Engineering works between
Cogload Junction & Castle Cary.
Photo 1. The line between Cogload Junction and Castle Cary was closed for major engineering works between 13th March and 30th March 2020, which included work to eight bridges including the 105ft long River Parrett Bridge and drainage work in Somerton Tunnel, where Colas 66846 is pictured just inside the East portal of the 1053 yard tunnel on 16th March 2020.
Photo 2. Drainage works took place in Somerton tunnel between 13th March and 30th March 2020, Colas Rail Freight 66846 is pictured inside the 1053 yard tunnel, top and tail with 70811 on 17th March 2020
Regards Alan Peters.
Regards, Clive Smith.
I've been informed that the special class 150-0 farewell trip ('The Final Furlong') that had been arranged to run from Westbury on Saturday March 28th 2020 has, unsurprisingly given current events, been cancelled. Details have been removed from the GWR Souvenirs website. I also understand that the West Somerset Railway has cancelled its Spring Steam Gala weekend and suspended all other train services until further notice is given via their website. Likewise Didcot Railway Centre is closed until at least April 3rd.
Best regards, Guy Vincent