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14 hours ago, Southof1E top tmd said:

25276 and 25181 reverse a ballast train on Leighton Buzzard's up slow platform on March 20th 1983

 

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https://leightonlists.com/

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Looks like the (very young) secondman is driving and I can see the top of a mash can in the centre window - happy days! I was a secondman at Stonebridge Park in March '83 and don't recognise him so it could be a Bletchley or Northampton man ;).

 

Photo by Gordon Taylor : 7589 at Crewe in the early '70s....

 

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On 31/03/2020 at 10:42, Bill Radford said:

D5188 @ Mickleover early 1964 (I think) - as far as I know the only diesel to have visited the line before closure.

 

 

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On 28/02/2021 at 10:42, Poor Old Bruce said:

 

Not quite the only one Bill. Here's a not very good photo of D7538 on the Friargate side of Mickleover Tunnel on a frosty 28 December 1965.

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On the last day of passenger trains east of Friargate, I saw a Brush Type 4 (Class 47) crossing Bennerley Viaduct on a holiday train heading for Derby. If you include DMUs, in 1963 there were two Sundays when the three morning trains from Derby to Crewe ran from Friargate. As a bonus, the train I went on also did the Potteries Loop line from Etruria to Kidsgrove

 

I saw a diesel on the line in the mid-60s when I was a child.  The bridge that carried the railway over the River Derwent from Darley Park to Chester Green used to have a footbridge on it.  My grandmother lived very close to Darley Park and she'd often take me for a walk across the bridge to see her friend in Chester Green.  I only ever saw one train on the bridge whilst we were actually crossing;  I don't know the year but it can't have been more than 2 or 3 years before the line closed.  The train was a long rake of NPCCS headed by a scruffy green class 25 going towards Friargate and Mickleover.  I can still picture it now 55 odd years later.

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5 hours ago, nigb55009 said:

Those are chemical tanks not oil. They`re probably heading to ICI at Burn Naze on the old Fleetwood branch. They used to come from Folly Lane at Runcorn, IIRC.

 

The caption says "the ICI Tank Wagons would be delivered to the BNFL Springfields Factory at Salwick which was still rail connected"

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25057 again, this time 4 years earlier, while still an LMR engine. Here it is seen stabled at Nuneaton on 15th September 1984, with a suitably appropriate speed restriction sign in the background, just a shame the arrow is pointing the other way!

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After withdrawal in March 1987, one of the last to be switched off, 057 was sent to Vic Berry's scrapyard in Leicester. However, 057 was one of the few to get out alive, and is seen here, shortly after having asbestos stripped out, in July 1988.

 

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Since you can't have too much of a good thing, to complete the story, here's a couple of 057 in service in preservation, on the North Norfolk Railway in June 2001.

 

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23 hours ago, rodent279 said:

25057 again, this time 4 years earlier, while still an LMR engine. Here it is seen stabled at Nuneaton on 15th September 1984, with a suitably appropriate speed restriction sign in the background, just a shame the arrow is pointing the other way!

25057_Nuneaton_15091984

 

After withdrawal in March 1987, one of the last to be switched off, 057 was sent to Vic Berry's scrapyard in Leicester. However, 057 was one of the few to get out alive, and is seen here, shortly after having asbestos stripped out, in July 1988.

 

25057_Berrys_23071988_19

 

Since you can't have too much of a good thing, to complete the story, here's a couple of 057 in service in preservation, on the North Norfolk Railway in June 2001.

 

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I was responsible for it being painted BSYP, the railway wouldn't have it painted BFYE so I had it done the same as 5218

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19 minutes ago, russ p said:

 

I was responsible for it being painted BSYP, the railway wouldn't have it painted BFYE so I had it done the same as 5218

And damn fine it looked too! I like unusual liveries, but I have to admit, when I first saw it, I thought it didn't look right. It was only later that I discovered that there was historical precedent.

One of my bugbears is that everything had to go into its original livery, which for most diesels, is GSYP or GNYP. I don't mind those liveries, but I do like a bit of variety.

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From the really rather wonderful Cyber heritage website and its images on the North Devon Line.  

 

A 25 on the Milks from Torrington  prior to demolition of the island platform buildings at Barnstaple circa 78/79.

 

 

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There's loads of superb images of 25s on there.  Well worth idling away a couple of hours with an ale or two.

 

Good shots of the ball clays from Meeth, and the variety of wagon load freight handled at Barnstaple till about 86.

 

Hear that Sulzer chatter ?

 

Best regards

 

Matt W

 

 

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On 15/09/2021 at 18:18, montyburns56 said:

"We're just waiting for that delivery from Shawplan."

 

25051 Derby Works by John Law

 

derbs - 25051 missing a cab derby works JL

 

 

The first loco I ever drove as a young secondman ;)

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