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On 30/07/2021 at 19:20, montyburns56 said:

 What exactly are these autocoaches, I've never seen them before.

 

Chalford 1964 by KDH Archive

 

1964 bw02 26 101064 Chalford 1458

 

1964 bw02 27 101064 Chalford 1458

 

It appears to be from the 245-256 batch (Diagram A44) rebuilt from Brake 3rds.

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16 hours ago, montyburns56 said:

 Dowlais High Street 1974 by Andy Kirkham

 

OCT 74B Shunter crossing Dowlais High Street, September 1974 Site of railway level crossing over Dowlais High Street. Sept 25, 2014

 

OCT 74B 27 Shunter at Dowlais, September 1974

OCT 74B Shunter at Dowlais, September 1974 OCT 74B Shunter emerging from the Ivor Works, Dowlais, September 1974

 

 

Absolute classics from Mr Kirkham, especially the first one. Does photo 2 show the Valleys' version of 'gentrification'?

 

David

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Not often you see double-headed 08s:

Approaching Farnworth & Bold - 10 June 1975

The Widnes Hutchinson Street to Farnworth & Bold trip working for the Turners Asbestos Company Everite Works is seen near its journeys end having just passed over the CLC main line. 10/06/1975.

Photographer Brian Roberts

 

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1 hour ago, Amnesiac said:

Lichfield City Station prior to most of its track being ripped up offers quite an interesting base for a layout to me and a station I’m currently researching because of that! 
 

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Lichfield City, 0T34

 

 

Needs a lot of space, even in N. I do have some track layout drawings that I did a few years ago.

 

Presume you know the station features in one of the 2 LMS volumes of the OPC "Historical Surveys" series. 

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15 hours ago, Mol_PMB said:

Not often you see double-headed 08s:

Approaching Farnworth & Bold - 10 June 1975

The Widnes Hutchinson Street to Farnworth & Bold trip working for the Turners Asbestos Company Everite Works is seen near its journeys end having just passed over the CLC main line. 10/06/1975.

Photographer Brian Roberts

 

 

I'll Raise your D/H 08s, with a lighter load.

 

Widnes  Hutchinson Street Yard - 5 March 1977

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21 minutes ago, Ian Smeeton said:

 

I'll Raise your D/H 08s, with a lighter load.

 

Widnes  Hutchinson Street Yard - 5 March 1977

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Ian

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Nice! Seems like everywhere I look at the moment I see Presflos. I'm itching to buy some of those lovely Ellis Clark Presflo models, but can't really justify them on my layout.

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3 hours ago, Joseph_Pestell said:

 

Needs a lot of space, even in N. I do have some track layout drawings that I did a few years ago.

 

Presume you know the station features in one of the 2 LMS volumes of the OPC "Historical Surveys" series. 

 

Agreed! I'm planning on taking RBE's approach of shortening where possible like on his Burton On Trent, set in the late 70s and early 80s though. 

 

I did not, I'll have to look out for that!

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22 hours ago, Mol_PMB said:

Not often you see double-headed 08s:

Approaching Farnworth & Bold - 10 June 1975

The Widnes Hutchinson Street to Farnworth & Bold trip working for the Turners Asbestos Company Everite Works is seen near its journeys end having just passed over the CLC main line. 10/06/1975.

Photographer Brian Roberts

 

 

Plus the fact that one is in ex-works blue and the other is in filthy green!

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7 minutes ago, montyburns56 said:

 

Plus the fact that one is in ex-works blue and the other is in filthy green!

There's a bit of 'prototype for everything' too, as in 'when the woldwide shortage of Peco Streamline means you can't quite finish laying the down main'!

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9 hours ago, Mol_PMB said:

Another from the very rich seam of photos from Ernie on Flickr - well worth a trawl through:

JMB T63 14 Gorebridge Lady Victoria Pit 15061968

 

On the subject of mineral wagons, I think 1964 is a fairly late date for the slope-sided type?

 

 

 

Funnily enough I was looking at that picture yesterday, but it was too early to put in the 60s Industrial Steam thread.

 

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