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Here are many, many photographs that use to belong to my grandad. I am sorting out and scanning while in in lockdown. 

 

First is Dean Goods '2449' at Builth Wells.1509108744_DeanGoods2449atBuilthWells.png.b6ebfb4660aff204c302ba9431faf810.png

 

Here we see Modified Hall 7914 'Lleweni Hall' Fresh from overhaul at Didcot 12th January 1957

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And finally we come across GWR Bulldog 3705 'George A. Wills' Swindon Works on 27/08/36.

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Cologne, summer 1979.

 

DB class 110, number 403-3

 

 

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V2 at Oxley, October '65. This surprised me as I wasn't expecting to see one of my favourite LNER engines here. I took it with, I think, a Yashica J and the film was Ilford 125 ASA. 

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Another not very good photo but one which, I think, shows how things were in those now far-off days when there was still steam around. And also in the case of the station - Glasgow Buchanan Street. This is Fairburn 2-6-4T and is a scan from a 10 cm x 15 cm B & W photo that has worn somewhat: if - hopefully when - the negative pops up, I'll re-scan. 

I took this one in summer of 1966, which was a very fine summer, and unbeknownst to me, the station was closed soon afterwards, in November 1966. Beeching apparently. Again. 

Fairburn tank 42277 at Buchanan Street 1966 exp.jpg

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4 hours ago, Peppercorn said:

Another not very good photo but one which, I think, shows how things were in those now far-off days when there was still steam around. And also in the case of the station - Glasgow Buchanan Street. This is Fairburn 2-6-4T and is a scan from a 10 cm x 15 cm B & W photo that has worn somewhat: if - hopefully when - the negative pops up, I'll re-scan. 

I took this one in summer of 1966, which was a very fine summer, and unbeknownst to me, the station was closed soon afterwards, in November 1966. Beeching apparently. Again. 

Fairburn tank 42277 at Buchanan Street 1966 exp.jpg

 

I may be wrong, but I think that this is Glasgow Central, platform 3?

 

I stand to be corrected.

 

Regards

 

Ian

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2 hours ago, Ian Smeeton said:

 

I may be wrong, but I think that this is Glasgow Central, platform 3?

 

I stand to be corrected.

 

Regards

 

Ian


Definitely Central. I wouldn’t be sure about the particular platform, but it is on the east side of the station, so a low number.

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On 02/10/2020 at 20:51, pH said:


Definitely Central. I wouldn’t be sure about the particular platform, but it is on the east side of the station, so a low number.

Not only do I bow to your superior knowledge, but the back of my photo says: "Fairburn 4MT at Glasgow Central between 20-7-66 and 27-7-66" I don't know why I didn't look first...

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Ex-LNER Class B1 No. 1264 at Fort William, 23/9/1999:

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It was repainted in its original livery, seen here, prior to entering service in 1997 after restoration.

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