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.


Contact rudloescene through the 'Contact' page.


7th December 2019 - the title photo has liitle to do with Tornado but was taken en route at the Methuen Park  (Sainsbury's) roundabout. This is Pudding Brook wending its way through west Chippenham to join with the Avon.

The east end of Chippenham station with the new Aldi and Travelodge on former Westinghouse land; Tornado approaching and on-time unlike the regular GWR trains that use this route which are invariably delayed usually by 'signal problems'
Peppercorn A1 Pacific 4-6-2 60163 Tornado approaches Chippenham Station on 7th December 2019. This shot should really have been shifted to the right to take in the train.
10th December 2019 and a Portsmouth-Cardiff train pulls into Bath Spa. "This train has three coaches" according to the public address - really?
10th December 2019 and Tornado pulls into Bath Spa, 11 coaches up (if I counted correctly), with a 'special' bound for Cardiff boyo
10th December 2019 and Tornado bearing a 51A (Darlington, where she was built) shed plate drifts along the platform at Bath Spa
Tornado departs Bath Spa with a diesel at the rear
An 'up' Freightliner train of aggregate hoppers. Freightliner is, as mentioned elsewhere, owned by the American company Genesee & Wyoming but don't worry, after Brexit we'll get our country back. Does anyone out there actually believe this BS?
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