This station closed in September 1963. Photo taken 1975 by Tim King. Viewed from the approach road off Tucker Street. The construction of the by-pass has obliterated Tucker Street station.
Wells Tucker Street GWR station, Somerset
Closed to traffic September 1963. Photo taken 1975 by Tim King
Photo taken 1975 by Tim King, 12 years after closure. Looking through Tucker Street bridge.
Masbury Station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway courtesy Jim Type, copyright C L Caddy Collection
Evercreech Junction Railway Station courtesy of Tudor Williams
Down S&D express near Shepton Mallet. View NW, towards Bath; Somerset & Dorset Bath – Templecombe – Bournemouth line. The 09.08 Birmingham (New St.) to Bournemouth West express, double-headed like all the rest on a Summer Saturday, is descending the eight miles of mainly 1-in-50 from Masbury Summit to Evercreech Junction and approaching the viaduct just north of Shepton Mallet station. The locomotives are: LMS 2P 4-4-0 No. 696 piloting BR Standard 5MT 4-6-0 No. 73050. Ben Brooksbank
An Intruder on Shed – by Colin Price
Sometime between Nationalization and when the S&D station closed on the 29th October 1951 there was an excursion from Wells to Bournemouth. Class 2P 4-4-0 No.40697 came up tender first with the stock on Saturday evening and was turned and berthed in the Western Shed overnight. It then worked the excursion there and back on Sunday, running around at Glastonbury.
The engine and stock were from Templecombe and the driver was George Williams.
It would be interesting to know the number of carriages and, due to the short platform at the S&D station at Priory Road, whether it loaded there and used just three to load or continued to Tucker Street and then reversed to continue on the Branch. Any information would be welcome.
Photo by Ron Told
Wells GWR Goods Shed, Somerset
Located near Tucker Street station. This building still exists and is now a vet’s surgery. The by-pass runs alongside. Photo taken in 1975 by Tim King.
Old goods shed, Wells, Somerset
Photo taken 1975 by Tim King.
Wells Tucker Street railway station was on the line between Witham Friary and Yatton, sometimes known as the Strawberry Line from one of its principal traffics. A train for Witham awaits departure on a hot summers day in 1958. © Copyright Richard Green
Wookey railway station was a station on the Bristol and Exeter Railway’s Cheddar Valley line in Wells, Somerset.
Highbridge branch train at Evercreech Junction. View SE, towards Templecombe and Bournemouth: ex-Somerset & Dorset Bath – Bournemouth line, junction of the branch to Highbridge and Burnham-on-Sea. The 17.00 to Highbridge is headed by LMS-type Ivatt 2MT 2-6-2T No. 41242 (built 10/49, withdrawn 4/65) – class extensively used on BR(SR) at that time. Evercreech Junction and all the lines were closed on 7/3/66. Ben Brooksbank
Northbound Somerset & Dorset train climbing up from Shepton Mallet at Windsor Hill. View SE, towards Shepton Mallet, Templecombe and Bournemouth; S&D line, Bath – Templecombe – Bournemouth West. This stretch was a hell of a climb, about 8 miles at 1-in-50 from Evercreech Junction (with a short break at Shepton Mallet) to the Mendips summit at Masbury; the southbound climb from Radstock was almost as tough. The train is the 12.00 stopping-train from Templecombe to Bath (Green Park), by then with modern motive-power, BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 No. 75071. Ben Brooksbank