Posted in Railways on Thursday 27th January 2005 at 10:40pm

Slipped out of work this morning to watch the first visit of a 'Western' to Weston in something like twenty-eight years! Quite a crowd in evidence on arrival. Wandered over to Platform 1 and waited for a terminating unit to arrive. D1015 arrived just a few minutes later, after what had been a troubled journey from Gloucester.

D1015 at Weston-super-Mare
D1015 at Weston-super-Mare

More trouble here too - with a planned 1109 start slipping to 11:39 due to a recurring TPWS fault which dogged the train for the rest of its journey.

Back to the station a little before 2200 to see the return trip. Things ran a lot more smoothly this time. Absolutely thunderous start from Weston - which even managed to drown out the Police helicopter which was hovering ominously over my house!



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