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On this day in history, 19th June, 1976

 

Frodingham depot, FH

 

Shunters present not noted, but the following mainline locos were present:

 

20031/53

25284

31120/4/31/2/45/56/96/7/228/32/3/44/50/84

37031/60/87/174/97/208

47006/220

 

25 mainline locos present.

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On this day in history 19th June 1971 

 

Ealing Broadway-Reading-Ealing Broadway,and Reading station

 

130   803 826 828 833 834 835 841 845    D1001 D1006 D1020 D1022 D1026 D1033 D1035 D1045 D1053 D1057 D1059 D1064 D1073   1200   1508 1591 1608 1619 1638 1647 1651 1659

 

1668 1701 1707 1889 1901 1911 1914 1921 1935    3601 3754 3948 3953 3958 3959 3966 3999 4026   5652   6500 6538 6574   D7011 D7020 D7037 D7060 D7061 D7066 D7071 D7084

 

Reading Depot Open Day   1678  3831  5539  D7026  E3044  20   7808 Cookham Manor

 

Although I have it written down,1508 seems a bit unlikely....

 

Neil

Can you recall if the signal works shunter No 20 was actually at the open day or just seen at the station? 

Tony

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On this day in history, 19th June, 1976

 

Frodingham depot, FH

 

Shunters present not noted, but the following mainline locos were present:

 

20031/53

25284

31120/4/31/2/45/56/96/7/228/32/3/44/50/84

37031/60/87/174/97/208

47006/220

 

25 mainline locos present.

Interesting mix, I would have expected far more IM Immingham aclass 20's and less 37's. Was it different around 1978 when I guess I must have made most of my visits?

Tony

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We always seemed to get a few 37's, but later started to see pairs of 20's. Those two above were not coupled together.

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Can you recall if the signal works shunter No 20 was actually at the open day or just seen at the station? 

Tony

 

Hi Tony,

 

Am more or less positive that No. 20 was on display at the depot,to back this up I remember seeing a picture either in a magazine or somewhere on this esteemed site of the loco on display.

 

I wonder if I did see 1508,or was it a slip of the pen...

 

Neil

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July 9th 1977

Filton Junction

 

A couple of locals gathered for another Summer Saturday hoping for a Peak 45/1 or Knottingly class 47. 

 

No Freight trains just the following Peaks & 47s;

 

45010/24/25/40/41/70    46002/9/28/31   47031/76/115/136/140/145/244/293/317/332/500/512     47317 was the winner.

 

 

July 9th 1987

Filton Junction

 

08900 45108 47147/286/451  56051

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July 16 1977

Filton Junction

 

25101/159       45015/22/27/31/59/71/75/106     46011/27/39/44/45        47035/111/176/258/332   50001  

DMU  M50309 59120 50328.

 

Quite often due to a shortage of Peaks on a summer saturday we would be treated to a pair of rats also a midland DMU set Birmingham to Weston super Mare was always running.

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28th July, 1984. 25279+325 work the 0730 Euston- Aberystwyth, the legendary "Abers", in their last summer of booked type 2 haulage, seen here at Shrewsbury.post-5674-0-19701900-1532785716.jpgpost-5674-0-95869200-1532785724.jpg

About 30min later, the pair are seen leaving Welshpool. This scene is now completely changed, with the signal gone, bridge rebuilt and line slewed to the right, and a bypass running through where the train is.post-5674-0-91576500-1532785733_thumb.jpg

 

Later the same day, 31135, unique with it's yellow end extended around the cab side windows, was stabled in Nuneaton station, at 2030.

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I wonder what the Black 5 & rather leaky Class 4 2-6-0 were doing on the Paddington to Birkenhead?

Surely it would be a diesel by that time?

 

Cheers

 

Keith

 

EDIT

Delving deeper I found that after it became LMR territory the locos were anything from class 47, to Black 5 and anything else that would run!

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Saturday 1 August 1964 - 54 years ago

 

Summer Saturday of steam hauled Midland trains in the Bristol area (Jubilees, Black Fives)- the last year of steam on these trains

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bristolsteam/6862256139/in/photolist-chCbGL-chCbCj-bsoRF2-chCbEq/

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bristolsteam/7408048528/in/photolist-chCbJC-91FEmW

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bristolsteam/7408048284/in/photolist-chCbGL-chCbCj-bsoRF2-chCbEq/

 

and a Castle on the Wolverhampton to Bristol - which were steam hauled in 1965, but not by Castles

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bristolsteam/7408048162/in/photolist-chCbGL-chCbCj-bsoRF2-chCbEq/

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August 3 1963. We were on our way by car from the west of Scotland for a family holiday in Lyme Regis. We’d stayed overnight at an uncle’s in Gloucester. Before we set off again in the morning, I had about an hour beside the Cheltenham to Gloucester line.

2884 class – 3844
Castle - 7014
Stanier Mogul – 42981
Stanier 5 – 44776
Jubilee – 45647/45653/45712

 

Then, later on the journey:
Wanstrow:

Ivatt 2MT tank – 41206

Lyme Regis:
Ivatt 2MT tank – 41307

 

Since I’d never been spotting south of Ayr before, these were all “cops”.

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54 years ago - Summer Saturday in the Bristol area - 22 August 1964

 

NE B1 enters Temple Meads on a local working to Weston Super Mare

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bristolsteam/5251623840/in/photolist-RoF8j9-914WNC

 

Holbeck Jubilee climbs Fishponds Bank with northbound express

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bristolsteam/5401078202/in/photolist-9egWnY

 

GW Hall at Lawrence Hill with a train from Wolverhampton

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bristolsteam/10101019344/in/photolist-LGDZ6v-goAn8W

 

Black Five passes Barrow Road Shed with a northbound express  (Note the spotters standing on the wall by the mainline)

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bristolsteam/24612306078/in/photolist-DuUv7N

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Dad obviously travelled far and wide in August!

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More gadding about in August - sorry he didn't make it to Ireland. The Scottish photo was taken at Arbroath. Between 29th July and 26th August 1952 we were on holiday in Monifieth. Including the journeys fom Ripon and back Dad filled 54 pages of his spotting logbook. With upto 24 lines / entries per page that is approaching 1300 recorded loco sightings. Obviously some are seen more than once during the holiday and he did visit several sheds, but there are whole pages of Monifieth, Dundee, Perth and Edinburgh.

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55 years ago tomorrow ...

 

Monday September 9, 1963

 

Besides the engine, the photo shows detail of the coal pile at Lawrence Hill, Bristol, used by small local coal merchants

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bristolsteam/5132591414/stats/

 

Another shot of the same location showing a coal merchant filling sacks with coal for delivery to local homes

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bristolsteam/8175104222/in/photolist-J3b83D-Rs5usW-dspxEN-cKpBco

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38 years ago today, I spent a couple of hours near Ashford station. SWMBO used to go shopping while I parked the car as close as possible to the line (the car park was next to the cattle market) and just watched trains go by. The refurbishment programme on the 411s were just beginning and so there are a few renumbered ones, which in those early days carried the full 6-figure unit number on the cab fronts. 

 

19th September 1980. 

 

6155

6107

7118

33202

6097

7889

7115

7179

7021

411602

7015

7136

68005

7152

7101

7019

411509

68003

6152

7854

511508

7112

7209

7176

7765

6131

6102

6116

6075

7186

7200

7189

7868

7780

68010

7147

7893

411507

7146

6105

6161

7153

7022

7164

7858

7867

33063

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Hello,

In anticipation of 26th February, is anyone able to supply a full list of locomotives seen at Crewe Works on Sunday 26th February 1967, please?

 

Any help appreciated.

Best regards, Tony.

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55 years ago today.    Maunday Thursday, 26 March, 1964.  I spent all day (11 hours) on Temple Meads Station.

 

08.00   5074 Hampden departs on 1M68 Bristol to Manchester, deputising for failed Brush D1693.

 

5074 Hampden Temple Meads Thursday March 26 1964

 

 11.45 An Easter relief to the Cornishman, 1V32 Sheffield to Paignton.

 

45369 arrives at Temple Meads on Thursday March 26 1964

 

14.20  A relief to the 9.05 Liverpool to Plymouth   1V92 Manchester to Plymouth 44831

 

44831 at Temple Meads on Thursday March 26 1964

 

15.00  Castle 5042 arrives with 3B37 13.30 Pontypool Road to Bristol parcels

 

5042 arrives on a parcels train at Temple Meads on Thursday March 26 1964

 

18.30  Ex-works Standard 5 73138 waits to depart with 2M74 Bristol to Birmingham stopper

 

73138 waits to depart from Platform 12 on Thursday March 26 1964

 

19.00  7924 waits to depart on 2B90 19.00 Bristol to Weymouth

 

7924 waits at Platform 7 at Temple Meads on Thursday March 26 1964

 

 

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Locomotives for scrap and preservation at Severn Tunnel Junction 53 years ago today, Saturday April 23, 1966

 

9F's 92216/35 and 6947 Helmingham Hall

 

Steam for scrap - Severn Tunnel Junction

 

Destined for IOW but didn't quite make it - 84014

 

Steam for Scrap - Severn Tunnel Junction

 

92220 Evenng Star - eventually restored and worked on the mainline in 1970's and 1980's

 

Steam for Preservation - Severn Tunnel Junction

 

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