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merlin46

Out & about by the tracks November 1988

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Hi Guys

 
These images bring back some good memories for me & it is surprising that they were taken 25 years ago. Where did that time go:-)
 
Enjoy :no:
 
Tim

 

 

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Sometimes, just sometimes, I wish there was a 'love' button! Thanks for posting these, they're right up my street.

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I am going to sound like a right anorak, but that VDA wagon is interesting. Is that a non standard chassis it is sat on?

 

And Ripple Lane itself, all gone now, the shed is a car workshop I seem to recall.

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I am going to sound like a right anorak, but that VDA wagon is interesting. Is that a non standard chassis it is sat on?head

 

And Ripple Lane itself, all gone now, the shed is a car workshop I seem to recall.

Hi Woodenhead

 

Looking at Google earth the depot & office buildings are still standing, but with no track. Also when I was cataloging these images along with some at Stratford I geotag them as well, so somewhere in the Olympic village was Stratford Depot :-) How things change!

 

The VDA has some special chassis design, which eludes my grey matter these days. I am sure those better versed in wagons such as Paul Bartlett website will reveal the answer.

 

HTH

 

Tim

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Sometimes, just sometimes, I wish there was a 'love' button! Thanks for posting these, they're right up my street.y. I H

Pleased that you enjoyed them Pugsley. I have more & will post some when time & the inclination allows:-)

 

Tim

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I am going to sound like a right anorak, but that VDA wagon is interesting. Is that a non standard chassis it is sat on?

 

And Ripple Lane itself, all gone now, the shed is a car workshop I seem to recall.

It's FAT13 suspension, otherwise known as 'Taperlite' suspension, which came from the high speed freight trial program during the '70's.  100 VDA vans were fitted with this type of suspension.

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Just been onto googlemaps, the whole site of the sidings has been redeveloped into a transshipment depot but amazingly Ripple Lane's buildings still stand albeit out of use for any purpose.

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Hi Guys

 
I have tarted up a few more old prints in Photoshop & this time it is of my first ever visit to Stratford Depot, which today is nowhere to be seen:-(

 

Enjoy :no:

 

Tim

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From the number on that suburban brake (4th from bottom), it's one of the ex-Freightliner brake vans, covered in detail in this thread

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Hi Guys

 
Hope you are enjoying the festive break:-)
 
Here are few more images from first visit to Stratford Depot.

 

Enjoy  :no:

 

Tim

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