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On a beautiful evening on 2 May 1955 58072 pulls away from Midford for the continuation for her run out to Binegar with the 1805 local from Bath.

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The Somerset And Dorset In The Fifties Volume Two

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The normal power for the 1805 Bath - Binegar local was an Ivatt 2-6-2 tank. 41243 is seen here in charge of the train, is pulling away from Midford station and onto the viaduct on 21 June 1955.

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Just occasionally a Jinty 0-6-0 tank was used instead of an Ivatt 2-6-2T. In this picture, Jinty 47275 has just left Midford and is climbing smartly up the 1 in 60 leading south from the viaduct on 9 May 1955.

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'Caught in the very act!' A picture taken at the precise moment on 2 April 1955 when the mechanical catcher of 2P 40697 - in charge of an up train - is snatching from the lineside apparatus, the tablet for the single line section towards Bath Junction. On the left is Midford's neat Down Starter, an upper quadrant arm on a wooden post, destined in years to be replaced by a more modern Western Region type lower quadrant signal. Between the Down Starter and the engine can be seen the lineside apparatus for collecting the tables from down trains.

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The Somerset And Dorset In The Fifties Volume Two

Midford Don't Click Here!
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© Ivo Peters
The Somerset And Dorset In The Fifties Volume Two

Midford Don't Click Here!
Don't Click Here!

 

© Ivo Peters
The Somerset And Dorset In The Fifties Volume Two

Midford Don't Click Here!
Don't Click Here!

 

© Ivo Peters
The Somerset And Dorset In The Fifties Volume Two