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  1. Kinghambranch liked Avonside1972's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    So its alright for you to have your opinions then?

    Sep 20, 2017 at 10:08 PM
  2. Kinghambranch liked Cartman's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    It looks crap. Not only that but open verandah coaches were very little used in Britain, the only ones I can think of were the Wisbech and Upwell ones and a few destined for South America which ended up on the Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway.

    Sep 20, 2017 at 10:05 PM
  3. Kinghambranch liked Cartman's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    I, for one, like BR Mark 1s, and also the early, non air con Mark2s. they do a great job,and have done on heritage railways for years, they are comfortable and look good if well kept and in sensible, original liveries, such as maroon on a 1,...

    Sep 20, 2017 at 10:04 PM
  4. Kinghambranch liked green five's post in the thread David Shepherd (RIP) and his locomotives..

    Here is the brilliant documentary The Man Who Loves Giants which I had on VHS but wore it out as I watched it so often: [MEDIA] Still pretty upset by the news to be honest. Had a tear in the eye when I read the news at lunchtime.

    Sep 20, 2017 at 10:00 PM
  5. Kinghambranch liked Matt37401's post in the thread David Shepherd (RIP) and his locomotives..

    [ATTACH] I do appreciate there's been a few photos of Mr Shepherd posted but I'd like to think this sums him up.

    image.jpg Sep 20, 2017 at 10:00 PM
  6. Kinghambranch attached a file to the thread David Shepherd (RIP) and his locomotives..

    At Winchcombe in June 2008 for 92203's 40th anniversary renaming. I'm so privileged to have met him. [ATTACH]

    David Shepherd 1 Jun 08 Winchcombe.JPG Sep 20, 2017 at 9:24 PM
  7. Kinghambranch 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...

    SD68-326 Longmoor painting 18Feb68 F309-e4.jpg Sep 20, 2017 at 9:17 PM
  8. Kinghambranch liked daveb's post in the thread David Shepherd (RIP) and his locomotives..

    I was there as well, and I have a photo very similar to the one @Kinghambranch posted above. I understand that David arranged for a group from BBMF to have a drive and fire day at the GWSR using 92203. As has already been posted, he was one of...

    Sep 20, 2017 at 9:17 PM
  9. Kinghambranch liked Johnb's post in the thread David Shepherd (RIP) and his locomotives..

    Very sad for steam, art and wildlife. I'm sure I heard somewhere that he took his income from the sale of prints and when he sold a painting the proceeds went to the WWF. Perhaps it's fitting to add a picture of the two steam locos he will be...

    92203 & 75029 Elstree 06-04-68.jpg Sep 20, 2017 at 9:14 PM
  10. Kinghambranch liked Andy B's post in the thread David Shepherd (RIP) and his locomotives..

    I was there lucky enough to be there on that day. The bbmf were another of davids passions, back then if we wanted a fly past David picked up the phone and rang the squadron leader.

    Sep 20, 2017 at 3:24 PM
  11. Kinghambranch liked Dan Hill's post in the thread David Shepherd (RIP) and his locomotives..

    RIP David. He always seemed to be one of the gentlemen of preservation. His Railway legacy will always survive with 92203 and 75029 as well as the ESR and other locos he helped save.

    Sep 20, 2017 at 2:16 PM
  12. Kinghambranch liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Isn't new building when we've got plenty of perfectly serviceable and appropriate carriages already a little WIBN? Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk

    Sep 20, 2017 at 2:14 PM
  13. Kinghambranch liked Copper-capped's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Jebus wept! Why do you hate railways??? I thought they were all supposed to be spending their money on erecting covered storage, not creating more stock? Do they lengthen the linear scrapyard to accomodate all the replaced dreary samey stuff...

    Sep 20, 2017 at 2:14 PM
  14. Kinghambranch liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Yes and that remains one of the most bonkers, mystifying decisions and (in my opinion) not railway preservation but vandalism. Utterly mad.

    Sep 20, 2017 at 2:14 PM
  15. Kinghambranch attached a file to 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 20, 2017 at 2:10 PM