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  1. There was another thread about these units recently:
  2. The 6" map on NLS shows a track in front of the goods shed: https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=52.23636&lon=-3.14768&layers=6&b=1
  3. I think the association is more with Patriot names. 53 Royal Tank Regiment, 54 The Royal Pioneer Corps, 55 Royal Signals and 56 The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (T.A.) all took their names from recently-withdrawn Patriots (suitably updated). Just think, we could have had Lady Godiva or Morecambe and Wise Heysham.
  4. It's just the local AS saying he thinks it's a good idea - not really news. Conceivably Bangor-Caernarfon might reopen, but it is hard to put forward any sort of case for Caernarfon - Afon Wen. As I recall. the new A487 built twenty or so years ago specifically avoided the trackbed, so I suppose it could be reopened without too much disruption, but why do it? How would it be operated, and who for? Aberystwyth - Carmarthen might make more sense from a strategic point of view, since it gives a huge area of country access to the railway network, but it would be vastly more expensive b
  5. I agree with @Invicta1958that it cannot be this because the exact wording in the Act is "Movement of waggons by propping and tow roping." I looked up both "prop" (verb) and "propping" in the full online OED (which is often very helpful with obscure words in old, formal documents), but it offers no suitable suggestions that I can see.
  6. It isn't anywhere west of Carlisle. Don't imagine that Port Carlisle is actually a port, whatever the name of the place may be, and the railway at Silloth is no higher than the surrounding countryside (roads pass over the railway, not under it). Solway Viaduct is in the middle of nowhere.
  7. Is this Barnstaple Junction looking north? The geography is correct with the bank on the left, and the buildings appear to match, but the only decent photos I can find are of the other end of the station, mostly taken from the Sticklepath road bridge.
  8. Dulverton, on the Taunton-Barnstaple line.
  9. There is another thread about this set: Edit: I sse I was thinking along the same lines as Steamport
  10. I don't have access to any of my old photographs, which for class 44s were almost all taken at the southern end of Toton yard, but from memory they were almost all trains of 16 ton unfitted mineral wagons.
  11. I saw my first one (6 Whernside) in the sidings at Leicester. I never heard of one as far south as St Albans until the farewell railtours. They were very definitely associated with Toton, and I don't recall reading reports in the railway press of their being seen very far afield. Even Seven Tunnel Junction seems a long way from home, but I see there is another thread on here about those workings, which may well have useful information for you:
  12. I expect you've looked at the Railcar website and seen this picture, captioned with set and vehicle numbers, as well as a wealth of other detail: https://railcar.co.uk/images/12183 There's another picture of the same set in 1975 here: https://railcar.co.uk/type/class-101/later-operations, which gives a little more information that the blue/grey cross country units were set numbers 801-804, later joined by 805 and 806, but this last part does not match up with information available elsewhere on the site, which says that 805 and 806 were formed in 1982 from existing WR sets whic
  13. The 4-car set was 149730G, and the vehicles were also sold separately. The driving trailers (the top two cars in your "set") were 201072 and the restaurant car was 201073. You are missing the motor car 201070. The fourth coach in the set (201071) was a compartment second and looks very much like the one you have, but it had blue window surrounds the same as the others. I suppose Lima may have changed from white surrounds to blue (or vice versa) at some point.
  14. Got it! 12 is Chudleigh Knighton Halt, on the Teign Valley railway between Exeter and Newton Abbot, and the picture is taken looking towards Newton Abbot. The bridge is Knighton Bridge. Although at first glance the bridge in the first pictuire on the Disused Stations website (http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/c/chudleigh_knighton_halt/) looks nothing like the one in picture 12, the sign (whatever it says) in relation to the pyramid-roofed building is unmistakable. The station only had a short life (1924 - 1958) so finding it on old maps is tricky. Even when
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