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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 t
  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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