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Traction Engines at Salford Priors (Railway Roundabout 1959)

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  1. GeoffS75

    GeoffS75 New Member

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    Whilst nosing around YouTube I found this lovely clip from Railway Roundabout covering the Barnt Green - Ashchurch line.

    Railway Roundabout 1959 'A Worcestershire Branch Line' - YouTube

    At 3:06 into the clip is a shot of Salford Priors with two traction engines in the foreground (which my father-in-law remembers from when he was a boy).

    Out of curiosity, does anyone know anything about these two traction engines and what became of them? Do they still exist?

    A bit of a long shot but if anyone knows then I am sure NatPres will :)

    Thanks!
     
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    Sidmouth Part of the furniture Staff Member Moderator

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    There used to be a lot at Binton (not far from Salford Priors) these were mostly diesel conversions but they do still exist in a farmyard not far away
     
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    Hi Martin,

    Thanks, I can remember the Binton ones from when I was a boy - the site at Binton was empty last time I went past.

    Thinking about it the two at Salford Priors were probably connected to Bomfords who still operate from the station area supplying agricultural equipment.

    Geoff
     
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    The engines were owned by Bomford and Evershed and as far as I know are still there. All the remaining engines are diesel conversions / or in a couple of cases built as IC powered machines.

    Stan
     
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    Thanks Stan.
     

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