Saturday, 1 November 2014

Ledbury, 23rd October 2014

Looking east towards the tunnel and Colwall beyond.
The ticket agency building and telephone box.
1885 built signalbox.
43196 arrives with 1W00 08:17 Paddington - Hereford
43026 was on the rear, now moving into the single line section to Shelwick Junction, just north of Hereford.
A final view at signal L5 and the tightly dimensioned tunnel, opened in 1861, but slighty shortened by excavation for the opening of the branch to Gloucester in 1885.

Useful article: Railways of Ledbury, Michael Hale, Railway World, April 1976 (available on eBay)