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Author Topic: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)  (Read 5453 times)

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #60 on: December 04, 2017, 02:40:30 pm »
Sorry, Joe, but I think they went in 2009 :(

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #61 on: December 09, 2017, 08:51:32 pm »
The Trouble with Model Railways is the Unrealistic Viewpoint!



[After doing its station business, a Down train starts moving away from Berwick-upon-Tweed station.  But isn't there something agreeably 'train set' about the viewing angle?]

Yes!  I was on the station roof at the time (officially, of course) as this slightly earlier picture shows:



Lovely place, Berwick, and since they changed the law, a Scotsman does not get killed on sight.  This certainly helps when ordering in local licensed premises.

Finally, since it's Berwick, a photograph of a bridge is certainly in order:-



Oops-a-daisy!  Is this one better:-



Toodle-oo.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #62 on: December 09, 2017, 09:01:23 pm »
It's certainly a lovely viaduct, John, and I'm glad they managed to talk you down from the roof :)

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #63 on: December 09, 2017, 09:20:45 pm »
Your enthusiasm to get realistic photos knows no bounds!  :)  Can we ask what you were doing on the roof?
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #64 on: December 10, 2017, 08:42:27 am »

Oops-a-daisy!  Is this one better:-



Toodle-oo.

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Sure you weren't in Switzerland?



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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #65 on: December 10, 2017, 08:49:27 am »
Berwick was a place I used to go to in my youth as part of holidays to Eyemouth.

Thanks for posting!
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #66 on: December 10, 2017, 07:32:38 pm »
Your enthusiasm to get realistic photos knows no bounds!  :)  Can we ask what you were doing on the roof?

The thoroughly repaired and restored roof was an entry in this year's National Railway Heritage Awards.  I am a judge for the Awards and I was looking at slates and pointing and suchlike.  I could not resist a photograph of a train from that angle, though.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #67 on: December 10, 2017, 08:00:59 pm »
As were talking bridges.
Redruth viaduct a few weeks ago


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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #68 on: January 11, 2018, 05:09:32 pm »
I thought I might revive this thread.
We took a long walk from Marazion to Newlyn and back today (some 8 miles or so) in beautiful weather. The walk skirts the main line in to Penzance station.
Anyway. 57604 Pendennis Castle was sitting in Long Rock depot yard at the head of the Night Riviera stock. And very smart she looks too I think


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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #69 on: January 11, 2018, 06:05:59 pm »
Agreed!  Very smart indeed and a jolly good photograph.

Thank you very much.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #70 on: January 20, 2018, 09:20:09 am »



'K4' 2-6-0 No. 61994 The Great Marquess in platform 3 at Keighley on Sunday 9 March 2014.  She is waiting for an Up train to arrive in Platform 4.  She will then couple on and work the train back Down to Oxenhope.  These 5'2" driving and coupled wheels will be just the thing for the 1/66 and 1/58 of Keighley bank.  And then that 1/56 between Ingrow and Damems.

A fine engine and well-cared for by Mr Cameron.  :thankyousign:

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #71 on: January 20, 2018, 10:31:02 am »
Sadly West Coast Railways seem to have moved steam away from the local Preston area so all we get is heritage diseasels which are changed for steam at Hellifield or Carnforth :(
Here are a couple of Black 5s at Bamber Bridge in happier days..........

https://www.dropbox.com/s/i8ttrgvh7fb1ag7/Black%205%27s%20at%20Bamber%20Bridge.MOV?dl=0

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #72 on: February 04, 2018, 07:14:26 pm »

A Nice Summer's Day Picture for the Start of February



It's so much easier to decide what class of train you are working when there is only one headlamp bracket - which is also the tail-lamp bracket.  '14xx' 0-4-2T No. 1450 (in a pleasing Great Western green) is the filling in the autocoach sandwich.

BR crimson and cream is a lovely livery but it has been said that it did not wear well.  The carriages on the left appear to demonstrate this.

The overbridge has been beautifully weathered.  By our Forum's @rogerdB  perhaps! 

I like the GWSR and look forward to travelling to Broadway - maybe this summer...

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #73 on: February 04, 2018, 07:19:21 pm »
A splendid picture indeed and a reminder that Spring isnt too far away now.
We are planning a trip to the GWSR probably May time specifically to take a trip along the line to Broadway, I sure that reaching Broadway will do a lot to increase passengers on the railway
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #74 on: February 04, 2018, 08:54:35 pm »
That is a great photo! Love it!  :greatpicturessign:
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