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2 hours ago, Southof1E top tmd said:

The traincrew looking like real railwayman of the time (April 8th 1982) leave 46027 having brought her in from the North at Birmingham New St , this particular turn over

 

A Tony Ewer photo

 

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Lovely period pic! Both wearing their light blue cotton 'summer' jackets under their overcoats too.

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33 minutes ago, Rugd1022 said:

Photo by Bryan Trent the usual spotters at the south end of Crewe, 25th August 1972....

 

 

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Sat on everyone's favourite trolley - the BRUTES were no comparison.  Was sad when they removed the track and bufferstop in front of them.

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Where do you want it? Driver of 03.066 in conversation with shed staff at Gateshead depot 15/04/83

 

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Plenty of onlookers at Weston-super-Mare taking in the sight of 4930 'Hagley Hall' and 7819 'Hinton Manor' with the "Great Western Limited" rail tour which ran April 1985.

 

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4 hours ago, Holmesfeldian said:

31409 on the "Last direct train from Halifax to London KX" on 6th May 1978.  Rob Fraser Photo / copyright railimagecollections

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Through trains from Halifax to KX have since restarted of course

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DAA? I think the first railtour to flaunt that title was the "DAA 4-Griddle" tour in early 1971. The Railway Magazine, knowing full well what the letters stood for, nevertheless rang Essex House (Central DMO) to politely enquire.... Some quick thinking gave a palatable answer - the Diesel Abatement Association!

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8 minutes ago, Rugd1022 said:

Photo c/o Anthony Gregory and Signalman Pete 'Snowy' Hill' : Coalville Driver Albert Pickering with one of the 'local' Type 2s on the Kinighton - Burton branch....

 

D5388 later became 27105 04/74 and then 27049 08/83 Wdn 04/87

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