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'''To the Southwest''': [[Windmill Hill]]<br>
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'''To Wales, the North or Bath''': [[Windmill Close]]
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== History ==
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Opened in [[1870| July 1870]]. Completely rebuilt in [[1933]] when the line through the station was quadrupled.
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==1989==
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Image:Bedminster Station1.jpg|Large Logo 47814 opens up the throttle as it powers south in 1989.
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Image:Bedminster Station2.jpg|The sun is setting as a HST slows on the approach to Temple Meads.
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Image:Bedminster Station3.jpg|A local DMU heads for Weston. Despite stopping at local stations en route, Bedminster is not one of them.
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==2003==
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Image:Bedminster Station4.jpg|The station entrance is covered in a brilliant muriel... err.. I mean mural.
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Image:Bedminster Station5.jpg|The underpass into the station is also brightly painted and, surprisingly, untouched by vandals.
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Image:Bedminster Station6.jpg|This way to Platform 1 :)
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Image:Bedminster Station7.jpg|Things have certainly changed since I were a lad.. Excellent architectural platform shelters now stand on the spots that were once occupied by bus shelters full of piss.
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Image:Bedminster Station8.jpg|Strangely, the shelter on the Up Platform is of a much smaller design. Just visible to the right of the shelter is the top of the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
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Image:Bedminster Station9.jpg|The down slow would seem to be little used. At the time of my visit there was some very dangerous debris lying around at this spot which if some little git decided to move to the running rails could cause something quite nasty...
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Image:Bedminster Station10.jpg|At one time Bedminster Station was accessible from both ends. These bricked up stairways led down to the bridge at Windmill Close. The red warehouse in the distance has been built on the site of the old goods shed at Pylle Hill.
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Image:Bedminster Station11.jpg|A Voyager heads south working wrong line.
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Image:Bedminster Station12.jpg|The Voyager leaves the station and crosses the bridge at Windmill Hill. The big red brick building in the right-background is where Mr Cameron makes his world famous balloons.
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Image:Bedminster Station13.jpg|Standing on Platforms 2 & 3 and looking south. This is a similar view to the 1989 one above with the HST
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Image:Bedminster Station14.jpg|This sneaked up on me while I was on the phone. 37605 and 37610 head north on a nuclear flask train.
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</gallery>[[Category:GWR]]
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[[Category:Stations]]
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Latest revision as of 13:26, 13 January 2008