150234 Stonehouse (Bristol Road) 21 July 2008

150234 passes the site of Stonehouse (Bristol Road) station with the 06:12 Salisbury to Gloucester First Great Western service on 21 July 2008. The sun was just starting to find the edge of a large bank of cloud moving down from the north. D1015 had passed by 14 minutes earlier on a railtour, which ironically also started from Salisbury. The Western had actually left 25 minutes earlier than the unit, but a run round at Bristol Temple Meads had obviously allowed the unit to catch up slightly! Note the remains of the loop on the left at what was formerly Stonehouse (Bristol Road) station. This was the former Midland Railway station that closed in 1965. The former Great Western station, originally called Stonehouse (Burdett Road) is still open.