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  1. Browsing Flickr I came across these images of an old rail connected distribution centre, I once walked past in in the four foot and got a telling off from someone who worked there.  I'd never seen any images of this place till now and I realised that now I have no-one to share this with as anyone who may have been interested is no longer with me, how sad...

    23-09-1970_TP&B_SPD Ltd Alexandra Road_TP Appeal

     

    23-09-1970_TP&B_SPD Ltd Alexandra Road_TP Appeal

     

    1. DavidLong

      DavidLong

      SPD Ltd (Speedy Prompt Delivery) was the distribution arm of Van den Burghs and a division of Unilever.  They had a number of sites around the country and, I think,  usually had a rail connection. Van den Burghs had a large factory at Port Sunlight and did a lot of distribution by rail. The SPD depots did local deliveries by road after receiving the main consignments from BR. They seem to have picked some unfortunate sites that seemed to suffer from the adjacent railway suffering closure. This was certainly the case at Newcastle-under-Lyme, Plodder Lane in Bolton and, indeed, your site at Wilbraham Road.

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  2. Hi David,  Can I use a few of your photos of Garstang Town station on a feature on www.disused-stations.org.uk. How shoukd they be credited?  Please reply to [email protected]  

     

    thanks 

     

    Nick

    1. DavidLong

      DavidLong

      Hi Nick. I think that you must have the wrong person as the only photos that I have of Garstang Town are in books! I'm a big fan of the G&KER but sadly never had the chance to see it before it was swept away.

  3. Pleasant  afternoon shunting a few wagons about although most stock requires some adjustment 

    1. DavidLong

      DavidLong

      Nothing beats a bit of playing trains, Nick, especially when those trains involve wagons!

  4. I see Little Mix have done an album called LMS..

  5. The basic equations: Southgate + waistcoat = England win, Southgate - waistcoat = England lose

  6. We are experiencing a high volume of calls . . .

  7. is watching old Alan Whicker features for no apparent reason

    1. DavidLong

      DavidLong

      The problem was that there just weren't enough rich people left to interview.

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  8. Rosebay Willowherb is out.

    1. DavidLong

      DavidLong

      Plenty on the Atherton to Manchester line this morning.

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  9. "Lessons will be learned" Yeah, right.

    1. DavidLong

      DavidLong

      Are you doubting corporate and governmental sincerity when they make that statement? Surely not . . .

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  10. blue and orange 60s and 56s!

  11. That was a definite foul by Diego Costa!

    1. DavidLong

      DavidLong

      'Wanted it more' is, I believe, the expression . . .

  12. Wessex Trains...Connecting People.Connecting Places..

    1. DavidLong

      DavidLong

      Another statement of the bleeding obvious.

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  13. What is the opposite of Great Western?

    1. DavidLong

      DavidLong

      The Great Western way and the wrong way . . .

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  14. Oh my! The last time I checked into RMWeb was May 2017. I sense a New Year's resolution coming on...

    1. DavidLong

      DavidLong

      About time we heard from you again, Ian!

  15. The Met Office has issued a national alert for Yellow Snow. No, really, most of the UK is going to be covered in Yellow Snow https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings#?date=2017-12-10

  16. The Midland Railway in South Wales, how fantastic is that?

    1. DavidLong

      DavidLong

      The Swansea Vale Railway (BDL) on my Christmas list!

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  17. Find myself in hospital again, this time with gallstones. Way more painful than childbirth (I would imagine!)

  18. The booking office at Beverley station has been closed for the foreseeable future owing to extreme water damage. Also the platform ticket machine is not working and the platform display screen are out of use.

    1. DavidLong

      DavidLong

      Gateway to 21st century travel!

  19. On the WHR :-)

    1. DavidLong

      DavidLong

      Welsh Highland. Just coming down into Porthmadog.

       

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  20. The sky's gone all Western Enterprise here.

    1. DavidLong

      DavidLong

      Clear blue sky and ridiculously warm in Old Colwyn :-)

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  21. Hello? Is that Ebay's Department of Pointless Web Redesign please? I would like to speak to your Head Imbecile please....

    1. DavidLong

      DavidLong

      They have to find something to do for all the 'systems development technicians' that they employ. The expression 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' is unknown to them.

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  22. White RABBITS!

    1. DavidLong

      DavidLong

      Remember what the dormouse said

      Keep your head!

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