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  1. 4 years later TOPS numbers everywhere but still that 70s magic. A day trip on The St Pancras - Manchester through train, (probably some cheap fare deal)...Happy days! 6/5/76 Luton 25313/25236cm,45113H Bedford 31423 Wellinboro 08619,08618,25075,25127 Kettering 45056 Leicester 31286,45101,08704,45069,08697,25059,08471,25280 Loughboro 47030,3101,45075 Derby 56259,50976,52063,51948,50351,56106,50495,59157,50444,52053,08803,08832,08612,08842,03399,20038,03386,08178,20189,20199,20177,08814,08455,08605,50035,45009,45067,08625,
  2. Vintage 70s style concrete platform lights still at Thorpe-le-Soken yesterday, they are on the disused platform so assume no longer work.. cheers now NR
  3. I'd go with Inverness, not what it used to be but still retains that special highland atmosphere perhaps NR
  4. The train crew check 47643 out after shes battled through the snow on the 2110 Euston - Inverness Highlander on January 17th 1991 NR
  5. heard from somebody that lived by the line in the 70s was that on occasions a 25 would haul/propel the bubble car up and down the short branch on "plenty trips" presuume due a unit failure or bad leaf fall.. nr
  6. A nice image from the late Tony Ewer with 90009 storming North near Tring with the 1900Euston - Manchester on June 29th 1993 NR http://www.leightonlogs.org
  7. Tony Ewer's nice image of 83009 at Bletchley downside parcel bays as thunderbird on April 12th 1982. What we will probably never know is that this loco probably got to Bletchley on that mornings 2A23 "the stuff of legends" 0350 Euston - Bletchley "milk" train used by staff and anybody else desperate enough to travel at that early hour!! NR
  8. 25037 heads past Dunstable Vauxhalls with the evening cement empties bound for Northfleet on April 9th 1986. The 25 would normally work just to Luton with a Southern 33 taking over there. An apalling busway now covers the track bed that at least 145 different 25s worked along over the years.. A photo from the late Tony Ewer (out of his lounge window!) nr
  9. With the booked Bedford crew on board 45143 accelerates past Dunstable Vauxhalls light engine after working the morning cement in 2 portions from Luton Bute St on a murky morning of March 14th 1984, 2 x 33 would have worked this train from Northfleet to Luton. 108 different 45s visited the Dunstable branch mainly on the morning cements, incl all the 451s plus 2 46s making an impressive 110. This fascinating line is now a busway!!! A photo from the late Tony Ewer
  10. By 1991 few locos were stabled on Bletchley HS as traffic declined. 08807 rests between station pilot duties with a 31 for company early evening on November 27th 1991 NR
  11. not the most common of sights at Inverkeithing, i reckon, 45048 with an up ballast back on September 20th 1983. A dave Spencer photo NR
  12. hard to recognise now but perhaps the station roof helps. the late Tony Ewer catches 86233 still in BR blue with an empty van train probably for Thornton Fields at Liverpool St on August 8th 1987 NR http://www.leightonlogs.org
  13. a phot from May 93 from the late Tony Ewer of the farewell "Mothball" tour in May 93 crossing an overbridge near Winslow. full tour report at http://leightonlogs.org/Mothballfull.htm cheers NR
  14. A rare loco at Fenchurch Street scene on January 8th 1994. Metals sector 47279 is the power on a short engineers train. NR http://www.leightonlogs.org
  15. Edinburgh Waverly early on May 5th 1984 with 26004 and 26005 the exotic traction on the superb Anglo Scottish Freighter tour. In the foreground are some of the DAA (daft as !!) organisers of this epic weekend tour. A Tony Ewer phot
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