railroad trips and museums

The Didcot Railway Museum — Spring 1977

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(Left) A modern British Rail train similar to the one on which we arrived from Oxford. (Right two) A Great Western 0-6-0T.

Two old steam engines double-heading it for the fans.

(Left) The buffers and vacuum hose on the front of a British locomotive, so different from the American air brake and coupling system. (Middle) A set of locomotive driving wheels, painted, I assume, with primer. (Right) A cute little yard switcher (narrow-gauge?). It sits next to a much larger locomotive in the left-hand picture in the row above.

(Left) An engine with the boiler front opened for maintenance or for visitors to see the innards. (Middle) A Great Western goods wagon with a locomotive behind it. (Right) The repair sheds.

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