Visit to Bristol St Philips Marsh
Saturday 28th April 2018
Would members who have booked on the above trip to Bristol St Philips Marsh Depot please meet at the entrance of Bristol Temple Meads Station at 12 noon. The depot visit commences at 12.30
A very busy weekend
Reported by Craig Munday
The station was partly blocked and partly open to traffic a tricky job for Signallers Ian Williams, Terry Lyons & Jerry Gould.
Other work saw the commissioning of new signals on the Cornwall mainline in readyness for the 30 minute service from Jan 2019. 4 new stop signals and repeaters were switched on near Menheniot, controlled from Plymouth Panel, and Bodmin Parkway controlled by Lostwithiel.
The AMEY team are pictured on site at Bodmin Parkway & the testing team in Lostwithiel & Plymouth Panel.
Kind regards, Craig Munday
Many thanks indeed Craig for this 'inside report'
Yeovil Rly Centre
one of the Port of Bristol wagons with a view to turning it out in Yeovil
Gas Works livery. The restoration was completed in November last year
and it was immediately sheeted over and put into storage.
Today the sheet was partially removed for public viewing and photographs to be taken. The wagon is painted in the brown livery of the early Yeovil Gas Works wagons. This was the first attempt to restore one of the Bristol Wagons and it has been finished to a high standard.
It should be on view at 'YRC' next Thursday (26th April 2018) ,when the 'GREAT BRITAIN' railtour visits Yeovil Junction.' John Cornelius.
Best Regards, Chris Harvey. Bodmin. Many thanks Chris
Many thanks to Mark for his pictures.