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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Puckrup

Just a couple of pictures this week from a location that I've not had a chance to visit yet. These two pictures were taken to the west of Puckrup, a small village south of Ripple, during the early 1950s. The pictures are from the collection of Ben Brooksbank who, along with Jim Clemens, must surely have the best collection of original photographs of the LMS Railway's Malvern branch. Ben has very generously uploaded most of his railway photographs to his Geograph page, providing an invaluable resource to anyone interested in railways in Worcestershire and Gloucestershire during the 1950s.

LMS Stanier 3MT 2-6-2T on Ashchurch - Great Malvern line. View NW, towards Great Malvern from the bottom of the track from Twyning Farm. Used courtesy of Ben Brooksbank via Creative Commons.
Goods train for Malvern on the branch from Ashchurch via Tewkesbury, 1951. View NW from Puckrup Lane at Bow Farm south of Ripple, also exactly on the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire county boundary. The train is headed by an ex-Midland 3F 0-6-0: note the number of cattle-wagons, much used for transporting live animals in those days. Used courtesy of Ben Brooksbank via Creative Commons.

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