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On 17/02/2020 at 15:08, DaveF said:

 

Tioday we travel to the High Dyke branch, off the ECML south of Grantham, along with its associated iron ore quarries and lines.

 

I think it has been some time since our last visit.

 

 

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High Dyke Pendennis Castle light engine Market Overton to Carnforth Oct 74 J4062.jpg  Taken very early on a dull damp morning.

 

 

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Colsterworth No 2 quarry looking towards Woolsthorpe, you can also see part of one of the drills to prepare for blasting and the tipping point J2789.jpg

 

 

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Skillington Road Junction Class 31 5673 iron ore from Sproxton July 72 C1024.jpg  

 

 

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Woolsthorpe Lane level crossing Class 31 5675 down light engine Nov 71 J2797.jpg

 

 

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Near Sewstern North yard point being removed to realign to a 10 chain radius curve for express engine (i.e. Pendennis Castle and Flying Scotsman) Sept 73 J3386.jpg  ex British Steel line.

 

 

David

 

 

 

Is that the Marion dragline being dismantled in the background of C1024 before it was shipped to Glendon? It doesn't look complete and the long jib crane is presumably involved in the operation.

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1 hour ago, RANGERS said:

Is that the Marion dragline being dismantled in the background of C1024 before it was shipped to Glendon? It doesn't look complete and the long jib crane is presumably involved in the operation.

 

As far as I know it is.    The long jib crane is apparently a Lima 1201 diesel crane from Buckminster Quarries used to lift up the parts as Marion was dismantled to be moved (information from the book mentioned below).

 

There are a few more (brief) details in Eric Tonks' book "The Ironstone Quaries of the Midlands - Part VIII South Lincolnshire.

 

David

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On 19/02/2020 at 15:31, russ p said:

Excellent pictures David,  see the HST has got all that way with reds on the front! 

Just goes to show how discoloured the white lens used to get with all the crap spewing from the filthy Valentas. Those lens where a right ball ache to get clean.

 

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9 hours ago, 45125 said:

Just goes to show how discoloured the white lens used to get with all the crap spewing from the filthy Valentas. Those lens where a right ball ache to get clean.

 

 

It's not the markers that have discoloured they are the next lights along 

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Those are the marker lights the tail lamps are between the headlamp and the marker lights..... 

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The 158,s  look a lot better in that livery, sleek  and modern.

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Good evening, David. I like the Larbert photo’s from the 5th April, 1991. In the first photo’, with class 156, 156477, on a Dunblane to Edinburgh service, on the right you can see a great example of a splitting distant. I’m not sure, but there cannot be many examples of them left today.

 

With warmest regards,

 

 Rob.

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I agree with lmsforever. I thought as soon as I saw the photo that they look much better in that livery than in most they have worn since.

Jonathan

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40 minutes ago, Market65 said:

on the right you can see a great example of a splitting distant. I’m not sure, but there cannot be many examples of them left today.

 

That one included.

 

There's some splitting colour light distants, don't think there's any semaphore left.

 

The day I went to Larbert - on the way to Aberdeen for a work meeting at ARI - there was a problem and the distants were not being used. :threaten:

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Great pictures David 

What is happening in the last one, did the Nene valley vacuum fit some of its foreign coaches as the 5mt doesn't appear to be air braked 

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4 minutes ago, russ p said:

Great pictures David 

What is happening in the last one, did the Nene valley vacuum fit some of its foreign coaches as the 5mt doesn't appear to be air braked 

 

 

Russ,

 

I'd never thought about that.  

 

According to the loco's page on Wikipedia air brakes were fitted in 1979 - I assume that is the hose on the right of the photo (i.e. really on the left of the bufferbeam), which looks rather like a steam heating hose.

 

David

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31 minutes ago, DaveF said:

 

Photos of the Nene Vally Railway Railway in the early 1980s this morning.

 

 

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Wansford DB BR64305 May 81 J7357.jpg

 

 

 

 

David

From a former Nene valley member I can shed some light on this loco. It originated at Bridgenorth, but only ever steamed there once. it moved to the Nene Valley railway and last steam there in 1986. 

This loco has a somewhat Macabre following, as this loco 64-305 has been confirmed as having hauled trains to Auschwitz during the holocaust. Sad history of the loco.

 

regards

 

Dan

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16 minutes ago, DaveF said:

 

 

Russ,

 

I'd never thought about that.  

 

According to the loco's page on Wikipedia air brakes were fitted in 1979 - I assume that is the hose on the right of the photo (i.e. really on the left of the bufferbeam), which looks rather like a steam heating hose.

 

David

You can see three hoses on the rear buffer beam of 73050's tender. They'll be air, vacuum and steam heat (but not necessarily in that order!).

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Cheers David 

Just noticed if you look next to the vac pipe you can just see the cock on the air pipe

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Ref J9757; probably empty wagons going to collect another load from Stora-Enso, who imported it via Hartlepool Docks. Not sure where it would be going to afterwards; probably Leeds, Manchester and Glasgow.

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Were is the German  loco now has it moved away or is it stored? 

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1 hour ago, Fat Controller said:

Ref J9757; probably empty wagons going to collect another load from Stora-Enso, who imported it via Hartlepool Docks. Not sure where it would be going to afterwards; probably Leeds, Manchester and Glasgow.

 

Used to go back to tees then into the speedlink network.  Bizarrely this job was booked a 350 for some reason maybe because it also shunted and picked up from a scrapyard at cliffe house

If it just had the VGAs the TOPS list would say ' this train has sufficient brake force to run class 4' try doing that with a 350!

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1 hour ago, lmsforever said:

Were is the German  loco now has it moved away or is it stored? 

The loco is currently stored undercover inside Wansfords original running shed. I believe if you visit you can be escorted to it. this is my pic of it from 18 months ago.

 

 

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Good evening, David. I like the Nene Valley Railway photo’s, and they all are full,of interest. In J7361, at Wansford, with Britannia, 70000, Britannia, in May, 1981, it’s good seeing how some of the pipe work and the cab roof were painted in white. Quite like Hornby finishing it like that. ;)

The photo’s from between Newcastle and Hartlepool, are fascinating, and show aspects of the railway which the vast majority of people would not have thought of taking photo’s of. So thank you for them, and the last one at Hartlepool, with 37503, on a down freight, in February, 1989, is a good example which conveys how the ordinary railway was back in the late 1980’s. 
 

With warmest regards,

 

 Rob.

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J10613 looks like there’s a Met-Cam DMU coach at the end of that line and another 5 vehicles in.

J8961 could be 47301. The cantrail stripe looks very orange the way Thornaby depot locos looked.

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