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by 22A
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bristol - North East workings 1965 to 1968?
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Bristol - North East workings 1965 to 1968?

Sorry, this is best I could find:- October 65 https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/453596993691570108/
by 22A
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Montpllier sidings
Replies: 9
Views: 1525

Re: Montpllier sidings

Another question about Montpelier please.
The platform used by trains headed towards Stapleton Road was of standard length. The Avonmouth bound platform though was much longer and stretched all the way to the tunnel.
Why was such a long platform required?
by 22A
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fully Fitted Freight
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: Fully Fitted Freight

by 22A
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A 1963 tour
Replies: 0
Views: 222

A 1963 tour

On the previous incarnation of this forum I found details of an excursion from Paddington that toured the Bristol area in the early 60s. Much of the route that day no longer exists. I've now found details of another such tour on 21st July 1963. https://www.sixbellsjunction.co.uk/60s/630721lc.html Sc...
by 22A
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Last BR steam workings in or around Bristol?
Replies: 17
Views: 1840

Re: Last BR steam workings in or around Bristol?

There was definitely smoke coming from the chimney and it was moving in the 82A shed tracks, presumably for specific stabling.
Sorry, but I'm not sure if it made it's own way there or was towed as far as the depot and then parked itself.
by 22A
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Special which visited goods only lines
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Special which visited goods only lines

28 March 2005, I rode on this one: https://www.sixbellsjunction.co.uk/
by 22A
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Last BR steam workings in or around Bristol?
Replies: 17
Views: 1840

Re: Last BR steam workings in or around Bristol?

I rang a friend last night. The industrial at the open day was from Imperial Smelting and is now preserved at Bitton. He also said that some rakes of withdrawn SR locos were towed to Barry by another steam loco which would drop it's fire on arrival with the crew returning home on the cushions. It's ...
by 22A
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Last BR steam workings in or around Bristol?
Replies: 17
Views: 1840

Re: Last BR steam workings in or around Bristol?

On our way home from school one Friday before a Bath Road Open Day, (1968 or 69?), my friends and I were amazed to see an industrial 0-6-0T arriving "under it's own steam".
by 22A
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Turning the TPO's
Replies: 13
Views: 1910

Re: Turning the TPO's

buxton4472 wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:32 pm
Was it just the TPO vehicles which were taken to Mangotsfield for turning on the triangle?
When Bath Green Park's turntable was out of order, a rake of up to five locos at a time would go there for turning. There's a photo of such occasion in one of Pete Smith's books.
by 22A
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bristol St Philips Station (MR)
Replies: 10
Views: 1682

Re: Bristol St Philips Station (MR)

I think there was only one. Robin Oakley's book on Bristol railway stations describes it as single faced. Wikipaedia states 1 platform. Photos are not that common. There is one which pops up on a few websites showing 3 members of staff stood on the platform facing the camera. Apparently one of them...