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1 hour ago, Stubby47 said:

For those of you who like landrovers, here is one nature is reclaiming.

 

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It's even more overgrown now.

Ah a keeper looks like a series 1. Probably just drag it out and it will run.

 

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I love it when anyone finds the origins for anything in TTTE

 

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Alfred and Judy are two four-wheel saddle tank railway steam locomotives. They were built by W.G. Bagnall for use at Par harbour in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The unusually low design was required to cope with extremely tight curves and a very low bridge under the Cornish Main Line. The locomotives are both preserved in operational condition on the nearby Bodmin and Wenford Railway and inspired the Rev. W. Awdry to include them in The Railway Series of children's books as Bill and Ben.

 

Well, OK, "unusually low design" sounds plausible when you see Alfred by himself.

 

MAY 74 05. Bagnall 0-4-0ST Alfred on the Par harbour branch, April 19 1974

 

But when you see Alfred out on a date, you have to wonder - WTF is happening? Did those wagons never go under the fabled "low bridge", and if they did why was Alfred so cruely truncated?

 

MAY 74 04. Bagnall 0-4-0ST Alfred at the Port of Par, April 19 1974

 

Alfred and his sister Judy are both now in Bodmin.

 

https://bodminrailway.co.uk/the-railway/meet-the-fleet/

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3 hours ago, KeithMacdonald said:

I love it when anyone finds the origins for anything in TTTE

 

 

Well, OK, "unusually low design" sounds plausible when you see Alfred by himself.

 

MAY 74 05. Bagnall 0-4-0ST Alfred on the Par harbour branch, April 19 1974

 

But when you see Alfred out on a date, you have to wonder - WTF is happening? Did those wagons never go under the fabled "low bridge", and if they did why was Alfred so cruely truncated?

 

MAY 74 04. Bagnall 0-4-0ST Alfred at the Port of Par, April 19 1974

 

Alfred and his sister Judy are both now in Bodmin.

 

https://bodminrailway.co.uk/the-railway/meet-the-fleet/

That's a shockvan. 

It was shocked by the sight of the bridge it was being asked to go under!

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11 hours ago, KeithMacdonald said:

I love it when anyone finds the origins for anything in TTTE

 

 

Well, OK, "unusually low design" sounds plausible when you see Alfred by himself.

 

MAY 74 05. Bagnall 0-4-0ST Alfred on the Par harbour branch, April 19 1974

 

But when you see Alfred out on a date, you have to wonder - WTF is happening? Did those wagons never go under the fabled "low bridge", and if they did why was Alfred so cruely truncated?

 

MAY 74 04. Bagnall 0-4-0ST Alfred at the Port of Par, April 19 1974

 

Alfred and his sister Judy are both now in Bodmin.

 

https://bodminrailway.co.uk/the-railway/meet-the-fleet/

Alfred was a really helpful engine, so when he wasn't taking wagons under the low bridge, he shunted some of the wagons in the yard

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2 hours ago, montyburns56 said:

Exhibition train at Aviemore 1987 by RobT653

 

Not so little mix(ed)

 

What a brilliant consist! Ideal modellers train, one of everything...

 

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3 hours ago, montyburns56 said:

Exhibition train at Aviemore 1987 by RobT653

 

 

 

I assume it's a pitch to businesses to show them just what the railway can carry.

 

I wonder whether the two army scout cars are real?

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9 hours ago, melmerby said:

 

 

I wonder whether the two army scout cars are real?

They are saracen armoured personel carriers. Part of the Alvis 6 wheel drive family of military vehicles. 

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21 hours ago, Ramblin Rich said:

What a brilliant consist! Ideal modellers train, one of everything...

 


And in N Gauge at least, every wagon has been produced (or soon will be) in either RTR or kit form except for the InterFrigo van at the front and the tanker third from rear. 

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19 minutes ago, 62613 said:

Is that the experimental railbus behind the loco?

One of two built by Bristol Commercial Vehicles - the one in the photo is 79959, the other being 79958.

 

Novel features included:

 - lower floor than the other railbuses, only 7in above nominal platform height

- resilient wheels

- disc brakes with wheelslide protection using the Dunlop Monitor Brake System 

- SCG 5-speed transmission transmission with centrifugal lock-up clutch and overdrive function

 

Nevertheless, they are generally regarded as the worst of the five railbus types. Too many "novel" features?

 

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2 hours ago, 62613 said:

Is that the experimental railbus behind the loco?

 

It's one of the Bristol ECW ones 

 

Sorry didn’t see previous post 

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3 minutes ago, russ p said:

 

It's one of the Bristol ECW ones 

 

Sorry didn’t see previous post 

It gives the details in the photo caption.

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