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20 hours ago, Grampus said:

Funny my thread should come up again.  I was enjoying reading through this new thread when I discovered it earlier this afternoon.  Strangely enough, a photo of said VIX turned up awhile later in a different thread, in black with large double arrows on the doors, in a train which, IIRC had nothing to do with the Exhibition stock.  Think said livery was to do with its former existence?  The picture is on here somewhere, but unfortunately I know not where.  Hopefully someone will remember.

 

Update .  Found it - the picture of the black ferry van with the large logos, a David Larkin picture, appears on page 2 of the 'Hornby VIX FerryVans. Detailing and the new Railtec transfers' thread.  Sorry - tried to post a link but failed miserably.  HTH. 

 

Best wishes,

 

Paul

 

Yep thanks, I got these pictures from that thread...

 

33010 Clapham Junction

 

Ferry Van Clapham Junction

 

Exhibition Train Clapham Junction

 

BR Class 31 31006, Stratford

 

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20 hours ago, Coach bogie said:

It was at Manchester Piccadilly in the early 1980's. I took shots of most of the coaches, pre digital. It was promoting Red Star parcels.

 

Mike Wiltshire

 

Is this it?

 

85029 MAN 16-10-85

 

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Radio 2 Railshow

 

Does anyone remember this? I think it visited Reading, Weston Super Mare, Plymouth Newquay and Penzance in Aug 1985. There is also a picture of the front cover of the Radio Times from the period featuring the railshow.

 

https://www.radiotimesbacknumbers.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=3052 

 

https://pop-culture-scrapbook.fandom.com/wiki/29_July_1985

 

 

Exhibition Coach

 

BBC Radio 2 Railshow - July 1985

 

 

BBC O.B. vehicles at the Radio 2 Railshow

 

 

Original Range Rover in the service of the BBC

 

A clip of the train on its way to Skegness

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, montyburns56 said:

A clip of the train on its way to Skegness

 

 

 

 

I take it that it reversed at Grantham, because Skegness isn't that way....!

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15 hours ago, montyburns56 said:

Salisbury 1989

 

I'm guessing that this is 99631 ex-RUO

 

33109 seen with exhibition coach at Salisbury in 1989. I Cuthbertson collection

 

That looks more like an ex-RB so 99645/6.

The RUO, while a catering vehicle, was seating only and externally looked like a TSO or SK

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17 hours ago, Davexoc said:

 

I take it that it reversed at Grantham, because Skegness isn't that way....!

 

Yep, from the video

 

"The last train on the film is the BBC Radio 2 Railshow train which was heading for Skegness via Grantham where it is seen in the West Yard in the final shots."

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9 hours ago, keefer said:

That looks more like an ex-RB so 99645/6.

The RUO, while a catering vehicle, was seating only and externally looked like a TSO or SK

 

Right, I didn't notice until you mentioned it that there were also some RBs in Dave's list. Doh!

 

This is 99645 at Manchester Victoria in 1989

 

99645 19891000-1 @ Manchester Victoria

 

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44 minutes ago, Steamport Southport said:

I think there was an alcoholic beverage of some description called Black Arrow.

 

Whisky?

 

 

Jason

 

I presumed that it was for some kind of drink, but now I'm wondering if it was to do with the rocket??

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18 hours ago, Wickham Green too said:

That second picture should be on the 'Looks like a Model' thread !

 

Yeah, I did have to have a close look just to make sure that it wasn't a picture of a layout.

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On 05/06/2020 at 16:30, Dave47549 said:

 

99664 Converted 1996 Ex Mk.2d TSO 6231 (Ex FO 3189)

 

99666 Converted 1996 Ex Mk.2e FO 3250

 

 

 

 

99664 later became DB 977986.

Along with 99666 - these two still survive and are now used as structure gauging train support coach/coupling adaptor vehicles. (They spent some time as brake force runners within the test fleet.

Fully flush plated over all the passenger windows.

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8 hours ago, newbryford said:

 

99664 later became DB 977986.

Along with 99666 - these two still survive and are now used as structure gauging train support coach/coupling adaptor vehicles. (They spent some time as brake force runners within the test fleet.

Fully flush plated over all the passenger windows.

Indeed here it is:

Network Rail DB977986 Barnham 20/11/12

 

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2 hours ago, John M Upton said:

Indeed here it is:

Network Rail DB977986 Barnham 20/11/12

 

 

Straying OT:

 

And since altered slightly from that photo - with only one door per side in use - the other is now sealed and window plated (as is 99666).

 

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I came across this picture of Class 31 117 with Forward With Britain emblazoned across the side and I was curious as to why and it turns out that it was part of  a MGN MIrror Group Exhibition train in 1985. Does anyone remember seeing this 31 like this?

 

31117

 

1985 Jan 31117 MGN Mirror Special 31117 with mirror group newspapers branding.

 

 

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