Oakle Street

Aarghhh.... the bells... the bells...!!! Ex-GWR King class 4-6-0 no 6000 King George V southbound at the site of the former Oakle Street Station on the Gloucester to Newport line on 26 September 1987. This was, I believe, its last mainline trip before withdrawal. The locomotive still sports the bell presented by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in the USA in 1927 during participation in the Company's centenary celebrations. This led to the locomotive being affectionately referred to as The Bell and occasionally Quasimodo. No 6000 is now on permanent display at the NRM in York.

Location: Oakle Street (former)

Original line: Gloucester and Dean Forest Railway

Photographer: Peter Todd

Contact photographer: Peter Todd

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Date: 26/09/1987

Image number: 33124

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