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80041 Chilcompton 120266 HB373

80041 Chilcompton 120266 HB373

In dire, flat, cold, winter conditions Chilcompton Stations position high in the Mendips offers little protection to its arriving and departing passengers. On 12/2/66 Standard 4 2-6-4T 80041 arrives at Chilcompton with the 2pm Templecombe - Bath service which was running under the Emergency Service Regulations made necessary by the failure of the authorities to establish replacement bus services by the initial S & D closure date of 3rd January. This failure led to the extension of scheduled Rail (Steam) services until 5th March. ©Hugh Ballantyne/Rail Photoprints