Train Graphic
Great Western Passengers' Forum Great Western Coffee Shop - [home] and [about]
Read about the forum [here]. Register and contribute [here] - it's free.
Random Image
Train Running @GWR Twitter Acronyms/Abbreviations Station Comparator Rail News GWR co. site Site Style 1 2 3 4 Chat on off
June 23, 2018, 04:54:31 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most liked recent subjects
[123] Incident at Loughborough Junction, South London. Three dead. 1...
[101] Night Riviera double headed, 22nd June 2018
[95] Who's your Greatest Westerner?
[58] FirstBust ?
[36] Public Consultation on next Cross Country franchise
[32] Thameslink
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1] 2
  Print  
Author Topic: Where was bignosemac today, 9th June 2018?  (Read 517 times)
bignosemac
TransWilts Member
Hero Member
******
Posts: 15570


Question everything.


View Profile
« on: June 09, 2018, 07:12:37 pm »

Yet another one!

Not a terminus this time. Where is this overbridge?

Logged

Former FGW/GWR regular passenger. No more. Despicable company.
bradshaw
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 227


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2018, 10:05:03 pm »

I would hazard a guess at Toller (Porcorum)
BRP suggests Bridport Railway Path.
I think that the bridge was built after the line opened.  Before there was a crossing opposite the old pub. In 1871 the census recorded a watchman, Charles Darlington, on the GWR, living in a temporary hut.
Logged
bignosemac
TransWilts Member
Hero Member
******
Posts: 15570


Question everything.


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2018, 10:19:41 pm »

You're too good bradshaw! But with a name like that you should know a thing or two about railways. Yes, its the road bridge next to the former Toller station on the Bridport branch. A short detour on my drive home from Maiden Newton after another rail trip to Corfe Castle.

I think the BRP 7 refers to the mileage. There's no railway path on the formation in this location. One starts further west of the village.

The Toller station platform still exists. In someone's garden now, but visible from an adjacent public footpath. The station building still exists too, but not here. It is now at Totnes (Riverside) on the South Devon Railway.



Nice touch with the running in sign.
« Last Edit: June 09, 2018, 10:36:21 pm by bignosemac » Logged

Former FGW/GWR regular passenger. No more. Despicable company.
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 20601



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2018, 10:27:24 pm »

Can I jump in with "where was grahame today, 9th June 2018" as it seems a bit unfair to have a lot of questions that bignosemac can't spend his time guessing.   

Logged

TransWilts Rail - Linking North to West and South 9 times a day. [see here]
bradshaw
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 227


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2018, 10:39:37 pm »

I have lived in the area since 1976 and used to walk the line from Maiden Newton to Toller to visit the pub. Now you can walk from Maiden Newton along a designated path to the Chilfrome road. Thence it is not really passable until Powerstock nature reserve from which you can walk to Loders. There is a good pub at Nettlecombe, the Marquis of Lorne and the Loders Arms in Loders. The next walking stretch is from Bradpole Crossing, which still has a gate and rails, to West Bay. The CoOp is the site of the station. Sea Roads, North and South take you to the Crown roundabout. Up from there is a path to West Bay, and three more holstelries!
Logged
bignosemac
TransWilts Member
Hero Member
******
Posts: 15570


Question everything.


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2018, 10:55:11 pm »

Can I jump in with "where was grahame today, 9th June 2018" as it seems a bit unfair to have a lot of questions that bignosemac can't spend his time guessing.   



That'd be the old alignment into Rosslare Harbour. Seen from near the new alignment.
« Last Edit: June 09, 2018, 11:01:25 pm by bignosemac » Logged

Former FGW/GWR regular passenger. No more. Despicable company.
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 20601



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2018, 11:03:26 pm »

That'd be the old alignment into Rosslare Harbour. Seen from near the new alignment.

That'd be correct.
Logged

TransWilts Rail - Linking North to West and South 9 times a day. [see here]
PhilWakely
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 827


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2018, 07:52:32 am »

You're too good bradshaw! But with a name like that you should know a thing or two about railways. Yes, its the road bridge next to the former Toller station on the Bridport branch. A short detour on my drive home from Maiden Newton after another rail trip to Corfe Castle.

I think the BRP 7 refers to the mileage. There's no railway path on the formation in this location. One starts further west of the village.

The Toller station platform still exists. In someone's garden now, but visible from an adjacent public footpath. The station building still exists too, but not here. It is now at Totnes (Riverside) on the South Devon Railway.



Nice touch with the running in sign.

Taken by my own fair(?) hand in the last days of the line when mum (who comes from Bridport) and I walked the length of the line back from Maiden Newton to Bridport and then, as best we could, on to West Bay.
Logged
SandTEngineer
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2017


In a Linemans Hut in the far Southwest


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2018, 08:31:17 am »

BRP is the three character line code (later Enginineers Line Reference: ELR) and 7 means its either the 7th bridge on the line or its at the 7th milepost exactly (which is a bit unusual as they were usually annotated as 7.00 i.e. miles and yards).

http://www.railwaycodes.org.uk/elrs/ELR0.shtm
« Last Edit: June 10, 2018, 08:42:38 am by SandTEngineer » Logged

Out of this nettle, Danger, we pluck this flower, Safety.
[Henry IV, Part 1, Act 2, Scene 3]
bradshaw
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 227


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2018, 09:15:17 am »

Thanks, I believe it is the bridge number, rather than the distance. Unusually, most of the over bridges are still in place. Only one, at Powerstock station, has been removed recently to facilitate access to a new dairy unit.
Logged
SandTEngineer
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2017


In a Linemans Hut in the far Southwest


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2018, 10:32:50 am »

Looking at BNMs photograph again I think somebody has edited it to cover up part of the bridge number...... Huh
Logged

Out of this nettle, Danger, we pluck this flower, Safety.
[Henry IV, Part 1, Act 2, Scene 3]
bradshaw
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 227


View Profile
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2018, 11:14:32 am »

BPT was the ELR version, all the bridges at present have a BRP prefix. There is a county policy, long term, to have this as a cycle/walk route and the prefix might reflect that.
Certainly, in recent weeks a lot of scrub and vegetation has been removed and the track bed can by cycled from Powerstock to Loders.
The section through Powerstock Common is owned by the Dorset Wildlife Trust. At one time, pieces of the McConnel Rail could be seen covering the drains; sadly no longer.
From Powerstock to near Loders is a permissive path courtesy of the Crutchley Estate and is shared with animals and farm machinery. However, for most of the way the surface is reasonably good.
Sustrans have a small stretch within Loders itself, their aim was to extend it but nothing has happened for some time.
Logged
bignosemac
TransWilts Member
Hero Member
******
Posts: 15570


Question everything.


View Profile
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2018, 12:39:45 pm »

I did slightly obscure the BRP 7 before posting.

I left the 'BR' visible as a misdirection, thinking it might get folk looking in the Bristol area!
Logged

Former FGW/GWR regular passenger. No more. Despicable company.
Red Squirrel
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1937


The first town plan. An idea that had legs.


View Profile
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2018, 05:45:33 pm »

Feeling left out by all this, so here goes: where were the Squirrel family last week?
Logged

If I had to show a foreigner one English city, and one only, to give him a balanced idea of English architecture, I should take him... to Bristol, which has developed in all directions and where nearly everything has happened. - Sir John Summerson
bignosemac
TransWilts Member
Hero Member
******
Posts: 15570


Question everything.


View Profile
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2018, 06:27:01 pm »

There's a few planters of that shape at ScotRail stations.

I'll take a guess at Brora.
Logged

Former FGW/GWR regular passenger. No more. Despicable company.
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

 
Pages: [1] 2
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit www.gwr.com for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants