Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sunday 30 September - Didcot and Reading

I took a fast train to Didcot this morning.  There was a scheduled 10 minute wait at Reading so we were on time at Didcot.  Nothing much was happening at the Didcot Railway Centre.  Nothing was in steam and there were few visitors around.  Perhaps the most interesting exhibit was the newly constructed steam rail motor car.  People were not overly friendly.
A feature of the cafe in the railway centre was the Heavy Freight ale with the proceeds going to the restoration of heavy 2-8-0 tank engine 7202.
Broad and Standard gauge trackwork

The cab of a Hall - I remember it well.
The view insode the coal dock was very interesting and illustrated the lengths to which the GWR had to go to ensure the coal was not broken up.
I took a slow train back to Reading to enjoy the views over the Thames.

Reading is in the middle of a massive rebuilding.  Not before time.

Click here to see all pictures taken at Didcot GWRS.

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