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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #75 on: February 05, 2018, 08:49:48 pm »
I had a 45 minute wait on Jan 24th at Westbury in the pouring rain.
There was a lot going on (including several freight movements) so I took a few photos of which this is one :


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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #76 on: February 05, 2018, 09:31:45 pm »
Thank you Martin. Now that's real dedication. No station canopy for a true rail photographer  :rain:  :thumbsup:

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #77 on: February 25, 2018, 09:44:45 am »



A business trip last week took me to the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway, which is one of my favourites.  Here's a Newcastle-bound engineer's train at Hexham.  For anyone interested in the locomotive, it's 66198.

I took another couple of photographs which I can post later if you like.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #78 on: February 25, 2018, 10:01:45 am »
I see the snowplough fitted, John. Do they know something about the forthcoming cold snap? :worried:

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #79 on: March 03, 2018, 09:16:19 am »
Looks like they did, Mick.  And I could make use of it today as I continue snow clearance operations.

Here's the train heading away towards the signalbox and, eventually, Newcastle...



Do you think the Hexham signalman has ideas above his station?  :sorrysign:

Present day Hexham would be an ideal prototype for a model railway, particularly in British 'N' gauge.  The great CJ Freezer made the point back in the 'seventies that simplified track formations lend themselves to selective compression and are the 'modeller's friend'.

All the very best.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #80 on: March 03, 2018, 10:58:19 am »
Not a snowplough - thatís just the air dam, which is on all of them.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #81 on: March 03, 2018, 02:15:57 pm »
Thanks for correcting me. I was just going to say they'd have closed the railway long before the snow reached the base of the 'snowplough' ::)

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #82 on: March 03, 2018, 03:13:05 pm »
Yes, the Euro Cargo Rail 66s have a snowplough, but I donít think any of the UK based ones do:



Not my pic.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #83 on: March 06, 2018, 09:12:59 pm »

Waiting for a connection at Carlisle, I photographed this locomotive minding its own business.



I can't quite explain this and it sounds silly, but I thought when I saw it that this was a 1:1 locomotive that somehow looked as if it was 1:148.  Of course, this might have been a consequence of me having sampled the local waters  :pint: ... but seeing the photograph on screen rather reinforces this impression!

And as for Carlisle Citadel, each time that I'm there, it looks a little bit better.  I thought it was very unappealing a few years ago.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #84 on: March 06, 2018, 10:01:36 pm »
DRS do keep their locos, particularly their 57s very clean, which does make them look toy like. TMC take note - theirs are always too heavily weathered.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #85 on: March 11, 2018, 03:00:24 pm »



I think that the cottage has a hint of a 'Metcalfe kit' look about it and it certainly has an interesting view from these windows.  I rather like 43106 and I wonder if Mr Ivatt was influenced by the 'S160' locomotives that were temporarily used in this country during the Second World War.  It's a shame that a few more did not survive as this is probably an ideal locomotive for day-to-day service on heritage railways.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #86 on: March 11, 2018, 03:31:50 pm »
Yes, I too rather like them but they are a little ungainly to look at.
Fabulous picture though - thank you.
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #87 on: March 11, 2018, 04:52:43 pm »
I always knew it would happen one day - at last I've seen a Flying Pig! :D
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #88 on: March 11, 2018, 04:55:24 pm »
they are a little ungainly to look at.


at last I've seen a Flying Pig! :D

With all that 'gubbins' under the running plate it would also be a 'pig' to recreate in RTR form :laugh:

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #89 on: March 11, 2018, 08:56:36 pm »
I rather like them. Minimalistic or brutalistic? But yes difficult to model.
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