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  1. Thanks Guys. Melton Constable makes sense. There are other photos in this lot that are plainly M&GN: locos, wagons etc. There's a good photo on Flickr taken in 1972. Its just down the road from Darryl. I've stayed at the Three Horseshoes.
  2. Can anyone help me to identify this station? Looks interesting. Apparent single line with platform both sides (but with another line going to the rear of the photo)? Overbridge, water crane and high signal. Entrance to station under canopy to the left of photo? Probably taken in the 1930s?
  3. More from my collection of "unknowns". Can anybody help me to identify the loco type and location of these two? One (photo 20) is obviously French (SNCF) but the other (photo 19)......? I think it must be european judging by the configuration of it and the other locos in the photo?
  4. Hi all Dows anyone know what this is and where the photo was taken? I would have s aid definitely Bressing ham - but it doesn't seem to be one of their locos judging by their web site. They do have a No.1 - but it ain't this'n!
  5. Thank you again Fat Controller, Andy Kirkham, SD85, Jeremy C. I'm becoming convinced of No 12's GWR ancestry and am reassured by the thought of several of you that the shot could be taken from a GWR autocoach. I also think both Nos 12 and 15 are taken from the same train on the same trip. There is a similar "shadow" in the same place in No.15. The season seems to be the same judging by the grass and foliage. I'm also convinced that the foreground shadow in No.12 is not actually a shadow (there are no shadows elsewhere on the pic - unlike No 15 whic
  6. Once again I am in awe of the knowledge of you all! Many thanks to all who have taken the trouble to try to answer my head scratchings: The Johnnster, Great Central, old dudders, melmouth, Merfyn Jones, Major Clanger, Dagworth, eastwestdivide, SD85, Fat Controller, Steamport Southport, and Jeremy C. I'm certainly convinced of No.14 being Dover. Fits well with the map inserted by SD85. Late 20s is OK. A lot of these photos were 1930s. There's the faintest drift of funnel smoke left from the ship - so I guess its going left to right - i.e. heading for Folkestone.
  7. Railway Modeller May 2018 had a feature on converting a Nellie (or Polly) into a nice looking Drummond 0-6-0T with the look of LSWR, North British or Caledonian using an A1X Terrier running chassis. I have a Nellie body (which someone had already kindly removed the "handrails" from) and also an old Dapol Terrier. Its on my jobs list to convert to a presentable representation of a stovepipe Westinghouse fitted Caley 782 class. Quite a lot to do to the body but I think it will be worth it.
  8. Hi all Here is my last batch of "where are these" queries (probably). All the pictures come from a large job lot of photos bought at the local auction. I cannot pin down where they are. Photo No. 8, it has been suggested, is of a tunnel on the Churnet Valley near Leekbrook Junction (it was in a wad of Leek and Manifold pictures but is certainly not Swainsley tunnel on the L&M). Photo No.12 also came out of the L&M batch but is plainly standard gauge. Aggravatingly the cast iron sign top right is out of focus and I canno
  9. Hi All I'd appreciate some confirmation (or otherwise) on these two photographs which were included in a job lot bought at local auction. I think they are both ex Midland Railway Kirtley double-framed 700 class 0-6-0s. The letters 'LMS' can just be discerned on the cab side in photo No.19. If I'm right (even though they have different cabs) Will Adams excellent 'Locomotives we have lost' tells me that just one of these survived into BR service with round topped Johnson boiler and Salter safety valves - LMS No. 22630: BR 58110 - withdrawn fr
  10. Hi All I have several photos of Irish railways bought at my local auction. Most I can identify (or have identified with the help of rmweb members). There are two or three of the blue GRN(I) S class 4-4-0 No 171 "Slieve Gullion" Then there are the two shown here. Both are blue and, I think, the right outline for the S class, but I'm almost (but only almost) sure that photo 20 is No 171. Photo dated 3 April 1969. Photo 19 looks like the S class - but the tender seems wrong. All the pictures I've seen of No 171 show th
  11. Thank you (again) Long John Silver. I agree: the whole Irish steam railway scene is totally fascinating and absorbing. I am much indebted for your help and information. Best wishes
  12. Hello Long John Silver I obviously got hung up on the number 66 - not realising that, when the UTA took over half the GNR(I) U class locos they renumbered former No 201 "Meath" as number 66. So this is an engine from the second Beyer Peacock built batch (of 1947/48) withdrawn in 1965. Let me try to get this straight: The warrenpoint branch ran from Goraghwood to Warrenpoint via Newry? Internet information is confusing and possibly contradictory. Was this a Dublin and Belfast Junction Railway line? I read that it was closed in 1965 (if so that's presumeably why No 66 was
  13. BNCR/ NCC No.66 as "Ben Madigan" looks more likely. As rebuilt by nthe LMS to Class A1? "The engine number was applied to the front buffer beam in shaded gold digits".
  14. Thank you to Caley739, NeilHB, Long John Silver, Darius43 and becasse (again)! I thought that No.17 might be scottish (judging by the wheel and lever arrangement on the smokebox door). I guess the W mogul is the tender version of the WT 4MT tank? (I'm learning my Irish stuff)! No. 18 certainly looks like a 4-4-0 - but what about the number (66?) on the buffer beam?
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