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  1. It looks familiar, but I don't know why. Is it in the Forest Of Dean? Maybe Ruspidge?
  2. 60098 has just passed Loughborough station with an aggregates train in July 1995.
  3. Just over 29 years ago, 60004 is seen at Ashford on a stone train. 21st October 1991.
  4. I love Whernside as a backdrop to Ribblehead. It always strikes me as such a majestic mountain. This is my first instamatic photo of the location in 1971. Unfortunately the cloud covered the summit that day.
  5. Thanks for that explanation Bomag, I can't remember reading that kind of article; but as you say it was a long time ago. It does seem perfectly feasible to do it the way you describe. Personally, I am just happy to have a photo of one of the unclassified ones; even though it was an Ebay purchase. It only set me back £1.79. Some bargains appear by accident. I have decided to plump for Doncaster as the location, mainly because the Carr sidings area was so large and sprawling that it seems the most likely option.
  6. Possibly, but D3159 was not an 08. I'm not sure which class number it would have been listed under, had it not have been withdrawn early. Maybe class 10/1? Blackstone engined, but BTH traction motors. I saw lots of class 10s but never saw any of those Even more confusing for the shunter class designators (had the locos not been withdrawn early), would have been the Crossley engined ones with Crompton Parkinson motors; numbers D3117 to D3126. Never saw any of those either.
  7. This is 37421 running round the tour train on 21/5/94, and so I presume the location to be Redhill.
  8. This is the Medway Growler rail tour from May 21st 1994. The loco used throughout from Cardiff to Ramsgate via Redhill was 37421 seen here at Ramsgate.
  9. Yes, I remember being taken by a mate to a pub which sold 'real ale' in about 1974, so there were a few about. I think CAMRA was in its infancy back then. However, I didn't really fit in as most people in the pub had beards and wore corduroy jackets.
  10. I don't think Lincoln would have such a flat featureless horizon as that. I'm sure you would be able to see something of the city behind.
  11. Thanks for your thoughts. The loco which is next to D2407 has a barely readable number, but it looks like D2510 which was also cut up at Booths. However, it was a Rugby loco before withdrawal and confuses the issue even further.
  12. This negative is something of a mystery. I think it may be in the Sheffield area, purely because the two identifiable locos are D3159 and D2407 which were both cut up at CF Booths Rotherham. It may even be in their reception sidings, circa 1967.
  13. Thanks everyone for the Coventry info. If I had thought a little more, I could have ruled out Longbridge because it wouldn't have been electrified in that area in those days.
  14. This is 50037 'under the wires' on April 1st 1988. I am not sure precisely where this is, but given the large motor factory in the background I'm assuming it is in the Longbridge area?
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