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Published by membersonly, 2018-05-10 01:23:06


23rd May 2015

Special supplement to e-BLN 1233 BLN Pictorial 23 May 2015

This issue of BLN-P focuses on recent Society events in the Channel Islands and west
Somerset. Our grateful thanks as always to the photographers who so kindly provide your
Sub-editor with material for BLN-P. Any or all comments regarding the content and general
presentation of BLN-P are always very welcome, whether complimentary or otherwise!
We’re here to provide what members want, and we’re still very much in the experimental
stage (as you will see on the next page) , so do please feel free to comment.
[email protected] is the place to start. And now, on with the photos. Left: our
newest headboard adorns the ‘smokebox’ of steam outline Simplex 11143 which provided
haulage at the 2' gauge railway at Pallot's Steam Museum, a line that normally
operates for the public one day a year (and was due to do so the following day -
Jersey's 70th Liberation Day, Saturday 9 May). Photo © Kev Adlam 2015. Below : Jersey
once had flourishing public railways. This was Millbrook station in 1919; in 2015 the group
stopped there for morning coffee on their road train trip. Copyright unknown : public
domain in USA. Image obtained from Wikipedia Commons.

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Inside the 1898 St. Aubin tunnel on the trackbed of the Jersey Railway, with the third 'spare' Landtrain set that operates in July and August
which isn't really riding on the 100cm track shown! The tunnel was built to by-pass some tight curves on the original line; in WW2 it was a
munitions store; the Germans added extensive side tunnels and used 60cm gauge track in them. A 'then and now' video of the railway which was correctly the 'Jersey Railway and Tramways Co. Ltd.' and not 'Western' (at least in its official title).
Photo © Peter Mallory

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Group photograph (or at least those who were prepared to be photographed!) during the 4-mile Jersey Railway walk between St. Aubin and
Corbiere, Friday 8 May.
Photo © Alan Sheppard

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At Corbière station semi-open top vintage charabanc; Bristol LH J46655 (ex LT 'BL91' OJD 91R) was waiting to take the party on a tour round
the Island. The trip focussed on railway remains, visited Pallot's Steam Museum, all the station sites (and more) on the Jersey Eastern Railway
and ended up at Julian Clyde-Smith's 7¼ inch private Chateau Clairval Miniature Railway where the group were made most welcome.
Photo © Kev Adlam

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Our Jersey member, Chris Tottey, driving at Chateau Clairval Miniature Railway. He looks every bit the part!
Photo © Peter Mallory

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Our West Somerset Railway (WSR) Wayfarer No3 brakevan railtour with Class 09, D4107 organised by local member Robert Green, awaiting
passengers on the car park siding at Bishops Lydeard station on the morning of Monday 20 April. Fortunately the line was not blocked by
vehicles this time! (It had been during the 26 October Norton triangle trips last year). Photo © Kevin Cooper.

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The same trip stabled at the buffers of Minehead platform 2 during the lunch break there. The turntable is to the right.
Photo © Kevin Cooper

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The view from the rear brake van on Minehead turntable, after the ‘star turn’, Class 03 D2133 is approaching to shunt the tour. Photo © Kevin

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The brake van tour arrives back at Bishops Lydeard on Friday 17 April. Photo © Iain Scotchman

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