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by Devonian
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Last BR steam workings in or around Bristol?
Replies: 17
Views: 1808

Re: Last BR steam workings in or around Bristol?

I've always wondered what strings were pulled to allow Cookham Manor and Princess Elizabeth to steam down from Ashchurch for the October 1968 Bath Road Open Day .The date and time of their departure must have been broadcast on the grapevine as Dad took some pictures.
by Devonian
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Railways in the News
Replies: 29
Views: 4654

Re: Railways in the News

Slightly (very!) off piste but picking up on the mention of the Portishead Branch I gather there used to be a sprung point at the eastern end of the loop at Pill. Does anybody know under what circumstances it was moved by the passage of trains and when it would have been swung by the signalman? This...
by Devonian
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cylinder Draincock Video Woes!
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

Cylinder Draincock Video Woes!

Odd title for a post maybe but bear with me..... I was at Bath Spa this afternoon videoing Mayflower departing for East Depot when the message "ERROR. RECORDING STOPPED" came up, so the slight slip which would have been nice to have captured was missed. I am wondering whether the camcorder (a Panaso...