I have recently been given this horse brass:
A combination of my knowledge of geography, the name of the railway company at the top of the brass and the fact that the locomotive depicted is a Great Western Railway one told me that this railway was located in the county of my birth – Gloucestershire. This was sufficient for me to look further…
THE DEAN FOREST RAILWAY TODAY
Today the Dean Forest Railway is a heritage railway, but through tickets valid on it can be bought on ordinary railways. They have a website which looks very detailed to me.
It would seem that if you are based anywhere close to west Gloucestershire this railway can offer you an excellent day out.
MORE ABOUT THE
DEAN FOREST RAILWAY
There is a very detailed Wikipedia entry about this railway, which started its railway existence (it was a tramway before then) as the Severn and Wye Valley Railway in 1868, and entered its current phase of existence in 1971.
THE HORSE BRASS FULL GALLERY
Here are the photographs I have of this item, ending with a picture of it in its current place: