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Ross-on-Wye

Old Pictures of the Railway

Trains around Ross

These are some photos of trains and engines in and around Ross-on-Wye Station.

2254 at Ross
2254 at Ross
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The Monmouth Train arriving at Ross
The Monmouth Train arriving at Ross
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5177 at Ross
5177 at Ross
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Token exchange at Ross
Token exchange at Ross
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4141

4141 is a 2-6-2T 5101 class tank locomotive and is an example of a 'large Prairie'. Over 300 of them were built between 1903 and 1949 and large Prairies were used on semi-fast and suburban passenger trains working to tight schedules and also for freight trains. The prototype was No. 99, which was later renumbered 3100, and full production started in 1905 and the last one, No. 4179, was built by British Railways in 1949.

4141 coming into Ross
4141 coming into Ross from Gloucester
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4141 was built in Swindon in 1946 by the Great Western Railway and started its life being based at Cheltenham until 1950 when it was moved to Gloucester (Horton Road - 85B) were it remained until the end of its service in 1963. It was then sent to Woodham's scrapyard at Barry until January 1973 when it was moved to the Severn Valley Railway after being purchased by a Severn Valley Railway restoration group.

The locomotive was stored at Hampton Loade where it underwent restoration until it was sold to a private buyer and moved to West London for completion of restoration to a full main line standard. The owner loaned to Llangollen in December 1997 and it entered service there in March 19982. Since then it has become resident on the Great Central Railway and it is undergoing boiler repairs.


6137 with passenger train
6137 arriving in Ross with a passenger train from Hereford (Click for a larger image)
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]

6330 pulling the Gloucester to Hereford train
6330 pulling the Gloucester to Hereford train
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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A train in Ross Station
A train in Ross Station (possibly no. 1425 or 1445)
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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6341 leaving Ross with a passenger train towards Hereford
6341 leaving Ross with a passenger train towards Hereford (Click for a larger image)
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]

6821 heading to Ross from Gloucester with a passenger train
6821 heading to Ross from Gloucester with a passenger train (Click for a larger image)
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]

7335 heading from Ross with a passenger train
7335 heading from Ross with a passenger train (Click for a larger image)
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]


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1 Model Railway Constructor Magazine - November 1963
2 Great Central Railway Locomotives - 4141


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