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A Nod To Brent - a friendly thread, filled with frivolity, cream teas and pasties. Longing for the happy days in the South Hams 1947.


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20 hours ago, KeithMacdonald said:

 

@gwrrob - thanks for that, I'd never heard of Peter Gray before, even though we were in the same town.

 

A little searching later...

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/devon/content/articles/2008/10/09/trains_peter_gray_feature.shtml

 

and

 

https://www.transporttreasury.com/f449715166

 

I wonder if the Transport Treasury is still work in progress?

 

 

As they only seem to be showing Peter Gray's black and white photos, with no captions.

So another set of mystery photos ideal for RMWeb members to identify the locations.

e.g.

https://www.transporttreasury.com/p1039757392

 

Pic 598  and 619 - a Great Northern railbus?

https://www.transporttreasury.com/p1039757392/ha954f804#ha954f804

https://www.transporttreasury.com/p1039757392/ha9550241#ha9550241

 

Pic 775 - one loco, one coach, and one wagon - mixed traffic?

https://www.transporttreasury.com/p1039757392/ha9555b06#ha9555b06

 

Pic 811

A classic GWR BLT - Kingsbridge perhaps?

https://www.transporttreasury.com/p1039757392/ha9558e93#ha9558e93

 

 

 

 

 

The last time I checked the Transport Treasury did not have access to Peter Gray's colour photographs and were not expecting that situation to change. I didn't get anywhere with my efforts to get find a contact for whoever has them, which might well be his family.

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21 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

Talking of panniers and courtesy of @AY Mod

 

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I will be resisting for now, mostly because there are much more useful things to spend money on for my Brent than a loco that was not allocated to NA until after nationalisation.  However once they appear on the 2nd hand market, I won’t be able to resist one that was fictionally lent to NA for testing...

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2 hours ago, gwrrob said:

In the Pannier Papers volume that covers this class there's a rather nice photo of an early crest 9440 on the Ivybridge goods.;)

 

Talking of 9440 and here she is in a familiar location sometime in the 50s judging by the fashions and vehicle shewn. The level crossing is of course still there although the signal box has long gone from Torbay Road, Paignton.

 

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4 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

 

Talking of 9440 and here she is in a familiar location sometime in the 50s judging by the fashions and vehicle shewn. The level crossing is of course still there although the signal box has long gone from Torbay Road, Paignton.

 

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Late 50's - as it has the Heraldically incorrect right facing Late Crest ;) 

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Are you getting one Robin? They do look rather nice.
 

Anyway my mind is made up.....at last. Having just told Tinker that I was rather ambivalent, I did a bit more digging and 9408 the Oxley loco was built in May 1947......and google says Wolverhampton is only 60 miles fron Wrexham Granby.

 

Keep Well

 

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18 hours ago, Killybegs said:

 

The last time I checked the Transport Treasury did not have access to Peter Gray's colour photographs and were not expecting that situation to change. I didn't get anywhere with my efforts to get find a contact for whoever has them, which might well be his family.

According to the, just received, latest edition of the Great Western Echo, the Great Western Trust, at Didcot, have them, and a new compilation is due out in a few days:

http://www.crecy.co.uk/west-country-railways

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8 minutes ago, Nick Gough said:

With all proceeds to be donated to the Great Western Trust.

 

That's excellent news and persuades me to buy a copy particularly as they must have had a challenging year financially.

 

I do wonder if there's more that they could do to get what must be a vast photo archive accessible to a wider public.  I for, one, would be happy to pay a subscription fee to access it particularly for those images that may be to my niche interests but not of others!

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55 minutes ago, Clearwater said:

 

That's excellent news and persuades me to buy a copy particularly as they must have had a challenging year financially.

 

I do wonder if there's more that they could do to get what must be a vast photo archive accessible to a wider public.  I for, one, would be happy to pay a subscription fee to access it particularly for those images that may be to my niche interests but not of others!

 

The Trust are working to make their collection more accessible to the public but, of course, it is a big collection - not just photos. They are all, mostly senior, volunteers and this year has rather disrupted things. Enquiries can still be made:

https://didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk/article.php/408/great-western-trust-museum-archive

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8 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

Mouth watering indeed. Now will this make it into the Captain's First Class Pannier Lounge.

No, that one won't.

 

I shall grant admission to a black one, though, provided it signs a waver with regard to becoming acquainted with my airbrush and some weathering mixture.

 

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