Guy Vincent ruminates
Anyway, thanks for your endeavours and attached you will find two split-headcode 'peak' shots from the early 80s, both taken at Bristol Temple Meads. 1) 45144 'Royal Signals' at platform 10 with a morning arrival from the midlands on Saturday 18th September 1982, 2) 45128 at platform 12 on the 2B46 1615 Bristol TM-Taunton local stopping service on Saturday 5th March 1983. This had arrived in Bristol at 0850 on the 1V61 2355 ex Glasgow Central overnight sleeper and, after taking the ECS to Malago Vale carriage sidings had stabled on Bath Road depot for the day. As I remarked before, happy days indeed, now sadly missed. The platforms at Temple Meads were re-faced in 1983-84 with block paving that is still in place today, these images pre-date that work.
Cheers for now, Guy Vincent
Many thanks for your thoughts and memories Guy. One can only hope things settle down before Rogers planned CRS visit to the North East from 26th June to 4th July.