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Author Topic: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)  (Read 11663 times)

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #195 on: March 23, 2019, 03:46:57 PM »
Agreed, great to see!

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #196 on: March 23, 2019, 09:20:56 PM »
 :hellosign: Superb photo Martin,   yes looking good, saw a rake of Mk 1s heading east around Westbury earlier this evening but missed the Loco  :thankyousign:
      regards Derek.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #197 on: April 03, 2019, 09:57:24 AM »


Lurking in the sunshine in Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline, is Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST 1996/1934.  She was spruced up a couple of years ago and is a nice reminder of Fife's mining and industrial railway heritage.  When I first visited the park, getting on for 40 years ago, the locomotive on display was a real rarity, Gibb & Hogg of Airdrie's 0-4-0ST 16/1898.  This is the only locomotive by this builder to have survived and is now comfortably under cover at Summerlee Museum in Coatbridge, very close to where she was built.

The Barclay, being a less precious locomotive is now out in the Fife fresh air.


'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

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 #198 on: April 03, 2019, 10:30:49 AM »
Lovely looking engine, and so nice to see access possible to the footplate, and no signs of graffiti, vandalism or litter. :thumbsup:

Thanks. :)
Mike

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #199 on: April 04, 2019, 03:37:04 PM »
On my recent trip to Berlin I came across this beauty near Lichtenberg S-bahn station in the east of the city...





The close views were obtained by simply walking round the side of a nearby building from where unimpeded access to the train, the live tracks, the station and the massive depot nearby, could be obtained. In view of not wanting to get told off (or much worse) in German, or any other language for that matter, I took a few pics and hurried off into the driving rain and howling gale.

For any German speakers, or people who can be bothered to translate (or perhaps trainslate) it all I found this on Wikipedia (pronounced "Vikipedia" obviously): https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/DR-Baureihe_VT_18.16


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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #200 on: April 12, 2019, 04:29:38 PM »
Whilst waiting to photograph some of the arrivals for the Long Rock (Penzance) Open Day tomorrow, this chappie appeared heading towards Penzance.
D62BB77E-CBDB-4F03-AC08-EE941563E772 by martin scane, on Flickr
It is, of course, a Network Rail Measurement Train running from Reading to Penzance to Paignton captured from the over bridge at Hallenbeagle which is just to the East of Redruth,
« Last Edit: April 12, 2019, 04:30:44 PM by port perran »
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #201 on: April 12, 2019, 04:55:02 PM »
Fabulous shots. Must have been an experience walking round unimpeded

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #202 on: April 17, 2019, 10:11:59 PM »


Hello friends, hopefully above is 37180 basking in the Penzance sunshine this morning with a short works train
     regards Derek.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #203 on: April 18, 2019, 08:46:41 AM »
On my recent trip to Berlin I came across this beauty near Lichtenberg S-bahn station in the east of the city...



The close views were obtained by simply walking round the side of a nearby building from where unimpeded access to the train, the live tracks, the station and the massive depot nearby, could be obtained. In view of not wanting to get told off (or much worse) in German, or any other language for that matter, I took a few pics and hurried off into the driving rain and howling gale.

For any German speakers, or people who can be bothered to translate (or perhaps trainslate) it all I found this on Wikipedia (pronounced "Vikipedia" obviously): https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/DR-Baureihe_VT_18.16

It's been parked there for ever, seemingly (I used to live in the general area).

Kato, of all people, do this in N gauge.
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #204 on: May 16, 2019, 05:54:37 PM »


 :hellosign:  Good Evening all
Class 150 leaving Lelant Saltings on it's journey down the Hayle estuary enroute to St Ives.
Meanwhile


The bus is waiting for the train to return why?


To take passengers on to St Erth station during on going improvement works
    regards Derek.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #205 on: May 16, 2019, 07:34:12 PM »
So.....the last day of HST workings in the South West and on all GWR services is Saturday.
I managed to pop over to Apex Bridge near Redruth this evening to snap one of the very final workings into Cornwall. There are a couple tomorrow and then one early up train to London on Saturday morning.
8DC42A45-4CC3-481B-8F58-3A303BD3BFF8 by martin scane, on Flickr
Here’s the 14.03 Paddington to Penzance train near Apex Bridge at 19.01 this evening.
The HSTs will be greatly missed down here. Having travelled on a few of their IET replacements, I have to agree with many that they are uncomfortable and noisy and suffer greatly from having a trolley service rather than a buffet.
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #206 on: May 16, 2019, 07:52:12 PM »
Agree with you. Prefer hst for comfort and must admit travelled last year but the service to exeter was not the best. Worthy nf submitting photo to railway magazine. by the way are gwr / network rail widening the platform at st erth and upgrading the station into a transport hub which i noticed the building works last year ?
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #207 on: May 18, 2019, 10:44:16 AM »
I took a ride from Redruth to Bodmin on the very last GWR HST out of Cornwall this morning.
Here’s the train arriving at Redruth from Penzance passing a 57 at the head of the overnight Riviera Sleeper :
779E5CFB-0577-46B9-8322-8CB0E3AC9064 by martin scane, on Flickr
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #208 on: May 18, 2019, 11:16:44 AM »
martin

thank you a trip to remember.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #209 on: May 18, 2019, 03:40:53 PM »
Agree with you. Prefer hst for comfort and must admit travelled last year but the service to exeter was not the best. Worthy nf submitting photo to railway magazine. by the way are gwr / network rail widening the platform at st erth and upgrading the station into a transport hub which i noticed the building works last year ?

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 :hellosign: The powers that be are opening a Multi Modal Hub, the rail replacement is on till May 31
   Traveling on a I E T on the way to Hayle
       regards Derek.

 

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