J39 0-6-0 no 64747 in a siding alongside Woodford Halse shed in October 1963. A village in rural Northants with a population of around 1,500, Woodford Halse was transformed with the arrival of the GCR London extension. This resulted in construction of a large locomotive shed and goods yard, with housing and other facilities for railway workers. How times change. The station, shed and yards were closed in the mid 1960s and the village has now returned to its former quiet rural state with little sign that the railway was ever there.
Location: Woodford Halse
Photographer: David Pesterfield
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Image number: 25466