HEREFORDSHIRE TRANSPORT HISTORY

 
 

Celebrating everything connected with transport and Herefordshire

 
     
 

British Standard 4MT 75069 leaves Bulmers Steam Centre at Hereford ready to power a Welsh Marches Express working of the early 1990s. Click on picture for more on British Standard Steam

On 19 October 1991 75069 arrived at HP Bulmer's steam centre at Hereford en route from Crewe via the Welsh Marches to Kidderminster. Its express headcoded train was organised by RPR Railtours to celebrate the 85th birthday of one of the founding members of the Stephenson Locomotive Society. The letters SC below the 89C shedplate on the smokebox door denote a self cleaning smokebox

Designed at Brighton to fulfill the same operational requirements as a WR Manor, 75069 was among the last batch of 4-6-0s to be built at Swindon Works. Outshopped in September 1955, it was one of only 14 such engines to receive the BR1B tender. With capacities of 4 725 gallons of water and 7 tons of coal, this 50 ton 5 cwt vehicle allowed extended runs on Southern Region where water troughs were not available. Indeed, 75069 served on all three Southern Divisions while allocated to either Bournemouth, Stewarts Lane or Nine Elms depots. A double chimney was fitted in 1959 but sadly the Riddles inspired locomotive was withdrawn in September 1966.

After languishing in Barry scrapyard from 1967 to March 1973 it was diesel hauled to Bewdley on the Severn Valley Railway and then moved again to bridgnorth for restoration in July 1974. Work on 75069 began in earnest three years later following the return to steam of British Standard 4 4-6-2T 80079. This proceeded well enough for the twin outside cylindered engine to appear in lined green livery at Gloucester during the GWR 150 celebrations in 1985.

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WYE VALLEY TRANSPORT INTEREST GROUP

 
     
 

WYE VALLEY TRANSPORT INTEREST GROUP

 
     
  All meetings - usually on the 4th Tuesday of every month - are held in St Mary's Hall ( opposite the Parish Church ) Ross on Wye commencing at 7.30pm and are open to non members unless stated. Visits to places of interest have also been arranged on occasions since the Wye Valley Transport Interest Group was formed in 2000.

Among the topics of particular interest are railways, PSVs ( including Southdown buses ), HGVs, cars, motorcycles, tractors, aircraft, ships, canals, military vehicles, motor sport, collecting transport memorabilia, transport photography, making and collecting models. In fact anything transport related!

Anyone with an interest in any form of transport is most welcome. There is a charge of 1.00 per meeting which includes light refreshments. Annual Membership is 15.00 Single or 22.50 Joint. For further information telephone Vincent Tweed (+44 ) 01989 564726 or visit the splendid new Wye Valley Transport Interest Group website

 
 


 
 
 
 

VINCENT TWEED AND SOUTHDOWN BUSES

 
     
 

VINCENT TWEED AND SOUTHDOWN BUSES

 
     
 

VINCENT TWEED AND SOUTHDOWN BUSES

 
     
 

VINCENT TWEED'S SOUTHDOWNS BUS RALLY AND VINTAGE SHOW

 
     
 

VINCENT TWEED'S SOUTHDOWNS BUS RALLY AND VINTAGE SHOW

 
     
 

 
     
 

ALAN KEEF LTD OPEN DAY 2008

 
     
 

PROCTOR LORRIES IN HEREFORDSHIRE

 
     
 

PROCTOR LORRIES IN HEREFORDSHIRE