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#27476 bgman

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 21:01

Next, he'll fall in the water.

 

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#27477 Siberian Snooper

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:59

 

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#27478 gwrrob

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 19:13

I'm open to requests for any loco of mine to have the Santa headboard adorning it in the run up to Christmas but in the meantime here's 1022 County of Northampton bound for Plymouth.

 

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#27479 Captain Kernow

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 19:58

Something has happened on the site of the future road access to the station car park.


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#27480 Mulgabill

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 20:02

How about City of Truro on an Ocean Mails Santa Special - bringing you all those cards from your

readers over the pond!


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#27481 KNP

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 20:09

Looks like one of them dodgy Christmas theme parks setting up we hear so much about this time of year.......

Next we'll see some dogs running around with antlers purporting to be reindeer, fake snow everywhere and adults dressed as elf's!!!

 

Then I expect we'll see the auto train passing through with a Santa Express headboard pretending to be the Polar Express!


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#27482 Captain Kernow

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 20:09

I had lunch in the shadow of Loddiswell station today, in the very nice garden centre down there.

 

I remember the days when the former station used to be an excellent tea shoppe, where I had what was probably the best cream tea I've ever tasted.


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#27483 Mallard60022

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 20:52

Looks like one of them dodgy Christmas theme parks setting up we hear so much about this time of year.......

Next we'll see some dogs running around with antlers purporting to be reindeer, fake snow everywhere and adults dressed as elf's!!!

 

Then I expect we'll see the auto train passing through with a Santa Express headboard pretending to be the Polar Express!

Almost, however that is CKs new trees wot he boughted today.

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#27484 Captain Kernow

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 09:46

Coventry has been a place of great culture long before this latest news was announced.


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#27485 Oldddudders

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 09:53

Coventry has been a place of great culture long before this latest news was announced.

 

It was the second cathedral I visited, at age 17, and there haven't been many since.


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#27486 vulcanbomber

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 10:01

I used to have to visit the GEC works at Spon Street, we used to call it Despondency street


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#27487 M.I.B

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 12:27

"

 

Coventry has been a place of great culture long before this latest news was announced.

 

"Bands don't play no more: too much fightin' on the dance floor............"


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#27488 Mallard60022

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 14:09

Can we now expect cultured comments on ANTB? I'd like to be the first to post one. 

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#27489 Tim Dubya

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 14:29

Though she was meant to be in the scud?
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#27490 gwrrob

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 14:34

It was the second cathedral I visited, at age 17, and there haven't been many since.

Was the original cathedral built when you were a lad Ian. :jester: 

 

I used to have to visit the GEC works at Spon Street, we used to call it Despondency street

 

The oldest street in the centre and dates back to medieval times. My late mother- in- law worked there and it's now a casino. :o 

 

 

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"Bands don't play no more: too much fightin' on the dance floor............"

 

No decent sized music venue in the centre which explains why I have to travel to Brum to see my favourites. A city of culture with no where for bands to play.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 15:04

Afternoon delight at Tigley courtesy of Trevor Jones.

 

 

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#27492 M.I.B

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 15:04

No decent sized music venue in the centre which explains why I have to travel to Brum to see my favourites. A city of culture with no where for bands to play.

 

And you had to go to Northampton to watch Home games until recently.................I see a trend developing.

 

The Coventry Poetry Festival will be in Stratford, the mime event will be in Silence, and the art show will be in Brum.......


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 16:29

I had lunch in the shadow of Loddiswell station today, in the very nice garden centre down there.

 

I remember the days when the former station used to be an excellent tea shoppe, where I had what was probably the best cream tea I've ever tasted.

 

Some years ago we had a snack lunch in the café at teh garden centre which is located on the site of the long closed Three Cocks Junction station - I wouldn't recommend it.


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#27494 Oldddudders

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 18:35

Was the original cathedral built when you were a lad Ian. :jester:

 

 

So good to be among virtual friends. You know where you stand. On shifting sands! 

 

As a matter of fact, Hitler was history more than three years before I was born! 


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#27495 gwrrob

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 19:46

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 09:33

Afternoon delight at Tigley courtesy of Trevor Jones.
 
 
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Such atmosphere!
My Great Grandmother lived in a tiny house below Spurgeons Bridge, outside East Croydon in 1947/8. The back yard went up to the brick wall with those curved coping stones. I was allowed to lean—DONT CLIMB!—and watch the succession of Electrics going through.Must have seen a C2X as well ‘cos every steam engine I drew had two steam domes.
Thank you, Ash.
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#27497 nhy581

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 09:41

Such atmosphere!
My Great Grandmother lived in a tiny house below Spurgeons Bridge, outside East Croydon in 1947/8. The back yard went up to the brick wall with those curved coping stones. I was allowed to lean—DONT CLIMB!—and watch the succession of Electrics going through.Must have seen a C2X as well ‘cos every steam engine I drew had two steam domes.
Thank you, Ash.


It seems that twin domes are a recurring theme, judging by one's profile picture.....

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#27498 gwrrob

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 11:05

How about City of Truro on an Ocean Mails Santa Special - bringing you all those cards from your

readers over the pond!

 

Something like this then....

 

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#27499 Mallard60022

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 13:10

Such atmosphere!
My Great Grandmother lived in a tiny house below Spurgeons Bridge, outside East Croydon in 1947/8. The back yard went up to the brick wall with those curved coping stones. I was allowed to lean—DONT CLIMB!—and watch the succession of Electrics going through.Must have seen a C2X as well ‘cos every steam engine I drew had two steam domes.
Thank you, Ash.

Not every C2X had two domes. Maybe you woz just obsessed with two huge domes at that age?download (2).jpg

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#27500 gwrrob

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 14:48

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