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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Discussion' started by Aurum Noble, 1 July 2012.

  1. Zenfox

    Zenfox SE Train Pone

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    Am one of them :p
    very few modern train I like but am not that bad :p

    Been sometime since I've done an update due to me being is hospital last month and recovering so here my adventures from this month. Highlights include 7029 Clun Castle, final HST, 1938 stock and a 230.

    Link: https://wrrailwayphotography.zenfolio.com/p975091596
    Comments are welcome :)
     
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  2. Loganberry

    Loganberry Element of Custard

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    Well... as someone who's old enough to remember 37+Mk 1s in regular service (North Wales coast) the idea does have a certain silly appeal. Obviously I know it could never actually happen! It all depends on how serious they were. As a joke it's a lot of fun. If they really meant it, then... well. Um.

    Actually, I'm old enough to remember Class 101 DMUs in regular service as well! (Also North Wales.) It was like being in the world's largest tractor. :p

    @Zenfox -- that top row of your photo page is quite some variety of traction! :)
     
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  3. Zenfox

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    Who would think they all still be going in 2019 :p
     
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  4. Eunos the Fool

    Eunos the Fool Proud Hater of Sparity

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    I guess this is a good thread to post this.. After Griffish Isles ended I popped down to Crewe the next day to visit the Heritage Centre.

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    Remember seeing it when I was on my way to Glasgow for Bronyscot.. Had every intention to visit and as I wasn't to far away it felt like the perfect excuse ;)
     
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  5. Zenfox

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    Crewe Heritage is a great place to visit :p
    Only been once many years ago, must do it when am next in the area
     
  6. Zenfox

    Zenfox SE Train Pone

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    Another site update, I will try to do a post at the end of every month to show what I've seen. But for now the 1st of June saw the final HST out of London Paddington in the shape of The Flying Banana tour over the network. A early start was needed and passing a 20 strong galley at Didcot North Junction is 43002 leading the 1Z23 Paddington to Carmarthen via Oxford leg.

    Link: https://wrrailwayphotography.zenfolio.com/p293745820/hcd5048f8#hcd5048f8

    Comments are welcome :)
     
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  7. Loganberry

    Loganberry Element of Custard

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    Well, this is irritating... I want to go to the Tyseley Open Day weekend in just over a week (22/23 June). I was especially attracted by Vintage Trains' announcement that they'd be running special shuttles from Birmingham Moor Street on both days with a Class 47 on one end and a steam loco (I think Rood Ashton Hall) on the other. That seemed like a fun way to break my lifetime duck regarding mainline steam (even if there's a diesel attached). Tonight, with barely a week to go, the website has suddenly been edited to completely remove the Saturday shuttles. All you can now buy for Saturday is event admission itself:

    http://www.vintagetrains.co.uk/mainline.aspx

    This is annoying, as I was hoping to attend on the Saturday. I assume Vintage Trains couldn't agree Saturday paths with Network Rail, and I totally accept that the regular timetabled services have to take priority. It's still disappointing after the Sat shuttles have been advertised for many weeks, though. So I have a few choices now. I can go on Saturday and forget about the shuttles. I can switch to Sunday. Or I can do both -- the open day and shuttles are ticketed separately, so I could do one on each day. Might depend on the weather! (This is why the SVR usually appeals to me more than mainline steam -- much more likely to stick to its advertising!)
     
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  8. Zenfox

    Zenfox SE Train Pone

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    This weekend saw 150 years of the District Line, To mark the occasion there was a number of shuttles from Ealing Broadway to High st. Kensington with no.12 Sarah Siddons and Met 1. Because of the new ATO signalling rubbish being introduced these were the last specials.

    No 12 at Acton Town : https://wrrailwayphotography.zenfolio.com/p293745820/hcf5a27d4#hcf5a27d4

    Comments are welcome :)
     
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  9. Loganberry

    Loganberry Element of Custard

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    I went to the Tyseley Loco Works (near Birmingham) Open Day last weekend (22/23 June) and had a really excellent time. For an admission price of £15 I thought it was well worth it. Not a huge site, but there's a lot packed in there: lots of locos (mostly steam), a turntable (sadly not working atm), a short demo line for passenger rides, a works shed with viewing gallery, a car park out front for classic cars/buses and the obligatory stalls and refreshments. The shed is the only indoor place, though, so I doubt I'd want to go there in the rain.

    I visited the works themselves on the Saturday, then spent Sunday travelling up and down between Birmingham Moor Street and Dorridge with the mainline shuttles. These had 7029 Clun Castle on the north end and diesel 47773 on the south end, running in top-and-tail mode, so steam-hauled into Brum and diesel-hauled south. I splashed out £45 for a Pullman Class day rover, and it was certainly comfortable, but tbh I'm not sure it was really luxurious enough to be worth the £20 supplement over Standard Class. This was actually my first ever mainline steam trip, so it was interesting to compare it with the SVR.

    A few photos -- phone pics, so don't expect miracles!

    7029 Clun Castle looking right at home at Birmingham Moor Street during the mainline shuttles
    Clun Moor Street 1024.jpg

    45596 Bahamas during the cavalcade (the two locos behind are 4965 Rood Ashton Hall and 7029 Clun Castle) Tyseley cavalcade 1024.jpg

    Riding behind the replica Rocket as we pass Clun Castle (hauling the part-complete Bloomer) on Saturday Tyseley Rocket Clun 1024.jpg

    A look down from the works viewing gallery Tyseley shed 1024.jpg
     
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  10. sten whik

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    Visited my Great Uncle on Wednesday, he's built a narrow gauge railway! :eek:
    I did take a load of pics but I was a bit pressed for time so didn't get the chance to take any of the rolling stock in action as I was too busy driving as much of it as I could. :D
    I'll be using direct links to imgur for these in an (probably poor) attempt to hide them from search engine crawlers as, while he's happy for me to post them, he doesn't want to bring a lot of attention.

    Starting with the engines, the first is a little nippy non locomotive looking electric thing that's used for maintenance and construction of the rail and surrounding garden. Goes fast enough that I needed to slow down on corners and points for fear of flying out my seat or derailing.

    https://i.imgur.com/EZoPZpc.jpg

    The shed pictured is just a forward base by the way. :p

    While it was a good start my uncle wanted something a bit more steamy so built the second electric train that looks more like the real deal (as well as playing a few loud sound effects) seen here poking out the main shed...

    https://i.imgur.com/cWT2C2w.jpg

    It has a few matching trucks and coaches which will appear in the background of the gallery of images I'm about to link.

    The final engine is the real deal. He has been building a little fully steam powered loco with firebox, heater tubes, smokebox, pistons, slide valves, the works, though the firebox is fuelled with gas instead of wood or coal. It's nearly ready just the tender to finish which I've included an image in the next gallery...

    https://imgur.com/a/C6GGBzM

    Now on to the railway the next gallery has some random shots of the stretches of track...

    https://imgur.com/a/a49XIia

    You may have noticed parts of the next few albums in there.

    Time for the main features of the railway.
    One long tunnel!.. :eek:

    https://imgur.com/a/lwabJnX

    A second longer tunnel!.. :eek::eek:

    https://imgur.com/a/YRK3tVn

    And a big bridge or two overlooking a stream! :eek::eek::eek::D

    https://imgur.com/a/dspGFdU

    And after all of that he's still adding to the track.

    Oh and that main shed? It's actually several rooms taking up one of the floors of his house, which he also built...

    https://imgur.com/a/LKXPsRl

    Bonus working water wheel (generates power)...

    https://imgur.com/a/eUyjpsN
     
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  11. Loganberry

    Loganberry Element of Custard

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    Bad news regarding 7802 Bradley Manor, I'm afraid. The loco suffered a broken piston rod on 7th July while on hire to the West Somerset Railway. According to owning group the Erlestoke Manor Fund, the engine has suffered "significant consequential damage" and is likely to be out of traffic for "a considerable period". :(

    https://www.erlestokemanorfund.co.uk/7802-update-from-erlestoke-manor-fund/
     
  12. Zenfox

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    Site update: Been a busy month with a few freight trains and charters. Highlights being 35018 in the South, 45596 and the Shakey.

    Link: https://wrrailwayphotography.zenfolio.com/p1019384303

    Comments welcomed :)

    Also if anyone thinking about going to the bridge in Ashchurch please wait for more people to turn up or go with a friend
     
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  13. rdlover777

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    755410 entered service today on the Wherry Lines
     
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  14. Zenfox

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    A sad day
     
  15. rdlover777

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    I've just had a really cursed idea, take the luggage trailers from the 460s, take some mk3s and make an Express Postal Unit
     
  16. Zenfox

    Zenfox SE Train Pone

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    We have an Express Postal Unit. it;s the class 325 :p
     
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  19. rdlover777

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    *happy horse noises*
    [​IMG]
     
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