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Hi, Dave. I love all of the excellent Cambois photo’s. All show excellent views of different aspects of the place. I particularly like J7393, of three unidentifiable class 37’s in May, 1981. A scene ripe for modelling. 

 

With warmest regards,

 

Rob.

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4 hours ago, Fat Controller said:

J7392: the little shunter coupled to the ballast hopper was owned by a company called Grant-Lyon-Eagre, I believe; they were a Scunthorpe-based subsidiary of British Steel, specialising in track work at industrial sites. The shunter had worked on installation works at Eurotunnel's Cheriton terminal, and Dolland's Moor yard back in 1992/3.; it was positively dwarfed by some of the German locos it worked alongside. 

It's a Ruston 48DS, not a Planet.

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1 hour ago, Michael Edge said:

It's a Ruston 48DS, not a Planet.

 

 

Many thanks, I've amended the caption.

 

David

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6 hours ago, 73c said:

J7394. What a brilliant photo!

Brilliant composition with good depth of field, and enough telephoto to accentuate the undualations in the track. Then the main subject framed by the buffer stops. Superb.....

 

Dave

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Dave, 

 

A nice view over Cambois depot with the DoMEE van outside their workshop, it has the lettering on it as the C&W one was unlettered!

 

The view of the West Track hopper and conveyor under construction with the Grant Lyon Eagre loco and former Southern Railway Walrus shows the sidings still in use, when completed the sidings were removed and BR handled the discharge of all trains there. The West Track hopper discharged coal into a hopper loading Euclid scrapers taking it to stock, while the original East Track Hopper fed directly to the plant for burning.

 

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Brilliant photos of Blyth Cambois David, a place (and depot) I never visited.

J7391 - How many coal wagons are there in that picture; Probably more than in the whole of the UK today !

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Hi David

 

J4194, I make the formation  to be a Met Cam DTC (101), paired a BRCW (104) DMBS coupled to a Gloucester (100) unit. I do like lash ups like this. Something you very very rarely see on layouts.

 

See Rob's reply below, yeah it is a 114.

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Hi, Dave. I like the Radcliffe on Trent photo’s. All so full of interest and nostalgia. Just like a trip back in time to those good old DMU spotting days.

Anyway, in that first one, I have to say that actually the lash up is as follows, sorry Clive. ;)

As you’ve mentioned a Met Cam 101DTCL, and a Birmingham 104 DMBS. Then it gets interesting. The class 100 is actually, on closer inspection, a further class 114 Derby heavyweight. You can tell from the four big windows between the two passenger doors, and the roof vents. Also the tumblehome is different along with the sole bars. Also the sliding vents are unpainted metal, and the guards van has a slightly different arrangement of doors and windows. I’ll say no more...

That last photo ‘ is very cold and wintry and shows how the weather should be today, but isnt! 

 

With warmest regards,

 

Rob.

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On ‎10‎/‎02‎/‎2019 at 15:01, DaveF said:

I suppose this afternoon's photos could be described as being around the West Midlands.

 

I remember taking the one at Huntley (I think that is the nearest place), I was on my way to the Foxfield Railway  (though perhaps not on the most direct route).

 

I have no information at all about the others, apart from the captions.  They are Dad's photos and they are at places I don't think I've ever visited.

 

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_02/102160563_HuntleyNorthStaffslinetoCheadleJuly76C2885.jpg.531933769fe8e010e0f2574799e33b4b.jpg

Huntley North Staffs line to Cheadle July 76 C2885.jpg

 

 

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_02/94906519_MortonPinkeneySonAMJROct70J2404.jpg.32773c1982df850a30c963b43c46937d.jpg

Morton Pinkeney S on A & M J R Oct 70 J2404.jpg

 

 

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_02/1229032338_SouthamRoadandHarbury47375upfreightAug80J7178.jpg.64889d41ec417039a1d0641f2f971252.jpg

Southam Road and Harbury 47375 up freight Aug 80 J7178.jpg

 

 

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_02/1630228379_SouthamRoadandHarburycementwagonAug80J7176.jpg.2323a8d31ae597ec35045824b51ae403.jpg

Southam Road and Harbury cement wagon Aug 80 J7176.jpg

 

 

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_02/1517370493_SouthamRoadandHarburyClass47PooletoNewcastleAug80J7177.jpg.c19afa68e6fba501c1eaa038948669ef.jpg

Southam Road and Harbury Class 47 Poole to Newcastle Aug 80 J7177.jpg

 

 

David

Great stuff David.

You are couple of miles out with the location of J7177 & J7178, which were taken where Hambridge Road,  just outside the Warwickshire village of Bishops Itchington, crosses over the GWR line between Leamington Spa and Banbury.

J7176 will I am sure be taken at Greaves Siding which served Blue Circle's Harbury cement works, the silo's of which can just be seen in the top left of J7178.

Southam Road and Harbury station was located another mile or so beyond the cement works near the hamlet of Deppers Bridge.

As a lad I spent many happy an hour with my Dad at these places taking photos not dissimilar to yours.

Thanks for sharing all these images and keep up the good work, Ken

 

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On 29/04/2016 at 13:17, leopardml2341 said:

Hello Dave,

 

C295, any more on the coach in the background?

 

On 29/04/2016 at 14:59, DaveF said:

  I've had a look in Cartwright and Russell's book on the WLLR (David and Charles, 1977 ISBN 0 7153 8151 2).

 

It states that in September 1969 a former Eastern Region (actually a Thompson LNER) 1st class sleeping car, E1260E was purchased for volunteer accommodation.  So I think that is the coach in the photo.  I've had a look and don't seem to have any other further photos of it, not have I found any with a quick search on the web. The coach was built at Donaster  to Diagram 359, my Preserved Carriages book (Lloyd and Brown, pub SLP) states it was built in 1950.  

 

This book also states it was later replaced on the WLLR by BR 2536, a 1957 built SLSTP, also from Doncaster , Lot No. 30245 to Diagram 10.

 

A bit late, I know, but I have a photo of the Thompson sleeper from August 1972, repainted into Green/Off White:

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1 hour ago, Rob F said:

Is that a snowball fight going on in the car park?!!

 

 

Yes, it is a snowball fight.  It's probably pupils on their way home from the local school (actually a big comprehensive serving a large area beyond Radcliife on Trent).

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C8431 Looks like they are using low grade coal in that 47! Great photos as usual, many thanks for all the work you put in for our benefit. 

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Hi, Dave. I like the Glasgow and South Western photo’s which are full of atmosphere.  In particular, I like C8437 of Dunragit, on the  9th May, 1987. It gives a very good view of the signal cabin. 

 

With warmest regards,

 

Rob.

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4 hours ago, Chris116 said:

C8431 Looks like they are using low grade coal in that 47! Great photos as usual, many thanks for all the work you put in for our benefit. 

Indeed, when I scrolled down toward that pic I fully expected to see a steam locomotive.

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4 hours ago, Chris116 said:

C8431 Looks like they are using low grade coal in that 47! Great photos as usual, many thanks for all the work you put in for our benefit. 

Something is Duff in that picture.

 

Might be the one that I had with low oil pressure. Four split HP fuel pipes diluted the lube oil to the tune of 15%, with poor firing on those cylinders, but the valve gear and rocker covers were spotless. Ultra low viscocity oil though, and fortunately it didn't blow the crankcase,

 

Dave

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The days when big stations had BRUTES all over the place ....

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2 minutes ago, 31A said:

The days when big stations had BRUTES all over the place ....

 

BRUTES are an important part of the history of railway operations; I hope one has been preserved by the NRM as part of the national collection.

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13 minutes ago, brushman47544 said:

 

BRUTES are an important part of the history of railway operations; I hope one has been preserved by the NRM as part of the national collection.

 

There is one there, yes - the last time I saw it, it was in the Station Hall near 87001 and the Mk2 air con coach.

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Hi, Dave. I like the Newcastle photo’s which are so nostalgic. In particular I like    C8187, of an HST on an up service on the 17th January, 1987. Such a wintry scene unlike today which is so springlike with temperatures getting on for 17C!

 

With warmest regards,

 

Rob.

 

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Newcastle to Carlisle in a Pacer. No thanks. I'll take the "heritage" DMU instead. I would want to be paid to take a trip that long in a 143. Of course the London train has something a little more comfortable. Odd how I don't remember many pacers on London local services!

Thanks for yet more excellent photos of the way it was.

Jonathan

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