630812 14th August 1963. Gloucester to Windermere continued inc Morecambe to Lancaster and Lakeside station
tr630813 14th August 1963. Gloucester to Windermere continued
tr630814 14th August 1963. Gloucester to Windermere continued
tr631111 1st Nov 1963. Gloucester to Birmingham New Street.
tr640111 11th Jan 1964. Bristol Temple Meads inc St Phillips Marsh
tr640112 25th Jan 1964. Bath Spa
tr640211 1st Feb 1964. Bristol Temple Meads inc St Phillips Marsh
tr640312 14th March 1964. Gloucester Eastgate. Blue Pullmans were on Swansea to Villa Park football specials - FA Cup semi-final vs Preston N.E.
tr640313 21st March 1964. Gloucester Eastgate
tr640314 28th Mar 1964. Gloucester Eastgate
tr640411 8th April 1964. Gloucester to Birmingham area. Codes of sheds visited not recorded.
tr640412 8th April 1964. Gloucester to Birmingham area continued
tr640413 8th April 1964. Gloucester to Birmingham area continued
tr640414 11th April 1964. Cardiff General (for the duration of a rugby match between Cardiff and Gloucester, ko 3:30pm)
tr640415 29th April 1964. Barnwood bridge - just north of Gloucester where avoiding line meets lines from Central and Eastgate stations
tr640416 30th April 1964. Barnwood bridge - with timings
tr640511 5th May 1964. Gloucester stations.
tr640512 9th May 1964. Gloucester stations inc 85B
tr640513 31st May 1964. Gloucester to Severn Tunnel Junction, Cardiff Canton and Newport
tr640611 28th Jun 1964. Stockport to Manchester Piccadilly. Went with parents to visit an unwell Uncle at Cheadle Hulme and my younger brother and I went to Piccadilly - not sure if my Uncle was too impressed!
tr640711 1st Jul 1964. Carmarthen and Llanelli shed. Only visit to Llanelli shed - what a brilliant experience in that dark atmospheric shed!
tr640712 29th July 1964. Swindon station and Works
tr640713 29th July 1964. Swindon station and Works continued
tr640811 6th Aug 1964. Gloucester to Weston-Super-Mare by special train
tr640812 14th August 1964. Oxford to Banbury inc Banbury shed. Abingdon 17th August 1964.
tr640813 19th August 1964. Exeter Central and Exmouth Junction shed
tr640814 25th August 1964 to 2nd September 1964. Exmouth, Starcross, Dawlish and Teignmouth.
tr640911 19th September 1964. Gloucester plus last trip behind/in front of a 14xx - now own smokebox from 1458.
tr641111 3rd November 1964. Southern Trip. Bath Green Park, Westbury, Salisbury NEW - Added 6th July
tr641112 3rd November 1964. Southern Trip continued. Eastleigh, Eastleigh Works NEW - Added 6th July
tr641113 3rd November 1964. Southern Trip continued. Eastleigh Works, Bournemouth NEW - Added 6th July
tr641114 7th November 1964. Gloucester Horton Road shed plus undated visit NEW - Added 6th July
tr641115 21st November 1964. Gloucester to Andover via Basingstoke NEW - Added 6th July
tr641211 13th December 1964. Stockport to Manchester Piccadilly NEW - Added 6th July
tr650311 7th Mar 1965. Gloucester Horton Road shed (Sunday night)
tr650511 21st to 23rd May 1965. Gloucester to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlisle. 65C 65B
tr650512 21st to 23rd May 1965. Gloucester to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlisle continued. 65A 67A 66A
tr650513 21st to 23rd May 1965. Gloucester to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlisle continued. 66A 66C 66B 65E 64F 64B
tr650514 21st to 23rd May 1965. Gloucester to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlisle continued. 64B 64C 64A Millerhill Glasgow Central
tr650515 21st to 23rd May 1965. Gloucester to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlisle continued. 12B 12A (late at night - so atmospheric!)
tr650516 21st to 23rd May 1965. Gloucester to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlisle continued. What a great trip!
tr650517 29th May 1965. Standish Junction (near Stonehouse) to see Flying Scotsman
tr650611 4th June 1965. Evening at Gloucester Eastgate including Horton Road shed
tr650612 5th June 1965. Gloucester Eastgate
tr650615 27th Jun 1965 (Sunday). Gloucester to Crewe inc Works, 5A, 5B and diesel depot
tr650616 27th Jun 1965 (Sunday). Gloucester to Crewe continued
tr650617 27th Jun 1965 (Sunday). Gloucester to Crewe continued
tr650618 27th Jun 1965 (Sunday). Gloucester to Crewe continued
tr650619 27th Jun 1965 (Sunday). Gloucester to Crewe continued
tr650620 27th Jun 1965 (Sunday). Gloucester to Crewe continued
tr650711 5th and 6th July 1965. Aberystwyth to Devils Bridge. Aberystwyth to Machynlleth
tr650712 17th July 1965. Gloucester Eastgate
tr650811 18th and 25th August 1965. Gloucester to Totnes and return (for a scout camp).
tr651214 26th Dec 1965. Gloucester Horton Road shed (5 days before the end of steam on WR)
tr660311 17th March 1966. London Stations - Kings Cross, Liverpool St, Euston, Waterloo, Kensington
tr661011 8th October 1966. Lostock Hall shed. On way to Blackpool illuminations - parked up the caravan, Mum and Dad got some food while my younger brother and I went round the shed.
tr661012 9th October 1966 (Sunday). Blackpool to Preston by train.
tr661013 10th October 1966. Lostock Hall shed - 8th October in reverse.


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