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4 minutes ago, luckymucklebackit said:

Agree you can probably pick up at 10 ft van second hand, but most sites are laid out with pitches for 12 ft vans and most would not let you site the older vans on their site.  I don't think any of the major manufacturers make 10 footers any more.

 

Jim

There's always been a bit of "no oldies" on sites.

My parents had a static, probaly 10', in the 70s (bought new) but when they let it go, although still in top nick it was virtually worthless as most sites want the old van off and a new one in it's place.

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5 minutes ago, luckymucklebackit said:

Agree you can probably pick up at 10 ft van second hand, but most sites are laid out with pitches for 12 ft vans and most would not let you site the older vans on their site.  I don't think any of the major manufacturers make 10 footers any more.

 

Jim

 

I've dug out a copy of the NACO in house magazine, summer 2020 edition with their price guide. Most manufacturers list a range of 10ft wide vans, although admittedly, they're in a minority.

As a contrast the biggest from quick scanning seems to be 60x22 ft and the most expensive a shade over £200k!!

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Just now, Wickham Green too said:

You could have a proper house for that sort of dosh ...............er - in some parts of the country !

A street full in Bacup !

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We've had "trains in the landscape", but have we had wagons that were embedded in the landscape and abandoned for decades?

 

High Peak Junction, 2011:

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And Potteric Carr 2010 (an area that's no longer accessible from the bird reserve):

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10 hours ago, luckymucklebackit said:

 

The days of the 10ft wide Static Caravan are long gone, 12ft has been the standard for many years now

 

Jim

Yes, and the haulage companies seem determined to bring them along our single carriage road right around the time people are heading to work... :mad_mini::bomb_mini::diablo_mini:

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7 minutes ago, eastwestdivide said:

We've had "trains in the landscape", but have we had wagons that were embedded in the landscape and abandoned for decades?

 

High Peak Junction, 2011:

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I thought that was an abandoned Roman railway uncovered in Pompeii:jester:

 

Any idea why it is preserved to view in that condition?

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3 minutes ago, melmerby said:

 

Any idea why it is preserved to view in that condition?

I think it's to illustrate the utility of having a catch pit at the foot of the rope-worked incline.

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1 hour ago, montyburns56 said:

Yes, this really is a railtour in open wagons on a line with overhead catenary....

 

Harton Electric Railway 1968

 

1968 - Dangerous Railtour..

 

It’s fine. Only a few hundred volts DC. Nowt to worry about. 

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On 28/02/2021 at 05:47, Mel_H said:

Bought too many 1:76 caravans? Simple, pop them on a flat wagon.

 

25 026 on a train of caravans at Dundee 13/6/78 (RCTS)

 

[Never seen pictures of this type of traffic before!]

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The look like Thomson T-lines, built in Falkirk

 

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17 minutes ago, duncan said:

 

The look like Thomson T-lines, built in Falkirk

 

The green signs in the windows say ELDDIS, made in consett.

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7 hours ago, nightstar.train said:

It’s fine. Only a few hundred volts DC. Nowt to worry about. 

And the wagons are wooden, so there's no path to earth :D.

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16 hours ago, montyburns56 said:

Yes, this really is a railtour in open wagons on a line with overhead catenary....

 

Harton Electric Railway 1968

 

1968 - Dangerous Railtour..

 

Why is that any different from an open top tram ride? 

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On 10/02/2021 at 13:04, RP82 said:

I can't remember if it was either a Workington/Huddersfield/Lincoln TPO that was formed of a sorting coach and BG in the late 80s/early 90s

 

Certainly the Lincoln one was at one time.  I'm not sure of the date of the photo.  It's captioned as the last mail train from Lincoln St Marks and that station was closed in May 1985, but the trees suggest a different time of year.  There's some information on the train here.

 

LAST MAIL TRAIN TO DEPART LINCOLN ST MARKS

 

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4 hours ago, Wickham Green too said:

'May' have ceased running from St.Marks - or at all - weeks or months before the station closed ........ ?

 

It looks like it was transferred to Central at some earlier time as it certainly continued running - this photo is dated 1987 and rhe link I posted previously indicates it was running until 1991.

 

31441 collects mail at Newark

 

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I’d take a guess it’s being used as a coupling adaptor, in the rake that gets split into sections before it goes into the cement works at Hope.

 

cheers,
Phil.

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6 minutes ago, Wickham Green too said:

"Fred .......

 

 

 

..... FRED .....

 

 

 

.... what were we going to call this one ?"

 

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Manchester Victoria, 26/7/87


Prehaps the Regiment concerned was disbanded before the name could be applied.

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