Jump to content

Rugd1022

The human side of the railway...

Recommended Posts

On 19/12/2019 at 13:24, Rugd1022 said:

Photo c/o Terry Yeend : Driver Harry Sell of Old Oak on a D63xx'er...

 

 

Dvr Harry Sell 81A D63xx by Terry Yeend.jpg

 

 

Amazing how  light and airy the cab looks on this.

Can't think of another loco where what we car enthusiasts would call the A pillar is so thin .

Possibly not great in a smash but good visibility 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2021688593_BR(S)093.00-LymingtonPier-002.jpg.bb007c5f82739636b638bff6bbc8355b.jpg

Lymington Pier - Q Class 0-6-0 No 30532 heads a Summer Saturday through service to Waterloo.

  • Like 11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, russ p said:

 

 

Amazing how  light and airy the cab looks on this.

Can't think of another loco where what we car enthusiasts would call the A pillar is so thin .

Possibly not great in a smash but good visibility 

Hopefully the good visibility helped you avoid the crash!  Warships, including the D6xx type, and Westerns were pretty skimpy in this area as well, as were the D61xx.  The sort of crash which involves the loco turning upside down or having something heavy land on top of the cab is arguably not survivable anyway.  Standard practice, if you'd done all you could and had time, was to hide in the engine room, and on Westerns this was two doors, a flight of steps, and corridor with a corner away!

  • Like 2
  • Informative/Useful 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stockport on December 1st 1984 and Mike Fielding? of F & W tour fame quizes the driver of 25089 and 25245 which have brough the "Buxton Bullet" tour from Bescot Yard 

 

NR

01128425089buxbullet.jpg

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Old Oak man Derek Grub on an NBL Warship approaching Charlbury with a Padd - Hereford working c.1970, photo c/o Ron Richards...

 

 

Derek Grub app Charlbury PDN-HFD by Ron Richards.jpg

  • Like 14

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 13/01/2020 at 11:33, Rugd1022 said:

Old Oak man Derek Grub on an NBL Warship approaching Charlbury with a Padd - Hereford working c.1970, photo c/o Ron Richards...

 

 

Derek Grub app Charlbury PDN-HFD by Ron Richards.jpg

 

Cracking photo Nidge

 

Only goes to prove that the Bachmann 1950s train crew https://railsofsheffield.com/products/15623/scenecraft-36-407-oo-gauge-1950s-train-crew?gclid=CjwKCAiAsIDxBRAsEiwAV76N8_zmKJ4cDOvrDJ4aQ6NfscMuDQ5PA8lYiE4Y1bNYNjZUvrIs-h8mARoCG7AQAvD_BwE are ideal for this era

 

Heres some more of them posing at 85A a few years earlier - Chris Wilkinson's excellent photos on MIAC

 

http://www.miac.org.uk/wilkinson1.html

 

 

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A nicely-weathered 60009 (and crew!) arriving at Newcastle on 15th September 2018

 

1185842858_(DSC_0096a)Ncle15-9-18(TE).jpg.34fe1876145ed2d1580df05001e952cf.jpg

 

 

Trevor

  • Like 10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A quick pose before the 'RA' from Padd with the Bristol Pullman...

FB BP PADD Bristol Pullman John Ford r.jpg

  • Like 11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Four views all at the same spot at Newcastle.

The b&w shots may have been uploaded before, a couple of years ago?

 

218820614_(DSC_0952a)Ncle22-7-19.jpg.a636deeb642ffff5164eacebf611c694.jpg

Waiting for the right away, 22nd July 2019

 

690409515_(DSC_0395a)4332021-9-19(T.Ermel).jpg.f98be608faf6801c381b3ac2352cea66.jpg

Imminent departure for 43320 on 21st September 2019

 

1204428121_(790a)D9012driverNewcastle5-3-70(TrevorErmel).jpg.jpg.226d1d02818b5530400564f89518b38d.jpg

D9012 'Crepello' and driver, 5th March 1970

 

1686216628_(1039c)9001Newcastle20-5-70(TErmel).jpg.e14a6072e493787eba332e95c27fce35.jpg

Fill her up (with water), 20th May 1970 

 

Trevor

Edited by Trev52A
  • Like 15

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To quote from the Hastings Miniature Railway's website - Cornish Pixie - Built by RVM Engineering in 2016 as a 0-6-2 Diesel hydraulic this locomotive is based on Sir Hayden of the Talyllyn Railway.  

Hastings_Miniature_Railway_21_9_2018_a.jpg

Hastings Miniature Railway 21 9 2018 b.jpg

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bit of an echo in here.:P (Just report to mods and hide extra posts.)

  • Agree 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Rugd1022 said:

Reading General...

acf60cc1fcc78ff2bb804c21478ea486.jpg

Nidge are you very sure that is Reading General?  I think my pocket money is a lot more likely to be placed on it being Wrexham General.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, The Stationmaster said:

Nidge are you very sure that is Reading General?  I think my pocket money is a lot more likely to be placed on it being Wrexham General.

 

Pretty sure yes Mike - it looks to me like the County is in the old platform 8, west end, the other loco is on the up relief just beyond platform 9.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've uploaded this one before, a year or two ago, but this talk of Reading in the last couple of posts reminded me I took this in the same spot(?) The trackwork matches.

 

485149555_(1163dS)50009D7016Reading28-5-74(TErmel).jpg.16977e25b08fb4d3b57c823913f7e11e.jpg

50009 + D7016 + spotters at Reading on 28th May 1974

 

Trevor

  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Rugd1022 said:

 

Pretty sure yes Mike - it looks to me like the County is in the old platform 8, west end, the other loco is on the up relief just beyond platform 9.

I can understand that conclusion Nidge but then I look at several features -

1.  The tubular post signal applyting to that platform is nothing like the one on (old) Platform 8 at Reading which was not only shorter but also had a subsidiary arm below it.

2.  At that angle of view the C&W Examiners cabin just beyond that signal would be just in view  - it isn't.

3.  Theres an FPL cover on the line coming through the crossover from behind the engine - there never was one in that position at Reading (but there was at Wrexham South).

4.  The next line over has got an ATC ramp in the four foot - at Reading that light was the spur end of the middle siding so there was no ATC ramp (but that ramp position fits for Wrexham South).

5.  The mogul looks to be stationary on what would be the Up Relief at Reading (it was a siding at Wrexham South).

6.  the horse boxes are standing on what would have been the Up relief Siding at Reading but where they are would have put them past the stop block (it was a double ended siding at Wrexham South),

and

7.  The bracketed signal S structure with a lower arm distant is nothing like what was at Reading where it was a tall straight post signal which would have been more nearer to the viewpoint on the right and not in that position at all (but it exactly matches the position of a bracketed signal with alower arm distant at Wrexham South which also puts the ATC ramp in the right place in relation to the signal).

8.  Of slightly lesser importance - 1016 was a Stafford Road or Salop engine while in that livery

 

Now look at my picture taken from the west end of Platform 8 in 1964 albeit with a different angle of view see in particular the signal plus the hose drying tower at the fire station in the background. The pic you posted definitely isn't Reading and my money remains on Wrexham.

 

1154742876_Rdg1.jpg.08d0d5acbd6ed7b16b7166240501755b.jpg

  • Like 3
  • Agree 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Trev52A said:

I've uploaded this one before, a year or two ago, but this talk of Reading in the last couple of posts reminded me I took this in the same spot(?) The trackwork matches.

 

485149555_(1163dS)50009D7016Reading28-5-74(TErmel).jpg.16977e25b08fb4d3b57c823913f7e11e.jpg

50009 + D7016 + spotters at Reading on 28th May 1974

 

Trevor

That's the west end of Platform 5 - the Down Main Line not the Down Relief.  The semaphore signal there was much taller than the one in the pic posted by Nidge and that crossover wasn't there in pre MAS days nor was there a large bracketed signal over to the right while the ATC ramp on the next line over was much further east.

  • Agree 1
  • Informative/Useful 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, The Stationmaster said:

That's the west end of Platform 5 - the Down Main Line not the Down Relief.  The semaphore signal there was much taller than the one in the pic posted by Nidge and that crossover wasn't there in pre MAS days nor was there a large bracketed signal over to the right while the ATC ramp on the next line over was much further east.

 

OK, so my view must be a red herring. Sorry for any confusion.

(Still a good excuse to revive my old photo!):smile_mini2:

 

Trevor

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, PhilJ W said:

Bit of an echo in here.:P (Just report to mods and hide extra posts.)

It took for ever to upload and didn't appear. Then I got one of those curious repeats of my text in an otherwise empty box. So I uploaded it with the photos again and it took so long to upload, that I got called away and the computer had shut itself down by the time I returned. Thanks for pointing out the duplication.

  • Like 1
  • Friendly/supportive 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I get that sometimes when a post will not load. Usually a click on the reload button will do to get it posted.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Photo by David Wilson : Driver Thain aboard 27 001 at Edinburgh Waverley...

RM David Wilson pic Dvr.Thain EDWAV 27 001.jpg

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I posted this photo of Old Oak Driver Jackie Brown not long back but some interesting info has just come to light thanks to a fellow ex-Old Oak man on another forum - Jackie was the driver aboard D1015 'Western Champion' when it worked the 1Z00 16.20 empty stock of Sir Winston Churchill's funeral train from Hanborough back to Paddington on 30th January 1965. His secondman that day was Les Eltringham and the Traction Inspector for the trip was Bill Andress, their day started with them using D1015 coupled to D1028 'Western Hussar' (in maroon livery and manned by an Old Oak crew) going light engine from Old Oak to Reading where D1028 was left as the standby loco for the day. They then went light to Hanborough to work the Empty stock back to Padd...

 

 

SWC funeral Driver Jacki Brown of 81A photo Neil Ba.jpg

SWC D1015 Crew Dvr JackieHL Brown 81a Smn LesG Eltringham 81a TI Bill Andress.jpg

  • Like 13
  • Informative/Useful 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From our local facebook group (it does have its uses!) c/o Mark McCluskey : outside Rugby Midland station on the morning of the train robbery, 8th August 1963, a group of pupils from St.Maries Roman Catholic School gather together before a trip to Ireland... note the Blue Pullman poster on the wall... the robbery occurred down at Sears Crossing between Leighton Buzzard and Cheddington just after 3am, so this would've been taken only a four or five hours later...

 

 

RY Midland 080863 St.Maries trip Mark McCluskey crop.jpg

Edited by Rugd1022
  • Like 10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Short trousers in '63! could'nt  wait to dump mine but in '59.

  • Like 1
  • Agree 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.