Iím wondering if you can help, or put me on to anyone who can? In view of the forthcoming 50th anniversary of the withdrawal of local services over this route I have been asked what worked the last trains. I was on the last northbound train, the 18:30 from Temple Meads, and my log book leads me to believe that this was Peak D64. I am trying to establish what was on the last southbound service, which I believe was probably the 17:40 from Gloucester. I have tried the Mangotsfield Railway Circle and various local enthusiasts but, surprisingly, their records donít cover this date. My vague memory is that it was a scruffy Great Western tender engine, probably devoid of plates hence I did not get the number. I suspect it was one of Gloucester Horton Roadís Manors.
last updated: 07/11/14