'Nether Stowey Castle'
Noted at Bristol Temple Meads this morning, newly named 43022 'Nether Stowey Castle' at the rear of the 2C73 1145 Penzance departure headed by recently named 43029 Caldicot Castle. By the look of it these plates were probably applied yesterday or Friday as dust can be seen on the bodyside. Nether Stowey is not far from Bridgwater and the castle an ancient ruin, as per the design on the plate.
To repeat my earlier query, will the highly relevant name Bristol Castle ever come to be applied?
With regards, Guy Vincent
Bristol Temple Meads
As part of the ongoing refurbishment taking place at Bristol Temple Meads station a long-disused ladies convenience has been refurbished and brought back into use. The facility is located towards the western end of platforms 10 and 12 and has probably been out of use since the 1960s. A nice touch that will doubtless prove to be very popular once word gets around.
Regards again, Guy Vincent.
Further to my photos of nearly-new 66048 at Par station, I saw Guy’s view of Toton depot yesterday with damaged Stobart blue 66048 awaiting its fate amongst the red machines, and my eyes were drawn to the EWS-liveried Class 60 in the foreground - its number has faded but I’m sure it’s 60023.......here is the same locomotive, also at Par in August 1999 – how’s that for a coincidence?! This was to be the only Class 60 I would ever see in Cornwall, although still being an ‘exiled Cornishman’ at the time my opportunities were limited to occasional family visits.....
Best regards, Neil Phillips.