THE SOMRSET & DORSET RAILWAY WALK

By Bill Reid

From my photographs and screen grabs from Google Earth and Google Street Views
Plus train video screen grab photos and Internet maps

4th July 2018. I began my jurney to Bath from Didcot then changing at Bath for the local station at Oldfield Park where I could join the old S&D
where the route crossed the Western Main line. The orignal railway bridge has been replaced by a more modern foot bridge. From Oldfield Park
station exit from the down platform path then drop down the road then turn right into West Avenue and Lyndurst Road westwards to Ringwood
Road. You are now at the S&D bridge over the Western main line to start waking souhwards for Midford.

 

01. OLDFIELD PARK TO MIDFORD

02. MIDFORD TO WELLOW

03. MIDSOMER NORTON TO RADSTOCK

04. RADSTOCK TO SHOSCOMBE VALE

05. SHOSCOMBE VALE TO SINGLE HILL HALT

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Other railway walks:

The Dundee & Newtyle Rlwy Walks  Opened in 1831 the route had three incline planes. The first was from the terminal station on Ward Street, up the Dundee Law, where there was
also a tunnel. The second was the Balbeuchley incline at Rosemill and the third at Hatton that ran down to Newtyle station. It was also the very first
passenger train service in Scotland.
Worked by Horse over the levels until the first steam engine was purchased in 1833. Came under the Caladonian Railway with
it's terminal moved to Dundee West station. Passengers
service ended in 1952 and the line totally closed in the mid 60's. The inclines were by-passed in the 1860's.

The Cromford & High Peak Incline railway in Derbyshire has been luckier in having much of it's buildings, including an Engine House preserved. This is what could have happened with
the D&N, indeed, should have happened with at least one of the D&N inclines. However, the C&H gives an excellent comparison
of what the D&N would have looked like, albeit the
inclines were only single track.

Boddam To Ellon Branch (Walks)   By Bill Reid. Ex GNSR branch line.

Dyce To Fraserburgh and Peterhead Walks. Ex GNSR

Bath To Wellow Rlwy Walks Ex Somerset & Dorset Rlwy.

Chippenham To Caln Walk.

The Test Valley Railway Walk. (New Mills To Hayfield).

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