Here are some photos taken today of the new bridge in Taunton.
The first shows the general view looking towards the station and showing the refurbished original side of the bridge. The next shows how the new bridge is resting on a new concrete abutment behind the original. It has been raised slightly and the new brickwork is on top of the original. The third shot shows how the original outside girders hide the new pre-stressed concrete girders that form the new bridge deck.
Rob Many thanks Robert
Class 56 in Devon & Cornwall
Collett 4575 class 2-6-2T no. 4593 at Langport West station on the Yeovil Town branch which had closed to passenger traffic the previous day. Enveloped in 4593's exhaust is 5700 class pannier tank no. 9663 which shared the haulage duties on the GWR portions of this tour.
[Mike Morant collection]