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post-13986-0-74575100-1414090668_thumb.jpgDear All

 

I have finally bought a flat bed scanner on which I can scan my old colour slides.  

 

Here's my first attempt: E56447, E51270, E56448 and E51293 at Abbey on 29th March 1980.  There's more to come if you would like me to post a selection.

 

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Chris Turnbull

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That Brush Type 4 with double-arrows on both ends of the body centre is a new one on me; I only remember them with a central one.

There was Only a small number of these ( one of them being a real namer) ?

And then there was the ones with the arrows under the cabside windows,

with there numbers on the bodyside, behind the cab door.

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There was Only a small number of these ( one of them being a real namer) ?

And then there was the ones with the arrows under the cabside windows,

with there numbers on the bodyside, behind the cab door.

 

 

See Class47.co.uk for all the numbers.

 

There were 19 of that type (early BR style) and only 9 of the version with arrows under the cab windows (Brush style).

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I hope that you dont mind Chris, but I have had a quick tweak of your Brush 4 photo, in order to remove the redness. It is not perfect I know, and I may have over done the blue, but it illustrates what can be done with a little experimentation in the scanner software settings. Those photos are wonderful ER nostalgia for me, and I cannot avoid tinkering with something so priceless.

 

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I hope that you dont mind Chris, but I have had a quick tweak of your Brush 4 photo, in order to remove the redness. It is not perfect I know, and I may have over done the blue, but it illustrates what can be done with a little experimentation in the scanner software settings. Those photos are wonderful ER nostalgia for me, and I cannot avoid tinkering with something so priceless.

 

 

More than happy for you to give me any help you can.  Many thanks.

 

Chris Turnbull

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I hope that you dont mind Chris, but I have had a quick tweak of your Brush 4 photo, in order to remove the redness. It is not perfect I know, and I may have over done the blue, but it illustrates what can be done with a little experimentation in the scanner software settings. Those photos are wonderful ER nostalgia for me, and I cannot avoid tinkering with something so priceless.

 

 

 

A similar view on 19 October 2014

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Excellent stuff Chris - thanks for sharing.

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More than happy for you to give me any help you can.  Many thanks.

 

Chris Turnbull

 

 

Thanks Chris. I did the Brush 2 photo at the same time -

 

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It is difficult trying to keep the yellow panel looking realistic while fiddling with the other colours - but it keeps me happy for a while.

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I did 3 more, because I can't help myself. They are excellent. Please tell me you have boxes of unscanned slides all taken around the same time in the same areas?

 

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I did 3 more, because I can't help myself. They are excellent. Please tell me you have boxes of unscanned slides all taken around the same time in the same areas?

 

You'll be pleased to know that I do indeed.

 

And thank you for your help.  I have always been partially colour blind and this has become worse as I have aged such that I am now nearly totally colour blind.  Because of this I can't actually see any difference between your pictures and mine although I'm sure it is there.  If you are happy to help me out, I'm more than willing to accept your help.

 

Chris Turnbull

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A similar view on 19 October 2014

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Excellent stuff Chris - thanks for sharing.

 

Glad you are enjoying the show.  Thanks for posting a "now" shot; you've saved me the bother of scanning one of mine!

 

This shot of D5569 is probably an even better match to your photo:

 

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Chris Turnbull

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Yes Chris, that is fine by me -

 

You'll be pleased to know that I do indeed.

 

And thank you for your help.  I have always been partially colour blind and this has become worse as I have aged such that I am now nearly totally colour blind.  Because of this I can't actually see any difference between your pictures and mine although I'm sure it is there.  If you are happy to help me out, I'm more than willing to accept your help.

 

Chris Turnbull

 

 

Yes Chris, that is fine by me - I have sent you a PM.

 

....and made some adjustments to D5569

 

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Utopia! My trainspotting base whilst at school. In the 1st shot, note the fence; rail for uprights, and tube for horizontals. Where the bike is leaning against it, at the far end, there was inscribed a few loco numbers, including 2 Jubilees that made it to Cambridge.

To the right of the goods shed, is the former GNR locoshed. Later in life (before your pics were taken) it became the maintenance base for the BR lorries.

My mate has one of the signal arms from that 1st shot too.

I think that Brush 2 might have a 1B66 headcode? If so, it has just been released from platform 2, to wait for its coaches to be pushed back into 2 by the 03 pilot, before hooking up and scuttling back to KGX. The 03 and its (probably still 7 at this time) coaches will be waiting under Hills Road bridge for the Brush to draw up alongside. All controlled by those miniature shunt signals. Interestingly, these also controlled movements of mainline trains into the station (along with the "big" signals).

The pair of lines to the left of the goods shed are the through goods lines. On our frequent "diversion" days, the ECML passenger trains also used these, stopping usually to exchange pilots (crew) for the route via Shepreth and Hitchin (south), or Ely and Peterborough (north).

 

Any more here?

 

Stewart

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The clunk of those solenoid operated shunt signals is a regular sound round here. You may also notice something familiar with my avatar<< I also have a few of the ex Cambridge signal motors in use too.

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The clunk of those solenoid operated shunt signals is a regular sound round here. You may also notice something familiar with my avatar<< I also have a few of the ex Cambridge signal motors in use too.

 

 Ah, yes.  I see it now.  Excellent!

 

Chris Turnbull

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OK Stewart (and everyone else), here's some more of Cambridge all taken on 14th September 1974:

 

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North of Cambridge station lie the bridges of Mill Road and Coldhams Lane.  This is one of the 03s to which Stewart refers, in this case 008, taken from Mill Road bridge looking north.  They were permanently attached to match trucks at this time due, I believe, to problems with the short wheelbase of the locomotives and the track circuiting.  I cannot remember exactly what the problem was but I am sure that there is someone who does in the erudite membership of this forum. 

 

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Here we have a view looking north from Mill Road bridge towards Ely with Coldhams Lane diesel depot in the distance. 

 

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This is taken from Coldhams Lane bridge looking southwards towards Mill Road bridge which can be seen in the far distance.  An unidentified DMU heads north past the architectural eyesore of the diesel depot clearly built for functionality over aesthetics. 

 

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Crossing to the other side of the bridge this is an Ipswich service taking the Bury line at Coldhams Lane Junction.  At this time the line was still double track and due to the sharp curvature was checkrailed on both lines.  I'm off on my bicycle now to the south of Cambridge... 

 

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...puff, puff, puff.  Well, here we are at Long Road bridge, the next bridge south from Hills Road where we see 37109 departing on a London train.  To the left is the trackbed of the former LNWR route to Bedford, Bletchley and Oxford, now subsumed into the guided busway.  This was an extremely useful cross-country route albeit slow, on which I only ever travelled as far as Bedford St Johns and which we are now regretting the closure of.

 

Next time I think we'll continue our peregrinations around East Anglia and buy a ticket for Ipswich stopping off at Bury St Edmunds on the way.  After that I think a trainspotting trip might be in order but I can't decide whether to take the Colchester - Newcastle train or the boat train to Manchester via the GN & GE Joint and Woodhead.  But don't worry all you East Anglian aficionados, I will buy a return ticket!

 

Again thanks to Jonny777 for vetting these photographs.  He'll be regretting he offered his help before long! 

 

Chris Turnbull

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