31st May 2018
Thanks John - we remember our railtour which went there in 1990.
This photograph taken in June 1970, gives a flavour of those days when we possibly didn’t appreciate how lucky we were!
The ‘Warship’, heading for Paddington, due to light conditions is slightly blurred, so try as I have, I cannot make out the number.
This section of track is relatively fast and busy. On the flyover a class 46 is heading for Taunton.
The Hydraulics had a lot of character, but unfortunately they could not match the simplicity of their diesel electric conterparts and as we have seen in aviation, electric motors have proved to be more predictable and uncomplicated.
The one thing that both the Westerns Warships and Hymeks did have, was the ability to continue through slight flooding, something which unfortunately regularly occurs in this area. Such is progress!
Best wishes Andrew Many thanks Andrew