My interest in full scale railways centres round the railways of Hereford and the county of Herefordshire. The picture above is taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hereford_railway_station and shows a 2-6-0 on pilot duty at Barrs Court Station in Hereford in 1959.
Here are a few links that provide an insight into the railways of Herefordshire from the 1850s to the present day:
I have been building an N Gauge model of Hereford Station and MPD in the loft of the vicarage. I hope to share more about this in due course.