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 on: Yesterday at 11:52:25 pm 
Started by grahame - Last post by Robin Summerhill
Good gag but to go into pedant made...

Pilning Low Level, or Isaf if you like, closed in November 1964. It had trains to and from Severn Beach.

I suppose you could say there was once a New Passage Station, and New Passage New Halt came along later

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 on: Yesterday at 11:50:09 pm 
Started by Marlburian - Last post by stuving
The old station site was where the small development now known as Waterloo Close is now- see below.

I think that the rectangular building at the southern end parallel to the track includes the old station building.

If the 6" map is to be believed, the station was centred 100 m from the bridge - which is in the trees well south of the surviving building. That is pretty much where the Railway Tavern was shown, but as parallel to the street. Twenty years later the station has gone, but pub - not marked as such - has mysteriously skewed round to match what's now there. I suspect is wasn't marked in its true orientation in the first place, since it's hard to see why a replacement building would line up with the non-existent station rather than the other houses along the street. As to why the station was taken down ... it may not have been much of a building, so not worth keeping.

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 on: Yesterday at 11:25:58 pm 
Started by Marlburian - Last post by eightonedee
The old station site was where the small development now known as Waterloo Close is now- see below.

I think that the rectangular building at the southern end parallel to the track includes the old station building.

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By the by, I rather liked the random fact that, when the original John Henry Hutt died in 1933, his executors' solicitor was called Cecil Hatt.

In my time there were both a Hutt and Hatts practising as local solicitors (one of the latter lives near me!). Both families are involved with businesses nearby at Woodcote - the Hutt coal and fuel merchants have a depot there, while W J Hatt Limited describe themselves as outside water engineers, providing everything from septic tank installation to ditching and constructing lakes and water features. Their vans used to have the slogan "Dam and Blast" on them! 

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 on: Yesterday at 10:58:56 pm 
Started by grahame - Last post by grahame
Wow, that is forward planning for December 2021 could I borrow their crystal ball please....

I'm sure that was a typo. But, yes there are some thoughts going in to May '21 and December '21 changes ... to be informed by the next six to nine months.

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 on: Yesterday at 10:31:03 pm 
Started by grahame - Last post by MVR S&T
Wow, that is forward planning for December 2021 could I borrow their crystal ball please....

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 on: Yesterday at 10:14:36 pm 
Started by grahame - Last post by Western Pathfinder
Uchaf=Upper
Isaf= Lower or lowest
Just in case you didn't know 🤔

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 on: Yesterday at 10:12:47 pm 
Started by Red Squirrel - Last post by Red Squirrel
I've not had time to read or digest this yet, but here is the latest WECA rail plan (thanks to Tina Biggs of FoSBR for drawing my attention to it!)

The good stuff starts at P.23.

https://westofengland-ca.moderngov.co.uk/documents/g448/Public%20reports%20pack%2004th-Dec-2020%2014.00%20Joint%20meeting%20-%20West%20of%20England%20Combined%20Authority%20Committ.pdf?T=10

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 on: Yesterday at 10:06:22 pm 
Started by TaplowGreen - Last post by Western Pathfinder
Seconded Bob ,and a throughly decent chap,best man for the job,only hope it doesn't come back to bite him.

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 on: Yesterday at 09:50:56 pm 
Started by grahame - Last post by DaveHarries
I will be interested to see what that recast comes up with for December '21. The only changes to Weston services mentioned on a poster at Temple Meads are the following additional services:

- 1601 & 1656 Bristol Parkway to Weston-super-Mare. The 1601 departure appears to be in place of the 1557 Bristol Parkway to Exeter St. Davids service which appears to be withdrawn.

- 1704 & 1803 Weston-super-Mare to Bristol Parkway. The 1704 departure is just 6 minutes ahead of the current 1710 - which will continue to run - and both trains have a journey time of a mere 30 minutes end-to-end from Weston.

Dave

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 on: Yesterday at 08:33:05 pm 
Started by Chris from Nailsea - Last post by grahame
From Yahoo!News



So - which is the station who's name should be changed?  Are there others that should be changed in our area?

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