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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #180 on: February 28, 2019, 08:54:02 AM »
Signal Failure at Edinburgh Park

A signal failure caused serious discombobulation of services using the E&G yesterday (27 Feb 2019) morning during the busy time round about 0800.  "Delays, alterations and cancellations" were in force for a while, but a basic service for the public was maintained.


Looking west from the end of the island platform 2 and 3.  An E&G train is at platform 4 to the left and a train from the North Lines is arriving at platform 1.  Whilst waiting for my delayed friend, I saw trains from ScotRail, Cross Country and West Coast.  It is also possible to travel over this busy stretch of railway every day on LNER, Trans-Pennine and Caledonian Sleeper services.

I sometimes think this up-to-date scene could make an attractive model.  When I first took an interest in railways, it was BR blue everywhere* and the railway looked somewhat shabby.  Probably not my thing for a layout.  By contrast, Haymarket now looks like something out of a Kato box!

* With the very occasional green diesel and one maroon carriage at Dumfries, just like the ones pictured in the Tri-ang Hornby catalogue.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #181 on: March 08, 2019, 11:17:53 AM »


A Cross Country train waiting departure westbound from Platform 8 at Waverley.  7 March 2019.
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

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The Table-Top Railway is an attempt to create, in British 'N' gauge,  a 'semi-scenic' railway in the old-fashioned style, reminiscent of the layouts of the 1920s to the 1950s.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #182 on: March 08, 2019, 12:12:17 PM »
Must get my eyesight checked. At first glance I thought the sign said
Danger
Beware of Trains
Step back and listen :doh: 8)

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #183 on: March 08, 2019, 12:32:49 PM »
Took me 10 minutes to find the train  :-[
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #184 on: March 08, 2019, 12:57:06 PM »
Iím a tad worried about that pillar on the left.
Seems to be none too straight.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #185 on: March 08, 2019, 08:19:16 PM »
 :hellosign: Thanks John a different angle  :thumbsup:
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #186 on: March 08, 2019, 08:43:48 PM »
Took me 10 minutes to find the train  :-[

Very sorry, George.  All my fault.  That trendy 'arty' 1960s approach to railway photography clearly has its limitations.  To the right of the scene, and much more conventionally photographed, was this...
 

[90 045 dozes away the afternoon at Waverley, hoping that it is not called upon to do any work.  Locospotters please note; there is normally an electric locomotive stabled here.]

All best wishes and I hope you are keeping better.

John
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #187 on: March 08, 2019, 09:06:03 PM »
Don't worry too much, John - I posted that mainly as a quick response to NewportNobby not being able to read the sign. I've been guilty of attempting to take the odd arty shots in the past anyway!

What surprises me is how clean, bright and airy it looks! My memories of Waverley are that it was the black hole of Calcutta!

Thanks for the thoughts, still not out of the woods - skin graft scheduled for next Wednesday.  :beers:

George
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Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #188 on: March 08, 2019, 09:52:16 PM »
skin graft scheduled for next Wednesday.


What livery are you getting?  :smiley-laughing:

Seriously, I hope things are improving for you George.  :beers:
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #189 on: March 08, 2019, 10:15:10 PM »
Even though my favourite livery is BR Brunswick green, or better still, two-tone green, I sincerely hope it doesn't turn out that colour  :worried:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #190 on: March 09, 2019, 01:08:25 PM »


[90 045 dozes away the afternoon at Waverley, hoping that it is not called upon to do any work.  Locospotters please note; there is normally an electric locomotive stabled here.]

@Train Waiting
I spy with my little eye something beginning with 'P', John.
Pantograph. :D

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #191 on: March 12, 2019, 08:52:57 PM »
At Reply 173 I posted a photograph of the new platforms at Waverley under construction.  Here they are now.  Looks like a very good job.



It was not that long ago that this part of the station was used for First Class passengers' car parking and the cab rank.

That's enough of the contemporary railway from me.  My next post will be of a steam locomotive.  Although any photographs of present-day operations posted by Forum Friends will be very welcome and gratefully received!

Best wishes.

John
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