Who remembers any of the railway staff?

Anything to do with the railway from Coaley Junction to Dursley.
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Who remembers any of the railway staff?

Post by dursleyglos » Sat Feb 19, 2005 6:43 pm

I'm trying to build up a list of the staff who worked the old line from Coaley to Dursley. If you know of any names, along with dates and jobs I'd welcome any feedback.
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Re: Who remembers any of the railway staff?

Post by davegoldsmith » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:35 pm

Andy, I used to live at Highfields when I was a boy. Walking home from school many days I would walk along Second Avenue with a Mister Carpenter, a very tall man with a long coat. He was black as soot and always carried a can with a handle, he told me he was a train driver. Many years later I used to work with Jim Carpenter and asked him if he knew of him. He told me it was his dad, Dave.

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Re: Who remembers any of the railway staff?

Post by dursleyglos » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:19 pm

Thanks for that Dave. You must be referring to Ernie Carpenter who was a train driver on the branch-line for many years. I have some pictures of him somewhere driving the engine, Andy.
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Re: Who remembers any of the railway staff?

Post by PJAY » Thu May 26, 2011 10:32 am

Hi Dave
Ernie was my Grandfather, Jim my Father.

It would be great to see any old photos.

I can remember Ernie stopping at the Cam level crossing, he used to give me 2 shillings to spend.

It was a very hard life!

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