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  1. iancawthorne liked jonathonag's post in the thread The Jacobite 2017.

    I'll ignite fury by suggesting we should encourage the return of Olton Hall in red for a few runs during Autumn 2018 ;) As ever, thanks James for the insight! I always forget 44932 spent some time in Fort William. It is incredible to think of...

    Sep 22, 2017 at 10:45 PM
  2. iancawthorne liked ribble's post in the thread The Jacobite 2017.

    48151 on the Jacobite in 1995 [ATTACH] David https://www.flickr.com/photos/144388905@NO3/

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  3. iancawthorne liked J Shuttleworth's post in the thread The Jacobite 2017.

    15 different steam locos have worked at FW, since steam returned in 1984: GWR 'Hall' 4-6-0 No. 5972 'Olton Hall' (mainly for Harry Potter filming, although it did work a handful of Jacobites) LMS Class 5 4-6-0 Nos. 44767, 44871, 44932, 45212,...

    Sep 22, 2017 at 10:44 PM
  4. iancawthorne liked Southern Gricer's post in the thread David Shepherd (RIP) and his locomotives..

    Sad news. This thread about his engines led me to read his book "A Brush with Steam". I met him on a number of occasions and liked his no nonsense approach to life. I also recently watched the Paul Barnes film from 1967 "The Painter and the...

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

    I was standing very close to where this photo was taken in 2008 at Toddington GWSR. David Shepherd was leaning out of 92203's cab. I don't think I have to say any more. [ATTACH]

    92203 and BBMF Flypast.jpg Sep 21, 2017 at 1:34 PM
  6. iancawthorne liked ghost's post in the thread David Shepherd (RIP) and his locomotives..

    Sad news. Condolences to the family. I'll just leave this here: [IMG] Keith

    Sep 21, 2017 at 1:32 PM
  7. iancawthorne liked J Shuttleworth's post in the thread The Border Raider with 60163 - 16/09/17.

    There is a standard set of rules (notice periods, delivery etc), which have been agreed between all charter TOCs and NR planners and are there to ensure fair play; it is a fundamental that NR, as a monopoly supplier, has to demonstrate equal...

    Sep 20, 2017 at 1:48 PM
  8. iancawthorne replied to the thread The Border Raider with 60163 - 16/09/17.

    Does anyone have a record of the longest (distance) steam leg tours? It would be interested to see say the top 10 for comparison (loco, operator, region, duration etc).

    Sep 18, 2017 at 5:19 PM
  9. iancawthorne liked 1020 Shireman's post in the thread The Border Raider with 60163 - 16/09/17.

    The Border Raider 16th September 2017 Oswald T's report and Sean's progress reports 'ontrain' said most things that needed to be said about the Raider but I thought it might be interesting to dig a bit deeper into the climbs as for many of us...

    Sep 18, 2017 at 5:12 PM