23rd December 2018
24th December 2018
Night views of the site with work continuing 24-7.
Picture 2) A Colas crane bringing in a new set of points that will chiefly allow trains from / to the Trowbridge (left) route to enter and exit platform one. The new crossover already installed behind the crane takes freight trains onto and away from the down reception line via number one line
Following the completion of the work at Westbury on 4th January 2019 a full account of the work that has taken place during that period will be found in the Features Section of this website.
We are very grateful for the very detailed photographs of this work being undertaken by Guy Vincent. Many Thanks Guy
Roger Salter & Mark Lynham
- Christmas Day 2018
Its January 1987
Dear Keith, once again I am reminded at this time of year to thank you for all the Cornwall related news and pictures. I enjoy every one perhaps for sentimental reasons, so encourage our Cornish photographers to keep them coming!
8th January 1983
The photos I have sent were taken today at the Patchway end of the Old and New Tunnels. I thought I would try and get some last minute photos without the wires. The HST photo isn't the best, but they are now so few and far between these days on services into South Wales that I thought I would include it. For information, Patchway New Tunnel is the lower and closer of the two in the photos,.
A Merry Christmas to you and all the CRS members, contributors and readers of this wonderful website.
24th December 2018
A snowy scene on the 19th January 1985 as an HST leaves Plymouth for Paddington. Wishing Roger, Keith and all the contributors and readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
23rd December 2018 to 4th Jan 2019
Engineers well into the first stage of excavating the trackbed beneath the Down Reception, Patney Siding and Platform 1 lines at Westbury North at 1220pm on Sunday 23rd December. Just 13 hours beforehand this junction was in full use. 66416 is at the head of the spoil train. As the coming week progresses each line will be similarly dealt with.
Photos taken 31st December 1986
Wishing all CRS. members and friends a Happy Christmas & Healthy New Year
Great pictures on the site,topical and archive.
I send the first of two pictures taken at Newport on 22 July 1999.
The first is of 37884 in very smart Loadhaul livery,working unknown.It is good to see this loco. still in use,with Rail Operations Group, and with the equally distinctive Eueophoenix livery .
This was an Alexandra Dock Junction to Mossend with 56037 leading 37131.
Thanks for dealing with these.
Best wishes for a happy Christmas and a healthy New year.Michael
Many thanks to Guy for this detailed report on the intended work.
Being a local man Guy promises to visit the site from time to time during the major works to give regular reports on what is happening. Thank you for this too Guy, don't spoil your Christmas!
The late John Cornelius