1450 Hayles Abbey Halt 3 June 2017

14xx 0-4-2T 1450 passes Hayles Abbey Halt on 3 June 2017 with the 11:16 Buckland to Winchcombe autotrain. This was running in place of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway's usual DMU service, and making use of the loco and trailer's brief visit to the line. The halt is a newly completed recreation of the 1920s original, and was still not open for traffic when this picture was taken. The first halt was opened by the Great Western Railway in the hope of attracting visitors to the nearby Hayles (or Hailes) Abbey, a former Cistercian abbey, dissolved by Henry VIII's commissioners on Christmas Eve 1539, and later mostly demolished.