L407 Coates 4 October 1987

L407 (51384, 59494 & 51342) passes the site of Coates goods station on 4 October 1987 with the 2B49 14:58 Swindon to Worcester Shrub Hill service. In the 1980s the wide open area that was once the location of a goods shed and quarry siding, was often used as a sort of unofficial place to watch trains go by, which explains the family group in the background. The station originally opened as Tetbury Road passenger station in 1845, but closed to passengers in 1882 with the opening of nearby Kemble station. It survived as a goods only station until 1963.