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The City of Bath

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Sidney Gardens

This was where it started, 70 years ago, trainspotting in Sydney gardens in 1950 with my mum. Then it was Kings, Castles and Halls; now 125s and 158s, I know which I prefer.

Along the Kennet and Avon Canal

From the River Avon to Limpley Stoke

Claverton Pumping Station

A steam-powered pumping house on the Kennet and Avon Canal

The Somerset Coal Canal and Camerton Railway

The Somerset Coal Canal started at Limpley Stoke as did the Camerton Railway that superceded it.

Around and about Bath

Warehouses, milestones and the Bathampton tramroad

The Somerset and Dorset Railway

Walking through the recently reopened Combe Down and Devonshire tunnels


Bristol and Avon

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Railways at the Floating Harbour

Around the Harbour and Spike Island

Canons Marsh Gasworks area

Albion Dock

The 'New Cut', the River Avon

The Harbour branch from Ashton Gate along Cumberland Road

Along the River Avon

The Portishead Branch


The Clifton Rocks Railway

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The Clifton Rocks Railway, Bristol - ST 5660 7295

The Oxford House (Risca) Industrial History Society visited the Clifton Rocks Railway yesterday and what an amazing place it is. Opened in 1893, closed in 1934, used as an air-raid shelter and offices by BOAC during the war, it was also used as a broadcasting studio by the BBC from 1941 to 1960. It lay amost derelct until 2005 when the Clifton Rocks Railway volunteers began to make it slightly more presentable - a formidable challenge.


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