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Good evening, David. That’s a lovely selection of photo’s of Butterwell Junction and Potland level crossing. In J7639, at Potland Level Crossing, with 37030, on a down empties train to Butterwell, in April, 1982, you have an excellent example of a 37 looking both weathered and work weary. A good project for a model.

 

With warmest regards,

 

 Rob.

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Good evening, David. That’s a most splendid selection of photo’s of Newcastle. In C15914, with 47837, on a Poole to Aberdeen service, on the 11th June, 1991, you have a great view of the Swallow livery on the 47, and how good it looked.

 

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 Rob.

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Good evening, David. That’s a great selection of photo’s of around the Blyth and Tyne area. In J11781, at South Newsham, with class 56, 56112, on an up light engine movement in March, 1991, that is a fine portrait shot of the 56.

 

With warmest regards,

 

 Rob.

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22 minutes ago, DaveF said:

 

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Carnforth Barclay Lord Levenshulme 8th Aug 87 C8812

 

 

I used to watch LL shunt around at Port Sunlight Sidings - either taking the wagons off into the works after arrival or assembling the train ready for the departure - in the 1970s while sitting in the signal box.

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29 minutes ago, DaveF said:

A few more photos of Steamtown Carnforth for this morning to go with your coffee.

 

For some reason I didn't make a note of the identity of the loco in the first photo.  Does anyone know what it is?

 

 

 

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a Steamtown 0-4-0ST Feb 73 C1184

 

Bagnall 0-6-0ST Works number 2668 of 1942 "Cranford No.2"

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49 minutes ago, DaveF said:

I quickly sold my Minolta 35mm SLR camera and lenses while there was still a market for them.

Nicely done - I’ve still got a drawer with my film SLRs. How far can something depreciate when it’s already worth next to nothing!

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10 minutes ago, eastwestdivide said:

Nicely done - I’ve still got a drawer with my film SLRs. How far can something depreciate when it’s already worth next to nothing!

And now early DSLRs make great doorstops! My Nikon D1 and D2h refer.....

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Good evening, David. That’s an impressive selection of photo’s of Steamtown, Carnforth. That last one of Barclay, Lord Levenshulme, on the 8th August, 1987, shows how little and quirky it was. It would make such a lovely model.

The photo’s of Carnforth and Penrith are a most excellent historical record. In C26366, with Pendolino, 390002, on test, on the 28th July, 2003, you can see the track it is running on had only recently been renewed. It would have been running at no more than 20 mph. 
 

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 Rob.

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Good evening, David. That’s an excellent set of Tyne and Wear Metro photo’s. I’m left wondering why photography is not permitted on the stations. However, in C16834, at Tynemouth, with 4010 and 4046, on a Pelaw to St James service, on the 9th May, 1992, in the park in the foreground, you can see a former NER station seat. 
 

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 Rob.

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17 minutes ago, Mark Saunders said:

Makes me feel old when these units are the oldest units now in passenger use and are about twice the age of the ones they replaced!

 

I know exactly how you feel mate

 

I think there are a few older LT units and those ex D stock units the railway is obsessed with I think are older 

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8 minutes ago, DaveF said:

 

 

Back to the black and white days for this batch.  Some have been in another thread before.

 

They are on the Great Central between Nottingham Victoria and Loughborough Central.

 

The first three were taken by Dad, the dates are about right, he didn't always date his photos in his notes.

 

The rest are mine.

 

Hotchley Hill (the British Plaster Board works) is at Rushcliffe Halt, between Ruddington and East Leake.

 

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 Nottingham Victoria B1 up passenger c1949 JBWP171

 

 

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 Nottingham Victoria K3 up vans c1950 JBWP174

 

 

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Loughborough Central B1 1123 down pass 1948 JVol1453

 

 

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Hotchley Hill gypsum works Class 20 D8046 shunting 1968 DMImageT06

 

 

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East Leake Class 20 D8046 goods 1968 DMImageS05

 

 

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East Leake Class 108 Rugby to Arkwright Street 1968 DMImageT04

 

 

David

 

 

I like the atmosphere of JBWP171 particularly, a very interesting shot;  but also your capture of the 108 unit - I have a particular fondness for First Gen DMUs for all their faults and shortcomings and it's a good wee shot with the unit just out from the station with the telegraph polls and spindly trees adding further visual interest.

 

Many thanks for sharing as with all the images you post on here.

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Good evening, David. What a fantastic selection of black and white photo’s of the Great Central line between Nottingham Victoria and Loughborough Central stations.  In DMImageS05, at East Leake, with a class 20, D8046, on a goods working of two brake vans, in 1968, you have a beautifully composed scene which is full of period atmosphere which cannot ever be recreated. Preserved railways may try to, but it’s just not the same.

 

With warmest regards,

 

 Rob.

 

 

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Good afternoon, David. That’s a most excellent selection of photo’s of the ECML in Northumberland going from south to north. In C1824, at Buston Barns, with 91017, on a down express on the 16th January, 1993, you can see how the glazing has gone missing from where the head, tail and marker lights are. 
 

With warmest regards,

 

 Rob.

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