Midland Railway, Mangotsfield Station, Bristol
Mangotsfield station is beyond the northern limit of the Avon Valley Railway, the A4174 Avon ring road severs the trackbed to Bitton. This is the 'new' Mangotsfield station, the original location is now a private dwelling in the nearby village of Shortwood on the line towards Yate. Once a busy station on the Midland Railway Bristol to Gloucester line and the northern terminius of the Midland Railway Mangotsfield to Bath branch line, the Beeching report recommended its closure and services…
Bath Green Park Top Shed
1964 82004, 45105, 47308, 3742 with 53808 out of service on the gas siding behind the old carriage Brough to the front as I have always been pleased with this shot of the Midland Shed. Taken in the evening, I wish I had taken more like it. I was lucky to just be able to wander round here, The Black 5 is waiting to take out the 10.15 parcels to the north. This was rostered for a Peak but was regularly replaced by steam, usually a 5 or Jubilee, but a B1 or rebuilt Pat turned up…
Somerset and Dorset | Radstock North 010765 DF169
Radstock North Station with Standard 5 4-6-0 73054 waiting to depart with the 9.50 Bath G. P. to Bournemouth service, 1/7/65. ©www.railphotoprints.co.uk - Derek Fear
Green Park station interior autumn 1967
The overall roof of Bath Green Park, although devoid of glass and badly in need of a coat of paint, still lends the derelict station an air of importance in this autumn 1967 view. In December of that year the City Council made use of the site as a tempora
1961 Warmley railway station, signal box, South Gloucestershire
Warmley Station and the 1918 old signal box it still remains today as a reminder of it's former railway glory days. 1979 The former railway line that ran through the centre of the parish had fallen into decay since the track had been taken away five years earlier. The whole line had been acquired by Kingswood District Council for the nominal sum of £5 from British Rail. The low price tag was because the authority was then responsible for all the bridges and cuttings along its course…
Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway, 7F Class 2-8-088.
88 shown here on the turntable at Minehead Station. Built by Robert Stephenson & Sons in 1925 withdrawn from British Rail service in 1963. In regular use for the West Somerset Autumn Gala, October 2011.
1965 Bath Green Park railway station, Somerset
image above: Bath Green Park railway station Oct 1965 Bristol bound train engine number 82044. Green Park railway station is a former railway station in Bath, Somerset, England. For some of its life, it was known as Bath Queen Square. Green Park station was opened in 1870 as the terminus of Midland Railway's Mangotsfield and Bath Branch Line. Originally named Queen Square station, it was built in an elegant style which blends well with the Georgian buildings around it and includes a…
Warmley Station, South Gloucestershire BS30
Warmley was a small railway station just south of Mangotsfield on the Midland Railway Mangotsfield and Bath Branch Line. The station was sited just north of a level crossing on the A420 road through the town. It had wooden buildings: the shelter on the down platform (towards Bath) survives and is used on occasion as a refreshment stop on the Bristol & Bath Railway Path, which follows the route of the railway.