To Midford

Leaving Bath Green Park, you can just perceive steam rising from the Ivatt tank, no. 82044, which has trundled the train over the "Midland" route from Bristol.
Setting off from Bath Green Park


The hilly nature of the Northern half of the line is quickly revealed, with the  climb through the district of Twerton, into Devonshire Tunnel.

Devonshire Tunnel
Midford Signal Box - at the end of Midford station - comes after Combe Down.  Here, the single line (bottleneck) out of Bath gives way to double track...
Combe Down
Midford Box
Trains uniquely echo their way through these hills - a Mecca for the sound recordist. Passing Wellow, then Single Hill and Shoscombe, better known to many for the intriguingly named platform "Shoscombe and Single Hill Halt" , we head for Radstock and Midsomer Norton. Shoscombe & Single Hill
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