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Axlebox

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  1. Whitwell Crossing, Sherburn House County Durham. This was the 'Old Mainline' more recently known as the Leamside line which ran from Tursdale, north of Ferryhill to Pelaw in South Tyneside...There are serious plans to reinstate this route as part of the freight upgrade to the ECML and also as part of the Tyne and Wear Metro...only time will tell if trains run here again. https://www.google.com/maps/@54.7609989,-1.5239448,3a,75y,27.65h,64.56t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sn8o5GZbSLvaFog8fAQWoYA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
  2. https://www.flickr.com/photos/blue-diesels/8157260823 Check out the packing behind the buffer...must have had its buffers refitted in its last works visit...
  3. Is it too late to file off the door details on the underside and add some lead flashing under the doors? You can't really notice at normal viewing distance...
  4. Old school, Bridlington 1982 from John Bentley's excellent Flickr site, there are another 5 shots in there (including the horses)...
  5. Hope you had a pint in the Cock and Bull...
  6. Talking of Seaham...what do you do when you discover a whole load of trackwork still under your road...you celebrate them and make a feature out of your history, well done Seaham. ...image from County Durham's Seaham Townscape Heritage project. http://www.durham.gov.uk/seahamtownscape
  7. The rebuilds were a lot sexier Mr G...I've no idea how E HB 4603 made it to 1954 mind...
  8. ...the short ones or the rebuilds (as per Goathland cafe)?
  9. I'm not fussy who plays with my trains set (obviously). My first encounter with Roy was him shouting at me (me being Retford shunter 3rd class), he had a glint in his eye...something his daughters remembered fondly, you knew he liked you if his eyes glinted when he shouted at you! If you ever stood in front of Retford and had a controller thrust into your hand and were asked to help with a shunting move, then that was the yard crew...during one lull in proceedings we even had the cheek to run our own train round the layout and back (only Mr Hall noticed) Can't believe its been 2 years.
  10. Aw haway! Onybody can do Gigglestreetv veiw: Quantity over quality Uncle P...can you do double tracks in the road like at Sharpness?
  11. https://www.google.com/maps/@51.7195879,-2.4725739,3a,75y,199.45h,71.93t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0gPUda5UKeK_zNWWSWzcNA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Sharpness Docks...
  12. http://www.pjv101.net/film_bw/pjv01523.htm From the archive of Mr Peter J Vincent...An Australian's view of the UK rail scene in 1979...
  13. The Rookhope and Middlehopeburn Railway in Weardale, which was closed in 1923. This section up by Heights quarry was in use until German POWs constructed an incline down the NER Wearhead branch during World War One...so these sleepers have slept on for over 100 years...and there, lying in the mud, you can still find the rails (For completeness the railway stool idle from 1923 until 1941(ish) when it was (supposedly) removed for the war effort.) ...
  14. From David Blower's flickr site, Nuneaton Abbey Street station on Monday 18th November 1968. Signalman Mr Alf Dixon had a lucky escape...
  15. Peckett W4 works number 521 of 1891 I'm hoping you good folks in Peckettland may have come across a picture of works number 521. she started life In the docks at Swansea in 1891 working for contractor Christopher Rowland subsequently being sold to Broomhill collieries, Northumberland in 1910. Broomhill sold her (prior to 1922?) to the Weardale Steel Coal and Coke company who rebuilt her at Thornley Colliery (Durham) in 1922 and sent her to work on the Weatherhill and Rookhope and Rookhope and Middlehope Railways in Weardale. She is recorded as working from all 3 sheds on these systems, at Heights quarry, Rookhope and Bolts Law. She was laid up when the system closed in 1923 and she was finally scrapped in 1941, possibly at Thornley Colliery. Due to an extremely low bridge at Rookhope, locomotives on these lines had distinctive cut down cabs, see link below... https://www.facebook.com/tanfieldrailway/photos/pcb.10158653625200312/10158653549500312/ I doubt she was built with a low cab, but probably ended her life with one similar to the above. So, has anyone seen Peckett 521? Thanks Duncan
  16. https://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/pool/page7 With our American cousins, its sometimes difficult to work out what has been abandoned and what hasn't...don't blame me if you get addicted to this, I just sent you the link!
  17. I'm sure we've seen this before...but the thought of trawling through nearly 160 pages to look for it! Its got to be worth a replay and B557510 is the star of the show.
  18. Hi Richard, there are a number of photographs taken on the same day. Its a West Auckland J39 and the line up to the quarry has been lifted, so the exchange sidings must have been in use for stone loading. I don't remember where this view came from and will remove if anyone objects...but there is the rail you can see in street view
  19. ...your probably right (If nothing else, I'm good at thread drift!)
  20. ...Something literally 'off the wall'...but still a remnant of what once was...this is where the litter bin was attached to the wall of the up waiting room on Acklington station before someone nicked it. However you can see the NER Brown and Stone colour scheme, the LNER Green and Cream, the BR (NER) Blue and off White and the current Grey and off White
  21. Great show folks, I could spend the best part of a day just browsing. Can you post a link to the show here?, otherwise there is a big entrance button on this page... https://www.scalefour.org/ Enjoy, and don't blame me if the lawn doesn't get done today!
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