Severn Valley Railway Bewdley Worcestershire June 1974
LMS Ivatt 4MT 2-6-0 43106 is running round its train in Bewdley station after arriving from Bridgenorth. I've only just noticed that the fireman hasn't dropped the lamp down to indicate a light engine movement.
The extension from Highley to Bewdley had only been open for one month & this was my first trip over the extension. Trains terminated here and it was another 10 years before Kidderminster was reached. Note that the signalling was still being completed and the two arms on the Up Home gantry have "X"s fastened to them indicated out of operation.
I had seen 43106 depart from Lostock Hall shed for Bridgenorth in August 1968 so it was always interesting to see it in action on the SVR.