Barry Scrapyard Early 70s

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Barry Scrapyard Early 70s

Postby RailwayRobbo » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:00 pm

I was having my occasional visit to the loft when I came across these pictures of Barry Scrapyard I took in the early 70s.
I thought they had been lost years ago.
These are definitely my first attempt at Railway Photography.
Taken with my trusty Kodak Instamatic on Ilford B&W film. The pictures must be around 50 years old. I'd guess 70/71ish. Hence the poor quality.
I was a member of the Worcester Locomotive Society back in the day and we went on a few weekend shed tours with them.Obviously these pictures are from a South Wales tour and I can remember going to the North East, North West, East Anglia and South Yorkshire on other tours between 68 and 71.
We used to have to catch the coach in Birmingham.
I also have some later COLOUR pictures of the early days of preservation at places like the Dart Valley Railway, The Worth Valley Railway The IoW Railway and a few others. These are a little later roundabout the mid/late 70s. I'll scan and upload then later.

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I think this is The Duke of Gloucester.


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An unidentified 'Crab'


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GWR 5159


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Standard Tank 80151


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Jinty 474??

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Re: Barry Scrapyard Early 70s

Postby RailwayRobbo » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:06 pm

Barry Scrapyard (2)

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GWR Pannier. Do you think the anglepoise lamp on the front is a later addition? LOL


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Southern Pacific 34???


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Southern 30841


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GWR Mogul ????


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Standard 4-6-0 ?????
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Re: Barry Scrapyard Early 70s

Postby RailwayRobbo » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:18 pm

Barry Scrapyard (3)

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GWR ????


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Southern Pacifics ?????


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Southern Pacific 'Spam Can' 34070 with a couple of GWR Panniers behind


I returned to Barry some years later around 1980 when my brother was in the RAF stationed at St Athans.
Strangely my brother and family now live in Barry and he works at Cardiff Airport servicing planes.
About 3 or 4 years ago we visited him for his 60th birthday. We stayed down in the docks in the Travelodge which has a big photograph of the locos in the scrapyard on the wall in reception. All trace of the scrapyard has gone and it's now covered in grass.

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Re: Barry Scrapyard Early 70s

Postby DonB » Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:02 pm

Great photos.
The first locomotive is definitely 71000 'Duke of Gloucester' - She was instantly recognisable, not least because of her missing cylinders and motion on both sides, plus she was the only BR Standard Pacific in the yard.
The unidentified 'Crab' is almost certainly 42859. I took a similar photo of this loco on my one and only visit to the yard.
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Re: Barry Scrapyard Early 70s

Postby luckymucklebackit » Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:26 pm

I made my pilgrimage in 1981, a lot of locos had already been rescued but there were still plenty to see. Remember seeing Braunton and King Edward I and given the condition they were in then it is amazing that they returned to steam.

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Re: Barry Scrapyard Early 70s

Postby luckymucklebackit » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:39 pm

Here are my photographs of that trip

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Re: Barry Scrapyard Early 70s

Postby luckymucklebackit » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:41 pm

Few more

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Re: Barry Scrapyard Early 70s

Postby RailwayRobbo » Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:48 pm

Thanks for posting Jim.
They were all in terrible condition and you have to give credit to the presevation groups who must have put 1,000s of hours getting them back in steam.


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