2-8-0 2259 at Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers track

It had been such a long time since I last visited Ravensprings Park that when I started scanning some old photos from there I couldn’t remember where I had taken them. As I scanned more photos I began to remember the layout of the site and a quick search confirmed the location. I must try & visit again sometime.

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View from Midford signal box, early 70s.

Another one of those photos when I cannot say which year it was taken. Several of us from the Bristol Railway Circle decided to have a walk through Devonshire & Combe Down tunnels on the S&D. As you can see from the photos, the track had been lifted through Midford, but was still in place through the two tunnels. We managed to walk all the way to Radstock, some of the old trackbed had been fenced off & we had to walk through a few “fields”, with cattle in them – roaming across the trackbed. I do have a few more photos, but like many others, poor quality, good memories though. I did count the sleepers in both of the tunnels, made a note of it somewhere!

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4-8-0, maybe 2 of them, Spain, around 1966, at a guess.

On holiday with my parents, my Dad drove us to Calpe for a holiday. At a guess, this was taken somewhere north of Valencia on a coastal line. I’m sure we drove off the main road towards the coast and crossed the line at a level crossing. It may be 1967 or 68 though, as I remember one year I went with them & I was a learner driver, so over 17. That’s the best I can say for the year.

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