Loose_Grip's photos with the Wales

Barry Island South Wales July 1968

Barry Island South Wales July 1968
My mate Barry in Barry! We drove down from Sheffield in his dad's car to see the railway wonder that was Woodham's scrapyard. This was for my first visit and to see 200+ engines lined up was amazing. The fact that most of them survived is even more amazin…
Added on August  3, 2018

Barry Island Glamorgan South Wales 12th October 1968

Barry Island  Glamorgan South Wales 12th October 1968
Southern S15 4-6-0 30841 is seen in the right background while Great Western Hall Class 4-6-0 4979 Wooton Hall is at a lower level back-to-back with another Hall 4942 Maindy Hall. A rail-mounted crane is behind the S15.

4979 was built at Swindon in 1930…
Added on March 18, 2016

Cashmores Newport Wales October 1968

Cashmores Newport Wales October 1968
The huge mountain of scrap at Cashmore's scrap yard on East Dock Road in Newport dwarfs British Railways 3MT 2-6-2 tank 82031 waiting its turn to die. Bundles of boiler tubes are neatly stacked but the cylinders & steam chests from unknown engines litter…
Added on June 10, 2015

Bangor Station North Wales 1973

Bangor Station North Wales 1973
Bangor railway Station, North Wales. Diesel Class 24 5039 on a west-bound sheeted freight waits on the signal while 5030 shunts a parcels train past the London & North Western Railway signal box at Whit 1973. The semaphore signals are still active but the…
Added on February 27, 2006

Barry Island South Wales 13th October 1968

Barry Island South Wales 13th October 1968
British Railways Standard 5 73156, built at Doncaster in 1956, in Woodhams scrapyard at Barry. Although it looks abandoned here it was eventually purchased & now it is under restoration at the Great Central Railway, Loughborough. See www.73156standard5gro…
Added on March  1, 2006