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    Model railways. Cycle touring. Astronomy. Irish folk music. Science Fiction.
    Also the Beverley to York line via Market Weighton.

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  1. Good morning, David. I like the excellent East Anglian Railway Museum photo’s, which show how much varied stock they had back then. In the last photo’, of RSH, CEGB, East Midlands Division, loco’ on the 13th May, 1979, apart from the locomotive, you can see part of a Gresley teak carriage. I can’t recall which one, but I’ll be looking it up in one of the books I have a bit later on. With warmest regards, Rob.
  2. Good evening, everyone. This evening I have a photo’ by Patrick Welsh on Flickr, of 25109 departing Hull Paragon on the 27th July, 1986, on a Manchester service. 25109 departs Hull Paragon by Patrick Welsh, on Flickr Best regards, Rob.
  3. Good afternoon, David. I like the latest Grantham to Nottingham photo’s which are all of interest. In J6946, at Radcliffe on Trent with a class 114 unit on a Grantham to Nottingham train in May, 1980, I’m quite sure that there are signs that the leading car, a DMBS has a degree of sag. Perhaps I’m wrong, but the guttering is certainly sagging, and the saloon windows seem to be following it too. I know some of the high density suburban units could suffer body sag, leading to the doors being very difficult to open, as a result of crush loading. This is certainly a most revealing photo’, either way. With warmest regards, Rob.
  4. Thank you, Gilbert, I was hoping it might be. Best regards, Rob.
  5. Well, for this poll, if I understand it correctly, it has to be Market Weighton. Just no competition. If I may, I’ll now show this photo’ by ricsrailpics on Flickr, of Market Weighton station on the 6th March, 1965, on the day a special double headed train to Whitby ran. You can see the K1 in the distance, for that was East Junction. The lines to Driffield and Beverley went their seperate ways here. The 40 is on a Hull to York service, most probably the 12.12 from Hull. At the other end of the station you had West Junction, where the lines to Selby and York parted. There was a two road engine shed, which, although closed down in 1917, was still in existence in 1965. You can see the large goods warehouse on the right. Market Weighton was a very large station for the size of the small country town it served in East Yorkshire. And, of course, it was the ‘Railway King’, George Hudson, who, wanting a station and railway to serve his country house at Londesborough, who was the driving force behind getting the York line built and opened. The Selby line was there, to stop competitors from gaining a foothold into this part of the world. Sadly it all went, for good, on the 29th November, 1965. The last train, through Market Weighton ran on Saturday, 27th November, 1965. All to save some £80,000. Unknown class 40 on a Hull - York working. Market Weighton. 6 March 1965 by ricsrailpics, on Flickr Best regards, Rob.
  6. Good afternoon, David. I like the latest Teesside photo’s which are all of interest. I’m saying little about that fence in the first two photo’s, except “Must do better”! Now, in the final photo’, C18468, at Grangetown Junction, with a solitary class 153 on a service to Saltburn and a class 37 on an up freight train on the 14th April, 1993, you have some sense of the sheer scale of the place. I’d imagine it is just too big for anyone to make a scale model of it. With warmest regards, Rob.
  7. I’m definitely going with Peterborough North in view of your excellent layout if nothing else, Gilbert. Rob.
  8. I guess, when I go to Smiths to buy my copy of 279, it will be the last time before they close down. I’ll subscribe after that, perhaps I ought to have subscribed much earlier on. Rob.
  9. Good afternoon, David. I like the Harrogate photo’s. All are both of interest and historical value. In the first photo’ with 144017 on a York to Leeds service, on the 11th April, 1990, the 141 on the left is 141112. In J1469, of Crimple viaduct, in August, 1965, you get such a good sense of just how imposing the viaduct is. With warmest regards, Rob.
  10. Well, for this poll, I think I’ll go with Cambridge. So big, and that long platform. Rob.
  11. Good evening, everyone. This evening I have a photo’, by trainsofhull on Flickr, of Hull Paragon, showing a class 40, and two 47’s on the 3rd May, 1980. Hull Paragon 03-05-1980 by trainsofhull, on Flickr Best regards, Rob.
  12. Good afternoon, David. I like the Glasgow Central photo’s, all,of which are of interest. In C16705, with 43068, on the 29th February, 1992, that shows the way that the yellow was applied to the power cars cab end. It was certainly different, but I think the dark grey should have been allowed to continue across the cab end as it had done previously. With warmest regards, Rob.
  13. Well, for this poll I’m going with Alnmouth. It brings back the memory of a school excursion train in June, 1973. It was 47 hauled from Hull, after connecting from Beverley in a four car class 104 unit. We went round via Church Fenton to York, and then the ECML to Alnmouth. I recall the paint flaking off the maroon Mk1 TSO we had been in, and a Gresley buffet car on getting off the train at Alnmouth. It was then a transfer to an MW bus for a trip to Holy Island. So plenty of good memories from that day.
  14. Good evening, David. Happy birthday, and I hope you’re having a great day. I like the Swayfield photo’s, and they are all of interest. The last photo’, with an unidentifiable class 47, on an up express, on the 1st April, 1978, would appear to have a Griddle car as the third carriage. With warmest regards, Rob.
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