|The Ghost Train, Purton
There's a degree of irony in the fact that my quest for an appropriate train service from South and West Wilts, Frome, Yeovil and Dorset up to Swindon took me to the village of Purton this morning. What's ironic? Searching around for a meeting venue that "Streetmap" had slightly wrong (or perhaps I had the postcode wrong!), I came across "The Ghost Train" pub.
Down beside the railway, a closed station but a pub that was still open. Had I had time to dally, no doubt I would have seen one of "FGW's train's go though. Had there been a station there and appropriate services, I could actually have ridden the train from Melksham up to my 07:00 meeting. That would have been first train of the day - 05:37 off Westbury - last year, and perhaps will be again some future year.
Written 2007-08-23 16:23:06
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