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  1. No - but I know where you are referring to ........ they were used quite a lot for deep catchpit covers on the line. Mine was lying loose in the Down cess about 10 chains Reading side ..................... redundant "fence posts"
  2. I have these from their SNCB range ............................ nicely built & detailed & all run well without problems The Class 51 & Class 26 aren't done RTR by any other manufacturer - another tick for Mehano.
  3. Where is this please - can't place it - 3rd rail / OLE poles - am guessing NLL - Acton-ish somewhere ??
  4. EH & HG 33/0's could be found in each others' territory on the SR pretty regularly.
  5. Lovely view of a DH25 compressor on the bufferbeam - normally tucked out of sight on the underframe of SR EMU's
  6. Nice ..……… can almost hear the chatter !!
  7. Quite - I remember standing on the platform at Bedwyn back in 2014?? en-route to a possession planning meeting at Reading just after it was announced that the wires wouldn't reach further than Newbury and overheard a suited chap say to his travelling partner "Have you heard we won't be getting electrified" ……………………… "Yes, I've SPOKEN to Steven about rectifying that" came the emphatic reply ……… There's a lot of that sort of thing in West Berkshire & East Wiltshire ………………………………. they wear hats to work still
  8. Although both of these are worthy of inclusion in the same breath ……………….. https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Railway-Wagons-Rowland-1985-04-25/dp/B01K965860/ref=pd_lpo_14_img_0/259-9861288-0483055?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01K965860&pd_rd_r=a3fddbbb-79d1-4cf2-910c-b472611cc240&pd_rd_w=0tLIp&pd_rd_wg=2eAlc&pf_rd_p=7b8e3b03-1439-4489-abd4-4a138cf4eca6&pf_rd_r=34SSQ53DPVZXJPYZHRZV&psc=1&refRID=34SSQ53DPVZXJPYZHRZV https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Railways-Unfitted-Vacuum-Braked/dp/0711036365
  9. ISTR the border was generally defined by a strip of different coloured ballast across the track …………. 103's - aren't they just the best …………………..
  10. Where there's a will there's generally a way - I once oversaw the crossing of a tamping machine between two tracks using just a diamond crossing (following the 4-CEP / 319 collision outside London Bridge in '99) …………. daresay others have similar tales
  11. Interesting - Fruit D ? followed by a ??? Anyone else see the "ghost" railwayman at the foot of the "off" signal post ?
  12. and to add to the previous info - The line was originally just a branch to Greenwich Park and was diverted to Lewisham as a through route in 1929. The points under the loco were a siding that lead to the brick-built structure in the background - a "Fyffes" banana warehouse. The turnout in the adjacent track lead to a siding that entered into the traction substation (the large brick structure) via the blocked up door - originally fitted with a steel roller shutter - the rails are still set into the sub floor. The flats to the LHS of the rear wagons are built on the trackbed of the branch to Crystal Palace High Level - closed 1954.
  13. Damn silly Q - it may have already been answered but 24 pages !! When did the classic Freightliner containers give way to the newer / PO versions ? (1975 ish ??) and I'm googling other stuff - would just like to know form someone who knows.
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