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#1 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 08:11 PM

Other locomotives as well to be fair

I'm interested in the work and contribution of the much maligned Edward Thompson
But steam and other livid and railway topics in general
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#2 Bearman

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 08:30 PM

On my way up to the Barrow game last week I saw the BR class 8 71000 Duke of Gloucester as we passed the Crewe Heritage centre.
I never saw it in my train spotting youth.
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#3 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 08:56 PM

On my way up to the Barrow game last week I saw the BR class 8 71000 Duke of Gloucester as we passed the Crewe Heritage centre.
I never saw it in my train spotting youth.

She had a short unhappy career
The issues surrounding her draughting only sorted in preservation

Edited by l'angelo mysterioso, 11 August 2013 - 08:56 PM.

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#4 Trojan

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 09:11 PM

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=t__zpwemTdA

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=7UYyvJs_MXk

 

44932  & Oliver  Cromwell at Colton Bridge near York in 2011.  The Scarborough Spa Express is running again this summer. As is the Scarborough Flier. It's possible to see Duchess of Sutherland at speed between Wakefield and Manchester. Best vantage point i've found is Horbury Bridge - Friday nights between 7-00 pm & 8-00pm.  Up to first week September


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#5 Bearman

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 09:45 PM

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=t__zpwemTdA
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=7UYyvJs_MXk

44932 & Oliver Cromwell at Colton Bridge near York in 2011. The Scarborough Spa Express is running again this summer. As is the Scarborough Flier. It's possible to see Duchess of Sutherland at speed between Wakefield and Manchester. Best vantage point i've found is Horbury Bridge - Friday nights between 7-00 pm & 8-00pm. Up to first week September

I saw a lot of 70013 Oliver Cromwell during its overhaul at the GCR in Loughborough.

Edited by bearman, 11 August 2013 - 09:45 PM.

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#6 gingerjon

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:26 AM

Yesterday was the anniversary of the last mainline timetabled BR steam journey apparently.  Oliver Cromwell running between Manchester and Carlisle.

 

I'll be taking the two littler gingers to see the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway over the weekend.


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#7 Trojan

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:11 AM

Yesterday was the anniversary of the last mainline timetabled BR steam journey apparently.  Oliver Cromwell running between Manchester and Carlisle.

 

I'll be taking the two littler gingers to see the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway over the weekend.

 

They have some good replicas of the Gresley A3 pacific locos.


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#8 gingerjon

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:19 AM

They have some good replicas of the Gresley A3 pacific locos.

 

Sadly my personal favourite, Northern Chief, will not be running when we're there.  It should be the first time I see Winston Churchill (no. 9) in action though.


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#9 D9000

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 10:00 AM

Kettles. Gah. 



#10 Griff9of13

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 10:01 AM

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=t__zpwemTdA

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=7UYyvJs_MXk

 

44932  & Oliver  Cromwell at Colton Bridge near York in 2011.  The Scarborough Spa Express is running again this summer. As is the Scarborough Flier. It's possible to see Duchess of Sutherland at speed between Wakefield and Manchester. Best vantage point i've found is Horbury Bridge - Friday nights between 7-00 pm & 8-00pm.  Up to first week September

 

I may just have to have a trip out to see that! My absolute favourite machine; a superb blend of grace and power.

 

I also need to go and see this:

 

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#11 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 10:23 AM

Far superior to gresleys A4
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#12 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 10:27 AM

Kettles. Gah.

Deisels and electrics are included as well
Now settle down
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#13 D9000

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 10:35 AM

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Now we're talking.


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#14 Griff9of13

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 10:48 AM

Kettles. Gah. 

 

Just to make you happy :)

 

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#15 D9000

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 11:01 AM

Very nice! But better when they're moving ...

 

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#16 Griff9of13

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 11:09 AM

Very nice! But better when they're moving ...

 

 

And better still when you can hear it:

 


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#17 Trojan

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:03 PM

Far superior to gresleys A4

 

And yet the A3's and A4's ran to the end of steam on BR - the A3's hauled some of the heaviest loads over the Settle to Carlisle, having been moved from Gateshead to Holbeck.  As for Thompson I must confess I don't know much about him. I know he was antipathetic to Gresley and altered many of his designs when he took over as CME at the LNER.  But then he was related to Sir Vincent Raven whose own NER Pacific was rejected for production on the LNER.  And Thompson's designs themselves were heavily modfied after he finished by A H Peppercorn.


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#18 Mumby Magic

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:15 PM

Well having a pint on the Worth Valley Railway tomorrow, couple in Keighley then back up to Haworth for tewtime. Can't wait.


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#19 Larry the Leit

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:47 PM

Anyone been on the Severn Valley? It's brilliant, brilliant views, decent museum, great beer at both ends of the line, and probably the only steam railway in the world where you can see Rhinos and Elephants on virtually every trip.
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#20 gingerjon

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:45 AM

Anyone been on the Severn Valley? It's brilliant, brilliant views, decent museum, great beer at both ends of the line, and probably the only steam railway in the world where you can see Rhinos and Elephants on virtually every trip.

 

Went last year.

 

Post edited as joke didn't work thanks to sweary filter.


Edited by gingerjon, 13 August 2013 - 08:45 AM.

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