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Slightly O/T because I know where this is - the location is on the signal box name board. However I don't know what train  it is. The lead loco is 44781 but I don't know the second number. 

 

On the face of it, the logical conclusion is that this is the LCGB tour of Aug 4th 1968 - Farewell To Steam Railtour. However, although that trip did pass Chinley, it came from the Edale direction and not Peak Forest, it had the head code 1Z74 and this is 1Z72, and it had an LCGB headboard (and for a time a wreath); therefore the logical conclusion has little going for it. 

 

 

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Thanks Ph, that explains why my search found nothing. The loco number is wrong on Six Bells Junction and my reading of the headcode was also wrong. 

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Tebay No.2

 

The base remains as a relay room for Carlisle PSB.

It replaced an LNWR box which was in the immediate foreground at the end of the platform and it closed in 1973

 

Southbound express passing, the famous shed is to the left, Stainmore route to the right.

 

I own the final signal box diagram from there.

 

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Thanks Beast. All the other nearby photos to this one were in Greater Manchester and so my head was not considering anything further afield. 

 

 

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On 01/03/2019 at 12:46, The Stationmaster said:

Very definitely Birmingham Snow Hill - the signal is the big giveaway.  North end of the station and the train is on the Down Main Line, difficult to be precise about date but most likely post September 1960.

Looks like after Great Charles St was widened, Lloyd House looks complete, and the pannier is lacking front number so i would guess 1964/5, although the panniers worked the Hockley transfers until some time in 1966 IIRC.

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I'm sure someone will recognise this location. It looks so fascinating with lines in many directions, but so disappointing that most of them appear disused and rusty; but this is 1967 and decay was everywhere. There appears to be an ex-GWR coach in the sidings.  The loco is 45208 which was a Low Moor engine at this time. 

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Due S of Bradford Exchange (later Interchange)? i.e. on the line to Low Moor.

It looks steep enough for Bradford and the layout matches the map at http://www.railmaponline.com/UKIEMap.php (need to zoom in as I can't directly link)

That would tie in with the Low Moor loco.

Can you read the mill name on the far right on the original?

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16 minutes ago, eastwestdivide said:

Due S of Bradford Exchange (later Interchange)? i.e. on the line to Low Moor.

It looks steep enough for Bradford and the layout matches the map at http://www.railmaponline.com/UKIEMap.php (need to zoom in as I can't directly link)

That would tie in with the Low Moor loco.

Can you read the mill name on the far right on the original?

 

Thanks eastwest. No, sadly the mill name is not quite readable on the original, because that is one of my first thoughts for location findings on these kinds of images. 

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9 minutes ago, adb968008 said:

Looks like this location..

Bradford st Dunstans.

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/thanoz/3153813039/

 

Wow, thanks adb. The caption has some great info. The line curving under the bridge is the Queensbury route - (which explains why the rails are rusty) and the line curving right went to Laisterdyke. 

 

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=15&lat=53.7865&lon=-1.7494&layers=10&right=11

 

 

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14 hours ago, jonny777 said:

 

Wow, thanks adb. The caption has some great info. The line curving under the bridge is the Queensbury route - (which explains why the rails are rusty) and the line curving right went to Laisterdyke. 

 

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=15&lat=53.7865&lon=-1.7494&layers=10&right=11

 

 

 

Although not entirely disused as the Queensbury route was worked as far as City Road (goods) until 1972, making use of those lines from Laisterdyke. There are also carriage sidings in the St Dunstans loop in use at this time. I’m not sure when they disappeared. Imagine having the space to model that lot!

 

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I would love to have the space to model a complex junction with underpasses and forests of semaphore signals. The Bog Junction/London Road Junction Carlisle is one that springs to mind. 

 

I would struggle to operate anything on my own, but that would not stop me giving it a try. 

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8 hours ago, csiedmo said:

 

Although not entirely disused as the Queensbury route was worked as far as City Road (goods) until 1972, making use of those lines from Laisterdyke. There are also carriage sidings in the St Dunstans loop in use at this time. I’m not sure when they disappeared. Imagine having the space to model that lot!

 

You'd need a barn for the model .......... and the surrounding field(s) for innumerable fiddleyards !

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Try as I might, I just can't read the station signs on this slightly underexposed photo. 

 

It is a long name judging by the length of the signs, but although the buildings remind me of a few stops on the ECML I can't make further progress. 

 

 

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29 minutes ago, Fat Controller said:

To my eyes, it looks as though it might be Western, rather than Eastern, though I can't say why.

 

 

You may well be right, Brian. I just thought the station signs under the awnings were blue, but that maybe my eyesight. The running in board doesn't look blue - and the more I stare at it the more regularly it shouts out "Pangbourne". 

 

 

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I agree about WR.  There is a 3 car stop marker visible on the far platform. The building style is very GWR and at the left of the photo is what looks like a GWR nameboard post.

I don’t think it’s Pangbourne as it looks like 2 islands rather than island and two side platforms.  South of Tyseley possibly but I can’t get a name to match.

Paul.

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I see what you mean about Pangbourne:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pangbourne-Railway-Station-Photo-Reading-Goring-Didcot-Line-GWR-32-/253054697976

the current station there only has two platforms I think, so they must have demolished/rebuilt the big building on the centre platform

 

Also this one, with the tree on the platform:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pangbourne-Railway-Station-Photo-Reading-Goring-Didcot-Line-GWR-22-/252198738228

 

And the same bench(?), but now with corporate signage:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pangbourne-Railway-Station-Photo-Reading-Goring-Didcot-Line-GWR-17-/262175295142

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Yes thanks. The part of the visible tree does look the same shape, and the telegraph pole (the one above the huts) does seem to have the same 'flag' arrangement. 

 

The large evergreen tree is absent, but might have been felled after 1962. 

 

That appears to be a big fall of snow; and was the start of the extreme winter; but it is good to see that trains are still running. 

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