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  1. Wem North, according to the Signalling Record Society.
  2. Neither LNWR nor LMS- it's actually BR LMR, having opened in 1948.
  3. I'm delighted to hear that you were able to rescue that lever description backboard from the water tower, and look forward to hearing more about it.
  4. I'm not suggesting you are wrong about the frame colour, but surely every Swindon works grey photograph shows light frames and cylinders, even in the era when we know both were black in service?
  5. No- the lorry is 13'4" high and the bridge is signed at 10' 9". No room for doubt there!
  6. The 23'6" turntables at Yelverton and Princetown were provided for turning snowploughs. They were too short for the 4400 class locomotives which usually worked the branch.
  7. Try this: https://www.instagram.com/p/CSzl0C-qyWY/?utm_medium=copy_link Should work for anyone
  8. Properly Bristol Old Station, of Midland Railway origin but with a GWR frame since 1908, and closed in 1965
  9. I'm glad I took the plunge as it is indeed a very fine book. Nice to see evidence of actual proof-reading, in the correction to the Bath Junction plan date from the pre-publication image posted at the start of this thread. One wonders if that actually cost any sales- it was certainly a close-run thing for me, but the positive things said by people on here tipped the balance.
  10. Look hard at page 66, upper diagram, right-hand side.
  11. ...and in the OPC book the plans were correctly dated! Not impressive.
  12. Blast! I missed the anniversary. It was my first railway event. I was 11. I'm the boy on the platform on the extreme right of the picture, clutching a sketch pad 'cos I didn't own a camera. I still have the paperwork: Special train ticket (child, 50p), Programme, and copy of The Last Drop.
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