5C99 0850 Laira-Paddington 57604 10594 10584 10601 10612 10219 12100 17173 57603 (only 12100 remains in blue livery)
Guy Vincent 18th December 2016
Many thanks for your report and pictures
Roger Salter, Roger Winnen & Andrew Triggs
Roger Winnen & Andrew Triggs
However, the M5 did not obliterate the trackbed. The engineers for the M5 at the time it was being built asked BR if the branch was going to close, to which they answered no. Therefore the motorway bridge was built over the branch. Consequentially as we all know, BR closed the line! The bridge was later infilled and also the cutting.
I know this as my Sisters Husband was an engineer at the time on the motorway. All that is visible today is the climb up on the motorway over the now invisible bridge!, Rob
Learn something every day - many thanks Robert