Williton Loop

History of The Williton Loop

 



1871 – Williton Crossing Loop opened by West Somerset Railway.

1906 – Williton Crossing Loop extended by West Somerset Railway.

 

1929 - Williton Station and Crossing Loop Flooded. © Edward Martin

1929 - Williton Station and Crossing Loop Flooded. © Edward Martin

 

1929 – A flooded Williton Crossing Loop

 

1937 – Williton Crossing Loop extended by the Great Western Railway.

 

                                    

1968 - The culvert over the stream which passes under the line at Williton was rebuilt as single track. ©Pat Bowker

 

1968 – Williton Crossing Loop shortened by British  Railways.

 

1968 - Williton Crossing Loop and Williton Station Footbridge just prior to demolition © RCTS - The Courtney Haydon Collection

 

1968 – Williton Crossing Loop and Williton Station Footbridge just prior to demolition.

 

1975 - Williton Station and Crossing Loop © rmweb

 

1975  - Williton Station and Crossing Loop

 

2015 - A good view of the new bridge under construction at Williton as part of the Williton Loop Extension - 29 March. This work is licenced under a Creative Commons Licence. © Chris Osment.

 

2015 – Williton Loop Extension

 

2016 Williton Loop Extension. The Switches of former 16 Points now plain lined and with some tamping to be done - 27 February. This work is licenced under a Creative Commons Licence. © Robin White

 

2016 - Williton Loop from the A39 Road Bridge on 14 March. For a comparison look at the same image further up the page taken in 2015. This work is licenced under a Creative Commons Licence. © Chris Osment.

 

2016 - Williton Loop from the A39 Road Bridge taken on 14 March. This work is licenced under a Creative Commons Licence. © Chris Osment

 

2016 – Williton Crossing Loop extended by The West Somerset Railway.