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On ‎12‎/‎05‎/‎2021 at 15:45, DaveF said:

Stoke Bank again today at Swayfield a long time ago.

 

Edit - Many thanks to Andrew (brushman 47544) and 35A for working out the loco nmbers for the 47s.

 

 

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Swayfield Class 47 down Kings X to Newcastle Nov 71 J2788.jpg  1107?

 

 

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Swayfield Class 47 down June 77 J5717.jpg  47421

 

 

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Swayfield Class 47up ex pass Aug 77 C1750.jpg  47448

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for all these fantastic pictures and also the comments and memories that are posted on this thread. The 70's was my first experience of railways so although many see the br blue era as a bit boring it brings many good memories for me.

 

I'm curious on the 3 pictures I've included here for the 47's.  I had read somewhere that train reporting numbers were stopped being shown as headcodes at the beginning of 1976 and '0000' was meant to be shown until the blinds were plated over.  Was the code '1A14' shown in the Aug 77 shot above unusual or against the rules?  I know the Westerns often had their pre-tops loco number shown in the headcode.

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Good evening, David. Imlike the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway photo’s from the 26th July, 2003. All are of interest and show how the preserved line was back in that year. That’s a splendid three quarter front view of the preserved Fairburn tank engine, number 42085, in hols1 009, at Haverthwaite. Apparently it made an appearance at Market Weighton just before the line was closed down in 1965. 
The Cumbrian Coast line photo’s, again from the 30th July, 2003, are fascinating and in hols2 047, with Arnside viaduct in the near distance, it’s a fabulous view and I too am glad you got up Arnside Knott to be able to take the photo’.

 

With warmest regards,

 

 Rob.

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23 hours ago, H2O said:

 

I'm curious on the 3 pictures I've included here for the 47's.  I had read somewhere that train reporting numbers were stopped being shown as headcodes at the beginning of 1976 and '0000' was meant to be shown until the blinds were plated over.  Was the code '1A14' shown in the Aug 77 shot above unusual or against the rules?  I know the Westerns often had their pre-tops loco number shown in the headcode.


Dave, have you by any chance typed the wrong dates? The Mk2d stock was introduced from 1971/72 and I can’t see train crew winding up headcodes once they were no longer required to do so. I don’t recall seeing headcodes in use as late as 1976\77.

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23 hours ago, H2O said:

Thank you for all these fantastic pictures and also the comments and memories that are posted on this thread. The 70's was my first experience of railways so although many see the br blue era as a bit boring it brings many good memories for me.

 

I'm curious on the 3 pictures I've included here for the 47's.  I had read somewhere that train reporting numbers were stopped being shown as headcodes at the beginning of 1976 and '0000' was meant to be shown until the blinds were plated over.  Was the code '1A14' shown in the Aug 77 shot above unusual or against the rules?  I know the Westerns often had their pre-tops loco number shown in the headcode.

 

26 minutes ago, brushman47544 said:


Dave, have you by any chance typed the wrong dates? The Mk2d stock was introduced from 1971/72 and I can’t see train crew winding up headcodes once they were no longer required to do so. I don’t recall seeing headcodes in use as late as 1976\77.

 

Thank you both for asking about the photo with the headcode apparently in 1977.

 

I've gone back and checked my notes and have realised I made a typing mistake - it should read 1974, so I have changed the caption to correct it.  The other dates in the batch are correct.

 

I hope that clarifies things.

 

My apologies,

 

David

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Noob question (great photos by the way)

 

I'm presuming the trains are approaching you so my question is to anybody with more knowledge than myself - why does the 156 have its lights arranged as two  outsiders and a left (is marker the correct term?) 

 

But the 175 has a right marker (again apologies if that's the wrong terminology) 

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After the introduction of headlights came headlights either side. The rule was , Drivers side at night and secondmans side during daylight. Not all Divers  stuck to the rules, but some unit types, like 175s, had a mimic panel on the Drivers desk which showed  which lights were showing on the  front of the unit. Older types, like 156s, meant getting out of the cab to check. Later, the switches had left and right labels attached, which whilst helpful, didn`t always guarantee the correct headlight was on. Class 158s would only display  a headlight  on one side and a marker light on the other, rather than both marker lights. The top marker light was also a more recent addition.

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Good afternoon, David. I like the latest photo’s of the ECML in Northumberland at Buston Barns and Lucker, on the 3rd August, 2003. All are of interest and in hols2 194, at Buston Barns, with a class 43 power car leading an up HST, you have a well composed three quarter shot of the train which also shows how well the GNER livery suited them.

 

With warmest regards,

 

 Rob.

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On 17/05/2021 at 15:52, DaveF said:

 

On 3rd August 2003 I took a few photos on the ECML in Northumberland, at Buston Barns and Lucker.

 

 

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Buston Barns Class 91 down 3rd Aug 03 hols2 190.jpg

 

 

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Buston Barns Class 220 down 3rd Aug 03 hols2 192.jpg

 

 

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Buston Barns Class 43 up 3rd Aug 03 hols2 194.jpg

 

 

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Lucker Class 43 down 3rd Aug 03 hols2 197.jpg

 

 

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Lucker Class 221 up 3rd Aug 03 hols2 198.jpg

David we have stayed in an apartment just over the level crossing at Lucker and in the village a lovely part of the world to be in for a holiday.

 

David

 

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Good evening, David. I like the Morpeth photo’s from the 4th August, 2003. All are of interest and give a great snapshot of the trains on that day at Morpeth. The last photo’, with 142086, awaiting departure on a Morpeth to Newcastle service is a well composed shot with the 142 resting quietly before the scheduled departure time in the hot summer sun - I recall the heatwave very well indeed.

 

With warmest regards,

 

 Rob.

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Good afternoon, David. I like the photo’s of Newcastle and Carlisle on the 9th August, 2003. All are of interest, and in IMG_0445, with class 92, 92007, on an up freight, you have captured an excellent portrait shot of the engine. The last photo’ of a departing class 220 Voyager on an up service, is well composed with the signals framing the top of the photo’. 
 

With warmest regards,

 

 Rob.

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IMG 0459, 156470 now in hybrid EMT/EMR livery currently parked on exam at Eastcroft sidings Nottingham, will be, I believe, heading back to Northern territory when EMR have secured enough 170s. Personally I think Northern get the better end of the deal.

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Good afternoon, David. I like the ECML photo’s from Northumberland, at Ulgham Lane Crossing and Butterwell Junction on the 20th August, 2003.  All are of interest, and the first one, at Ulgham Lane Crossing,  with a class 91 on a down service, shows a very well composed shot with the 91 perfectly framed by the road warning lights.

 

With warmest regards,

 

 Rob.

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Good evening, David. I like the ECML photo’s from Northumberland at Damdykes and Cramlington, in the snow, on the 22nd December, 2003. All are of interest, and are making me want to put the heating on. ;)

In IMG_2206, at Cramlington, with a class 142, number 142087, on a Newcastle to Morpeth service, despite the incorrect destination blind, makes a fine sight in the snowy station, and it would at least be a source of some warmth. 
 

With warmest regards,

 

 Rob.

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