John Speller's Web Pages Bridgwater (B&ER)

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Bridgwater was the terminus of the Bristol & Exeter Railway from 14 June 1841 until 1 July 1842 when the lined opened to Taunton. The Great Western Railway's timetable of 30 July 1841 introduced train service from "London to Cirencester, Bath, Bristol and Bridgewater (sic.)"
The staff of Bridgwater station, B&ER, 1859
B&ER Carriage Works in Bridgwater - a squalid collection of huts joined by a traverser. Is the top-hatted gentleman Carriage Superintendent, Henry Bridges? To enlarge right click and select "view image"
Brunel's Bridgwater Station of 1841, happily preserved in the twenty-first century. Except, of course, that no GW station was ever painted blue. Photograph courtesy of Wikipedia Commons. To enlarge right click and select "view image"
The "Flying Dutchman" near Bridgwater in 1886. To enlarge right click and select "view image"
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