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Hi, Dave. I like the WCML photo’s from Penrith and Wreay. They are all full of interest, and nostalgia. In C18365, at Penrith, with 86233, on a Edinburgh to Paddington service on the 6th March, 1993, you have captured a fine view of the 86.

 

With warmest regards,

 

Rob.

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Hi, Dave. I like the Bottesford photo’s which are full of interest. In J7510, with two class 31’s on an up freight, in June, 1981, that is such a atmospheric view which I could look at all day. 
 

With warmest regards,

 

 Rob.

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Right, who can tell me what the seventh wagon is behind those 31s?

 

I see 5 tanks, possibly a grain hopper, something unusual, a van, HTV then MDVs by the look of it.....

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6 minutes ago, Davexoc said:

Right, who can tell me what the seventh wagon is behind those 31s?

 

I see 5 tanks, possibly a grain hopper, something unusual, a van, HTV then MDVs by the look of it.....

 

Looks like a Flatrol MJ nuclear flask carrier .

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21 minutes ago, Mark Saunders said:

 

Looks like a Flatrol MJ nuclear flask carrier .

 

Wonder what that was doing on that service 

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16 minutes ago, russ p said:

 

Wonder what that was doing on that service 

Testing a new method of keeping the weeds at bay:laugh_mini:

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Thanks for the comments about the wagon.

 

I've done a couple of enlargements from my original scan, which may (or may not) help.

 

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J7510a

 

 

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J7510b

 

 

David

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J7740 - the second Class 20 would have been 20 016, on the final 1E86 Leicester - Skegness of the 1982 season, on 18th September (according to the RailGen Archive).

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4 hours ago, russ p said:

 

Wonder what that was doing on that service 

It would have been normal for flask-carriers to be found in mixed freights at the time, subject to marshalling instructions. What intrigues me, given the late date, is the presence of what appear to be unfitted Class 1 tanks.

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1 minute ago, Fat Controller said:

It would have been normal for flask-carriers to be found in mixed freights at the time, subject to marshalling instructions. What intrigues me, given the late date, is the presence of what appear to be unfitted Class 1 tanks.

 

 

Look like TSVs 35 ton tanks as per the Heljan model and similar to the Airfix kit.

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I thought  flask wagons had to be marshalled next to the loco back then.

Where the location is I cant imagine it has a flask as I would assume the train has originated from whitemoor and the closest power station is size sizewell and as far as I know traffic from there has always gone via London and WCML 

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10 hours ago, russ p said:

I thought  flask wagons had to be marshalled next to the loco back then.

Where the location is I cant imagine it has a flask as I would assume the train has originated from whitemoor and the closest power station is size sizewell and as far as I know traffic from there has always gone via London and WCML 

Were they allowed in the same train as tank cars - I seem to recall that was banned for many years.

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14 minutes ago, The Stationmaster said:

Were they allowed in the same train as tank cars - I seem to recall that was banned for many years.

 

I was thinking that myself.  It depends what's in them I think 

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Is it an empty wagon being used as a barrier between the tanks and the rest of the train? But no barrier between the locos and the tanks, which suggests either that the second loco is the barrier(!) or that the tanks are empty

 

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10 minutes ago, 62613 said:

Is it an empty wagon being used as a barrier between the tanks and the rest of the train? But no barrier between the locos and the tanks, which suggests either that the second loco is the barrier(!) or that the tanks are empty

 

 

It can't be a barrier as there isn't one between the loco and the tanks

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Some really great photos. You and your father must have got fit getting to some of those locations.

Oh to be able to model a scene like C16821.

Jonathan

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The first train is a Clitheroe - Gunnie cement train. This one seems to consist  entirely of cement hopers, but there were also some open hoppers, with clam-shell roof doors, intended to take excess clinker to Gunnie, as the works at Clitheroe didn't have the capacity to mill all it produced.

The contract  was terminated after a few years, and some of the wagons were sent to Blaydon for a full internal and external clean, whilst more work was sought for them.

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5 hours ago, russ p said:

 

It can't be a barrier as there isn't one between the loco and the tanks

Second attempt! I think I more or less said that in my post above yours. I was sking a question.

 

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Went to Alston  not long after they opened although it was in the summer seemed cold, nice town but did not stay long.

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Hi, Dave. I like the South Tynedale  Railway photo’s from around Alston and Gilderdale. They are very interesting and show what happened with some of the former railway to Haltwhistle after it was closed down in 1976. They certainly have a good variety of stock, and I particularly like the first photo’ of Alston, with Hunslet  number 2, Ayle, on the 2nd April, 1988. A most delightful small locomotive.

 

The WCML photo’s, in Scotland, around Abington and Crawford are delightful and really show off the excellent Scottish scenery. In the last one, at Crawford, with a class 86, on an up mail train, on the 26th February, 1993, 

the train almost blends into the scenery in a way traffic on a motorway never really seems to be able to.
 

With warmest regards,

 

 Rob.

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Hi, Dave. I like the York photo’s which ooze nostalgia. The last photo’ of 141113, on a Sheffield service, on the 3rd of June, 1992, is a good portrait of the unit, and is a reminder that no services, from today, are worked by Pacer railbuses, to or from York anymore. 
In J9075, with a unit on a York to Hull service in July, 1987, the unit is not a class 114, heavyweight, but a lightweight, class 108. As always, the bodies are much shorter at 57 feet, and the buffer faces are smaller in diameter. Additionally, there only three large windows between the side doors, as opposed to four on a 114.

 

With warmest regards,

 

 Rob.

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