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49 minutes ago, Trev52A said:

Wonderful photos Trevor...many thanks for sharing. Stunning line up! Recollection is we wandered around the yard and were then in the grandstand but not appearing in your photos...I only posessed an instamatic at the time so a few small square prints are all I have...

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23 hours ago, RBAGE said:

What can we expect in 2025?

 

Most of todays’ controversial issues still in full cry, I expect....

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Another single snap - at the limit of Dad's day-trips from Highbridge in a westerly direction.

Z cl 30095 at Ex St D 3.9 enhanced.JPG

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A couple from Highbridge in 1965. I remember having my head out of the carriage window for miles across the Somerset Levels.

One at Fawley in Herefordshire in 1964. All by my Dad. The final one is one from his collection of photos of LNER locos from the period around the 1923 Grouping. It was taken during a visit of the Stephenson  Railway Society to York on 4.9.1920. Not taken by Dad who would have been five at the time.

Cl2 262T 41249 Highbridge 4 9 1965.jpg

Cl2 262T 41206 Highbridge 4 9 1965.jpg

GWR 4-6-0 7815 Pritwell Manor Fawley 4 9 1964.jpg

NER cl R 4 4 0 712 York 4 9 1920 LNER cl D20.jpg

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56 years ago today.  Monday 9 September, 1963, first day of the Winter Timetable.  Steam in the Bristol area.

 

Jubilee 45676 Codrington climbs Fishponds Bank with 1E64 8.40 Bristol to Sheffield

 

Jubilee on Fishponds Bank

 

 

Jubilee 45690 Leander descends Fishponds Bank with 1V31 7.35 Nottingham to Bristol

 

Jubilee 45690 Leander on Fishponds Bank

 

 

Pannier Tank 9660 runs LE through Bristol Temple Meads

 

Pannier Tank at Temple Meads

 

 

 

Jubilee 45675 Hardy passes Barrow Road Shed with 1V39 Southbound Devonian

 

Devonian passes Barrow Road Shed

 

5972 Olton Hall at Temple Meads with 1M96 14.00 Plymouth to Manchester

 

Hall in trouble at Bristol Temple Meads

 

With a quick turnaround Jubilee 45690 Leander returns north with 1N87 17.35 Bristol to York

 

Bristol Barrow Road Jubilees 3

 

 

 

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Anybody recognise the Lanky no 1410 behind the NER 4-4-0 at York in Phil's post from last Wednesday?

Is it a class 7 4-4-2?

 

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Indeed, or a Class 1400 originally. It was a March 1902 build and survived to December 1930.

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56 years ago - Tuesday 10 September 1963        Steam around Bristol

 

7022 Hereford Castle departs from Bristol Temple Meads with 3C16 9.00 Bristol to Plymouth

 

Steam on Bristol-Plymouth Parcels 1

 

Castles 5054 Earl Ducie and 5056 Earl of Powis on Bristol Barrow Road

 

Sixties Steam around the Country - Bristol

 

Black Five 44806 departs from Bristol Temple Meads on 15.45 Temple Meads to Gloucester

 

44806 on 3.45 Bristol-Gloucester

 

4910 Blaisdon Hall tows failed Hymek D7030 onto Bath Road Diesel Depot

 

Steam at Bristol Temple Meads 5

 

Barrow Road Jubilee 45682 Trafalgar waits to depart from Platform 12 at Bristol Temple Meads with 3N10 20.15 to Leeds

 

45682 Trafalgar on 3N10  8.15 Leeds Parcels

 

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58 years ago today 10th September 1961. The M&SWJR/ Cheltenham to Southampton cross country line closed as a through route and disappeared into the annals of history,

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Regarding Bristol, what was the standing of Barrow Road/Bath Road?

I had assumed that Barrow Road serviced the Midland engines and Bath Road the WR ones?

But there seem to be loads of photos of WR locos on Barrow road, and few, if any of Midland locos at Bath Road.

 

Could someone explain, please?

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Barrow Road was definitely built by the Midland.

 

Jamie

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1 hour ago, JeffP said:

Regarding Bristol, what was the standing of Barrow Road/Bath Road?

I had assumed that Barrow Road serviced the Midland engines and Bath Road the WR ones?

But there seem to be loads of photos of WR locos on Barrow road, and few, if any of Midland locos at Bath Road.

 

Could someone explain, please?

 

In February 1958 the Midland shed at Barrow Road was transferred to the Western Region then in  September 1960 the GWR shed at Bath Road closed, so if you are referring to that era it is quite explicable.

 

Dave

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Bath Road closed in September 1960 with remaining locos being transferred to St Philips Marsh.  I think it was in 1962 that most of the Pannier Tanks transferred to Barrow Road. When St Philips Marsh closed in June 1964, the remaing Halls and Granges transferred to Barrow Road, the last remaing steam shed in Bristol. When the shed closed in November 1965, its allocation was Halls, Panniers and Standards.  The last three Jubilees were withdrawn by May 1964. The last Midland engine on its books was 43924 in June 1965. Even before 1962 the shed had a small allocation of GW 53XX class. 

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Just fou d my Dad's traibspotti g diary from the 50's.  I know it's a day late but on 9-9-54 he saw the following at Tapton,

 

4F 43867

4F 43857

 

He was a teacher at Tapton House school. The house used to belo g to George Stephenson. He would have noted these on his way to and from school.

 

Jamie

 

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I wish I was as good as you and never hit the wrong key when typing.

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1 minute ago, LMS2968 said:

I wish I was as good as you and never hit the wrong key when typing.

He is a retired teacher so what can we expe t.

 

Jamie

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Among Dad's earliest photos are these three from 1937. 4703 has the head code for a passenger express but the train looks short and made up of an assortment of stock, so who knows what was going on. Dad's caption under a very small print says 'down express' and he was there! For some reason I have uploaded an uncaptioned version of the last photo. It is of Seagull and Kenilworth Castle, also at Newton Abbot.

GWR 2-8-0 4703 Newton Abbot 11 9 1937.jpg

K Ed 8 Newton Abbot 11.9.1937.jpg

Seagull Kenilw C N.Abbot 11.9.1937.jpg

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