No.7239, an example of the GWR's heavy
goods 2-8-2 tanks, trundles through Coleston on the 'up' main line with
a coal train bound for the capital. Guard Roger Nesbitt is striding purposefully
along the 'up' platform - must be his tea break!
Porter Charlie Rawlings has a quiet 5 minutes
out of sight of the station master and reads his newspaper. The 10.35 will
be here soon, so he had better get that luggage loaded or there will be
hell to pay.
Fred Parsons, driving Hawksworth pannier
tank no.1500, looks out of his cab as he reverses a permanent way train
into the 'down' siding.
No.4707, one of Churchward's impressive
mixed-traffic 2-8-0s hurries though the centre road with an 'up' parcels
working. That photographer is getting some cracking pictures today!
A stray dog relieves himself up against
the station fencing - just don't let the station master catch him!
A Blue Pullman glides through the station
on the 'down' centre road, and meets D1008 "Western Harrier"
on an 'up' express.
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