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  1. A U2 at Mildenhall? Who we spying on now?

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    2. John Tomlinson

      John Tomlinson

      A few used to live at Alconbury until it closed, so no strangers to our skies.



    3. Tim Hall

      Tim Hall

      U2, they still haven't found what they're looking for by the sound of that. (That'll go "whoosh" past a few people ;) )


    4. John Tomlinson

      John Tomlinson

      Ah, the sounds of the'80's, when we still had an airforce - actually armed forces full stop!

  2. Triang Mk1 cut n shut Bullion van.. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/50195662168/
  3. My first encounter with an exhibition train was at Marylebone in 1979/80? I'd love to find a pickure of it. I walked onto the platform (aged 12 or 13) with some friends. I remember exclaiming loudly 'Wow look at that!' and rushed towards the rather unusual looking coaches. My friends had made similar exclamations from just behind me. There was a guy standing by the nearest open door and i asked if i could look inside. He indicated i was more than welcome to however as i advanced he grabbed my locoshed book.... and wrote in it! I snatched it back with a loud 'hey' and darted inside. To my horror everything inside was to do with football. I made my way through the train and came out the other end. To my surprise my friends were still on the outside and hadn't made it past the guy at the door. It turns out he was a famous footballer. Completely wasted on me. I couldn't stand it then as now. I would be interested to know what it was all about and who the guy was that defaced my locoshed book.
  4. I'm not entirely sure how much of this is Ouse box c1897 - 1925. I think the locking room was converted into a permanent way hut. An incredible survivor.
  5. I did a job near the Severn Tunnel. I left for home at 19:30 on a Sunday evening and had 15 minutes on the M4 with nothing in front, nothing behind and nothing on the other carriageway. I think it was probably the 2nd week of lockdown.
  6. I think my diagram is much later than John's 1968 drawing. The up coal has been abolished and 58 signal simplified. I'm going to dig the diagram out to investigate what is below the overlays between the spring catch and the site of 10 points.

    TMC Limited Class 40

    Mine has arrived too. It is causing much alarm at this stage as it has taken upon itself to ignore some of the ABC braking sections. Other than that i'm rather happy with it.

    TMC Limited Class 40

    Just been nabbed by the track and trace people. Looks like playing is all i will be doing.

    TMC Limited Class 40

    Yup likewise. Can’t wait to play.
  10. Were loco's permitted over the discharge bridge? I have just dug out a signalbox diagram where it looks highly likely locomotives had to pass through the discharge facility.
  11. LNERGE

    TMC Limited Class 40

    Imminent Release does seem to be taking a long time.
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