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Re: Bachfar Western Pullman
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2019, 01:13:18 PM »
Only in service for 13 years too, amazing.

They were overtaken by innovation. In 1960, air conditioning was a luxury. By the early 70s, all the new Mk2 stock had it. That made it harder to charge a premium for the seats. As a small non-standard fleet, maintenance costs were high. The ride quality was apparently rather rough.

Another factor was that the engines had been built by NBL who had gone bust some years earlier. The early 70s saw most NBL locos withdrawn so this may have had something to do with it as well.
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: Bachfar Western Pullman
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2019, 01:19:41 PM »
Mustermark of this parish made a WR blue/grey version 4 years ago!

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23764.msg250950#msg250950

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Re: Bachfar Western Pullman
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2019, 07:26:28 PM »
Sadly im not old enough to have seen the trains. Would the british transport films have had a collection mick / caz ?

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Chris - having many transition era DVDs there are clips aplenty. However, the only one I found on a BTF DVD today was from Volume 4 - Reshaping British Railways Disc 1. It's called 'Let's go to Birmingham' and is basically a 5 minute cab trip from Paddington to Birmingham Snow Hill at 960mph just like the old London to Brighton in 4 minutes.


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Re: Bachfar Western Pullman
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2019, 07:37:29 PM »
thank you mick

how over the years the scenery,trains,landmarks,staff uniforms have changed. the poor driver looks like he had just delivered the milk
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Re: Bachfar Western Pullman
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2019, 07:45:12 PM »
There is another , I think, BTF film of the Midland Pullman, called-'Blue Pullman', IIRC.

It was a publicity film and showed a southbound run from Manchester to London. I have it on a video tape, somewhere. Much of it is shot from the cab, but there is also footage of the steward service, and shots of the interior. Naturally, there are plenty of shots of the contemporary railway, which can be useful for we modellers.

As has been said, the ride quality of the passenger accommodation was regarded as poor; one article I have seen written about the sets said that the best ride was enjoyed by the driver......

The video also had 'Elizabethan' as part of the video.

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Re: Bachfar Western Pullman
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2019, 07:53:12 PM »
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Re: Bachfar Western Pullman
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2019, 07:54:51 PM »
I just found this......


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Re: Bachfar Western Pullman
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2019, 08:02:51 PM »
interesting

bit of a sinister start, but thanks for that

sunday evening nostalgia
could   be mick and chris' s show on the forum
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Re: Bachfar Western Pullman
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2019, 08:53:54 PM »
Reply #21;

That's the film I was talking about, Mick.

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Re: Bachfar Western Pullman
« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2019, 09:00:39 PM »
You referring to the film re heading down to birmingham wr metals to hatton, leamington and onto snow hill
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Re: Bachfar Western Pullman
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2019, 09:24:05 PM »
Reply #21;

That's the film I was talking about, Mick.

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'Twas your post made me look for it, Martyn  :thankyousign:

 

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