Thursday, 3 May 2012

Car Train

120503_4-track_DSC_4363 by nevardmedia
120503_4-track_DSC_4363, a photo by nevardmedia on Flickr.
As an alternative to a long wait for the Aust Car Ferry or a long drive via Gloucester, the 4.40pm Severn Tunnel Junction to Pilning car train is captured speeding up the 1/100 grade towards its destination on a dull summer day in 1958.

The opening of the Severn Bridge saw the end of this service aimed at the more affluent car owner which had been running since 1924. The new bridge also saw the end to the quirky Aust Car Ferry, however those that wish a trip down memory lane can visit the derelict terminal, but beware it is on private property. For the train, well you'll just have to gloat at the toy chuffer here sadly.

BIGGER version HERE!

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