This morning 19 Nov 18, saw the return of rail traffic through Filton Abbey Wood station after the 3 week closure to enable the four tracking of Filton Bank. It also heralded the first use by a passenger train of the newly constructed Platform 4 at Filton Abbey Wood. The honour was bestowed on GWR's 150248 on the 2U00 0552 Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central service, which arrived around 9 minutes late.
Apologies for some of the photos, they were all taken on my phone's camera so may not be the best of quality, but still capture this little piece of rail history.
Many thanks David for your unique photographs of a special event in the history of Filton Abbey Wood. I can't see many other photographers around!!
The Night Riviera
Trevor writes - Interesting, however, is that there is a the model of 'The Great Bear' in store at Truro Museum. This is especially interesting as one of the full size cabside number plates was sold at auction on Saturday (17th November 2018) for £12,500! I was not the buyer! The original 'Flying Scotsman' nameplate (she is running with replicas these days) set a world record (I am told) at £64,500.
Must be nice to have that sort of money!
All the best from Barbara and Trevor.
Many thanks for that info Trevor.