Welcome to the Rudloe and environs website.
Here you will find news, articles and photos of an area that straddles the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in north-west Wiltshire.
Contributions in the form of articles or photos are welcome. Even those with completely contrary views to mine!
Thanks to the website builder 1&1 and Rob Brown for the original idea.
Rudloescene now, in January 2014, has a sister, academic rather than anarchic, website about Box history here: http://www.boxpeopleandplaces.co.uk/
It contains thoroughly professional, well-researched articles about Box and its people.
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Churchward Castle 4-6-0 7029 Clun Castle heads a down Bath Christmas Market special between Box and Middlehill tunnels on Sunday, 1st December 2019
Two days earlier on Friday 29th November 2019, Thompson B1 4-6-0 61306 Mayflower could be seen at Bathampton Junction with the first Bath Christmas Market special - photos below. Mayflower would head another Xmas Market special on Sunday 1st December arriving into Bath about 30 minutes after Clun Castle.
On Wednesday 3rd December, the Belmond Pullman (Orient Express stock) usually pulled by Bulleid 4-6-2 Pacific 35028 Clan Line but probably not this time (may be diesel-hauled), will be
coming to Bath possibly arriving at around 13:00
On Thursday 4th December, Stanier 4-6-2 Pacific 46233 Duchess of Sutherland (waaaaaugh) will be coming up the Limpley Stoke Valley arriving Bath at 10:45 departing 17:00
On Sunday 8th December, Peppercorn A1 4-6-2 Pacific 60163 Tornado (the 'new' £3 million engine) will be coming with a Xmas Market special. Details are sketchy but it departs Leamington at 9:25 so most likely will be on the main line (through Box) and will arrive in Bath at, perhaps, 11:00?
On Tuesday 10th December, Duchess of Sutherland will again be coming via the Limpley Stoke Valley, arriving Bath at 10:45, departing 18:50