I was pleased to see the new photos of the Westbury-Salisbury line and especially those of Dilton Marsh Halt. I lived at Dilton Marsh, within sight of the line, from 1968 to 1972. In about 1970 or 1971 BR workers arrived to shorten the sleeper-built platforms at the halt from their original (I think) five-car length to three-car length. (Subsequently they were shortened even further so that trains calling there now can board/alight passengers only through the crew door on dmus). The platform shortening was quickly and crudely done simply by sawing through the platforms at their outer ends (furthest from the access paths) and rebuilding the ramps. My photo shows this process part-way through, looking towards Westbury. The large station sign was left in place but the totem on the lamp post was discarded and the post sawn through. Note that the new stop sign is in place (as seen in the later pictures) but with rubble strewn along the platform in a way that would not be permitted today (the station was open and in use at the time of the photo).
You are welcome to add this picture to the CRS collection if it is of interest.
Kind regards, Derek Many thanks indeed Derek