HISTORICAL ARTICLES

MIDLAND LOCOMOTIVES WORKING THROUGH BITTON

PART TWO by Colin Roberts
The second part of Colin's article with photographs and details of the main classes of locomotives that would have worked trains though Bitton Station in Midland Railway days.

MIDLAND LOCOMOTIVES WORKING THROUGH BITTON by Colin Roberts
Photographs and details of the main classes of locomotives that would have worked trains though Bitton Station in Midland Railway days.

BATH SHED VISITS - 1949, 1952, 1957
Locomotive numbers and notes of visits to Bath Shed.

BACK TO THE SEVENTIES
Photographs from 1974 showing the arrival of Hunslet Austerity 'Glendower'.

BATH MAP
On this page is a link to a map of Bath circa 1911/12.

WARMLEY IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS
A Photo Special of Warmley Station in February 1966, just one month before the station closed to passengers.

BITTON'S UP WAITING ROOM
A Photo Special.

BRIDGING THE GAP by Anthony Wray.
The bridge replacement programme on the Mangotsfield to Bath branch in the 1930's.

BRISTOL BARROW ROAD
A Photo Special.

MORE PHOTO'S OF 41708 IN B.R. DAYS
The 1F pictured at work at Staveley, and at Canklow.

EMCARS TO BITTON by Richard Strange.
Details of an excursion from Bitton to Paddington in 1953.

AN UNUSUAL WORKING by Anthony Wray.
In 1938 a train both terminated and commenced its journey from Bitton - resulting in unusual shunting manouvres!

M.R. 1F No. 41708 AT BARROW HILL AND STAVELEY IN B.R. DAYS.
Photographs of Johnson 1F No. 41708 at Barrow Hill Roundhouse and Staveley Iron Works in 1964.

COACHING STOCK OF THE PINES EXPRESS by Anthony Wray.
A look at the coaching stock used on the famous 'Pines Express' from it's inception in 1927, until it was routed away from the Mangotsfield to Bath branch in 1962.

ACCIDENT AT BITTON by Anthony Wray.
A brief look at an accident that took place at Bitton during World War Two.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE EX-LMS LINES IN THE BRISTOL AREA by Richard Strange.
Giving a good introduction to the Mangotsfield toBath branch, this article is quite simply what it says - a very brief history of the ex-LMS lines, but omitting such as the Thornbury line.

THE YATE-BRISTOL LINE AND BRANCHES by Neil Burgess.
A more detailed historical look at the Midland Railway lines in the area, including a map of the railways between Bristol and Bath.

AS I REMEMBER IT - by Terry Osborne.
THE HISTORY OF THE BRISTOL-BATH AND YATE RAILWAY LINE FROM 1945.

Personal memories of the Midland Railway line from Bristol to Bath and Yate, including some track diagrams and a gradient profile of part of the Mangotsfield Branch.

A PAIR OF 'FINAL' RAIL TOURS - by Anthony Wray.
Details and photographs of two rail tours run over the Mangotsfield to Bath branch and the Somerset & Dorset during the final years of passenger operation.

BRISTOL TO YATE AND THE BATH BRANCH - A CHRONOLOGY - by Doug Edwards.
The most comprehensive list of dates ever to be published detailing the building, operation and rundown/closure of the line from Bristol to Yate and the Mangotsfield to Bath Green Park branch.

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