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« Reply #210 on: Friday, March 1, 2019, 10:32:26 »

Got a couple of jobs for Clients in AV so meetings with Council are at Ripley.
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« Reply #211 on: Friday, March 1, 2019, 14:23:19 »

Got a couple of jobs for Clients in AV so meetings with Council are at Ripley.

Joy of joy Smiley If I were you, I'd schedule a "Diary Appointment" of an afternoon and head down to MRC for a mooch around. You'd like it.

Here are a couple of shots by myself from down there. Doesn't show a lot other than me being artsy but the b&w one kind of typifies the era and vibe of the area. Enjoy.



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« Reply #212 on: Monday, April 1, 2019, 10:46:17 »

I know that there are a few (or Reg at least) who like to see Swindon's finest engineering achievements in action, Clun Castle is passing through on Saturday at 1116 so plenty of time for a hit of nostalgia and local pride followed afterwards to go for a pint or 4 before the Yeovil game!

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U10732/2019/04/06/advanced
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« Reply #213 on: Thursday, April 18, 2019, 11:06:47 »

I know some of you like your HST's...

https://www.gwr.com/about-us/media-centre/news/2019/april/the-time-and-date-of-the-last-high-speed-train-to-run
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« Reply #214 on: Thursday, April 18, 2019, 11:40:18 »


Talk Talk would have been the man for that, but he's off stalking elsewhere these days..... no women left to pursue on the TEF.

Personally never got too excited by the HST's, of course better than nothing, but goes back to when it used to easy to stick your bike in the guard's van and go off somewhere, always a bit more of a problem due to lack of space on HST's.
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« Reply #215 on: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 17:58:24 »

One for Reg. Caught the train from Cardiff Central for today's game & between Bristol Parkway & Swindon I noticed what I thought was a platform, pretty much wholly submerged by grass (on the rhs heading towards Swindon). Done this journey about a 100 times over the years & never noticed it before. Kept my eye out for it on the opposite side on the way back & couldn't see it. I would say it was closer to Swindon than Parkway. Any ideas?
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« Reply #216 on: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 18:25:58 »

One for Reg. Caught the train from Cardiff Central for today's game & between Bristol Parkway & Swindon I noticed what I thought was a platform, pretty much wholly submerged by grass (on the rhs heading towards Swindon). Done this journey about a 100 times over the years & never noticed it before. Kept my eye out for it on the opposite side on the way back & couldn't see it. I would say it was closer to Swindon than Parkway. Any ideas?

Closing in on Swindon, there were stations at Hullavington, Little Somerford, Brinkworth and then Wootton Bassett, in that order, Bassett being the closest after the join with the Temple Meads line, and having the most obvious remains.
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« Reply #217 on: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 18:34:15 »

Closing in on Swindon, there were stations at Hullavington, Little Somerford, Brinkworth and then Wootton Bassett, in that order, Bassett being the closest after the join with the Temple Meads line, and having the most obvious remains.
Are these all on the main line between Parkway & Swindon because it seemed very rural at the point I saw it?
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« Reply #218 on: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 18:47:16 »

Are these all on the main line between Parkway & Swindon because it seemed very rural at the point I saw it?

Were on the mainline... the 3 places mentioned before RWB are all small, the stations were away from the village.
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« Reply #219 on: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 23:20:53 »

Were on the mainline... the 3 places mentioned before RWB are all small, the stations were away from the village.
Ah fair enough, must have been one of those then!
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« Reply #220 on: Sunday, May 5, 2019, 01:08:39 »

Ah fair enough, must have been one of those then!

I'll stick my neck out and say Little Somerford. Fits your description of on the right hand side and still has a bit of platform left... found a photo from 2001 in a book, so prob still there.
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« Reply #221 on: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 16:35:14 »

Probably one for Reg.... (if the link will work.)

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« Reply #222 on: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 16:42:53 »

 Not seen that one before.... cheers a thing of beauty  Smiley
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« Reply #223 on: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 18:01:31 »

That train was The Somerset Quarryman LCGB tour.

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DMU set L713 (W52105/W59821/W59237/W52093) BR Class 123

L713    London Paddington - Ealing Broadway - Slough - Reading General - Didcot - Swindon - Swindon Town
L713    Swindon Town - Swindon
L713    Swindon - Chippenham - Thingley Jn - Melksham - Trowbridge - Westbury - Frome North Box - Radstock West
L713    Radstock West - Radstock North - Writhlington
L713    Writhlington - Radstock North - Radstock West
L713    Radstock West - Frome North Box
L713    Frome North Box - Frome - Witham (1) - Merehead - Cranmore
L713    Cranmore - Merehead Quarry Siding
L713    Merehead Quarry Siding - Merehead
L713    Merehead - Witham
L713    Witham - Castle Cary - Yeovil Pen Mill - Yeovil Junction
L713    Yeovil Junction - Gillingham - Salisbury - Andover Jn
L713    Andover Jn - Ludgershall
L713    Ludgershall - Andover Jn - Basingstoke - Reading General - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington
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« Reply #224 on: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 18:45:02 »


L713    Andover Jn - Ludgershall
L713    Ludgershall
- Andover Jn - Basingstoke - Reading General - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

That could be a village near my Nan's house in Buckinghamshire? Tiny place, no operational station as far as I know.

I know almost nothing about trains but do love the fact that, for a few years, the Metropolitan line terminated in Brill, Buckinghamshire - my Nan's village. The area where the station was is now a small industrial estate including Brill Beer Brewery.

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