Passenger train in the Avon Gorge, c 1934.
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Passenger train, hauled by a 45xx class 2-6-2 tank engine in the Avon Gorge, Bristol, by Godfrey Soole, about 1934. This line, between Bristol and Portishead, was opened in 1867. It was originally broad gauge track but was converted to standard gauge in 1880. The line was used by commuters who worked in Bristol. However, it was closed to passenger traffic in 1964.