Here are a few pics of Athelney that I took of the snow after the blizzards in February 1978. No trains ran on the Sunday only the snowplough clearing the line,which later got stuck between Castle Cary and Yeovil Pen Mill!. Sunday night after more blizzards it was just as bad again on Monday morning.
However a loco was sent from Westbury to try to get through to Taunton, which it did eventually.
On its return, Chief Signalling Inspector Mr JOHN FORRESTER from Bristol was on the loco and advised me that providing they got through to Westbury and if I could work my signals,they would start running trains.
So in the late afternoon the services resumed. As I couldn't get home I arranged to stay with friends in Taunton for a few days,travelling out and back by train each day, which meant getting a special stop order for the trains to drop me off at the crossing. It was the following Friday when the roads had been cleared that I finally got home. Quite an experience! Cheers John C Many thanks John