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Great Western Railway Society: Didcot Railway Centre: 6 May 2013

It's a tough life being a railway modeller. Having failed to track down either a good photo or an actual example of a 1933 signal arm, there was no choice but to have to sacrifice a really nice sunny Bank Holiday, and go and photograph some actual examples! A quick e-mail to the GWRS got an equally quick response from Robert Heron of the GWRS S&T Department, and so with Robert's directions in hand, off we set!

The day was billed as a 'Diesel Day' - there were diesels, but the photos suggest not where they were advertised.

 

GWR Castle Class 'Earl Bathhurst' on the display track at Didcot Railway Centre 6 May 2013
'GWR King class 'King Edward II' takes water outside the running shed at the Didcot Railway Centre on 6 May 2013.
The 1933 steel arm which is usually described as ribbed, where the edges are rolled forward, in a semi circle before ending in a with top and bottom at right angles to the face of the arm. In production 1933 to 1951.
The wonderfull level crossing cameo created at Didcot Railway Centre with Rail Motor 93 running through. Driver bending out of cab to give up the signel line train staff to the signal man.
Bracket signal by the Transit Shed, Didcot Railway Centre 6 May 2013
GWR Steam Rail Motor 93 with trailer 92 in tow
Steam Rail Motor 93 propels trailer 92 towards the Transit Shed, Didcot Railway Centre 6 May 2013
GWR Large Praire tank 6106 inside the running shed at Didcot Railway Cebtre 6 Mat 2013
GWR Pannier Tank in Black GWR livery outside the running shed, Didcot Railway Centre 6 May 2013
GWR 2-8-0 Heavy Freight 3822 inside the running shed at Didcot Railway Centre 6 May 2013
GWR Hall Class 'Hinderton Hall'inside the running shed at Didcot Railway Centre 6 May 2013
GWR 0-6-2T 6697 inside the running shed at Didcot Railway Centre 6 May 2013
GWR Small Praire 2-6-2t inside the running shed at Didcot Railway Centre 6 May 2013
GWR Collett 18xx 1866 and auto coach at Didcot Railway Centre 6 May 2013
The short rotating GWR signal arm for locations where there was not room to site a conventional signal and arm. Didcot Railway Centre 6 May 2013
EWS Class 66 66197 stabled at Didcot Railway Sation on the Bank Holiday weekend 6 May 2013
EWS 66075 and 67023 stabled at Didcot on the May Bank Holiday 6 May 2013
Panorma of Didcot Railway Station and Centre taken from the London end of Platforms 2 & 3 on 6 May 2013