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by railwest
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ashley Hill
Replies: 6
Views: 1603

Re: Ashley Hill

>>>I wonder whether the new stations would strain Taunton - Exeter capacity on Summer Saturdays?....

Well, they could always do what the 'real' GWR did at both places and put the platforms on loop lines...:-)
by railwest
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lawrence Hill signal-box
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Lawrence Hill signal-box

Before I go into too much detail unnecessarily, is anyone familiar with the internal workings of Lawrence Hill signal-box please?
by railwest
Fri May 01, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Banking in the Bristol Area
Replies: 9
Views: 1451

Re: Banking in the Bristol Area

>>>As regards the S&D, most passenger trains, and virtually all of them post-September 1962, were well under the minimum load for bankers And if not, they would have had an assisting engine on the front not the rear anyway. >>>>Freights were banked to Combe Down, and also from Radstock to Masbury. ...
by railwest
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Railways in the News
Replies: 29
Views: 4686

Re: Railways in the News

Maybe I have missed it, not paying attention to every word written about HS2, but..... Once HS2 is up and running and all the long-distance travellers swop to it, thereby releasing all this extra capacity on existing lines to provide more by way of local services etc (or so the fairy-tale goes), whe...
by railwest
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Railways in the News
Replies: 29
Views: 4686

Re: Railways in the News

>>>I was being a bit frivolous as I'm sure such a proposal would bankrupt the country even before we got to the end of the planning stage......

And not even with mentioning CrossRail, HS2 and the mythical HS3 :-)

Remind me - weren't we supposed to have electric trains running thru' Bath by now ?
by railwest
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Railways in the News
Replies: 29
Views: 4686

Re: Railways in the News

Would that happen to have been anywhere near the SS Richard Montgomery ? :-)
by railwest
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Railways in the News
Replies: 29
Views: 4686

Re: Railways in the News

Someone suggested recently in the media that, if HS2 were to be cancelled, the OOC-Euston section could be 're-purposed' to provide a direct link from Heathrow and the West of England to Euston for those wanting onward connections to the North. I don't know about the feasibility of that, but it soun...
by railwest
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Railways in the News
Replies: 29
Views: 4686

Re: Railways in the News

With regard to Pill (where it was the western end), having now done some research the answer to the query is as follows:- Originally it was the case that lever 1 (the Up Home) locked 7 (the slot on the point), thereby forcing the point to act as a trailing spring catch point for passing Up trains. C...
by railwest
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kelston Station
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: Kelston Station

IIRC it was just east of the river bridge. You can see in the mid-foreground the light-coloured farm-track which I believe was also the footpath from Kelston. Access from Saltford was by means of a segregated path alongside the railway over the river-bridge. Remnants of the platform (at least on the...