Steaming up the street — 4 Comments

  1. Did they change the gauge between the tracks.
    On the other question. They had solid rubber tyres they popped on the wheels.
    Did you see the programme on the Indian Hill Railways.
    All of those are now nixed here and in the UK. But they were never economic and I think built to proving relief as well as capacity to supply/re-provision RN ships.

  2. It was standard gauge on the GWR by 1906. I cannot understand why there was a need to go through the town, they could have gone out to Curry Rivel junction and come back to the East station

  3. They would if the railway wasn’t connected either side and they needed an engine. And if the bridge hadn’t been built nor the tunnel at Upton sunk. Note, from the google earth there is no shaft down in the middle of the hill meaning they were taking the face from both ends only. Usually back then to keep things going by dropping a shaft straight down in the middle and dig 4 faces or even more as on the Settle to Carlyle line (Langport–>===========< —Castle Cary, but here they didn't.

  4. HAHAHAHA, I spent an hour finding keyboard function for Boolian Union and had a pretty tunnel opening with a shaft in the middle and then it vanished on the upload of the comment.
    From my research. The current line is the new line as of 1906 so it’s likely the move was in the years before that.

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