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  1. I cannot recall if I have added this pic of a D299 to the thread before. SECR Longhedge shed 1920 on loco coal duties and 'pooled' by then. Tony
  2. Craig, You will be missing the cast boiler 'bottom' as this is not on the chassis kit. Tony
  3. To make it easier to find on their site 'www.forestofdeanhistory.org.uk' - it is in the reprints section of the publications entitled 'New Regard Vol 18 p35 to p60 - Brain's Tramway' Tony
  4. Thanks everyone for identifying it as a Bond 875. They are not level crossing gates, but access to the line at Crofton Jcn York, where the avoiding lines go off the ECML. Tony
  5. The title says it all really! Often there are interesting things on the edges of negs......
  6. I have seen this before, it is from MA Ray & Sons of North Woolwich See Turton Vol 5 page 179. Tony
  7. Thanks Brian, We all really appreciate your knowledge. Was there re-fuelling facilities at Radyr for the PWM andother stabling locos, or was the former filled up by fuel from barrels ? Cheers Tony
  8. Thanks for this fascinating insight into Radyr in the late 60s and early 70s. Another question for Brian, you have not mentioned the PWM shunter. Was it always there in the yard or did it ever do trips out? What was its purpose as most of the other PWMs were in Continuously Welded Rail depots and used for sunday re-laying? I only saw it away from the yard once around 1976 and then it was light engine with an 08 through Cardiff General going to Canton, but i never knew if this was just for fuel or maintainence. Recalling the RO there was always a report of where every S Wales lo
  9. Regarding these MR hoppers I always wondered why 2000 wagons lasting well into LMS days were so 'camera shy'. My conclusion is they were associated with heavy regular flows of coal from colliery to the larger scale industrial user such as steelworks, electricity works, gas works etc. As such their route would be a short trip mainly from the Notts/Derby/S Yorks coalfields to Sheffield steelworks, local gas works etc. Hoppers were not common on the MR and early LMS as most mineral requiring bottom discharge were carried in 7 plank mineral wagons mainly owned by the Private Owners. The LMS/NE d
  10. I always assumed that this type of 'shed on a loop' small yard would be horse shunted. In the absence of a horse a pinch bar could be used to move one wagon at a time. Both very difficult to 'model' Tony
  11. Pics in Rail-Online of 41713, 41779, 41835 (Belpair boiler fitted about 1962!), 41853, 41865. For example https://www.rail-online.co.uk/p409546733/heefa75d3#heefa75d3 Cheers Tony
  12. I think you need to define the period you are talking about- 1890s? Tony
  13. You can add 80037 to the list of ones that had them, see here on the Rail-Online site https://www.rail-online.co.uk/p974195917/h4a4da1c1#h4a4da1c1 Cheers Tony
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