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Shenfield 11th August 2007

 

Chris Turnbull

Hi Chris

 

Yeah!!! Someone said in John Dutfield's shop last Saturday that the Shenfield Shark was being moved after goodness knows how many years.

 

Can anyone confirm it has at long last been shifted?

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I am a great lover of "Britain's Railways from the Air" type books and whilst I do not have an aeroplane or helicopter I do like to get as high as possible for my photographs.  I am always trying to seek out new vantage points and new locations, to boldly go where no railway photographer has gone be-.  Sorry, got a bit carried away there.

 

Anyway, these were taken from the roof of the Westfield shopping centre looking down on Stratford station on 7th May 2009.

 

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Looking towards Liverpool Street

 

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Looking north towards Norwich

 

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An unidentified Class 90 glides through with a freight

 

That's all for the time being of the current stuff.  Its into the Tardis and back to the '60s now.

 

Chris Turnbull

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And finally, Coldhams Lane lever frame.  I wouldn't be at all surprised to find out that someone now has this lever frame in their garage!

 

Chris Turnbull

As far as i know the lever frame was scrapped. What does survive is that Welwyn winder visible on the blockshelf..

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Thanks for these photos Chris, they certainly take me back!  Interesting to hear the Ipswich-Liverpool St via Bury called the 'Parliamentary' - I can understand why it would be, but in Cambridge it was often referred to as the 'Bury Fenman' (I think the up train left Cambridge shortly after the 'real' Fenman).  Keep 'em coming!

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I think that the class 73 photo is one of the best I have ever seen for showing the livery as initially applied to many of the class. 

 

Also the 33+4TC combo does illustrate the slight variation in the appearance of the blue shades between the locomotive and electric units, although not as dramatic a difference as some discussion groups would lead you to believe.

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The paint 'shade' discrepancy is more probably associated with the method of application.

 

IIRC MU and carriage stock were being 'airless' sprayed around this time, whilst the loco had probably been brush painted sometime earlier.

 

Spraying paint tends to electrostatically charge the particles which then 'lay' on the surface in a different way to brushed paint. the paint then reflects light differently and so appears to be a different colour.

 

Look at a partially resprayed red car under orange street lights to really emphasise what I am trying to say.

 

Rgds,

 

Andy

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Lovely photos of Waterloo, my dad took me and my brother on day trips each year from Exeter to London starting about 1965.

I remember standing at the head of the platform watching a Bulleid pacific blowing off steam waiting to depart.

Also sitting by the Embankment eating our sandwiches which had been packed in a biscuit tin.

 

Later in the 1970s when trainspotting I was always excited to see what locos might be stabled in the parcels bay,

 

thanks for posting

 

cheers 

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Found it. According to Baby Deltic in the "Ghosts in the machine thread" it was moved last weekend. (sorry I don't know how to paste links to other threads):

 

"I understand the Shenfield Shark was removed last weekend. It was jacked up on skates and I think it was taken to Chelmsford for removal by road, no doubt from the old Royal Mail siding. Its destination was the Epping Ongar Railway."

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The afternoon's drawing on now and we are at the last two stations, Euston and St Pancras

 

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This is English Electric type 1 D8014 on what I guess are station pilot duties, although I stand to be corrected.

 

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Here's AL5 E3061 awaiting departure at a very narrow platform...

 

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... and here's a couple of AL6s E3165 and E3173.  This shows the harsh functional architecture that was and still is Euston station, very similar to Manchester Piccadilly, that epitomised the "brave new world" of the 1960s.  What will future generations think of today's architecture? 

 

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Here we see BR type 2 D5224 leaving St Pancras.  This now lies under the new extension to the trainshed and I suppose that if I were to stand in the same spot today I would be run over by a Eurostar. 

 

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Lastly this is BR type 4 "Peak" D19 passing St Pancras signalbox, all now gone but, I have to say, replaced with something far better and of which I feel we can be proud.

 

Thanks to Jonny777 as usual.

 

Chris Turnbull 

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Found it. According to Baby Deltic in the "Ghosts in the machine thread" it was moved last weekend. (sorry I don't know how to paste links to other threads):

 

"I understand the Shenfield Shark was removed last weekend. It was jacked up on skates and I think it was taken to Chelmsford for removal by road, no doubt from the old Royal Mail siding. Its destination was the Epping Ongar Railway."

 

I believe it was cut up on site.

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