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by C2759
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Posit (a.k.a. Portishead for non-Bristolians).
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

Posit (a.k.a. Portishead for non-Bristolians).

Someone has just told me that Network Rail have recently quoted the cost of re-opening the Portishead branch as being £200 million.

Is that information correct?

How did they get to that big a figure? Does anyone know what is in it?
by C2759
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ashley Hill
Replies: 6
Views: 1596

Re: Ashley Hill

Apparently, one of the current requirements for station location is that the track has to be level at the proposed site. As an example, there have been proposals for some years now to reopen Cullompton (GW main line in Devon) which I think Network Rail generally supports, the problem being that ther...
by C2759
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Montpllier sidings
Replies: 9
Views: 1500

Re: Montpllier sidings

All sorts of odd thoughts occur here:- - was there never a Port & Pier station at Sea Mills then? - on the question of why there was a loading gauge at Montpelier, I would have thought there were rules about the provision of loading gauges. I have seen them in locations where only vans were loaded w...
by C2759
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WC&P Movie
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Re: WC&P Movie

The late Jack Burrell told the following Weston, Clevedon story: One evening a lady arrived at the GWR station in Weston-s-Mare trying to get to Clevedon only to be told that she had missed the last train. The porter said she could go to the WC and P ......and she reported him for it! Mr. Burrell ad...
by C2759
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: RCTS Bristol Fri 1 Nov - Ramblings with a New Camera in 1962
Replies: 1
Views: 839

Re: RCTS Bristol Fri 1 Nov - Ramblings with a New Camera in 1962

May I have one cheap day return to yesterday please?