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Penarth Town Historic Photo

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:11 pm
by KnockJohn
I am hoping that someone can help me with this photograph from Penarth Town Station - any details would be of interest - many thanks

Re: Penarth Town Historic Photo

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:55 am
by RichardCoulthurst
Super photograph! Probably a statement of the obvious but it looks like a school excursion. The ladies are presumably mothers seeing off their sons. From the style of their hats I would say it was 1920's or early 1930's. I can't make out the headboard. Was it a special train or was it a normal service train with a school or society headboard placed on the front?
I have forwarded this to the forum of the Welsh Railways Research Circle http://www.wrrc.org.uk/phpbb and someone there may be able to provide some more information.

Re: Penarth Town Historic Photo

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:34 am
by RichardCoulthurst
I posted this query on the Welsh Railways Research Circle Forum (http://www.wrrc.org.uk).

The only response is as follows:

"It's a very small group for a school, less than one coach load. The centre element of the headboard might be the Penarth town crest. The loco appears to be a 56xx, so 1924 or later."