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1 hour ago, Jeremy C said:

 

Has it been rather inexpertly renumbered for the occasion

Looks like they've removed the coupling hatch door from 025 and put it on the power car used.

Then only realised when it was done that the hatch looked kind of scabby compared to the freshly-painted yellow, with no time to sort it!

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23 hours ago, Western Aviator said:


It’s just to the west of Slough station. The green signal on the left of the picture is for the Windsor bay.

Good guess on my part then! I did wonder what box the S might refer to. Slough didn't occur to me, first place I thought of was Swansea!

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On 05/09/2020 at 09:19, dana said:

found on the internet and email through flicker notification 

 

 Phil Parker's Spotted & photographed telephone Coffee shop

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/50219822067/in/album-72157675298195078/

 

phone box book exchange

https://009adventure.blog/2020/07/08/model-it-telephone-box-library/

 

 

 

And for someone with an up to date Welsh layout, this box at Cwmsychbant on A475 near Lampeter

 

 

 

rev Phone Box Cwmsychbant on A475 10Sep20.jpg

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6 hours ago, Metr0Land said:

 

And for someone with an up to date Welsh layout, this box at Cwmsychbant on A475 near Lampeter

 

 

 

rev Phone Box Cwmsychbant on A475 10Sep20.jpg

 

So that's what "telephone" is in welsh!

 

 

Kev.

 

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5 minutes ago, SHMD said:

 

So that's what "telephone" is in welsh!

 

 

Kev.

 

You wouldn't half get a shock if you tried to make a call on that 'phone  :D

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6 hours ago, Metr0Land said:

 

And for someone with an up to date Welsh layout, this box at Cwmsychbant on A475 near Lampeter

 

 

 

rev Phone Box Cwmsychbant on A475 10Sep20.jpg

 

 

Does it stop the hearts of English cottage owners!

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On 09/09/2020 at 07:31, rodent279 said:

Good guess on my part then! I did wonder what box the S might refer to. Slough didn't occur to me, first place I thought of was Swansea!

 

You need "PT" for Swansea ;)

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6 minutes ago, rodent279 said:

I guess with Southall, Slough & Swindon, the S prefixes were taken up!

Plus about another 40 signal boxes beginning with "S".

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PT stands for Port Talbot, where the power box is located.

 

Brings back memories of many years ago traveling home from University in Swansea screaming out of Port Talbot on a Cardiff bound HST.

 

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4 hours ago, PhilMortimer said:

PT stands for Port Talbot, where the power box is located.

 

Brings back memories of many years ago traveling home from University in Swansea screaming out of Port Talbot on a Cardiff bound HST.

 

 

For the record the Port Talbot box control area is now considerably reduced and much of its former area has been moved into the new fangled magic fun palace South Wales signalling centre at Cardiff.  Some of the moved areas (including Swansea station) do however retain the PT signal prefix.

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17 hours ago, PhilMortimer said:

PT stands for Port Talbot, where the power box is located.

 

Brings back memories of many years ago .........

One amusing memory for me : Barry was - almost - cut off by snow so we were unable to 'liberate' our loco from the scrapyard and had a 'free' day to explore the Valleys ...... expecting the M4 to have been cleared during the day we were surprised to be stopped by the police when we got to the slip road :-

"Where you goin' boys ?"

"Barry"

"Aw - Motorway's not open yet ...... s'ggest you go back into P'Talbot an' get pissed - then try again later."

( We returned via the Valleys - and probably had a pint or three of Brains Dark back in Barry.)

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17 hours ago, PhilMortimer said:

Brings back memories of many years ago traveling home from University in Swansea screaming out of Port Talbot on a Cardiff bound HST.

 

Why were you screaming? Bet that freaked out the other passengers! :jester:

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14 minutes ago, ruggedpeak said:

Why were you screaming? Bet that freaked out the other passengers! :jester:

Have you ever been to Port Talbot? If so, you know why!

 

In reality, this was the days when HST’s still had Valentas and pulling away eastbound from PT, they would always lay on the power. Getting a seat in a coach next to the power car was a treat for the ears!

 

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1 hour ago, Scottish-Exile said:

2 Class 800's passing PT 3145  PT 3147 outside Landore depot on the run in to Swansea.

 

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I know that curve well.

 

There used to be a great old fashioned Italian Pizza place close by - great food. You could hear the HST’s screaming up the hill from Swansea Station, and then round Landore Curve and out across Morfa viaduct. All changed now.

 

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The search for Class 13 Master + Slave replacements hits new levels of absurdity!

 

Class 08 No. 08643 is hauled through Bristol Temple Meads by a solitary HST power car 43162 in July 1984 (I presumed it was a working from St Philips Marsh depot with a view to the power car being turned, hence the 08 being manned and under power).

 

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