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  1. Looks to be a distant cousin of the genus "classicasixtysevenus"
  2. Also the solebar! Worth also noting that this appears to be a newly outshopped blue and grey coach with a NE prefix in 1967, surely must have been one of the last applied as NE ceased to be used at the end of 1966 Jim
  3. More coal fired impersonators. Not my video but I was standing next to the guy who filed it taking still shots!
  4. I vividly remember in the 1960s the class 303s went through a spell when you could barely see out the windows for the yellow scum on the windows. I seem to remember the explanation at that time was that the chemicals used to clean the trains were reacting with the brake dust, would that have been Ex-mover? Jim
  5. How do you think I feel - I remember the AM3s being introduced! Jim
  6. EDIT: BBC too quick off the mark - One person seriously Injured https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-53141611?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk&link_location=live-reporting-story " One person has been seriously injured and rushed to hospital after a train hit a car in mid Wales. The car driver was severely hurt after a train travelling from Shrewsbury to Welshpool struck their vehicle on a single-track level crossing in Powys. The incident happened at Smith's Crossing on the A458 at Buttington, north of Welshpool, on the Powys-Shropshire border at about 13:45 BST. The Wales Air Ambulance has also been called to the "ongoing incident". The ambulance service also sent three emergency ambulances and a rapid response vehicle to the collision between a car and what is thought to be the 13:27 service from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth. All trains on the Cambrian Line - between Shrewsbury, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, and Pwllheli, Gwynedd - have been cancelled as the line is blocked. National Rail said service disruption is expected until approximately 18:00 ." JIm
  7. Buffer testing at Glasgow Central used to be a regular occurrence, ,don't know if they still do it but the last time it was noted on the scot-rail enthusiasts site was in October 2017 when 37424 was noted buffer testing on platforms 6 and 7
  8. How about Cowlairs? One of the NBR "Glens" Jim
  9. More to the point where is the steam coming from! or did someone secretly restore the boiler to 47706!
  10. Check Tracksy for clues - a lot of train description boxes were showing "RUST", could that be a code word for the workings?
  11. The first two were Wheatley J31s 10180 and 10206, then there were two J33s added around 1923, 9021 and 9249 which were withdrawn in 1938, I have seen conflicting data about the numbers and withdrawal dates though. The branch closed before diesel traction Jim
  12. Exhibition train formed of converted mark 1s aut Glasgow Central Jim
  13. The Gartverrie Fireclay Works Branch near Coatbridge had two specially modified J36 locos 65285 and 65287 based at Kipps Shed. These had cut down cab, dome and chimney and were the only locos allowed to work the branch due to a low bridge Jim
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