A slightly different view (attached) of the West Somerset Railway's rail replacement bus operation at Dunster. Yesterday's vehicles were an immaculate London Routemaster and an open-top Bristol VR. From the top deck of the Routemaster, the WSR train can be seen, with passengers making their way to the buses. At Minehead the Seaward Way level crossing is undergoing extensive alterations including re-signalling, and there was considerable work activity there yesterday. It is hoped that the crossing will be handed back to the WSR before the end of October but the need for signaller and train-crew training means that regular passenger services into Minehead will not resume until the 2022 season.
Nearby Hele and Bradninch closed on the 5th October 1964.
Editor Ken Mumford
Many thanks to Ken and Terry Davis.