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A couple of  "namers"

 

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08616  Ince Moss at Ince Moss, August 1984

 

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08885  Mars at Garston, January 1979

 

and 12063 at Warrington mid 1970's

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always remember seeing an unofficial 08 namer on allerton back in the mid 80s while going round the shed with my dad, can still see him squirming when i asked him what an "a##e bandit" was (i would have been about 9 or 10 at the time!)

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I'd go for early 1970s for 12063; the container has a paint date of 12/71, and seems to be ex-works. I think the last 12xxx in BR service were withdrawn by early/mid-72.

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always remember seeing an unofficial 08 namer on allerton back in the mid 80s while going round the shed with my dad, can still see him squirming when i asked him what an "a##e bandit" was (i would have been about 9 or 10 at the time!)

You aren't the only one!  :O 

 

08615 rings a bell but it was a while ago now....

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12063 was withdrawn Dec 1971.

So in her very final days in service, then. I remember seeing some of these in the Crewe/Liverpool area when I went there on a MYSTEX in late 1968/early 1969- had to check the numbers, as they didn't look right..

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So in her very final days in service, then. I remember seeing some of these in the Crewe/Liverpool area when I went there on a MYSTEX in late 1968/early 1969- had to check the numbers, as they didn't look right..

Sold to NCB, so obviously a bit of life left in her!

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Sold to NCB, so obviously a bit of life left in her!

My 'spotting notes' contain the following entry

 

Tues. 12/12/1972

Waterhall Jct. (actually from my classroom window !).

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Note(s)

The three Cl.11 shunters had been purchased from 8F Springs Branch (Wigan) by the National Coal Board and were en-route to Nantgarw Colliery & Coke Ovens where they would replace the three Hunslet 18” 0-6-0ST locos.

 

Ten days later, Friday 22nd December 1972, a few friends and I caught the train to Taffs Well and then walked  to Nantgarw Colliery ( quite a hike) to catch the two working Hunslet 18" tanks, the third was laid up and the three Cl.11 shunters were inside the shed.

 

Thanks to whoever started this thread for reminding me I'm now forty years older !

 

Brian R

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08894 & 08499 stand in Brickyard Siding across the South Wales main line from Canton TMD 14/07/2004 after being delivered by road - 08994 at least arriving from a stint at Swindon, Cocklebury.

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Brian R

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08589 'in the dirt' whilst working from the Cardiff Rod Mill to Roath Dock during the mid-70s.

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Cardiff East Dock shed was formerly to the right background.

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Brian R

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Wolverton Works open day, 1985, D3018 Haversham with the sign leaning against it reading "the oldest surviving BR loco". I'm sure someone will dispute that claim, but that's what they said. Perhaps the sign wasn't big enough for "still in service".

 

The words underneath the sign are painted on:

HAND LIGHT SOCKET

ENGINE SUMP OIL DRAIN

 

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Hard to get the exposure right with a clean black loco on a bright sunny day.

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And another shiny "pet" loco, 08944 in green at a Reading open day 1986/87-ish.

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08749, I think on a passenger duty at Sheffield, March 1983: there was a two-portion cross-country service that had the short Leeds portion arrive into a bay platform, then the shunter would move the coaches onto the rear of the Newcastle (?) portion for the journey south.

The platform staff had a job to prevent haulage bashers from boarding, and would follow them onto the train to turf them off. If you were sneaky though, you'd hop on with a half-drunk cuppa, and a newspaper with the crossword mostly filled in, then quickly spread out on a table, and watch them walk right past. Allegedly.

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Wolverton Works open day, 1985, D3018 Haversham with the sign leaning against it reading "the oldest surviving BR loco". I'm sure someone will dispute that claim, but that's what they said. Perhaps the sign wasn't big enough for "still in service".

 

 

Yes you're right. At the time, and until it's withdrawal it was the oldest active loco in BR service. Went to Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway via an Aylesbury Open Day. She did brake van rides at Aylesbury staion on their open day/s.

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12077 Spings Branch, early 1970's

 

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08907 in LNWR livery, Crewe, July 1987

 

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08897, en route Springs Branch, May 2008

 

Tom

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Here is something a little different,

 

 

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Foster Yeomans No.33 (formerly 08032) at Gloucester Horton Road,  31/1/80

 

edit - and another one

 

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Worcester Yard pilot 08796,  25/3/80

 

cheers

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Just been looking through a big box of photos i have and have come across these from mine and my dads treks back in the 80s, again no notes unfortunatly.....

 

As i didnt have the time to scan the pics i basically took photos of them on the iphone and used photoshop express to crop and straighten them before using the photobucket app to upload them!

 

Doncaster, I seem to remember the 47 had failed and the 08 was removing it from the train

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Derby

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Warrington

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This was the caledonian railway in brechin, we went up there to see some boiler tubes that my dad was after for his quarry hunslet, ended up driving it from brechin to bridge of dun (if that what its called), would have been 1987ish

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Me at the controls aged 12

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Class 09 somewhere

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Ripple lane open day

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Chester, shunter lurking in the yard

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08 644 shunting a rake of Mk1s into what is now the Morrisons store at Long Rock but in 1985 was carriage sidings

 

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The same 08 644 at Penzance in 1984.  The naming ceremony for "Debbie" involved a bottle of milk being smashed over the buffers!

 

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The modern incarnation of an 08 at Penzance - 08 410 in June 2012

 

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Some 08s at Laira - 08 953 and 08 645 in 1989

 

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At Kings Cross - 08 724 in 1989

 

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An 09 on the linkspan at Dover - 09 020 in 1993

 

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Another 08 shunting at Woking - 08 847 in 1993 and every minute it is out of the yard adds to Les Hayden's overtime!

 

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One at Cleethorpes.  I never saw it move for the whole two weeks we were there - 08 743 in 1985 with the Barton Class 105 passing.

 

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An 08 coming off the old Louth route at Grimsby about to pass Garden Street - 08 508 in 1981

 

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An 08 returning from Par Harbour crossing the level crossing outside St Blazey 08 792 in December 1993.

 

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Later the same day it heads back into Par Harbour

 

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A Freightliner 08 at Southampton Maritime - 08 624 in 2010.

 

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Great thread, some fantastic shots in here! I've had a dig through what I've got, most are at Eastleigh from the last few years with some from Southampton Maritime and a couple from Millbrook.

 

First up is 08482 with a solitary Seacow at Eastleigh on 16/2/07

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I've always liked 08804's Yellow arrows and steps, makes it a bit different! Seen at Eastleigh on its own on 25/3/08 and again over a year later on 2/6/09 with the empty oil trip from the depot to the yard.

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Seen on 9/2/10 is 08482 shunting MLA's

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Bit of an odd one, but I believe 08904 had broken down earlier in the day. It ended up being attached to 08735 and dragged around the yard for the rest of the day! 28/5/10.

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Doing the depot trip with a pair of UID 66's and TTA's is 08735 on 8/2/11. It had the unofficial (and crudely applied!) name; "The Cement Mixer".

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Southampton Maritime on 14/5/11 has three on show. At the back is 08531, while resident scrapper 08575 sits rusting away at the front. Next to 70009 is 08624.

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Cut down 08995 shunts a hefty piece of Balfour Beatty equipment on 13/6/11.

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Shuttling FLA's around Southampton Maritime on 25/6/11 are 08531 on the left and 08624 in the middle.

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A catch that was the icing to a spectacular hour at Millbrook on 14/6/12 is 08785 shunting out a flat from a rake before shifting some loaded wagons.

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Hunslet hire-in 08873, still in RES colours, sits outside the repair shop at Southampton Maritime on 17/9/12.

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It's good to see these old beasts being needed and out earning their keep! I just wonder what will replace them when their time is finally up.

 

Cheers,

 

Andy.

 

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