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Western on a turntable
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No: 13910   Contributor: Marcel Gommers / John Southall   Year: 1975   Manufacturer: Swindon railway works   Country: England
Western on a turntable

D1014 - the year c 1975 but what is a Western doing on a turntable? And where is it?
Lousy photo I know but I thought the turntable made it just a bit interesting.

Photo © The Step Back Through Time Collection
Picture added on 23 April 2012 at 07:50
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Through Their Eyes - Diesel Collection, England
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On the tauntontrains web site there is a picture of D832 entering the Minehead turntable, with the comment that this is to even out wheel flange and paintwork wear. Perhaps this is part of the answer; the location is another question.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 23 April 2012.
Old Oak turntable possibly?

Added by Paul Strathdee on 26 April 2012.
On second thoughts, Bath Road?

Added by Paul Strathdee on 30 April 2012.
Paul,
I agree with you. I think its Bath Road. I had a look at Google today. You can see the location of the old turntable pit and that would seem to line up with the girder bridge in the background of the photograph.

Added by Steve Lee on 01 May 2012.
Yes and also Old Oak was in different surroundings.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 08 May 2012.
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