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West Somerset Railway General Discussion

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by gwr4090, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. free2grice

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    As I remember it 53808 was invited to exhibit at the Bath Road open day. In doing so the charges of hauling the loco from Barry to Radstock via Gloucester and Westbury were waived.

    After the open day the loco visited St.Philip's Marsh for remedial work to be carried out before it continued it's journey to Radstock. <BJ>
     
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    53808 looked superb at the MHR on Friday when I visited. A credit to the folk at the WSR who have cared for her over the many years.

    It was good to see a 7F hauling southern green stock once again.

    5 coaches over the 1 in 60 'Alps' ....piece of cake. <BJ>
     
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    That depends upon how you define 'Southern' England :) Woody Bay is much higher up....
     
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    Isn't that in the People's Republic of Somerset?
     
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    We are going off topic again, but it would be rather interesting the day we see 53808 enter Woody Bay... :confused::confused:
     
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    ...passing by on a low-loader maybe ? En route to run on a rebuilt line to Ilfracombe :)
     
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    No, it’s in the far more civilised county of Devon, safe berth to those fleeing political debates further east since at least the 17th century.


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    Remind me, to avoid summary execution, is it cream or jam first down thattaway? :Wideyed:
     
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    I thought that was debated up thread, whilst Somerset Snoozes.
     
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    Marmite.
     
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    Unfortunately, due to my hypertension, that joined (Oh! So delicious) salt liquorice on an extensive 'forbidden' list, many moons ago, adherence to which may (or may not) not lead to my living any longer, but t'will bl--dy well feel like it! :(
     
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    It’s not even the second highest as Killington Lane is also 2-300 foot higher than Medstead.

    It is the highest standard gauge station in southern England. Devon was the location of the highest though which was Princetown which was around 1400 feet above sea level.
     
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    But where do we define ‘the south’? ;)
     
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    According to my geography teachers, anywhere south and east of a line from the Humber to the Exe estuary. Meaning that the Medstead claim remains valid!


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    My Bad.
    I missed "Standard Gauge" off my post :)
     
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    But only as an operational station. For example Masbury station was 811' above sea level and it still exists, albeit without trains, unlike Princeton.
     
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    Watford gap. <BJ>
     
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    Gateshead. ;)
     
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    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyy off topic, but...
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