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by railwest
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mystery trains
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: Mystery trains

>Sorry Crumbles. What’s one letter between (presumably) friends?

I make that two letters :-) But still friends....
by railwest
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mystery trains
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: Mystery trains

>>>The Mumbles Tramway was still operating prior to its move to Seaton....

Must have been a mystery trip to a parallel universe then :-) The Mumbles Railway (never Tramway) closed in 1960 and never went to Seaton anyway.
by railwest
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cane branch 1964 timetable
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Re: Cane branch 1964 timetable

Errr....I can see a photo of Black Dog Halt, but not one of Stanley Bridge Halt (nothing of which seemed to remain when I was last there a few year ago).
Chris
by railwest
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ashley Hill
Replies: 6
Views: 3690

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: 1007

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: 3221

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: 10877

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: 10877

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: 10877

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: 10877

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...