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1  Sideshoots - associated subjects / Campaigns for new and improved services / Re: Bridport branch reopening proposal on: February 07, 2024, 16:49:05
That line was my local and my daily commute for 5 months in 1967. Happy memories
2  All across the Great Western territory / Who's who on Western railways / Re: Quarter of a century of articles from Christian Wolmar on: February 01, 2024, 16:25:00
I knew that crossing very well
3  Journey by Journey / South Western services / Re: Car Parking, APCOA (in this case, Oriental Road, Woking) - a cautionary tale on: January 31, 2024, 13:15:50
very clear - I don't think
4  Journey by Journey / Bristol (WECA) Commuters / Re: New station at Ashley Down, Bristol on: January 25, 2024, 16:39:18
Is the blue surface on the lift shafts a permanent or temporary feature.
5  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: How much do you know about train travel in the UK? - Guardian on: January 17, 2024, 11:22:57
I had a go. It appears that I don't know much, at least about the travel habits of the british public, which the quiz is mainly about
6  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Heading off in THREE different directions to get to the same place. on: January 10, 2024, 10:56:37
Surely Paddington to Liverpool Street would use the Elizabeth line
7  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom / Re: Sheffield-London train service plans revealed by FirstGroup on: January 08, 2024, 17:03:53
Not forgetting Westbury
8  Journey by Journey / To Oxford, Didcot and Reading from West / Re: New Oxford - Bristol Service Starting Sept 14th 2024 on: January 08, 2024, 15:26:30
GWR (Great Western Railway) Press Release
https://news.gwr.com/news/great-western-railway-planning-to-restore-direct-bristol-oxford-services
9  All across the Great Western territory / Fare's Fair / Re: Fares for journeys routed via Worcester on: January 08, 2024, 13:30:23
If travelling to Kidderminster I would always split ticket at Worcester. Apart from being cheaper, it also avoids having to change stations in Birmingham.
10  Sideshoots - associated subjects / News, Help and Assistance / Re: Thank you - to members, moderators and admins for an enjoyable 2023 on: January 01, 2024, 10:36:22
Happy new year to everyone
11  Sideshoots - associated subjects / Campaigns for new and improved services / Re: Somerset Summary - rebuilding for the future on: December 29, 2023, 13:11:43
With regard to the Devon Metro scheme, does it involve a new bay off the up platform, for the service to turn back? If so then it might be an idea to look at Chard as a turn back point instead.
Both lines through Axminster are signalled for reversible working so no problem with reversing trains there
12  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Signalling in Christmas - AQ23, 24th December on: December 24, 2023, 14:43:12
1 possibly Llandudno junction
13  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Infrastructure problems in Thames Valley causing disruption elsewhere - ongoing, since Oct 2014 on: December 10, 2023, 16:53:53
I was caught up in this. i arrived at PAD» (Paddington (London) - next trains) to catch the 1005 to BPW» (Bristol Parkway - next trains) to find the concourse heaving. nothing happened until a late running 1130 to BRI» (Bristol Temple Meads - next trains) was announced which caused a stampede towards platform 3. A large number were refused access to the platform as the train was already full. Other trains were announced, but nothing for south Wales. I eventually left on the 1330 to BRI, for a connection to BPW, as there was no indication as to when a south Wales service would depart. That train was full and standing to Bath. I eventually arrived 4ΒΌ hours late.
14  Sideshoots - associated subjects / Railway History and related topics / Re: HST photo question: is this Weston Super Mare on: November 28, 2023, 15:55:44
I can't identify the location, although I am sure someone will. The stock is MK2 air conditioned and definitely not HST (High Speed Train) as the seats align with the windows. Probably either a charter service or stock hired in to cover a particular need.
15  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Swedish train? on: October 26, 2023, 17:50:04
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