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4 hours ago, leopardml2341 said:

 

 

22 hours ago, leopardml2341 said:

Provided for newspaper packing IIRC.

 

5 hours ago, The Johnster said:

Newspaper packers required gangwayed vehicles in order to access toilets. 

 

4 hours ago, leopardml2341 said:

 

Of course...... :)

 

 

But they were never short of material to hang on the back of the door.

 

Mike.

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4 hours ago, Northmoor said:

The Manchester Victoria definitely has a Les Nixon feel to it.   Five vehicle types in the first seven too.

It really has, hasn't it?  It's brim-full of that unique Manchester Victoria character of the 1970s and 80s: grimy, grim, busy and bristling with throwbacks to the steam age.  So much more interesting than Piccadilly!  One of my favourite railway haunts in that era.

 

Pete T.

 

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1 hour ago, 26power said:

Click on the picture to go to the Flickr page, where date given!

 

Just looked - there's no way it was taken on 13th August 2011...!

 

Some very evocative photos in that whole collection though, very nice.

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33 minutes ago, Rugd1022 said:

 

Just looked - there's no way it was taken on 13th August 2011...!

 

 

Yes it's a shame when the date shown is the upload date, not the original. I keep finding great images with no actual date.

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On 01/08/2020 at 14:33, Ramblin Rich said:

Nice. Only 1 BR-built vehicle in the first 5. Looks like 3x ex-SR PMV/CCT, 1x ex-GWR Siphon and 1x BR CCT.

The Siphon G's one of the ones with sliding vents on the lower sides (Dia O62?), built by BR in the 1950s.

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2 hours ago, Fat Controller said:

The Siphon G's one of the ones with sliding vents on the lower sides (Dia O62?), built by BR in the 1950s.

...and possibly plated upper vents? Is it a newspaper van like this one on Paul Bartlett's site?

https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/gwrsiphon/e34a1e996

 

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19 minutes ago, montyburns56 said:

GWR 150 7819 Hinton Manor and 31117 at Gloucester

 

 

GWR 150 7819 Hinton Manor and 31117 at Gloucester

 

Plymouth 1976 and not a BR vehicle to be seen!

 

A skin 'ead from Plymouth

 

That's definitely Reading and not Plymouth (perhaps the vans were from there?) as that's guarded 3rd rail in the bay on the left.

Nice shots though, the second has some real "action" to it.

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1 hour ago, Fat Controller said:

Do my eyes deceive me, or does the second Siphon have roof-vents?

I wonder if the Stanier van is the one that was branded 'For Use On West-of-England Newspaper Train Only'

The second vehicle was one of the Siphons that was converted to an Ambulance Car during WWII and designated M.34 when it reverted to normal use after the war. M.34 had a number of the bodyside top vents plated over and two windows added on each side, another batch of Siphons had their top vents reinstated but also kept their roof vents and these were designated O.59 after the war.

 

By 1976 2758, 2765, 2774, 2791, 2793, 2799, 2930, 2977 and 2978 were to diagram M.34; 2794, 2800, 2926, 2927, 2979 - 2984 were to diagram O.59. All of these except for 2800, 2926, 2927, 2977 and 2979 - 2984 were classed as Newspaper Vans and were steam heated as opposed to being merely steam piped.

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21 hours ago, Northmoor said:

That's definitely Reading and not Plymouth (perhaps the vans were from there?) as that's guarded 3rd rail in the bay on the left.

Nice shots though, the second has some real "action" to it.

 

Yeah, it was actually coming from Portsmouth. 

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