ARTICLES BY RAILWAYMEN

BITTON TICKETS - by Jim Berry
A selection of tickets to and from Bitton Station.

MEMORIES OF BITTON - 1948/49 by Jim Berry
Recollections of working at Bitton as a Station Clerk, plus three rare photographs that show never before seen views of Bitton Station.

ALL CHANGE by Colin Roberts.
Lots more memories of Yate in the 1950's and 1960's.

MORE YATE MEMORIES by Colin Roberts
The third in Colin's series about Yate, this one containing a large selection of photographs as well.

MY LIFE ON THE RAILWAY by Bernard Ware.
Bernard recalls his railway life in and around the Bristol area, including working at Bitton Station.  Bernard was guard on the last day of operation over the Somerset & Dorset (6th March 1966), and twenty five years to the day later was a guest of honour as we reopened the railway from Bitton to Oldland on 6th March 1991.

ECHOES OF THE PAST by Keith Ecclestone.
An hilarious account of a passed cleaner's first week on the footplate - with the engine derailing and (far worse than that!) losing his driver's breakfast not once, not twice, but three times.  NOTE - This article contains mild swearing.

YATE MEMORIES by Colin Roberts.
Railwayman Colin Roberts remembers his time at Yate Station, on both the passenger and freight side.  Includes two photographs of ex Midland 4-4-0's at Yate.

MORE MEMORIES OF YATE by Colin Roberts.
The recent snow has led to Colin Roberts recalling the winter of 1963, and how railwaymen coped with the conditions at that time - now includes photographs of a Fowler 4F stuck in the snow.

MEMORIES OF BITTON AND THE MIDLAND RAILWAY by Mr. J Hickmoth.
A fascinating insight into life at Bitton Station in the early years of the last century by J Hickmoth who started as a Clerk at Bitton in 1905.  Includes two paintings by Alan Ward showing what Bitton might have looked like at that time.

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