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« on: December 08, 2019, 09:49:05 am »

Hullo! I've been using Tilehurst Station since 1974 for commuting either into Reading or to London. I've seen lots of changes there: the demolition of the old goods shed, a new waiting room on Platform 4, a new footbridge,  electrification. I have memories of waiting on cold December mornings, with the ticket clerk popping out of his office to shout "0710 ten minutes late" and dashing back in to groans from passengers!

Generally I've been satisfied with the service and the staff.

I'm interested in railway history and have visited the sites of many former stations and track beds. I also research "military Wiltshire 1897-1920", including the movement of thousands of troops and their equipment for annual manoeuvres and mobilization in 1914. (Lavington and Patney & Chirton stations were frequently used by military trains.)

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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2019, 09:55:28 am »

Welcome to the forum - I don’t think we have any regulars from Tilehurst on here, though a couple of people use Goring and Pangbourne and it’s always interesting to hear their views.

Perhaps Tilehurst will get some lifts for its new footbridge someday soon, but other than that it’s a pretty good station.
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2019, 09:58:05 am »

Good morning, and Welcome Marlburian to the forum.

Oddly enough in the Advent 2019 Quiz section, there has been a few mentions of the Longmoor Military Railway (here http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=22522.msg277463#msg277463)

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