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Gloucester-bridge-east-01.jpg (158927 bytes)

Looking east from the footbridge at Gloucester station. The signal and points on the righthand most track mark the point where platforms 1 (east end, where the Class 143 is) and 2 meet, this single platform face is the longest station platform in Britain at 602.69 metres (1977 ft. 4 ins.), meaning that it is possible for two HSTs to be accomodated end to end at the station - and this does happen on occasion. The reason for this extreme length is due to a break-of-gauge between the Great Western Railway (7ft 0 in (2140 mm)) and London Midland and Scottish Railway (4 ft 8 in (1435 mm)) tracks here prior to the latter's adoption as standard gauge in 1892.
Platform 4 is a standard length platform on the left, with platform 3 a west-facing bay platform at the opposite end of the station. The design of the platforms suggests that there were previously three east-facing bay platfroms - on the opposite side to each of the present platforms 1, 2 and 4.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-bridge-east-02.jpg (162996 bytes)

Looking east from the footbridge at Gloucester station. The signal and points on the righthand most track mark the point where platforms 1 and 2 (near, western end, where the HST is) meet, this single platform face is the longest station platform in Britain at 602.69 metres (1977 ft. 4 ins.), meaning that it is possible for two HSTs to be accomodated end to end at the station - and this does happen on occasion. The reason for this extreme length is due to a break-of-gauge between the Great Western Railway (7ft 0 in (2140 mm)) and London Midland and Scottish Railway (4 ft 8 in (1435 mm)) tracks here prior to the latter's adoption as standard gauge in 1892.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-bridge-west-01.jpg (163320 bytes)

Looking west from the footbridge at Gloucester station, platform 2 is on the left and platform 4 on the right. The sole remaining operational bay platform at the station, platform 3, is behind platfrom 2 beyond the end of the canopy.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-bridge-west-02.jpg (158599 bytes)

Looking west from the footbridge at Gloucester station, platform 2 is on the left is presently occupied by a First Great Western HST on a London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa service, while platform 4 on the right is host to a three-car Central Trains Class 170 DMU (of Midland Mainline heritage) en route from Cardiff Central to Nottingham.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-catchpoints.jpg (161957 bytes)

Catch points protecting the exit from the siding adjacent to platform 3, a west facing bay, at Gloucester station.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-eastend180-01.jpg (160971 bytes)

A 180 panorama from the eastern end of platform 1 at Gloucester station. On the left of the image is the rest of the station - as this is the longest platform in the country (602.69 metres / 1977 ft. 4 ins.) you might have to look hard to see it.
In the centre of the image is Gloucester Horton Road yard, presently home to a Serco tamper, two Class 47 locomotioves (one in unbranded and unnumbered Cotswold Rail livery and the other in fully-branded Railfreight Distribution livery), a very folorn looking Class 31 locomotive in Dutch livery, and a lot of grass and weeds.
On the right of the picture is Horton Road level crossing, the junction (for the north or south line) and a recently failed DRS Class 37 locomotive.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-mainbuilding-01.jpg (93241 bytes)

A less than perfect merged view of the main station building at Gloucester station - a classic of 1950/60s British Rail architectur.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat1_2-east-01.jpg (161023 bytes)

Looking east from the western end of platform 2 at Gloucester station, platform 3 is the bay platform on the right, platform 4 is on the left. The First Great Western HST visible at platform 2 gives an indication of just how long the platform is - there is room for at lease a two-car DMU at this end of the platform (although the signal location would need changing), and platform 1, which is a continuation of the same platform face, is also long enoguh for a complete HST set. I know of no other station that can accomodate two HSTs end-to-end, let alone with room to spare!

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat1_2-east-03.jpg (162361 bytes)

Looking east from the about the centre of the concourse building at Gloucester station, located on platform 2. Platform 1 is a continuation of platform 2 which starts after the signal seen in the middle distance. Both platforms 1 and 2 can accommodate full length HSTs, giving an appreciation of just how long the platform is (its the longest in the country).
On the left is a Central Trains Class 170 DMU (the livery suggests it was inherited from Midland Mainline) at platform 4. The yellow that can just be seen in the distance is the front warning pannel of DRS Class 37 locomotive 37608, stabled on a siding off the end of platform 1.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat1_2-east-04.jpg (158807 bytes)

Looking east along platforms 2 and 1 from beneath the footbridge at Gloucester station. Platform 1 is a continuation of platform 2 which starts after the signal and is currently host to a First Great Western Class 143 DMU. Both platforms 1 and 2 can accommodate full length HSTs, giving an appreciation of just how long the platform is (its the longest in the country).
Just about visible behind platform 4 on the left are Cotswold Rail Class 47 locomotive 47200, Midland Mainline-liveried HST powercar 43193, one of the MML-liveried mark 3 coaches and, at the far end, ex-Virgin Trains HST powercar 43157.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat1_2-east-05.jpg (163539 bytes)

Looking east along platforms 2 and 1 from the eastern end of platform 2, although the designation doesn't chnage until the sigal gantry. The First Great Western Class 143 DMU is currently at platform 1, although this does not give a true impression of its length as both it and platform 2 can accommodate full length HSTs.
Behind platform 4 on the left are two MML-liveried mark 3 coaches and ex-Virgin Trains HST powercar 43157.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat1_2-east-06.jpg (145656 bytes)

A merged view looking east along platforms 2 and 1 from the eastern end of platform 2, although the designation doesn't chnage until the sigal gantry. Both platforms 1 and 2 can accommodate full length HSTs, while platform 4 on the left is a standard length platform that too could probably take a HST, althougth I am not aware that it actually ever does this job.
Behind platform 4 on the left are two MML-liveried mark 3 coaches and ex-Virgin Trains HST powercar 43157.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat1_2-east-07.jpg (158262 bytes)

A merged view looking east from midway along platform 1 at Gloucester, together with platform 2 (a continuation of the same platform face at the western end of the station), this is the longest platform in the country.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat1_2-east-08.jpg (145056 bytes)

A merged view looking east from the eastern end of platform 1 at Gloucester, together with platform 2 (a continuation of the same platform face at the western end of the station), this is the longest platform in the country.
To the left of the picture is Horton Road yard, where an orange and yellow serco tamper is currently in residence. In the centre of the image, but not very clearly visible in this view, are three storred locos, two Class 47 and a Class 31. On the right of the image the yellow front of DRS Class 37 locomotive 37608 is just visible in the distance.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat1_2-west-01.jpg (124647 bytes)

A merged view looking west from the eastern end of platform 1 at Gloucester, together with platform 2 (a continuation of the same platform face from the middle to the western end of the station), this is the longest platform in the country at 602.69 metres (1977 ft. 4 ins.). Both platforms are long enough to take full length HST sets, making this the only place in the country (as far as I know) where you can see two HSTs end to end - although this didn't happen when I was there.
To the right of the picture is Horton Road yard, today home mostly to grass and weeds looks like it was formerelly a very large and very busy goods/marshaling yard.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat1_2-west-02.jpg (160075 bytes)

Looking west from a short distance west of the middle of platform 1 at Gloucester, together with platform 2 (a continuation of the same platform face from the far side of the signal gantry, is the longest platform in the country at 602.69 metres (1977 ft. 4 ins.). Both platforms are long enough to take full length HST sets, making this the only place in the country (as far as I know) where you can see two HSTs end to end - although this didn't happen when I was there.
Currently at plaform 1 is First Great Western Class 143 railbus DMU 143611, while in the sidings on the right is ex-Virgin Trains HST powercar 43157 and two Midland Mainline-liveried mark 3 coaches.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat1_2-west-03.jpg (163040 bytes)

Looking west from a short distance west from the eastern enf of platform 2 at Gloucester, just west of where the desgination changes to platform 1, which is a continuation of the same platform face to the eastern end of the station. At a combined length of 602.69 metres (1977 ft. 4 ins.) this is the longest platform in the country - both platforms are long enough to take full length HST sets.
Platform 4 on the right is a standard length platform.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat1_2-west-04.jpg (152065 bytes)

A not-quite-perfect merged view looking west from a short distance east of the footbridge at Gloucester station. Platform 2 is on the left and platform 4 is on the right.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat1_2-west-05.jpg (163713 bytes)

Looking west from about the centre of the main concourse building at Gloucester station, platform 3 is the bay platform on the left, platform 2 is the through platform in the centre/right of the photo while platform 4 on the far right is another through platform.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat1_2-west-06.jpg (144983 bytes)

A merged view looking west from near the western end of Gloucester station, platform 3 is the bay platform on the left, platform 2 is the through platform on the right of the photo where First Great Western HST powercar 43041 City of Discovery is currently waiting with a London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa service.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat3-01.jpg (159563 bytes)

Platform 3 is the sole remaining operational bay platform at Gloucester station, although what is presently a siding was I suspect also a bay platform previously. The station design suggests there was also a third west-facing bay platform on the far side of the station, and at least three east-facing bays at the far end.

On the right of the photo, a First Great Western HST with powercar 43041 City of Discovery at the western end is currently waiting at platform 2 with a London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa service.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat4-east-01.jpg (163164 bytes)

Looking east from the western end of platfom 4 at Gloucester station. Further along this platform is a Central Trains Class 170 DMU, while an Arriva Trains Wales Class 158 DMU is in the bay platform on the far side of the station.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat4-east-02.jpg (163493 bytes)

Looking east from the western end of the canopy on platfom 4 at Gloucester station. Further along this platform is a Central Trains Class 170 DMU, while on the right is the main concourse building on platform 2 - a fine excample of uninspiring British Rail architecture.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat4-east-03.jpg (160828 bytes)

Looking east from the foot of the stepts to the footbridge on platfom 4 at Gloucester station.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat4-east-04.jpg (162430 bytes)

Looking east from near the eastern end of platform 4 at Gloucester station. Although it is not there now, I would be very suprised if there was not a bay platform track on the left of this platform previously.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat4-east-05.jpg (160668 bytes)

Looking east from the eastern end of platform 4 at Gloucester station, opposite the change in designation between platforms 1 and 2 on the other side of the station; this single platform face is the longest in the country and able to take two HSTs end-to-end. A First Great Western Class 143 DMU is currently at platform 1.

On the left of this photo is a Midland Mainline-liveried Mark 3 HST coach and ex-Virgin Trains HST powercar 43157 on a siding on the far side of the staff car park.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat4-east-06.jpg (163472 bytes)

Looking east from the eastern end of platform 4 at Gloucester station. DRS Class 37 diesl locomotive 37608 is presently stabled on the "Gloucester [signal] Box" siding a the end of platform 1.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat4-west-01.jpg (161662 bytes)

Looking west from near the eastern end of platform 4 at Gloucester station, looking towards the footbridge and the main concourse building on platform 2.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat4-west-02.jpg (160924 bytes)

Looking west from near the middle of platform 4 at Gloucester station, an Arriva Trains Wales Class 158 DMU is in the bay platform at the end of the main concourse building opposite.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat4-west-03.jpg (160279 bytes)

Looking west from near the western end of the canopy on platform 4 at Gloucester station.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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Gloucester-plat4-west-04.jpg (160666 bytes)

Looking west from the western end of platform 4 at Gloucester station, trains towards Lydney and South Wales depart the station from this end, while all traffic for other English destinations departs the far end.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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flatbottom+bullhead-rails.jpg (162774 bytes)

The two different sorts of rails used on the British network seen side by side at Gloucester station. In the foreground is flat bottom rail, secured to the sleepers by clips; in the background is bullhead rail which is secured by "chairs" and wedges.

Photo by Chris McKenna 20/05/2006.
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