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  1. Good to hear …………. remember couple of years ago taking a possession of the line for tunnel examination at the quarry end and getting most of the way back up the M4 to Swindon after the job then looking down into the passenger side floorwell and thinking "that Annett's key probably should be back in the token machine " - nice to think trains are regularly passing the badgers' skull up on a rock in the tunnel wall again …………..
  2. Lovely modelling …………. I did a couple using spare PC32 body sides (with the single door) bought separately from Parkside, then butchered to produce double doored sides.
  3. Absolutely …………. is / was always the case - NB is one of the most neglected areas of the DC traction network - an opinion born out of experience on the SR
  4. My ha'pennyworth …………… just like to see some of the existing great mouldings in my era (very happy with this years' LNER CCT in blue) ie ……... R4531 LNER BG in BR blue R4409 Hawksworth B/BG in Blue R6809 LNER 21t coal hopper as a VB version - there were plenty in existence Memory defect but would overjoyed with a "modern" fitted 21t coal hopper too. I am pleased that these "announcement" days still give me a bit of thrill …………….. long may that continue
  5. it still happens in the modern age …………….. One bank holiday morning in 2004 when on-call as Ops Manager ………… received from WICC ………….. "can you get up to West London Junction the Kirov is on its side ………." Operator disabling the SWL device whilst lifting new decks for the WLL bridge replacement ISTR
  6. Aye it did but we re-used that years ago ……………..
  7. At Worting Jn the conductor rail just ends …….. no signs etc …...………. you are expected to know the route
  8. Precisely because of this single horrific incident ………………….. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiE1Kmilb3mAhX2TxUIHWfGD_0QFjAAegQIARAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FMurder_of_Deborah_Linsley&usg=AOvVaw2MpmzIgI8pN7QNzYejnv5Q
  9. Nice - Original 1916 vintage - 100lb/yard conductor rail somewhere on the SW Suburban - Windsor side - East Putney - Wimbledon ??????
  10. I think this is the west end of the original Ivybridge station site adjacent Blachford Road, the UB is different now, there is a house on the RH hill and maybe the hint of an OB (Langham Road)? in the background, there was a signal post in about the right place too - it just feels right ………………. EDIT Actually on second thoughts there is too much hill on the LHS …………………..
  11. There are / were until recently long sections of the SWML between Woking & Basingstoke that had Cargofleet 1966 rails in situ (albeit with an escalating defect incidence) and there are sections of the line west of Salisbury and the Yeovil Weymouth section that have rail dating from the 20's . The oldest I can actually observing from my PW days were the 1931 rails still in daily use (2007) at Hampton Court station and there is no reason why they wouldn't still be there.
  12. It's taken off the footbridge @ Boon Way Oakley looking in the up direction towards Worting Junction. The LSWR milepost is MP 52. The OB in the background is St John's Road
  13. ISTR they were withdrawn early due to severe corrosion issues on the underframes
  14. This one got a bit too involved in being part of the railway scenery - Oxshott 13th October 2010 It actually bounced off the roof of the train after falling off the bridge - Mixer driver was unfortunate (IMHO) but thankfully survived.
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