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    Steam in Bristol 1961-1966
  1. It was on the Marsh on that day in the roundhouse next to the storage sidings. It may well have gone back to Crewe LE. 46229 was stabled on Bath Road Shed on route to Minehead on April 20 1964, hauled by 6825 Llanvair Grange. https://www.flickr.com/photos/bristolsteam/5285905560/in/photolist-946DyL I believe 46201 attended at least one Bath Road Open Day, perhaps 1967. It went back LE to Dowty via Mangotsfield.
  2. Close up of Ash Plant at Bristol Barrow Road
  3. The loco at Bristol Barrow Road - the crest just about visible
  4. Peaks worked into Bath Green Park on 3V17 00.37 Leicester to Bath parcels, returning from Bath on 3M28 20.25 Templecombe to Derby parcels. Certainly during 1963 and possibly 1964, the Peak had a fill in turn on 2B93 10.10 Bath to Bristol Temple Meads and 11.49 (12.12 SO) Bristol to Bath. When the Leicester parcels was steam hauled, Bath's two long standing Standard 3's 82004/41 deputised. When the Leicester parcels was discontinued into Bath (instead going to Bristol) the turn was steam rostered in 1965. Even after the closure of Barrow Road on 20 November 1965, the turn remained steam hauled, the final occasion being on 1 January 1966, appropriately hauled by 82041. The locos noted for a week in August 1963 were: Monday August 12 82041 Tuesday August 13 D158 Wednesday August 14 D144 Thursday August 15 82041 Friday August 16 82041 Occasionally if the parcels was steam and the Standard 3's were not available, Black Fives would work the train, 44777 on 3 Jan 1963. Three friends pose as 82041 backs onto the 2B93 11.49 Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Green Park
  5. Hi There is a copy of London Area freight WTT Sept 1960-June 1961 in michaelclemensrailways.co.uk Patrick
  6. New Year's Day 1964 Great Western Halls at Bristol Temple Meads (two of which have been preserved) 4951 Pendeford Hall & 4920 Dumbleton Hall 7903 Foremarke Hall
  7. Just 54 years ago today, 20 November, 1965, steam ended in Bristol with the closure of Bristol Barrow Road. On a cold dull Saturday morning Stanier 8F 48266 leaves the shed towing four condemned locos on the first stage of their final journey to South Wales By 11.00 the shed was completely empty with the departure of 92209 towing the last four condemned engines to Gloucester. 8F 48751 arrived on shed in the afternoon Happier days at the shed in the early 1960's A month before closure in October 1965 inside the roundhouse Some of the railway workers at the shed in the 1960's Firemen John Clarke and Mark Meeks
  8. Local coal merchant's premises at Lawrence Hill Goods Depot, Bristol, adjacent to the Midland mainline
  9. Bath Road closed in September 1960 with remaining locos being transferred to St Philips Marsh. I think it was in 1962 that most of the Pannier Tanks transferred to Barrow Road. When St Philips Marsh closed in June 1964, the remaing Halls and Granges transferred to Barrow Road, the last remaing steam shed in Bristol. When the shed closed in November 1965, its allocation was Halls, Panniers and Standards. The last three Jubilees were withdrawn by May 1964. The last Midland engine on its books was 43924 in June 1965. Even before 1962 the shed had a small allocation of GW 53XX class.
  10. 56 years ago - Tuesday 10 September 1963 Steam around Bristol 7022 Hereford Castle departs from Bristol Temple Meads with 3C16 9.00 Bristol to Plymouth Castles 5054 Earl Ducie and 5056 Earl of Powis on Bristol Barrow Road Black Five 44806 departs from Bristol Temple Meads on 15.45 Temple Meads to Gloucester 4910 Blaisdon Hall tows failed Hymek D7030 onto Bath Road Diesel Depot Barrow Road Jubilee 45682 Trafalgar waits to depart from Platform 12 at Bristol Temple Meads with 3N10 20.15 to Leeds
  11. 56 years ago today. Monday 9 September, 1963, first day of the Winter Timetable. Steam in the Bristol area. Jubilee 45676 Codrington climbs Fishponds Bank with 1E64 8.40 Bristol to Sheffield Jubilee 45690 Leander descends Fishponds Bank with 1V31 7.35 Nottingham to Bristol Pannier Tank 9660 runs LE through Bristol Temple Meads Jubilee 45675 Hardy passes Barrow Road Shed with 1V39 Southbound Devonian 5972 Olton Hall at Temple Meads with 1M96 14.00 Plymouth to Manchester With a quick turnaround Jubilee 45690 Leander returns north with 1N87 17.35 Bristol to York
  12. Saturday 11 August 1962. (57 years ago today) King at Bristol Temple Meads on the "Bristolian" County on Summer Saturday Paddington train at Bristol Temple Meads 5042 Winchester Castle at Bristol Temple Meads
  13. 55 years ago, 1st August, 1964. Yate, north of Bristol on the Midland mainline. A busy Summer Saturday 1964 was the last year when over half the Summer Saturday extras were steam hauled Jubilee 45721 Impregnable heads a relief 1V29 Midlands to the West Country Holbeck Jubilee 45658 Keyes hurries north with 1N48. 11.45 (from Bristol) West Country to Leeds Black Five 44825 heads north with 1N40 Newton Abbott to Bradford extra Castle 5056 Earl of Powis leaves the Midland mainline at Yate to approach Bristol via Filton and Stapleton Road with 1V54 10.05 Wolverhampton to the West Country Unexpectedly Jubilee 45721 Impregnable returned north with 1M39 18.10 off Bristol Temple Meads to Wolverhampton after the failure of the fostered Castle
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