I saw a motorised trolley still ready for use. Does anyone know when they were phased out in favour of road transport ?
Swilly's bridge embankment?
These pics were taken this morning - 17th October 2020.
Picture 1 & 5 are taken from North Down Crescent, showing where the line would have passed, between Ford station (just under a mile or so away) right of the picture and Camel’s Head left of the picture.
Picture 2 is taken pretty much on or near to the trackbed facing in the direction of Ford station, with the Biddick Drive red brick houses occupying what would have been the embankment the other side of Wolseley Road, with Picture 3 looking in the direction of Camel’s Head
Picture 4 is taken from the other side of Wolseley Road from Biddick Drive, showing roughly where Swilly Bridge (as I believe it was affectionately named) would have crossed the main road in the direction of Camel’s Head.
Regards Chris Finan.
Generally they show a large, what we would call, regeneration, in and around the village of Roche, but in the first, at about 5min 30 in, it does include some shots of Roche station showing what appears to be the decommissioning of the signal box.
...and in the second, one reason for the remodelling of the roads through the village become apparent when the A30 traffic is diverted so the bridge over the Newquay line can be replaced, at about
Cheers, Dave Anthony
I was over at Kit Hill, Pendomer today. This is a new location for me, being approximately midway between Crewkerne and Yeovil Jct; a good spot now that the vegetation
has recently been cut back.
Photos 1 and 2, show train 1L40, Exeter – W’loo led by 159104 with 158882, both still in SWT livery.
Photos 3and 4 show 1L21 W’loo – Exeter, led 159002 with 159102.
Photos 5 and 6 shows Network Rail’s NMT, led by 43062, with 43013
Photo 7 shows location details.
Hope they are of interest, Stay safe, Bill Elston
A couple more photos, this time taken by my father Terry Baker in a gloomy 1977 summer.
1 46026 The Leicestershire & Derbyshire Yeomanry arrives with a set of clay hoods, At the time the somewhat dilapidated fence felt more important to record than the train
2 46002 descends into Lostwithiel from par with loaded clay hoods, taken from inside the old goods shed harking back to days when access to railway land was a lot more unrestricted.
Kind Regards, Martin Baker