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#51 P.C.M

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 12:35

One from the Old RM...73112 ..you can guess where this is if you like..! not you PCM..you sent the train down..!



Go on, can I tell,Posted Image nobody has bothered to have a guess yet.

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 12:46

A few odds and sods around the B'm'th & Poole area.


Bi-directional working at Poole.


The Bourne Valley viaducts. Both suffered from FW.190 cannon fire damage during a WW2 Biedecker raid on the junctions and the nearby gasworks, in 1943


Branksome depot, again. This time with the Tool & Staff Vans off the B'm'th Breakdown Crane.










Splitting the 4-TC from the 4-REP.


4-VEP on the W'loo stopper in the bay.


At least someone's having a go at preserving the 'Past'.
Above the embankment is one of the ARP Shelters provided for the station's staff and passengers during WW2. Behind this, and to the right of the taller building, was, once, the 'British Railways Staff Association Club'.
Across the Holdenhurst Road, facing the 'phone boxes, the facade of the Bournemouth Central Goods Depot's offices, can also be seen.


The one time entrance / exit to the B'm'th Cen. Goods Yard.

Regards and the Season's best wishes to All. Frank.


Season's greetings to you Frank,
Great set of pics,Posted Image the ones at Bournemouth really bring back some memories, wish I had taken more pics at the time. I really like the one of the 93 in the bay taken from the road. I used to catch the stopper to Bournemouth and go the the book shop and Bournemouth Model Train Supplies ( I think thats what it was called ) down Holdenhurst Rd.

Cheers Peter,

Oh here's another Christmas card for you.

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 14:46

Season's greetings to you Frank,
I really like the one of the 93 in the bay taken from the road. I used to catch the stopper to Bournemouth and go the the book shop and Bournemouth Model Train Supplies ( I think thats what it was called ) down Holdenhurst Rd.

Cheers Peter,

Oh here's another Christmas card for you.


Top Shot, Peter, Christmas Cheers to you too Posted Image.
I can understand why you sailed away to sunnier shores down under. Frostbitten, no doubt ? Posted Image Posted Image

Yep, the book shop on the Holdenhurst Road. One of the 'Great, little shops', in my opinion. Stocked a multitude of transport and model related books, rtr, kits & bits, etc. etc. Sorely missed. I mean, you can't spend an hour or so, thumbing through books on the internet, can you ?.
IIRC the shop opened in the mid / late 70s, situated on the same side of the road as, and nearby 'The Dolphin' pub and was a branch of the Oxford Publishing Co's (OPC) shop in, well, Oxford.
Known, in those days, as 'Prontos, the Railway Book and Model Centre', I seem to recall.
Behind the counter, and managing the shop was Ian Kennedy, always with a friendly and cheerful greeting, and very knowledgeable too. He, and members of the Kennedy family, are now heavily involved in the editing and publication of the monthly mag' 'Steam Days' and the books and videos of the 'Oakwood Press'. I still see them occasionally, at the Poole & District MRC shows in November. A grand bunch of folk.
Another regular inhabitant was Jim Russell, of GWR loco & rolling stock fame, more often than not, seen, and heard, 'thrashing' away on his typewriter, compiling the catalogues for the OPC / BR Joint Venture Drawings & Photos Scheme.
I think it was in the early 90s that the shop moved to the opposite side of the road, on the corner of Lowther Rd., now trading under the name 'Motorail Books' , and a year or so later? was taken over by a certain Mr. Paul Mays of this very Parish (bike2steam), Another very cheerful, knowledgeable and very helpful fellow. Always up to speed with any new release, and if he didn't stock it, he would always order it for you at very competitive prices.
Alas, with the overwhelming competition from the internet, and the local collectors marts, not to mention the local 'Business Tax', Paul was forced to close, a few years ago, now. A great loss.
But it's good to see he's still holding his head up, and keepin' on, keepin' on, i.e. with the handicapped children and the Blandford Forum layout etc.
There is just the one specifically model railway shop left in B'mth, also on the Holdenhurst Rd., further along, 'The Bournemouth Model Railway Centre' run by Derek Purkess (also of this Parish, I think) and his team. Plenty of model railway stuff and advice therin , along with their own 'Traintronics' signalling / lighting and accessories, and loads of 'Scalextric' too.
Not many books though.
Ah, Those were the days

Cheers and bye fer now, Frank.
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Posted 13 December 2009 - 19:58

I'd posted some pics on the previous incarnation of RMWeb so I'll add some additional ones now. These were taken over the period 1987 to 1990.

More to come when I get the opportunity to sort out my prints and slides, and get the scanner working.














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Posted 14 December 2009 - 07:39

Top Shot, Peter, Christmas Cheers to you too Posted Image.
I can understand why you sailed away to sunnier shores down under. Frostbitten, no doubt ? Posted Image Posted Image

Yep, the book shop on the Holdenhurst Road. One of the 'Great, little shops', in my opinion. Stocked a multitude of transport and model related books, rtr, kits & bits, etc. etc. Sorely missed. I mean, you can't spend an hour or so, thumbing through books on the internet, can you ?.
IIRC the shop opened in the mid / late 70s, situated on the same side of the road as, and nearby 'The Dolphin' pub and was a branch of the Oxford Publishing Co's (OPC) shop in, well, Oxford.
Known, in those days, as 'Prontos, the Railway Book and Model Centre', I seem to recall.
Behind the counter, and managing the shop was Ian Kennedy, always with a friendly and cheerful greeting, and very knowledgeable too. He, and members of the Kennedy family, are now heavily involved in the editing and publication of the monthly mag' 'Steam Days' and the books and videos of the 'Oakwood Press'. I still see them occasionally, at the Poole & District MRC shows in November. A grand bunch of folk.
Another regular inhabitant was Jim Russell, of GWR loco & rolling stock fame, more often than not, seen, and heard, 'thrashing' away on his typewriter, compiling the catalogues for the OPC / BR Joint Venture Drawings & Photos Scheme.
I think it was in the early 90s that the shop moved to the opposite side of the road, on the corner of Lowther Rd., now trading under the name 'Motorail Books' , and a year or so later? was taken over by a certain Mr. Paul Mays of this very Parish (bike2steam), Another very cheerful, knowledgeable and very helpful fellow. Always up to speed with any new release, and if he didn't stock it, he would always order it for you at very competitive prices.
Alas, with the overwhelming competition from the internet, and the local collectors marts, Paul was forced to close, a few years ago, now. A great loss.
But it's good to see he's still holding his head up, and keepin' on, keepin' on, i.e. with the handicapped children and the Blandford Forum layout etc.
There is just the one specifically model railway shop left in B'mth, also on the Holdenhurst Rd., further along, 'The Bournemouth Model Railway Centre' run by Derek Purkess (also of this Parish, I think) and his team. Plenty of model railway stuff and advice therin , along with their own 'Traintronics' signalling / lighting and accessories, and loads of 'Scalextric' too.
Not many books though.
Ah, Those were the days

Cheers and bye fer now, Frank.



Hi Frank,
When I was over in 2003 I went to both shops, it's a shame to hear about Motorail books closing. I think it was Ian who used to have a trade stand at the New Forest Model Railway Societies yearly Railway exhibition, Always seemed like a nice bloke to me. Glad to hear they are still about.

Cheers Peter,

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 07:53

Hi Russ,
Great pics mate, glad you found us again.

Cheers Peter,

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 10:39

I have finally managed to scan a few photos. These ones are from the Southampton area, I'm afraid I don't have specific dates. Hope you like them.
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Tthere are plenty more if the need is there...

Cheers
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Posted 14 December 2009 - 10:56

Just a few more! I'm finding it quite addictive.. Hamworthy steel train features twice. I'm pretty sure the second one is in Poole, crossing Poole Park.
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Sorry about the poor quality on the right hand side, thought it was an intersting bit of kit though.
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Cheers
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Posted 14 December 2009 - 12:04

Nice pics Scott, keep them coming.

One of mine from the old forum.

Cheers Peter,

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 22:18

Here is another batch from Bournemouth. These were taken in 1973, slightly earlier than the title of this topic but hopefully no one will object.

As I was 14 at the time I took the original film please excuse the lack of lack of composition and less than perfect exposure that is apparent. At least I managed to hold the camera steady. :blink:


2x 4Veps enter Bournemouth Middle Sidings.


6580 (later 33119) awaits its next duty.


1698 approaching Bournemouth Central on 1E63, an inter-regional working to Newcastle.


I imagine this was a bit of a stranger at Bournemouth Depot in 1973. 4EPBs weren't unknown at Bournemouth but it's a little bit away from its usual haunts.


One of the depots more usual residents. Bournemouth allocated 4 Vep 7747

The next batch will be back to the late 1980s and the introduction of the 5WES (Class 442) and the demise of the 4 Reps and TCs.
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Posted 15 December 2009 - 10:11

Some more from the region
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Cheers
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Posted 16 December 2009 - 11:51

Hi Mark,
Nice pics and two 47s I saw a fair bit but didn't get pictures of, 706 and Tinsleys blue machine.

Cheers Peter,

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 15:59

Hi all
Couple of photo's I picked up when back in the UK a few weeks ago, can anyone confirm
the location is Clapham Jnc for both?

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cheers
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 15:24

Hi all
Couple of photo's I picked up when back in the UK a few weeks ago, can anyone confirm
the location is Clapham Jnc for both?

73117 Clapham.JPG

73006march92.JPG

cheers
Keith


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Posted 27 January 2010 - 15:29

Yarp, they look remarkably like Clapham Junction to me. Thge second pic was taken from the Windsor lines platforms looking across to what we called the Kenny side, where trains for Kensington went.

An interesting working I never recorded was in about 1979 when stock training at Woking, there was some disruption on the Salisbury line. An 8SUB appeared from Waterloo bearing the headcode 66 (Salisbury). It turned out the up working was so late it terminated at Woking. The down service from Waterloo was formed of the 8SUB which terminated at woking, where the booked loco and stock took over.

Is this the only time a SUB unit has worked a Salisbury train?

I've also got a pic of the test coach Iris, the Derby lightweight DMU on the down main between Earlsfield and Wimbledon, circa 1983. How do I post piccys on here?

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 15:37

Hi all
Couple of photo's I picked up when back in the UK a few weeks ago, can anyone confirm
the location is Clapham Jnc for both?

cheers
Keith

interesting vehicle behind the stripy 73 - is that a gauging van, with the "fingers" that stick out? Set them to the required position, and if they hit the edge of a structure, you're got some work to do. Think I've a photo of one somewhere. Bit low-tech compared to lasers etc.

Edit: looks like this one: http://www.departmen...m/photo/975807b

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 19:00

Hi All.

It's 'Spot the Station Time'.

For a little light entertainment, and, of course, an excuse to post a few 80's/90's, and later pics. of some units' front ends, here's the question.....

Can any one identify the stations featured in the photos ?.

Eeasy eenuff, for you Southern Buffs, but, how 'bout those North of the River ?. 'Ere we go !!.

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Unless you consider me staying with you over Christmas, and possibly the New Year, a prize Posted Image , there are none.
Just a bit of fun.Posted Image

Regards and bye fer now.

5838 & 5909 Waterloo.
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Posted 29 January 2010 - 23:14

Some shots of Dover from an earlier and busier time -August 1981

All the way from Manchester for the day on MerryMaker trip for ??7-00 - try that today :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

09018 Dover 090881
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33039 Dover 090881
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33212 Dover 090881
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73004 Dover 090881
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73004,73110,73137,73036 Dover 090881
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Posted 30 January 2010 - 00:58

5838 & 5909 Waterloo.


Quite Correct Stewart, Well done and Well spotted.
But, you're a teeny bit behind the others. The answers were posted up on Dec. 2nd. '09, on page 2 of this thread.
Many thanks for taking an interest, taking part and posting your reply.
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Posted 30 January 2010 - 16:09

Some shots of Dover ...
33039 Dover 090881
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Are they really sleepers behind that 33?

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 14:57

Hi All.
I found this last night. Not so much single photos, but a whole load of 'em, strung together.
I could be wrong, but, I don't think this has featured on here before.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=gfyIFZzLTgc

Well done and cheers to the guy who made the video Posted Image Posted Image . It certainly brought back memories to this household.

Regards from a Very Happy Posted Image * Ceptic.

* The 2nd. Bachmann 4-CEP recently arrived and I have been somewhat distracted of late. A belated Happy New Year to you Guys too.

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 11:21

Thanks for keeping the thread going guys. here are a couple from me.

Thanks for posting that link Ceptic. Very interesting.Posted Image

Cheers Peter,

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 11:31

Are they really sleepers behind that 33?

No- they're Mark 1 day stock. The sleepers had a raised section along the roof centre-line for ventilation, almost like a low, narrow, clerestory.
That's the first photo I've seen of that bit of Dover Marine before it was remodelled to give the loading/unloading roads for the train ferry in 1986/7. Am I correct in thinking that there was originally a carriage shed there?

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 12:24

No- they're Mark 1 day stock. ...

My mistake - perspective made the windows look smaller.

How about a couple just E of Northfleet, 1982, in a landscape that's changed a bit since then:

Two Eastleigh 33s on the Allington-Westbury empties
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and an EPB set on a CX-Gillingham, slightly unusual to have a 2-EPB sandwiched by two 4-EPBs. They were mostly at one end of eight.
N25_0031-5104-Northfleet.jpg

Last time I went past, the footbridge used for those photos had been sliced off.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 12:30

And keeping a Kentish connection, two 33s on an excursion returning to Kent, chattering up the incline to Exeter Central.
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