English Electric beast D1120 on a freight at Midsomer Norton, this fine machine was once resident at Daw Mill colliery nr Nuneaton
Midsomer Norton and the S n D closed on March 7th 1966. Here on one of the excellent station info boards is a Hymek on a demolition train, North British 63 ers also worked these demolition trains
D1120 and 03128 await the road at Norton for the 3/4 mile ride to Chicompton South
08881 at the blocks, this was formerly an Edinburgh Waverly regular in the mid 80’s
Let the thrash commence D1120 and the 03 about to double head a service
Leyland Leopard PWS 492S 1230 coach tour
This got a bellow the bus tour passed my grandparents old house, many memories including viewing from this upstairs window a pair of Hymeks on a special on the Welton line in 1966!
the gronk looks the part amongst the signals
Our walk down the trackbed to Radstock took us past Norton batch, but Paulton Batch looks as if the mine closed yesterday rather than in 1964!
As the day draws to a close, D1120 had failed so the 03 and 08 work the last trains of the day in style..
The Days moves
69445 173 – 0949 Wells – Bath WE-MN
03128 (top)} 1100 M.Norton – Chilcompton N MN-CH(and back)
Stock – 9267, 26049, 34527
03128 (top)} 1130 M.Norton – Chilcompton N MN-CH(and back)
03128 top} 1205 M.Norton – Chilcompton N MN-CH(and back)
PWS 492S 1230 coach tour via Radstock Rd MN-MN
03128 top} 1305 M.Norton – Chilcompton N MN-CH(and back)
03128} 1410 M.Norton – Chilcompton N MN-CH(and back)
walk down S n D trackbed to Radstock outskirts
03128} 1540 M.Norton – Chilcompton N MN-CH(and back)
32544 174 – 1610 Bath – Wells MN-WE
08881 Edinburgh waverly 270384 n 150689, ED,AY
090303 ML depot 090303
03128 was 82A based when withdrawn in Jan 70, then to Zeebrugge Harbour, Belgium preserved at local Steam centre returned to UK in 1993
D1120 worked at Daw Mill colliery
A visit to the Midsomer Norton railway is highly recommended, an excellent venue.