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Special which visited goods only lines

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:23 am
by Geoffers
Can anybody recall a special train which, probably on a weekend, visited various lines around Bristol not usually open for passenger services? It was possibly at least 20 years ago, I was on it, but can't recall exactly where we went, though I have memories of being on the line to Portishead (as far as you could go) and also north of Bristol, stopping near a quarry.

Bit vague, I realise, but somebody might know! :)

Re: Special which visited goods only lines

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:08 am
by Robin Summerhill
Have you looked on the Six Bells Juction website?

https://www.sixbellsjunction.co.uk/trf/trfindex.htm

Re: Special which visited goods only lines

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:52 pm
by Geoffers
Ah, good call! Fairly sure it was this one in 2007: https://www.sixbellsjunction.co.uk/00s/070603nr.htm

I think you could perhaps buy tickets for certain segments or maybe you could opt out of some journeys, because although I recall Portbury, Tytherington & Severn Beach, I have no memory of Bath, or Lydney/Gloucester. Then again, 2007 seems a while ago. :) Thanks again!

Re: Special which visited goods only lines

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:47 pm
by 22A
28 March 2005, I rode on this one: https://www.sixbellsjunction.co.uk/