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« Reply #150 on: January 24, 2019, 08:23:25 am »

Passengers double at Pilning station despite one-way trains - https://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/17378127.passengers-double-at-station-despite-one-way-trains/
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« Reply #151 on: January 24, 2019, 08:44:37 am »

It might be because of one-way trains.
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« Reply #152 on: April 07, 2019, 08:18:25 am »

Change at Pilning!
Well not really,but yesterday afternoon saw the arrival of the first HST to stop at Pilning a short 4carriage slam door set formed the /15:34 to Taunton from Cardiff.
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« Reply #153 on: April 18, 2019, 07:08:59 pm »

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« Reply #154 on: April 18, 2019, 07:24:14 pm »

How old is that? Not many motorcycles less than 120lbs now.
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« Reply #155 on: April 18, 2019, 07:43:59 pm »

How old is that? Not many motorcycles less than 120lbs now.

Well, it mentions the Railway Executive (Western Region) at the top so later than 1948.
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« Reply #156 on: April 18, 2019, 09:04:33 pm »

The prices had gone up by 1959  Smiley

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« Reply #157 on: April 18, 2019, 09:44:27 pm »

The Railway Executive was abolished in 1953, so must date between 1948 and 1953

Records of the Railway Executive, 1947-1953 in the National Archive
‘The Transport Act of 1953 provided that the British Transport Commission should prepare and submit to the Minister of Transport a scheme for the re-organisation of that part of their undertaking which consists of the operation of the railways.
This scheme provided, inter alia, for the abolition of the Railway Executive which was abolished as from 1st October 1953 under the British Transport Commission (Executives) Order 1953, dated 19th August 1953 (No. 1291). The rights, powers and liabilities of the Railway Executive, in force immediately before the 1st October 1953, were transferred to the British Transport Commission.’
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« Reply #158 on: April 18, 2019, 11:14:02 pm »


...but interestingly the price of having your paint scuffed off by a gritty tarpaulin had fallen from 2/2 to 2/-...
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« Reply #159 on: April 19, 2019, 01:00:21 am »

Today, allowing for inflation, that single fare for an 8hp+ car would be around £25.

I suppose the calculation back then would have been the time/cost of the trip through the tunnel, versus the time/cost for the Aust Ferry. Or versus the drive via Gloucester. Other influences would be one's susceptibility to seasickness, the vagaries of tides in the estuary that sometimes stopped the ferries from running, and ultimate destination.

The Severn Bridge certainly reduced the cost of the crossing. Today, that cost is zero.

Anyone know how much the ferry cost in the early 1950s? I've tried Google but no joy.
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« Reply #160 on: April 20, 2019, 03:11:34 pm »

The Railway Executive was abolished in 1953, so must date between 1948 and 1953

Correct. 1952. Front cover:

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« Reply #161 on: April 22, 2019, 03:30:24 pm »

Interesting example of subtle shift in word usage.  Grin
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« Reply #162 on: May 01, 2019, 06:53:03 pm »

Interesting example of subtle shift in word usage.  Grin

Very much so. One is accustomed to "gratuitous" sex, violence, and/or profanity in modern motion pictures, but not "gratuitous" timetables.
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« Reply #163 on: May 03, 2019, 03:01:48 pm »

Olga Taylor, a vocal campaigner for Pilning Station, stood for election as an independent in the new Pilning and Severn Beach Ward. She beat the Labour, Lib Dem and Green candidates, but came second with 271 votes (23% of the poll). The Conservative candidate, Robert Griffin, won with 483 votes.
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« Reply #164 on: May 03, 2019, 03:09:35 pm »

Olga Taylor, a vocal campaigner for Pilning Station, stood for election as an independent in the new Pilning and Severn Beach Ward. She beat the Labour, Lib Dem and Green candidates, but came second with 271 votes (23% of the poll). The Conservative candidate, Robert Griffin, won with 483 votes.

Apparently Olga used the count to inform the newly re-elected councillor of the importance of Pilning Station  Grin
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