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2 hours ago, Ben B said:

If I'm right in thinking, the railway there is long gone but the warning signeage is still beside the road.

Isn’t there a giant metal Scorpion there now ??!!

 

cheers,

Phil.

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1 hour ago, eastwestdivide said:

Google street view shows some unlit traffic lights:

https://goo.gl/maps/94SqpLgcMgeD1iJJ9

 

Hi- yeah that's the spot.  About 8 years ago I can remember driving that way a few times whilst I was doing some work with a gallery in Sheffield, and there was definitely still the triangular sign warning of a level crossing either on or immediately before those lights.  It stuck in my memory as I meant to go back and photograph any remains of the lines, but subsequent trips to Meadowhall all involved coming in off the Motorway and I haven't been back past Forgemasters for a while.  Looks like the signs have gone anyway.

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At the opposite corner, there seems to be an old, round sign under the modern 'No Admittance' sign.

Also seems to be a Blue Plaque, (commemorating the history of the works perhaps?)1582951147_Screenshot_20210122-1531172.png.2db9ca309c591a891d9402ba52b86564.png

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Did your cat knock your EE Type 4 off the baseboard and onto the garage floor?

 

Never mind, just invest in a breakdown crane and re-create this Powdehall incident.....

 

 

 

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40 minutes ago, keefer said:

At the opposite corner, there seems to be an old, round sign under the modern 'No Admittance' sign.

Also seems to be a Blue Plaque, (commemorating the history of the works perhaps?)1582951147_Screenshot_20210122-1531172.png.2db9ca309c591a891d9402ba52b86564.png

This?

But obviously not on the same wall.

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Well that saves me a long walk this weekend!

 

While we're in the Sheffield area, how long does graffiti take to become a piece of social history? Orgreave last weekend:

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1 hour ago, jonny777 said:

Did your cat knock your EE Type 4 off the baseboard and onto the garage floor?

 

Never mind, just invest in a breakdown crane and re-create this Powdehall incident.....

 

 

 

1620908799_d363powderhall870.jpg.3ad44951fc1b74d013198522a81acea4.jpg

 

Bloody Eck - that must have been one hell of a cat ! ..................................... probably a relative of the Goodies' Kitten Kong !

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1 hour ago, eastwestdivide said:

Well that saves me a long walk this weekend!

 

While we're in the Sheffield area, how long does graffiti take to become a piece of social history? Orgreave last weekend:

1209209784_Historicgraffiti1.jpg.0b17ad14367cce0f4012b8250e981904.jpg1704048269_Historicgraffiti2.jpg.d6937fb7f06d585f5602544f27ffc2c9.jpg

 

 

I saw this last year I wondered if it was from 84 or done later. What we did notice that Orgreave seems to have been eradicated we didn't see any signs with it on at all

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1 hour ago, 47475 said:

Here is an interesting one if you fancy a Class 08 in the middle of your freight train:

 

16449666571_4e3ea887dd_z.jpg1981-04-09 37079, 08860  Eaglescliffe by John Carter, on Flickr

This is most likely done to move 08s to and from works or between allocations. I remember seeing an 08 in a freight train on the GNGE Joint line near Saxilby when I was a kid.

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1 hour ago, 47475 said:

Here is an interesting one if you fancy a Class 08 in the middle of your freight train:

 

16449666571_4e3ea887dd_z.jpg1981-04-09 37079, 08860  Eaglescliffe by John Carter, on Flickr

Similar to "Welly", saw a few movements of 03s and 08s in freight consists on the old ECML at Riccall in the early to mid 70s. Usually saw them in the early evening, going in both directions, presumably either going to or from "works".

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3 hours ago, iands said:

Similar to "Welly", saw a few movements of 03s and 08s in freight consists on the old ECML at Riccall in the early to mid 70s. Usually saw them in the early evening, going in both directions, presumably either going to or from "works".

 

Yes, they were quite a regular sight in many areas in goods trains, but were usually marshalled close to the train locomotive. 

 

A lot of brand new shunters were moved around the country in steam hauled goods trains. I have seen them in steam videos of the ECML and the GC; but those are the area of interest for me. I'm sure it happened on other regions. 

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17 hours ago, montyburns56 said:

It's a locomotive, just about....

 

Sheepbridge Wagon Repairs 1977 by Gordon Edgar

 

Sheepbridge Wagon Repairs

 

 

Is the rod sticking out from the chassis for the starting handle?

 

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26 minutes ago, montyburns56 said:

 

A cab? Sheer luxury!

 

..no steps to get up there though, and it looks like the doors fell off!

Those builders plates would make interesting reading too.

 

 

Kev.

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