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29 minutes ago, Nearholmer said:

Built to LMS design during BR period?

 

No, that was built at Wolverton 1939.

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1 hour ago, KeithHC said:

Have another look at the picture. To me it has an M suffix M31024.

 

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No, that is the M prefix, meaning it's allocated to London Midland region.

 

BR built coaches only had the prefix, pre nationalisation coaches also had a suffix to indicate their region of origin. In the case of this van, which was built by the LMS, it's number in BR days should have been M31024M.

 

Wasn't always the same prefix & suffix. Scottish region allocated coaches had 'Sc' prefix, but the suffix was (usually) either E or M, depending on the pre nationalisation region.  Eg ScxxxxE or ScxxxxM.

 

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On 29/06/2022 at 20:42, rodent279 said:

Not got a full set of mk3's to go with your prototype HST power cars, but got a spare half APT-P rake? Look no further......

 

HST_APT_Tring_ege_Nov1979

 

HST_APT_Tring_ege_Nov1979_2

 

HST_APT_Tring_ege_Nov1979_3

 

 

Lovely set of photos there - I'm now wondering exactly where on the WCML it is and why has it (apparently) stopped mid section....

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Rugd1022 said:

 

Lovely set of photos there - I'm now wondering exactly where on the WCML it is and why has it (apparently) stopped mid section....

 

 

Yes, not a lot to go on re identifying the location; a rail-over-road bridge, a 4-track section and APC magnets indicating a neutral section - these might help narrowing the location down. 

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4 hours ago, Rugd1022 said:

 

Lovely set of photos there - I'm now wondering exactly where on the WCML it is and why has it (apparently) stopped mid section....

 

 

I'm guessing somewhere around Bourne End. I did think it might have been near Ledburn Junction, but the surrounding countryside doesn't look right. Unfortunately, my dad, who took the photo, is no longer with us, and I only discovered these whilst clearing the house.

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An intriguing picture from AndrewHAs

 

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Royal Navy . 34RN91 . Newton Abbot Railway Station , Devon . April-1974 .

 

If it wasn't for it saying "Royal Navy", one might assume it was a prison van and Norman Stanley Fletcher was about to make an appearance. But what was a Royal Navy bus doing at Newton Abbot Station? Not exactly the kind of Devon place one would normally associate with RN (like Dartmouth). Or was it collecting the crew of HMS Troutbridge after another navigational exercise led by Sub Lieutenant Phillips?

 

Royal Navy . 34RN91 . Newton Abbot Railway Station , Devon . April-1974 .

 

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13 hours ago, KeithMacdonald said:

An intriguing picture from AndrewHAs

 

 

If it wasn't for it saying "Royal Navy", one might assume it was a prison van and Norman Stanley Fletcher was about to make an appearance. But what was a Royal Navy bus doing at Newton Abbot Station? Not exactly the kind of Devon place one would normally associate with RN (like Dartmouth). Or was it collecting the crew of HMS Troutbridge after another navigational exercise led by Sub Lieutenant Phillips?

 

Royal Navy . 34RN91 . Newton Abbot Railway Station , Devon . April-1974 .

 

I think you probably hit the nail on the head when you mentioned Dartmouth - which happens to have a rather important naval establishment nearby.

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'only' an LMR van - was expecting some sort of SR Ferry vehicle (as in, 'how far away from its intended home can it be?')🙂

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