The Probus Club Weston-Super-Mare

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The Lost Railways of Somerset - John Montacute

Posted on February 6, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Our speaker for the morning was John Montacute who gave a talk on The Lost Railways of Somerset.

 

John (who is passionate about this subject) then proceeded to give a thoroughly detailed and interesting talk, accompanied by countless slides of the old railways, their engines and stations, going way back to the 1880's.

 

He thentook us on a fictional day's journey on the railway, covering numerous stations - way out to the extremities of Somerset and ending back at Weston.

All these were accompanied by numerous photos.

It was interesting to hear that of the 72 stations of the time, only 9 were still open.

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