Bath Branch (Midland Railway)






Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Mangotsfield to Bath


Sustrans has planted a tree to replace each former awning support at the site of the abandoned Mangotsfield South Junction to the East of Bristol city ...
Ken Strachan 24/05/2015



As it can be hard for a military bureaucrat to tell the difference between wheels and a saddle tank, the War Department very helpfully put a 'this way ...
Ken Strachan 16/03/2019
'Oi! Come back with that thimble!' Precision coaling at Bitton on the Avon Valley Railway on 16th March 2019. ...
Ken Strachan 16/03/2019
This is a Ruston engine. Yes, but what make is it? Classic diesel traction at the Avon Valley Railway Mixed Traffic Gala at Bitton on 16th March 2019. ...
Ken Strachan 16/03/2019
This is a very pleasing shot, considering that we arrived at Bitton due to a navigational error! Beattie 2-4-0WT 30587 pulls into Bitton with a train ...
Ken Strachan 04/11/2018

Ex-Wemyss Private Railway 0-6-0T no 15 at Avon Riverside on 29 April 2013. [See image 42888] ...
Peter Todd 29/04/2013
Pre-packaged countryside: looking North through an open door between Bristol and Bath on the Avon Valley Railway. ...
Ken Strachan 07/05/2018
Chunky Polish industrial 0-6-0T locomotive Karel being coupled up at the Riverside terminus of the Avon Valley Railway in March 2009. [Paint ...
Peter Todd 22/03/2009
WPR No 15 is Barclay built J94 no 2183 from 1945. (I first saw this locomotive at Muir's Yard, Thornton, in 1983). No 15 has been restored to working ...
Peter Todd 29/04/2013



Just when I thought I had thoroughly explored the remains of the S&D in Bath, I find a bit more trackbed. This may be parking for two car dealers and ...
Ken Strachan 03/11/2018
The old S&D bridge over the GWR line [see image 37063] has now been replaced, with walls high enough to deter persons ignorant of the power of ...
Ken Strachan 05/03/2017
I should have known this would happen when I commented on recent maintenance [see image 37063]. The down side here is clear: another relic of the S&D ...
Ken Strachan 06/03/2016
This location, East of Oldfield Park station, is where the S&D crossed the Great Western. Their physical position may have been superior, but their ...
Ken Strachan 01/01/2012


All lit up, but nowhere to go - better have a drink then. Thank you Bath City Council, for restoring this wonderful building instead of allowing it to ...
Ken Strachan 14/08/2015
Possibly as relaxing as an S&D steam train - a hot air balloon spotted above Green Park station in July 2013. ...
Ken Strachan 06/07/2013
It is hard to believe that the photographer is standing about three feet above the site of buffer stops on a riverside siding adjacent to the Stothert ...
Ken Strachan 06/10/2018
Blue cars only please. The train shed for the MR/S&D station at Bath Green Park in December 2010, now a car park for the local Sainsbury's. ...
Ken Strachan 28/12/2010