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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #225 on: June 10, 2019, 07:49:53 PM »
Hope problems get sorted. Hope the journey was to your expectation and a well stocked trolley
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #226 on: June 10, 2019, 08:08:41 PM »
I do hope that the family illness isnt too bad John.

The HSTs are such comfortable trains. They are sadly missed on the GWR expresses down here but we do still have the 2+4s in a mixture of the old slam door variety and the updated sliding doors with retention tanks for the toilet waste (a long overdue improvement).

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #227 on: June 12, 2019, 08:45:32 PM »
Not a picture of a train but, hopefully, interesting.



Inverness depot, at which ScotRail is investing heavily in new equipment.  This was Inverness diesel depot (the steam shed is now a shopping centre).

But, long before dieselisation, it was Lochgorm Works of the dear old Highland Railway.  Every time one sees a photograph of Mr Stroudley's proto-Terrier 0-6-0T called Lochgorm, one might be reminded of this fascinating place between Rose Street Curve and Inverness station.

Best wishes.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #228 on: June 12, 2019, 08:55:38 PM »
Thank you. I did see pics in an old book dating 30 plus years. How times change
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #229 on: June 17, 2019, 05:48:33 PM »
No trains in view at Penzance station today but at least I seem to have been transported back to 1961 (aged 7) so Im fully expecting to see Counties, Halls and Granges during a day spotting inside the station.
7A2490F1-C7DA-4CD6-87C6-F22460F31715 by martin scane, on Flickr

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #230 on: June 17, 2019, 06:35:23 PM »
A face to a name. Thank you, if that is you. I've only ever seen your socks before in videos  :).

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #231 on: June 17, 2019, 09:11:26 PM »
A face to a name. Thank you, if that is you. I've only ever seen your socks before in videos  :).

Cheers weave  :beers:
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #232 on: June 17, 2019, 11:10:01 PM »
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:

Cool pic, and good to put a face to you, Martin.  :beers:
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #233 on: June 18, 2019, 10:11:21 AM »
People never look how I expect them to! That's not a bad thing necessarily FWIW!

Have we got a 'mugshots' thread!?

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #234 on: June 18, 2019, 10:44:04 AM »
@port perran looks a lot smaller than I expected he would. :goggleeyes:
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« Reply #235 on: June 18, 2019, 10:54:46 AM »
That'll teach him to imbibe from a bottle labelled "Drink Me" ;D

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #236 on: June 18, 2019, 09:24:45 PM »
No trains in view at Penzance station today but at least I seem to have been transported back to 1961 (aged 7) so Im fully expecting to see Counties, Halls and Granges during a day spotting inside the station.
7A2490F1-C7DA-4CD6-87C6-F22460F31715 by martin scane, on Flickr


:hellosign: Ha ha Martin now I know who to wave to when passing through the village with my bus, or en-route to youngest son in Penryn.
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #237 on: June 20, 2019, 08:46:53 AM »
This is Amazing Progress



Amazing progress?  Yes!  Until four years ago there were no trains at all.  The 'Waverley Route' closed in 1969, although mineral trains used the section to Lady Victoria Colliery out at Newtongrange for a while afterwards.  But now one can travel to Tweedbank by train, which is a very agreeable experience.

Although, for accuracy, I need to add that the location is Shawfair (the train is going Up to the Waverley) which is on a new alignment passing over what was Monktonhall Colliery.  The new route joins the original Waverley Route formation about quarter of a mile to the south, just after passing below the City of Edinburgh Bypass.  The area around Shawfair is being rapidly developed into what will, effectively, be like a new town.

This part of the line is double track and the Down train departed just as the Up train arrived, so all was running well on this occasion.  Much of the route is single track which makes accurate time keeping essential if the crossings on the 'dynamic loops' are to work as planned.

Best wishes.

John

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« Reply #238 on: June 20, 2019, 08:53:29 AM »
Long overdue and hope it serves penple and the communities linking the borders with edinburgh
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #239 on: June 21, 2019, 06:59:48 PM »


Loanhead station, Midlothian, on the Glencorse branch.  An Up bicycle awaits departure, which is particularly handy as I missed the last passenger train... by 86 years!  Freight continued, on this part of the branch at least, until 1991.  I remember the last coal trains from Bilston Glen Colliery hauled by 'Birmingham' 'Type 2' Bo-Bo diesels.  Or, as they were then known as, Class 26.

The LNER had a sort of proto-Beeching/Marples/Castle attack on branch lines in 1933.

John
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(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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