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Guess the location .... - 1153/3293
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Sunday, 21st January 2007

Or not so much "guess" - most of these will be familar







Re: Guess the location .... - 1153/3295
Written by streety7 on Sunday, 21st January 2007

I think 1 is Severn Beach although not entirely sure
2 is a rail replacement bus service from melksham?
3 & 4 are both Melksham
5 is Chippenham
and 6 is Trowbridge?

I reckon at least 4 out of 6 there :P

Re: Guess the location .... - 1153/3296
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Sunday, 21st January 2007

Chris, you have 4 right. And one questionable.

Re: Guess the location .... - 1153/3297
Written by Sion Bretton on Sunday, 21st January 2007

1 = Swindon station
2 = 234 bus
3 & 4 Good old Melksham station
5 = Chippenham station
6 = Trowbridge  station

Re: Guess the location .... - 1153/3298
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Sunday, 21st January 2007

Sion ... how the ***** did you even get the route number?  Are these people friends of yours?

And, yes, the others are all correct too.

Re: Guess the location .... - 1153/3299
Written by Sion Bretton on Sunday, 21st January 2007

I been on the 234 from Chippenham Railway station so there is the link.
Whats my prize  8) ;D

Re: Guess the location .... - 1153/3301
Written by Nick Field on Sunday, 21st January 2007

The Chippenham picture was taken in the summer of 2005? and regularly appears on the Save the Train Homepage
The 234 bus picture was when you did the HTV news piece recently.  The people are media students.
Not sure when the other pictures were taken but I think the Trowbridge one also appears on the STT homepage from time to time.  Melksham pictures both look like winter time.

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Save the Train was the campaign to bring an approriate train service back to and through Melksham.

Most big contributors are still around writing at the Coffee shop forum where new members are very welcome.

The train has been saved - sort of - we have stepped back up from an unusable service to a poorish one but it's doing very well. We did that through setting up the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership. That fulfilled its early objectives; it has been taken over by local and regional government types who are now doing medium and long term work. The team from this forun can also be found at the Melksham Rail User Group (which was the Melksham Rail Development Group at the time these articles were written and we had no users.

We mustn't loose sight, though, that the train service remains poor and needs our community support in marketing and campaigning to keep it going in a positive direction ... and all the more so when we're expecting to find a different normallity once we get out of the Coronavirus Pandemic and head for zero carbon via the climate crisis. Yes, it's saved ... it's now a key community facility ... the need for enhancement and the strong and near-universal local support remain, and the rail industry and goverment remain slow to move and provide the enhancements even to level us up with other towns. Please support the Melksham Rail User Group - now very much in partnership rather than protest with the rail industry and local government, including GWR, TransWilts and unitary and town councils. And please use the trains and buses, and cycle and walk when you can.

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