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Title: More where?
Post by: Bmblbzzz on May 15, 2018, 08:43:10 pm
Where was I on Friday?
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/982/41413852684_673276a62d_c.jpg)


Title: Re: More where?
Post by: bignosemac on May 15, 2018, 10:19:13 pm
Not a lot to go on.

I'll take a wild stab at Flax Bourton.


Title: Re: More where?
Post by: chuffed on May 15, 2018, 10:51:51 pm
Not a lot to go on.

Are you talking about GWR trains again ?





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Title: Re: More where?
Post by: Western Pathfinder on May 15, 2018, 11:12:50 pm
Not a lot to go on.

I'll take a wild stab at Flax Bourton.
i thought that as well.


Title: Re: More where?
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on May 15, 2018, 11:38:10 pm
It's not Flax Bourton.  The track alignment and foliage is all wrong.  ;)



Title: Re: More where?
Post by: martyjon on May 16, 2018, 06:38:44 am
Where was I on Friday?
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/982/41413852684_673276a62d_c.jpg)

Standing on a rail overbridge looking down on a double track railway line currently not being electrified but within GWR territory possibly the Golden Valley line between Stroud and Kemble.


Title: Re: More where?
Post by: Bmblbzzz on May 16, 2018, 09:56:49 am
It is GWR but not Flax Bourton or the Stroud Valleys Line. It is actually a rather well known place. Imagine a hot June day, weeds on a platform, a blackbird singing ...


Title: Re: More where?
Post by: eightf48544 on May 16, 2018, 10:02:48 am
Adlestrop

Newly double tracked?


Title: Re: More where?
Post by: Bmblbzzz on May 16, 2018, 10:40:00 am
Yes, it's Adlestrop. The old station building is just off to the left behind the trees. I think it was double tracked a couple of years ago, wasn't it?


Title: Re: More where?
Post by: Witham Bobby on May 16, 2018, 10:56:54 am
Yes, it's Adlestrop. The old station building is just off to the left behind the trees. I think it was double tracked a couple of years ago, wasn't it?

Moreton-in-Marsh to Ascott-under-Wychwood was not singled back in 1971 when most of the Wolvercot Jcn - Norton Jcn line suffered that fate.  So not recently re-doubled, no.

Amazing to find that the re-doubled bit between Moreton-in-Marsh and Evesham happened in 2011 - already seven years ago.


Title: Re: More where?
Post by: Oxonhutch on May 16, 2018, 11:12:46 am
...
The steam hissed. Someone cleared his throat.
No one left and no one came
...


Title: Re: More where?
Post by: Bmblbzzz on May 20, 2018, 02:07:15 pm
Here's another. Yesterday I was near a defunct railway bridge, also in GWR territory, a branch from a line that still operates:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/967/41509004424_5c0a2efb14_c.jpg)


Title: Re: More where?
Post by: Thatcham Crossing on May 20, 2018, 03:13:38 pm
Somewhere up near to Hampstead Norreys on the branch that used to run north from Newbury?


Title: Re: More where?
Post by: Bmblbzzz on May 20, 2018, 04:19:45 pm
Nowhere near there that far east, I'm afraid.


Title: Re: More where?
Post by: Bmblbzzz on May 20, 2018, 04:23:12 pm
A couple of "live" ones while I'm here.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/971/41332190635_212bd11eb1_c.jpg)


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/943/27362319807_570a5dee25_c.jpg)


Title: Re: More where?
Post by: grahame on May 20, 2018, 04:24:48 pm

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/943/27362319807_570a5dee25_c.jpg)


That looks like Salisbury


Title: Re: More where?
Post by: RA on May 20, 2018, 07:47:11 pm
A couple of "live" ones while I'm here.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/971/41332190635_212bd11eb1_c.jpg)


Approaching Westerleigh Oil Terminal.


Title: Re: More where?
Post by: Bmblbzzz on May 21, 2018, 10:46:14 am
Yes!  :)



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