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The human side of the railway...

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1 hour ago, Trev52A said:

Crew change at Derby on 15th May 2010

 

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Trevor

 

The same unit arriving at Swansea Landore for repainting last December, with one of Allelys finest steering the trailer.

 

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2 hours ago, Rugd1022 said:

Willesden Junction low level...

 

 

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This could be in a thread called A full sized mock up doesn't quite look like the real thing. 

 

 

 

 

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On 31/01/2020 at 11:32, Rugd1022 said:

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...

 

 

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Fantastic and historic photo of Hanborough Nidge... many thanks for sharing.

 

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33 minutes ago, Rugd1022 said:

My pleasure Phil ;).

 

This just in from the archives, a maroon Thousand at location unknown in the late '60, nice pose...

 

 

 

 

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Is his mate checking the rabbit traps, or been caught short!?

 

C6T. 

 

As you were, tinkering with the point rodding, perhaps...

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Spotters (actually my two younger cousins visiting from Hertfordshire, so this was all new to them!) at Low Fell (my usual haunt at the time) in July 1967..

 

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62023 with a southbound coal train, probably to Tyne Yard

 

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D8590 at the same spot. Their baby brother was in the pram.

 

Trevor

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1 hour ago, Rugd1022 said:

Crewe in 1974, photo by Mike Bennett.... hands up all those who had the same haircut back in '74.....!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I wax age 23 then, but had already started losing mine.

 

(I had wavy hair, it got so wavy, it waived goodbye) :)

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11 hours ago, rab said:

 

I wax age 23 then, but had already started losing mine.

 

(I had wavy hair, it got so wavy, it waived goodbye) :)

It was probably the wax that made it go...

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15 hours ago, Rugd1022 said:

Crewe in 1974, photo by Mike Bennett.... hands up all those who had the same haircut back in '74.....!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was somewhat frowned upon on the WR for local managers to have haircuts like that in 1974 ;)

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Despite the low quality of this picture I really like the composition, of two Midland Road workers standing in front of one of their class 66's to watch something a little more unusual arrive.

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51 minutes ago, Rugd1022 said:

Photo by Garry Morris : Bristol TM, 1970...

 

 

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EE3s returning to S Wales on M5 construction fly ash empties ?

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1 hour ago, The Stationmaster said:

It was somewhat frowned upon on the WR for local managers to have haircuts like that in 1974 ;)

 

And the Senior Scientist in the NHS lab in which I started that year wasnt impressed with mine either Mike!

 

Was good enough for a surly appearance on the Beeb though...

 

 

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44 minutes ago, Phil Bullock said:

 

EE3s returning to S Wales on M5 construction fly ash empties ?

Probably, yes.  A crew change is taking place and there is a guard either climbing on to or leaving the rear cab of D6980, with his relief or the man he is relieving sitting in the secondman's seat.  IIRC these trains were worked by Barry men and either relieved or piloted beyond Temple Meads, the limit of Barry route knowledge being West Depot.  The fly-ash came from Aberthaw Power Station.

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1 hour ago, The Johnster said:

Probably, yes.  A crew change is taking place and there is a guard either climbing on to or leaving the rear cab of D6980, with his relief or the man he is relieving sitting in the secondman's seat.  IIRC these trains were worked by Barry men and either relieved or piloted beyond Temple Meads, the limit of Barry route knowledge being West Depot.  The fly-ash came from Aberthaw Power Station.

 

And one of them is wearing a John Surtees style crash hat, ready to jump onto his humble Honda 50 no doubt!

 

Two DMU railtour gems from the lens of Mike Organ : Merehead Quarry on 27/3/71 and Morris Cowley on 13/11/71...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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