Melksham line safe
The single track link between Bradford Junction and Thingley Junction over which a service from Westbury - Trowbridge - Melksham - Chippenhan runs has been designated a Community Service. This, it is said, will breathe new life into this route and ensure its long term future.
Reopened in 1985 with two trains each way per day. This was increased to five per day until the December 2006 timetable change when the service reverted to two per day. The Save The Melksham Train group campaigned for improvements to the services on the line. There are now twelve trains each day.
Here is local engine 37672 at Lostwithiel on clay CDA on the 26 7 1991 . This was the former 37189 and was a Plymouth La loco from 4 1987 but did not arrive at La as 37672 until July after refurb at Crewe works. This one was a regular Cornish engine until it was transferred away during 1998. 37672 was named the Freight Transport Association 14 9 1987. Copyright Roger Geach
Near Dunsland Cross
Lofty view of Tramway