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June 15th, 2009
We were invited to stay with a family friend in Wellington, near Taunton, and tour the West Somerset Railway. We boarded the train at Reading station and went across to Newport, Wales, returning via Bristol and heading down to Taunton for the next day's trip. At Newport, we went to a bridge and watched for about 30 minutes. Moments after we left, a train came over with a pair of rare Class 67s! Grumbling at the loss, I was more than a little surprised to have the same train return a few minutes later and take us to Taunton.
(map) Reading is a major railway junction between Oxford and London.
Swindon is famous among locals for its fanciful roundabouts -- look at a map of the city to understand quite why -- and is also along the line between Reading and Bristol.
Newport is the first city over the border from England and is apparently where Class 66s coming from Canada are off-loaded.
Bristol is a major west coast city near the border with Wales.
Taunton is near Bishops Lydeard and the West Somerset Railway.