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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #135 on: July 09, 2018, 03:56:31 PM »
Now.....this isn’t the greatest photo ever.
However it does, in its way, reflect the gentle, restful weekend that we have just experienced.


It’s a “colourful” local service from Exeter to Paignton passing across the harbour at Cockwood at low tide.
Taken from the pub garden where we enjoyed a beer (or 3) having walked up from Powderham Estate where we were exhibiting Bertie (our VW Camper) at the annual Historic Vehicle Gathering.
We had a wonderfully relaxing time sitting in the sun during the day chatting to the good folk of Devon as they meandered amongst the many and varied vehicles on show, drinking a selection of real ales on sale at the realistic price of £2.25p per pint  then walking to the pub in the evening for more ale and a lovely meal.
We could even watch  the trains from our camper as they passed along the main line below.
What more could one ask for.
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« Reply #136 on: July 09, 2018, 06:10:32 PM »
Hi Martin,

Fantastic photo for me. Am building a causeway as an addition to Trémargat St. Croix and looking online for any inspiration so that's great.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #137 on: July 09, 2018, 07:54:50 PM »
Lovely photo, brings back great memories of creek crawling in an infaltable dingyy when the children were your, we had some great times especially up the River Exe if I remember rightly.  Scary tide.   :doh:

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« Reply #138 on: July 09, 2018, 10:01:21 PM »
What a great way to spend a weekend. It makes me feel quite homesick seeing the photo.
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 #139 on: July 17, 2018, 08:53:23 PM »


A Down Edinburgh (Waverley) to Dunblane train waiting at Platform 2 at Stirling.  The footbridge and platform canopy valances are (hopefully temporary) casualties of the electrification works.

Please don't tell a soul that I told you, but this service is Standard Class only.  And many of the diagrammed units have a first class section...  Our secret!

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #140 on: July 20, 2018, 05:34:45 PM »
Whilst visiting Wiltshire over the last day or so, I popped into the East Somerset Railway where I was just in time to see their lovely little 56xx tank having just taken on water.


If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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« Reply #141 on: July 20, 2018, 09:12:13 PM »
I do like the 56xx and wish a RTR version was available.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #142 on: July 23, 2018, 02:28:40 PM »
You could always build one, I did, whitemetal body, Graham Farish chassis




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« Reply #143 on: July 23, 2018, 07:40:11 PM »
Many thanks for that first-class photograph, Alex.

It's a super model; beautifully built.

I'm not normally a great enthusiast for BR liveries, but the 'Fifty-Six' looks good in this unlined black with a large emblem.  The WR appears to have liked to use the large emblem whenever it could.

Thanks again and best wishes.

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« Reply #144 on: August 05, 2018, 06:45:28 PM »
Next stop - Alloa.

Who would have thought that 30 years ago?


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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #145 on: August 13, 2018, 08:36:23 PM »
I’m not a fan of Voyagers - mighty noisy and ugly machines they seem to be.
However, I mustn’t complain too much as I’ll be travelling on one tomorrow to Bristol to collect two of my grandchildren.
Anyway, here’s one at Redruth this morning (we were waving goodbye to Mrs PP’s daughter returning to Bournemouth)

Looking carefully you can pick out the Bassett memorial and The Castle atop Carn Brea in the background.
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #146 on: August 14, 2018, 07:17:27 AM »
Worst thing about Voyagers is the stench of chemical toilet. I quite like the look of them though I must say.

I often used to get them back to Euston from Liverpool (changing at Crewe), where an advanced First was far cheaper than on a direct Pendolino service, such that the company wouldn’t notice! The frustration was that they run as a pair from Holyhead, but with no through corridor connection you had to guess which unit you wanted to chance your arm in, often to find one was near deserted whilst one was absolutely packed!

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #147 on: August 14, 2018, 07:43:14 AM »
Just catching up with this. Some great photos, folks!

Waiting for a train south recently to pick up a rental car while ours was in the smash repairers, this Sydney bound thing pulled in.

I have no idea what it's class or name is, so I'll probably incur the wrath of Australian modellers! All I know is that it's electric, double decker, and really uncomfortable. It's slow too, but that's more the fault of the line rather than the train.

Oh, and it's more often than not only four cars long, especially at peak periods. The local paper gets inundated with letters from commuters who spend the one and a half hour journey either standing up or sitting on the stairs!

« Last Edit: August 14, 2018, 07:46:59 AM by Bealman »
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #148 on: August 14, 2018, 08:45:51 AM »
There is a rather nice curved double junction just beyond the platform. The left branch services the coal loader and steelworks, the right continues down the coast to terminate at a place called Bomaderry.



One thing that UK, European and American forum members may find incredulous is that not long after this junction, the line becomes single track!

And yes, there are folk who commute all the way from Bomaderry to Sydney.
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #149 on: August 14, 2018, 08:50:58 AM »
Hi George,

Thought I'd try and fend off any wrath to you from Australian modellers and was intrigued as it's very ugly.

Is this it?......

http://m.railjournal.com/index.php/australia-nz/ugl-and-unipart-to-upgrade-sydney-trains-emus.html

The main reason for posting is to ask 'what happened to the car?'  :D

Cheers weave  :beers:


 

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