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  1. Not really what you're after but there may be something worthwhile in Brush Veteran's Flickr set: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157627818981963 This thread has a list of when the 40s went into blue, which would help pin down which were still green in '68: https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/127161-blue-class-40s-in-the-late-60s/&do=findComment&comment=2917648
  2. Love the way all that point rodding goes under the buffer stop
  3. On first seing them, the ones with the four cab arrows seem strange, a bit too busy looking but i like them. That, and the other variations/colours, are reminders that the 'corporate image' took years to settle down and show what a minefield the transition era is for modellers.
  4. Haven't the time to look through but Brush Veteran has a pre-TOPS set on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157627818608793/
  5. September 1982 R.O. (roughly covering June/July) shows 08611 at Swindon for Intermediate Overhaul and Dual brake modification. October issue says 'Swindon...29th July 08611(reinstated)' November issue says 'DB fitted August: 08611' and 'TRANSFERS: August: 08611 Su-LO' Interestingly, around the same time, there are many 08s losing their vacuum brakes when being fitted thus becoming air-brake only.
  6. Where's the 'amazing' button when you need it! Quite remarkable that it was never taken up, just gradually (or deliberately) buried under the soil & debris and forgotten about. Until over 200 yrs later it comes to light again in such complete condition.
  7. I always wondered what a 'crow' was but makes sense from your description - nearly 'cock-a-doodle-do'!
  8. Correct w124Bob, In 1969/70 the 'Tees-Tyne Pullman' was 1N25 and 1A15 (with the Pullmans at the London end.) Incidentally, the 'Yorkshire Pullman' was the only one to run on a Saturday. http://www.napier-chronicles.co.uk/wtt69-70.htm
  9. Can't be London as there's not even a solitary Routemaster or Black Cab going past
  10. That looks like the one remaining set of disc-braked mk 2 coaches. It was used as a spare with 47/7s + DBSO mainly at peak times and also iirc for Glasgow-Dundees
  11. That ice cream van seems to have the counter on the wrong side - any customers would have to be standing in the road!
  12. Info in this post for 1969/70: https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/3244-ecml-met-camm-pullman-formations-query/&do=findComment&comment=23633 Robert Carroll's LHCS group is now at groups.io: https://brcoachingstock.groups.io/g/main/topics
  13. Doh! I knew he had the detail photos but was pushed for time earlier so I didn't spot the one specifically of the sign itself! Glad to have been of help anyway
  14. That pic reminds me of the various bits of railway that used to criss-cross Glasgow. Tunnels, bridges, arches & track beds either still there or removed when redevelopment has taken place. A pity in some cases, as some would be ideal for re-use as a commuter rail system (rail or tram-type) now that so many of the main roads are clogged with traffic. They managed to modify and re-use some of it over 40 yrs ago when the Glasgow Central Low Level line was brought back into use as the Argyle Line in 1979, having been closed and abandoned since the mid '60s
  15. There's a bit about the two cl.150 prototypes at traintesting.com: https://web.archive.org/web/20200221082206/http://www.traintesting.com/Class150.htm (I've used the Wayback Machine as the site seems to be down at the moment)
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