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« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2019, 08:41:31 pm »

Aha! Elsethread you've said "The other day I stopped on my bicycle as close as I could get to one of the wind turbines of the Avonmouth Wind Farm." Perhaps the former station on that site was the temporary one built for spectators to watch the salvaging of the Kron Prinz in 18~~?

(I can't remember the precise date, have probably misspelled the ship's name, and can't find the info right now, but it's mentioned on info boards along the Pill Path.)

Edit: Wikipedia mentions the wreck of the Kron Prinz on 1st April 1874 on the Horseshoe Bend but says it was refloated three weeks later. It seems unlikely that even Victorians built a platform for a three week job, so I might be conflating two incidents.
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« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2019, 09:16:09 pm »

Are we to infer there's an HG Wells connection?

Ah, no, simpler than that. If you could travel in time, then you'd be able to take a photograph of a railway station here...

Aha! Elsethread you've said "The other day I stopped on my bicycle as close as I could get to one of the wind turbines of the Avonmouth Wind Farm." Perhaps the former station on that site was the temporary one built for spectators to watch the salvaging of the Kron Prinz in 18~~?

You're homing in...
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« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2019, 09:40:26 am »

So we need to travel forward in time. It's the site of the promised Porkway Partway?
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« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2019, 10:46:14 am »

It is indeed! Standing in the P&R Car Park, more or less where the entrance to the new platform is to be built.
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« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2019, 08:20:55 pm »

Well, that also answers the question, "has any construction commenced on the site yet?".
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« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2019, 12:04:15 am »

Well, that also answers the question, "has any construction commenced on the site yet?".

It does, doesn't it? I suppose I could arguably have found a less-indirect way of providing a progress update...
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« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2019, 01:24:52 am »

Well, that also answers the question, "has any construction commenced on the site yet?".

It does, doesn't it? I suppose I could arguably have found a less-indirect way of providing a progress update....

A more direct way would been to say. "WECA's Involved", cos if WECA's involved don't expect any progress AT ALL, let alone                 
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« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2019, 10:15:42 am »

Well, that also answers the question, "has any construction commenced on the site yet?".

It does, doesn't it? I suppose I could arguably have found a less-indirect way of providing a progress update...


Perhaps, although it does also suggest that passengers may have a not unpleasant vista while awaiting their train.
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