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  1. Hicks19862 liked Bob Millard's post in the thread David Shepherd (RIP) and his locomotives..

    David Shepherd let me have my first drive of a full size loco. When he left longmoor his loco's were kept at Eastleigh Diesel depot for a few years. My father was depot engineer and and one Sunday afternoon he announced we were going out. When...

    Sep 24, 2017 at 9:20 PM
  2. Hicks19862 liked std tank's post in the thread David Shepherd (RIP) and his locomotives..

    It was painted up for the last steam hauled iron ore train from Bidston Dock to John Summers steel works at Shotton.

    Sep 24, 2017 at 2:41 PM
  3. Hicks19862 replied to the thread David Shepherd (RIP) and his locomotives..

    Was the white paintwork on 92203 something that was added after it was acquired by David Shepherd? It looks great. Maybe it could be applied again?

    Sep 24, 2017 at 6:48 AM
  4. Hicks19862 liked Matt37401's post in the thread David Shepherd (RIP) and his locomotives..

    [ATTACH] How many of us would say the same thing?!

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  5. Hicks19862 liked and60007's post in the thread David Shepherd (RIP) and his locomotives..

    RIP to a true gent. A big loss both in the animal world and the steam loco movement. Still I got to meet him in 2001 at barrow hill on the footplate of his beloved Black Prince.

    Sep 23, 2017 at 8:18 PM
  6. Hicks19862 liked Reading General's post in the thread 1442.

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  7. Hicks19862 liked Dan Hill's post in the thread David Shepherd (RIP) and his locomotives..

    If it is possible it would be nice to have a commemorative gala with perhaps some of the money going to his Wildlife Foundation either at the ESR or, less likely have a gala somewhere that reunites 92203 and 75029 as well as other locos he was...

    Sep 22, 2017 at 1:44 PM
  8. Hicks19862 replied to the thread Tommy Mann Express.

    Ah that would explain why it didn't look quite right...

    Sep 22, 2017 at 1:15 PM
  9. Hicks19862 liked kscanes's post in the thread Tommy Mann Express.

    The "tank loco" is I believe the same loco referred to above as the Sentinel, which is now in Derbyshire. It started life at Jaywick as a Sentinel look-a-like, went to New Brighton where it ran initially in the same form, but it was later rebuilt...

    Sep 22, 2017 at 1:14 PM
  10. Hicks19862 liked Cartman's post in the thread 1442.

    Or Bury Museum an ex L & YR electric driving motor coach from the Manchester-Bury line!!

    Sep 22, 2017 at 1:13 PM
  11. Hicks19862 liked 30854's post in the thread 1442.

    Aye..... the prices being asked for locos 50 years ago sound paltry today. IIRC, £800 would have saved O2 "Chale", £1200 would have secured a "K" from the scrap line at Hove, but these numbers need to be seen in context. My pocket money at the...

    Sep 22, 2017 at 12:15 PM
  12. Hicks19862 replied to the thread 1442.

    Personally I think it would have been wonderful if more little villages and towns had saved a loco from their local line, before it was closed, for their local museum. Lines like the Southwold Railway, L&B, MSLR...

    Sep 22, 2017 at 11:38 AM
  13. Hicks19862 replied to the thread Tommy Mann Express.

    From the photos I have seen on the net, looks like there was the 4-4-2, a sentinel, and a tank locomotive. https://goo.gl/images/K4njQv Is the tank loco still around? If it wasn't for the steam coming from the chimney I would have thought it...

    Sep 22, 2017 at 11:19 AM
  14. Hicks19862 liked kscanes's post in the thread Tommy Mann Express.

    The Ruston is at Waltham Abbey.

    Sep 22, 2017 at 11:16 AM
  15. Hicks19862 liked 34014's post in the thread David Shepherd (RIP) and his locomotives..

    Photo' of a Photo' i snapped at The Whipsnade and Umfolozi Railway in 1985 showing Davids ex Rhodesian Railways Locomotive before it was moved elsewhere. Also in the picture is the Ford Popular fitted with railway wheels for use as an inspection...

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