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3 hours ago, Metr0Land said:

We've had open air railtours before but this one was new to me

 

1665 16th May 1964, SLS “West Wales Rail Tour - at Burry Port yard

 

 

Is that the proposed replacement for the Pacers? 

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A WR roof tank RU ....doesnt look like it survived, not mentioned on Vintage Carriage Trust register ... and given unrefurbished  VB / Steam heat on BR1 bogies probably a bit of a dinosaur by this time .

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I wonder if it was detached from some train with a hot box ............ you'd not expect it to be any where near a coal yard under normal circumstances ( whether in traffic OR going for scrap ).

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Might it have been brought in to use as a coal yard site office?

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On 09/02/2020 at 12:11, Metr0Land said:

We've had open air railtours before but this one was new to me

 

1665 16th May 1964, SLS “West Wales Rail Tour - at Burry Port yard

 

 

Reminds me of the early days of the Shakers tone railway. That was all they had for passengers.

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This is not really a prototype for everything, but a prototype for a train which could be fitted onto many layouts without needing to have vehicles removed. 

 

The Master Cutler passes Sandy circa 1961 with a early (D200-D209) EE Type 4 in charge. 4 MetCamm Pullmans and two older style brake seconds is all you need. 

 

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8 hours ago, Metr0Land said:

Have you always fancied a Mk1 restaurant car in your coal depot?  There's no reason why not.  (The caption suggests it might have been on the way to have underframe etc recovered for another use).

 

W1902_30-8-79

 

 

 

 

"British Rail found a solution to the problems caused by an inefficient AGA cooker fitted to its Restaurant coach"

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9 hours ago, Metr0Land said:

Have you always fancied a Mk1 restaurant car in your coal depot?  There's no reason why not.  (The caption suggests it might have been on the way to have underframe etc recovered for another use).

 

W1902_30-8-79

 

 

 

 

Looks like the window visible through the gangway has been smashed, and I'm not sure about the underframe boxes, look to have covers removed. There is also something either stuck or painted on the side by the far door, but it doesn't look like COND or crossed circle. Longworth lists it as scrapped 11/78, so what was it doing there almost a year later? 

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1 hour ago, Davexoc said:

 

Looks like the window visible through the gangway has been smashed, and I'm not sure about the underframe boxes, look to have covers removed. There is also something either stuck or painted on the side by the far door, but it doesn't look like COND or crossed circle. Longworth lists it as scrapped 11/78, so what was it doing there almost a year later? 

HMRS Paul quotes Longworth as it not being scrapped until '93

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12 hours ago, Metr0Land said:

Have you always fancied a Mk1 restaurant car in your coal depot?  There's no reason why not.  (The caption suggests it might have been on the way to have underframe etc recovered for another use).

 

W1902_30-8-79

 

 

 

Where was this photo taken?

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6 minutes ago, Fat Controller said:

Where was this photo taken?

If you click on the picture it will take you to the flickr page with details/comments 

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22 hours ago, melmerby said:

HMRS Paul quotes Longworth as it not being scrapped until '93

 

So it was, I somehow skipped a number to 1903, that was scrapped in '78!

 

Looking at the image again, is there something wrong with the leading wheelset/suspension?

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40 minutes ago, Davexoc said:

 

 

 

Looking at the image again, is there something wrong with the leading wheelset/suspension?

Certainly doesn't look straight.

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It does have a broken window on the other side as well, visible through the vest end

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2 hours ago, Davexoc said:

 

So it was, I somehow skipped a number to 1903, that was scrapped in '78!

 

Looking at the image again, is there something wrong with the leading wheelset/suspension?

 

2 hours ago, melmerby said:

Certainly doesn't look straight.

 

Could be that it is just sitting on uneven track?

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10 hours ago, Boris said:

It does have a broken window on the other side as well, visible through the vest end

Just been on a Footex

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1 hour ago, melmerby said:

Just been on a Footex

 

It still has some intact windows. Maybe it passed a YOBBEX going the other way.

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15 hours ago, Boris said:

It does have a broken window on the other side as well, visible through the vest end

 

Is that a direction in German? :)

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