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Author Topic: Where was Red Squirrel?  (Read 289 times)
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« on: April 19, 2019, 12:03:53 am »

Red Squirrel was hitting the high spots yesterday - but where was he?

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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2019, 10:24:18 am »

Okay, looks urban. It's been a while since I've been round there but I'll have a guess. Just below the Bristol Bath cycle path on the Filton Bank junction with the now disused branch line running towards The Dings just before Lawrence Hill Station?
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2019, 12:09:11 pm »

Close, but not quite good enough for a cigar.

For the avoidance of doubt, it was not taken from a train or from railway-owned land, and I wasn't trespassing!
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2019, 02:25:45 pm »

Still think it's somewhere along the now disused branch to the old depot but possibly from the path that runs long it from under the bridge on the road called Lawrence Hill?
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2019, 02:36:44 pm »

Yup, that's it! The site of Lawrence Hill Jct, where the branch from St Philip's Station met the Midland main line from Temple Meads and Barrow Road sheds. It's seen better days...
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2019, 03:30:32 pm »

I'm trying to remember when that old line was last used and what it was for.
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2019, 04:34:15 pm »

I'm trying to remember when that old line was last used and what it was for.

Before the line was severed at the junction the stub was used by Network Rail to stable on-track plant. And before that the stub gave access to the Waste Transfer siding behind St Phillips Recycling Centre. From there the 'Avon Binliner' trains ran to the landfill site at Calvert in Buckinghamshite. The last Avon Binliner ran on 1st April 2011.
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2019, 06:19:46 pm »

BNM - once again impressive answering of obscure question - ever though of changing your "by-line" from "Question everything" to "answer everything"!
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