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  1. https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/gwrvans/e150e0b0d Paul
  2. In BR condition with spoke wheels https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/lmsplate/e148d6c37 Paul
  3. There were doored versions with a Shellstar livery but the body colour appears to have been white, not the blue associated with the curtainsided originals https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/ukfvan/e53721046 Paul
  4. I wasn't thinking about a controlled stop at buffers but an accident as it is an accident we are discussing. Paul
  5. It is an interesting report and as others have said a whole series of unrelated concerns. However, as a mere customer, I must say that the industry ignoring the effect of lower speed shunts is worrying. OK so the interiors have been softened. But, these are not aircraft where everyone is required to stay seated and locked down until the plane has come to a standstill. Instead my experience is that a high proportion of passengers on the ECML begin to get ready to get up as they pass Emirates stadium. Speed can still be quite high (my experience is only on HST and 91s). So most are
  6. I feel so old looking at that photo! https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/brspa/e3def194a - brand new waiting wheelsets. Paul
  7. https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/brherring/e10b9cac5
  8. They were unfitted. Very few made it to TOPS. Probably TTVs at KX Paul
  9. And there was me thinking this was seriously good news. Paul
  10. Quite honestly I think the usual name for them - Thompson 6 wheel BZ is possibly better - few would know the diag number. Paul
  11. There were also french build PCA branded for Sulfacrete. https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/stspca Paul
  12. Never heard or seen any suggestion that the LNER built any of these. They were a BR build. For some reason the toplights were altered during the build. Paul
  13. More photos in this report, including one which shows how much of the station throat has been affected by this derailment. Mostly V tanks - some probably 40 and more years old. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/all-lines-through-sheffield-blocked-as-freight-train-derails/ar-BB1aUexl?ocid=msedgntp Paul
  14. I wonder what diag 13 was mentioned on UC002A and B ? It shows an end door on a relatively (compared to diag 1/051 china clay) high wagon. I don't recognise it at all. Was it simply the wrong wagon to show a diagram for the standard clays equipped with the fixed high bar for ball clay? Paul
  15. At the far end, by the steps up to the next car park, there remains a COALITE sign on a wooden board. I'm sure some of my Ebor group mates remember the drops in use. They have tried to explain how it was worked, but I don't really understand them, but then that aerial photo is difficult to decipher as well. There is a very large aerial view of the York railway complex in 1936 as the end papers of Leigh, Chris (1987) The Aerofilms Book of Britain's railways from the air. Ian Allan ISBN 0 7110 1702 6 Paul
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