June 28th 2019
A Wander Around the West Country with Colin Stone
This was a most impressive evening - 2 hours sparkling repartee without notes is quite something! A varied but high quality selection of photos, mainly steam but other motive power was in evidence.
Colin gave us a “visual” rail tour, starting from Poole. Travelling via the Somerset and Dorset line to Bath, across to Bristol returning via the Avon Valley to Westbury. From here the route went west to Exeter, calling in at the West Somerset Railway. Southern delights at Barnstaple and Ilfracombe followed then a “double back” to Okehampton before skirting Dartmoor eventually arriving at Padstow and Penzance. Returning via the Western route with a look at a few branch lines along the way. From Exeter the premier Southern line brought us back to Yeovil, before heading south to Dorchester and finally “home” to Poole.
Trip to the Fawley Hill Railway- bookings needed by April.
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