EAW007735 ENGLAND (1947). Midland Road, Lucky Lane and environs, Bristol, 1947

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Pennawd [EAW007735] Midland Road, Lucky Lane and environs, Bristol, 1947
Cyfeirnod EAW007735
Dyddiad 22-June-1947
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 359869, 172977
Hydred / Lledred -2.5776249724526, 51.453861719054
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol ST599730


Friday 1st of January 2021 11:48:15 AM
Jewish cemetery

Tuesday 16th of June 2020 07:06:26 PM
Possible bomb site. The building to the right has a ruined roof

Wednesday 13th of November 2013 09:35:23 AM
The presence of Victorian carriage trucks surrounded by a yard scene that could equally well depict 1927 or 1917 or even 1907 (apart from some of the more recently built wagons) illustrates just how the railway had got stuck in a mode of operation that over the following decade would be very near wiped out by road competition. There are some containers in the background with some rather inadequate looking cranes for lifting them off the wagons onto road vehicles. Nearly all the other traffic had to exchanged by hand, providing work for an increasingly expensive army of goods porters.

Wednesday 13th of November 2013 07:09:23 AM
Railway arches in the Great Western viaduct being used by what look like private sidings off the LMS yard. The space below viaducts was often used by railway companies for good deports often accessed by way of wagon hoists (lifts) - Birmingham Moor Street and London St Pancras being two examples - but it was relatively unusual to find the sort of arrangement seen here.

Wednesday 13th of November 2013 07:00:39 AM
Lots of mechanical horses. Scammell tractors were a favourite of railway companies and had a good degree of efficiency with many more trailers than power units. Rows of trailers, waiting to be moved, can be seen elsewhere around the yard.

Wednesday 13th of November 2013 06:55:20 AM
There are two skew bridges 'cutting' through this series of arches. The one at the eastern end (left) is a plate girder bridge while in the middle there is a brick arch. The arches of the viaduct are built at right angles to the tracks above. It always rather surprises me that the railway built so many relatively complicated and expensive skew bridges to accommodate roads on the same alignment as before the railway was constructed. It must have been cheaper to do this than deal with the legal and land purchase costs to have the road moved to go through an arch at right angles to the railway. I suspect a much greater proportion of modern motorway bridges are on the 'square' with the approach roads moved to a new alignment.

Wednesday 13th of November 2013 06:43:58 AM
Aplin & Barrett Ltd, St Ivel dairy products. The company was formed in 1893 and was later absorbed into Unigate. The building here looks like a converted chapel

Tuesday 12th of November 2013 11:10:54 PM
Level crossing

Tuesday 12th of November 2013 11:04:53 PM
Footbridge over railway

Tuesday 12th of November 2013 11:04:22 PM
Text: 'Bristol United Beers'

Tuesday 12th of November 2013 11:03:23 PM
LMS goods depot at St Philips

Tuesday 12th of November 2013 11:02:28 PM
Originally the Avon Street Wharf of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Railway, opened in 1835. Later part of the Midland Railway estate and subsequently of the LMS

Tuesday 12th of November 2013 11:01:03 PM
The end of a platform at Bristol Temple Meads station

Tuesday 12th of November 2013 10:55:31 PM
GWR pannier tank engine with vans

Tuesday 12th of November 2013 10:54:36 PM
Bristol East power signalbox, the largest on the Great Western, with 363 levers. It was built in 1935 and demolished in 1970

Tuesday 12th of November 2013 10:53:35 PM
Bob Dixon worked in this signalbox and made the following comments on the Time Capsules site, under an image of Dr Day's Junction box, where he also worked:

'Yes,we had the full compliment at East Box. We were connected to West Box, Old Station Box, Goods Yard Box, Engine Shed Sidings Box ( LMS) Dr Days, North Somerset Junction Box and the Shunters Box. There were 23 Block bells and 365 levers. Every train movement had to be logged, including engine changes and shunts from the goods yard onto the main, plus of course all the passenger traffic and goods yard movements. On a summer weekend it was so busy that I couldn't take a break unless someone came up from the station to relieve me. There were 3 full time signalmen. On nights it was a little quieter, and I was allowed to work the box sometimes. Trying to identify bell codes from half a dozen block bells all ringing at the same time was something I eventually got used to.'



Wednesday 13th of November 2013 01:01:23 PM