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Phil - many thanks for these - I'm especially fond of the Highbridge shots especially the Royal Mail apparatus.

Very fond memories as a child spent there - long before my interest in railways developed.

Neil

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Phil - many thanks for these - I'm especially fond of the Highbridge shots especially the Royal Mail apparatus.

Very fond memories as a child spent there - long before my interest in railways developed.

Neil

Neil - I was pleased to be able to round up so many of Dad's photos. A word of caution - if you want to download any of the photos you are welcome to do so. I say this as the ipernity site seems to be going through a rather uncertain time, so you could find that these links go down without warning.

We lived in Highbridge in the 1960s and early 70s. I can't remember which website it was, but there was an extensive correspondence arising out of someone spotting the mail train photo. A model of Highbridge was being built over a number of years and the modeller hadn't realised that there was a mail pick-up at that location. It was then discovered that at some point there had also been one on the down line, although no-one could work out where it was positioned. The discussion then got into massive detail over the mail trains' make up over the years and their routes etc. etc..

I was interested in railways when we lived there. Dad and I had a joint SDJR & GW layout based on Mendip, where we had previously lived. Some of my stock, photos and drawings can be found in the SDJR group's pages here.

Best wishes for 2016

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Thanks Phil,

I'm sure then either you or your father had known some of my relatives who lived in Highbridge and were active in the Church around that time. Both maternal great grandfathers were S&D engine drivers and my grandfather did an apprenticeship at Highbridge works. I had two great aunts living in Walrow and other family members in the close vicinity. I can only vaguely remember milk trains going up the old S&D branch to Bason bridge, but well remember the pairs of class 37s working the M5 construction traffic.

I'd Iove to model the station site one day, a great railway history.

Neil

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Thread bump ahoy...!

 

Another lurker found in the hard drive which I've been meaning to post : Newbury in 1971 with D6328 in the down bay and an unidentified Hymek on the Down Main, c/o Richard Courage...

 

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Southall c.1963, c/o Scott Fowler...

 

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D1037 in grubby green livery at Old Oak, reversing into the carriage sidings, c/o Scott Fowler...

 

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Random fortuitous find...

 

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Hi Nidge,

 

Interesting collection of shots there,I like to see pictures taken from the footbridge at Southall,where I spent a lot of time as a lad...Is that maybe a failed Warship being removed from a train?

 

Main line loco's were not uncommon visitors to the depot at Southall,although on one Saturday afternoon back in October 1971 I was really surprised when 831 Monarch arrived on shed,only Warship I saw on the depot.

 

More pictures please!

 

Neil

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Yes Neil, the poor old Warship is being removed from the train behind it on the Down Main, and my guess is that the Hymek on the Up Main will shunt across to replace it. Have a few more from ex-Old Oak man Scott to post, will sort them out later mate.

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