Here are three images taken today (23rd) for consideration.
Weather-wise much better today with flood waters rapidly receding after 3 or 4 days of continuous heavy rain. Making up for our long dry summer/autumn!
Some interesting shots you posted yesterday. I noticed the old 'Travelling Safe' on the down platform at Warminster waiting to be put onto what I think was the 1007 Bristol Temple Meads-Portsmouth Harbour train hauled by 47543 in May 1988. I remember that there used to be a train-operated bell that rang as 'down' trains passed Upton Scudamore summit approximately 2 miles away towards Westbury and this just gave the duty porter / parcels clerk time to cross from the up-side parcels office ready to deal with any items requiring loading or unloading. Prior to 1988 when the present station building was constructed on the opposite side to the original, a similar bell was used at Trowbridge for exactly the same purpose and sounded when trains passed Hawkeridge Junction soon after leaving Westbury.
The HST had been held at Pinhoe for 19 minutes.,
Dave Many thanks David
"The Network Rail Measurement Train comes off the 1:60 bank approaching Liskeard on a very wet November day. The rain stopped as the train approached and 5 mins later, the sun was out. Signals are off for the westbound "Cornish Riviera" running a couple of minutes late, which was lucky as we were catching it back to Truro. 4 days later the Measurement Train might well have been trapped west of Exeter when the main line was closed for 48 hrs at Cowley Bridge due to flooding."
With kind regards, Brian Many thanks Brian