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A Track plan of Temple Meads and surrounding area from 1903.
1900s - 1950s
An early view of Temple Meads taken from an old postcard. It shows horse drawn taxis and a Cabmans shelter. The spire on the clock tower was destroyed by a German incendiary bomb in an air raid on 3 January 1941.
Loco 82037 stands at Temple Meads with a short freight. © Gerald Peacock.
Another view of the east end of Temple Meads, this time with Jubilee 45659 Drake awaiting the right of way. This loco was cut up in 1963.
7036 Taunton Castle at the east end of the station. © Roger Porch
7019 Fowey Castle stands at Temple Meads during May 1963. She was withdrawn four months later.
The 11.20 train for Worcester leaves Temple Meads on the 11th October 1969.
The prototype HST visits the station. © Andy Kirkham
08185 shunts a mail train on 30.4.77.
An unidentified Class 50 waits to head south in the late 1970s.
37214 with a newspaper train. 21.4.79
47015 waits her next turn of duty at the east end of Temple Meads.
A cold snap hit Bristol on 9.4.82. © Adrian Henry
And another one taken on the same day. © Adrian Henry
A general view of the west end of Temple Meads taken in the 80s. © Clive Moore
47648 simmers at platform 12 with the guard looking on in the background. 2.10.88
A DMU is loaded with mail as it awaits a green light for Cardiff. 52048 3.8.88
08646 shunts parcels.
47631 pokes out from underneath the Post Office machinery bridge on the 15.5.88.
47458 heads a parcels train on the 6.2.89.
A night time shot of 47580 County Of Essex, complete with the Cockney Sparrow, after being transferred from Stratford in East London. 6.2.89.
While her Fragonset sister 47709 rests at the other end of Temple Meads.
47783 Saint Peter awaits the off with a RES service sometime in the late 90s.
An unidentified Class 47 passes signal B40 the west end of the station.
A RES class 47 leads Royal Scotsman coaches out of the station sometime in the late '90s. © Craig Munday
47849 uncouples from her train at the west end of Temple Meads on 29.6.01.
The ex-Royal Mail building can also be seen in the background of this photo of 143619. 7.10.04.
A Superb view south across the rooftops at Temple Meads with Totterdown on the hill in the distance and the yellow 'Banana Bridge' on the right. © Inks
And an equally impressive view east with the post office machinery bridge dominating the scene. © Inks
143613 awaits its next duty at the east end of the station on the same day.
Lord Nelson on the Cathedrals Express. 9.5.07. © Andy Mitchell