9351 leaving Watchet 7812 leaving Dunster D6566 arriving at Stogumber

The pictures above were all taken on the West Somerset Railway in the summer of 2023. L-R: WSR Mogul 9351 gets away from Watchet station in the late afternoon sun; 7812 'Erlestoke Manor' at Dunster West Level Crossing; and Class 33 D6566 arriving at Stogumber.

Tim Edmonds

Railway enthusiast and transport historian

I am retired and live at Hook Norton in Oxfordshire, but previously lived at Minehead, Somerset, where for six years I worked as a volunteer booking office clerk on the West Somerset Railway (see picture below of my last day in this role) and I still do volunteer work for the WSR remotely. I research and publish on aspects of transport history that I find intriguing - primarily railways, but also on road and maritime subjects, often illustrated with my own photographs. My other interests include exploring and photographing industrial archaeology, landscapes, churches and historic houses.

Tim Edmonds at work in Minehead booking office, 28 October 2019

This website highlights some of my interests:

Photography - from black-and-white to digital

Research - interests and recent publications

The pictures below were all taken in Hook Norton in 2023 and show railway remains. L-R: blocked tunnel mouth under the Milcombe Road on the 1ft 8in gauge ironstone tramway; four of the remaining piers of No 2 Viaduct on the dismantled Banbury-Cheltenham railway line; and a view from the edge of the former Park Farm ironstone quarry across to the end face - note the narrow-gauge rails reused as fence-posts.

Blocked tunnel mouth under Milcombe Road at Hook Norton Piers of railway viaduct at Hook Norton Ironstone quarry remains at Hook Norton

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