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9. A trip on the Dean Forest Railway

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England

Scenes in English South-West Midlands

The Dean Forest Railway line began life as a tramroad in 1810 for transporting coal and iron ore.

The Dean Forest Railway line was operated by successive railway companies, including, latterly, British Railways until 1985.

The Dean Forest Railway Society started heritage railway operations at Parkend in 1971.

The idea was to restore to working condition the last remaining section of the original Severn and Wye Valley railway.

The main headquarters is at Norchard, major development starting in 1978, with extensions to Lydney Junction by 1995 and Parked in 2006.

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Coaling up GWR tank steam locomotive 5541 at Norchard Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

Coaling up GWR tank steam locomotive 5541 at Norchard, nice old water tower in the background!

 

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5541 coaling up at Norchard Low Level

 

Whistle Cafe, Norchard Low Level passenger platform Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

Whistle Cafe, Norchard Low Level passenger platform of the Dean Forest Railway.

 

Platform sign for 'NORCHARD LOW LEVEL' Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England Platform sign for 'NORCHARD LOW LEVEL'.

 

Platform sign NORCHARD HIGH LEVEL station platform collection of old signals and signs Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

Platform sign for NORCHARD HIGH LEVEL station platform, plus a collection of old signals and signs.

 

NORCHARD CROSSING where you cross the low level line to access the station platforms Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

NORCHARD CROSSING where you cross the low level line to access the station platforms.

 

Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

5541 ready for duty!

Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

 

Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

5541 hauls the passenger coaches out of Norchard Low Level to reverse into Norchard High Level platform.

hauling the passenger coaches out of Norchard Low Level to reverse into Norchard High Level platform Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

 

General views of the locomotive, wagon and coaching stock yard at Norchard on the Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

General views of the locomotive, wagon and coaching stock yard at Norchard on the Dean Forest Railway.

Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

 

Some of the DMUs used on the Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

Some of the DMUs used on the Dean Forest Railway.

 

Steam loco 5541 reverses into the passenger platform of Norchard High Level Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

Steam loco 5541 reverses into the passenger platform of Norchard High Level.

Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

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Steam train ready to depart from Norchard to Lydney Town and Lydney Junction stations Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

Steam train ready to depart from Norchard to Lydney Town and Lydney Junction stations.

 

Lydney Junction Station on the Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

Lydney Junction Station on the Dean Forest Railway.

On the right is a multi brake van train for a limited number of passengers, hauled by a Class 14 diesel locomotive (below).

Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

 

Steam locomotive turning round on the loop at Lydney Junction Station on the Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

Steam loco 5541 turning round on the loop at Lydney Junction Station on the Dean Forest Railway.

 

Forest of Dean viewed from steam train of the Dean Forest Railway train between Lydney and Norchard Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

The Forest of Dean viewed from a steam train of the Dean Forest Railway train between Lydney and Norchard.

 

The steam train entering Norchard High Level station on the Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

The steam train entering Norchard High Level station on the Dean Forest Railway.

 

Views from the steam train of the yard sidings workshops at Norchard Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

Views from the steam train of the Dean Forest Railway yard sidings and workshops  at Norchard.

Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

 

Steam locomotive waiting to turn round the loop at Parkend station, by the level crossing Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

Steam locomotive waiting to turn round the loop at Parkend station, by the level crossing, the northern terminus of the Dean Forest Railway.

 

Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

The little brake van diesel hauled train (seen at Lydney Junction) heading south from Parkend station.

 

Steam locomotive tank engine running round the loop at Parkend station Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

Steam locomotive 5541 tank engine running round the loop at Parkend station.

 

Filling up the steam locomotive with water from a good old fashioned railway water crane at Parkend station Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

Filling up the steam locomotive with water from a good old fashioned railway water crane at Parkend station.

 

Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

The locomotive competing the loop run to haul the steam train back to Norchard.

locomotive competing the loop run to haul the steam train back to Norchard Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

 

Forest of Dean between Parked and Norchard, the characteristic scenery of the Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

Once again passing through the Forest of Dean between Parked and Norchard, the characteristic scenery of the Dean Forest Railway.

 

Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

Loco 5541 back in Norchard High Level station.

 

diesel shunters of the Dean Forest Railway, parked in the sidings at Norchard yard Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

Two of the diesel shunters of the Dean Forest Railway, parked in the sidings at Norchard yard.

Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

 

The Orchard Drain by Norchard station on the Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England Dean Forest Railway Gloucestershire England

Just by the station is the outlet drain pipe into the River Lyd, 5000 gallons/20000 litres per minute of water from the old colliery workings between Norchard and Pillowell.

The rusty red colour of the Orchard Drain water is from iron compounds in the water as the drainage water leached through ironstone layers.



Heritage Railways, Railway Museums and Scenic Rail Trips

(alphabetical order)

Barrow Hill Roundhouse Heritage Centre

Bentham Line - Carnforth to Hellifield

Cumbrian Coast Line trip - Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness

East Lancashire Railway (and the Bury Transport Museum)

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Derbyshire

Edinburgh Train to Inverness line

Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Esk Valley Line, North Yorkshire

Furness Line railway trip - Barrow-in-Furness to Carnforth

Glasgow - Fort William - Mallaig Railway Trip on the West Highland Line

Great Central railway

GWR Didcot Railway Centre

Head of Steam Museum, Darlington

Inverness Train to Kyle of Lochalsh

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Midland Railway Centre, Butterley

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

National Railway Museum - Locomotion, Shildon

National Railway Museum York

Nene Valley Railway

Settle - Carlisle Railway Line Trip

Severn Valley Railway

Stainmore Railway Company - Kirkby Stephen East Station

Weardale Railway

Wells and Walsingham Light railway

Wensleydale Railway



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