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J12855 - the Mk2 second from the loco is almost certainly 999550, purpose-built recording coach with all sorts of compatibility, including sandwiching between SR EMUs. Still exists with Network Rail's fleet, but I doubt whether it could still be sandwiched between a pair of 2-HAPs!

 

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Good evening, David. That’s a most excellent selection of photo’s of Newcastle. All show different things, and the first photo’ of 142516 and 143605, in August, 1989, shows a quite strange destination indicator box on 142516. I haven’t seen one quite like that before. And in the last photo’, of 91015, on a down service, on the 22nd June, 1992, the left hand side of the cab, where the marker and headlights go, would appear to have something missing from it’s corner unless I’m seeing things. Also the small ‘cover’ above it is either open or missing. It certainly would be interesting to see a model of a 91 so treated. 
 

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 Rob.

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5 hours ago, eastwestdivide said:

J12855 - the Mk2 second from the loco is almost certainly 999550, purpose-built recording coach with all sorts of compatibility, including sandwiching between SR EMUs. Still exists with Network Rail's fleet, but I doubt whether it could still be sandwiched between a pair of 2-HAPs!

 

The last Mk2 coach built. It was in the erecting shop at Litchurch Lane in 1975, with the early Mk3 s following hard on its heels.

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6 hours ago, eastwestdivide said:

J12855 - the Mk2 second from the loco is almost certainly 999550, purpose-built recording coach with all sorts of compatibility, including sandwiching between SR EMUs. Still exists with Network Rail's fleet, but I doubt whether it could still be sandwiched between a pair of 2-HAPs!

 

It (also) often used to work between a pair of Hastings line unit DEMU driving vehicles. It was amazing the variety of formations that it once appeared in. A modeller's dream!

 

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8 minutes ago, 35A said:

 

It (also) often used to work between a pair of Hastings line unit DEMU driving vehicles. It was amazing the variety of formations that it once appeared in. A modeller's dream!

 

 

Or between a pair of Met-Camm DMUs, or in the NMT, or between 37's, 67s, 68s in a later life.

It also used to make regular forays on the WCML included within a normal passenger train.

As well as having at least three configurations of window layout and certainly more liveries than that.

Not quite a modeller's dream - more a nightmare! 

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Good evening, David. That’s a great selection of photo’s of  Stocksfield on the Newcastle to Carlisle line. In C11868, with 143014, on a Newcastle to Hexham service on the 15th April, 1989, it would appear the drivers side marker light was not working, hence the headlight in use on that side. 
 

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5 hours ago, corneliuslundie said:

Two for the price of one in J9887. How long did you have to wait for that?

Jonathan

 

 

It didn't happen very often at Stocksfield.

 

Riding Mill which is a bit further along the line was better for seeing trains passing each other.

 

David

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9 minutes ago, DaveF said:

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Alnmouth 18th June 94 C19518.jpg  Shows the new station building.

 

New? It looks like someone has already kicked in the door marked Private and a piece of hardboard attached as a temporary repair.

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Good evening, David. That’s a most excellent selection of photo’s of the ECML in Northumberland. All cover points of interest, and the footbridge at Alnmouth is just a sad sight when it was, prior to electrification, a lovely NER example. Why was it not possible to design something better than that?

In J13633, of the former Alnwick station, as at December, 1992, it was looking well preserved, and it’s good to know it’s still all safe and sound as a bookstore.

 

With warmest regards,

 

 Rob.

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11 hours ago, keefer said:

J9355 with 37101 - is that the PTA tipplers for dolofines traffic?

 

 

Yes.

 

David

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18 hours ago, DaveF said:

Northumberland today, heading south along the ECML with a quick detour to look at the building which was Alnwick station, at the end of the branch from Alnmouth.

 

The building is now the home of Barter Books, a very large second hand bookshop.

 

 

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Little Mill 43167 up 13th April 96 C20874.jpg

 

 

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Alnmouth 18th June 94 C19518.jpg  Shows the new station building.

 

 

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Alnmouth 91005 down April 92 J13059.jpg

 

 

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Alnwick station Dec 92 J13633.jpg  Now the home of Barter Books.

 

 

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Cramlington 37101 down freight Nov 87 J9355.jpg

 

 

David

 

 

Thats my favourite book shop could spend a day at a time there.

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Good evening, David. What a fantastic selection of photo’s starting with the photo’ of Pendennis Castle from 7th April, 1974. Then what a delightful photo’ of a GWR branch line in JVol7257, at Kingsbridge, with a 45xx, on a Kingsbridge to Brent service in August,1948. I can see why such branch lines are so popular with modellers.

 

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4 hours ago, Oldddudders said:

The Devon Belle pic knocked my socks off! Quite superb. 

 

I think that photo and a couple of the others were taken on Mum and Dad's honeymoon!

 

It's as well Mum likes trains.

 

David

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