from the driver.
Lucky you and congratulations and lucky us to get your pictures for which many thanks indeed. Just to think a few weeks ago we were saddened at the thoughts of the last HST's on the branch - perhaps next summer long trains will return - let's hope so.
Hi, Keith, I saw the new full barrier crossing (with its radar obstruction detection) in operation this morning at around 10.00 with the 05.24 Bristol-Pz and the 09.25 Pz-Manchester passing over. A far cry from the days when I used to help Dad in the box turning the wheel to open the gates!
Best wishes, Mike Hitchens. We too remember your Dad Cyril.
Video by Trevor Goldsworthy
The link to Trevor's video is
Also highly recommended is this drone footage taken despite the dreadful weather. Credits for this footage are on the link.
Regards, Clive Smith.
Another extensive report from Clive for which many thanks.