W55025 was converted to departmental use in 1993 and is currently under restoration at Long Marston. It is hoped to be moved to the North Somerset Railway where services are planned to run between Radstock and Frome.Who knows ? We could yet see the return of W55025 to your pages !
Thank you for your kind comments on the pics I have so far sent. Hopefully further pics I get around to send will be of sufficient interest and variety for your readers.
Regards, Clive Many thanks Clive. Has anybody any news on the North Somerset Railway Project please?
Patchway is in the midst of electrification at present, and the footbridge in the photos is planned to be replaced with a new accessible structure later this year. (A pity a new home for this bridge raised on stilts cannot be found at Pilning!)
I hope the photos are of interest to your members.
Regards Dave Field.
Many thanks David, smashing action pictures, actually Patchway is in our 'area' which is defined as that within the Freedom of the South West Rail Rover.
Monday 18th-Thurs 22nd March 2018
Mixed Gala 11th June 2011 Andrew Triggs
25 years since the introduction of this class on Britain's Railways in January 1986.
Plymouth DK3 to Penzance (headcode suggests a track machine)
Westbury Down TC to Penzance
Truro to Westbury Down TC
Penzance to Westbury Down TC
Regards, Karl (Friends of Penmere Station). Many thanks Karl
Yeovil Junc. to
Yeovil Rly Centre.
Luckily for us, D6515 was coming to Yeovil to collect class '20' D8188
from our site and take it to the Mid-Hants Rly. So it was arranged that
when D6515 arrived it would bring the goods vehicles across to our site
before taking D8188 away. So that solved the problem.
Once the vehicles were on site and the two diesels had departed, our Peckett 0-4-0 'PECTIN' was put to work for a couple of hours shunting the vehicles into the order we wanted them. So ended a very enjoyable morning.' Many thanks John, a relief to you at Yeovil Railway Centre and of great interest to us.