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  1. 30854 liked Steve B's post in the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    Around 50 years ago (!) it was quite common place to see SECR 27 hauling two carriages in SECR colours: the authenticity was questionable - one of them (1050) was a SR rebuild of some 4 or 6 wheelers, the other was birdcage 1061. Both were very...

    27SP1970.jpeg Jun 5, 2020 at 3:22 PM
  2. 30854 replied to the thread Recommissioning after Coronavirus.

    I was wondering whether the FfR's "bug boxes" mightn't benefit from a full height screen above the seat backs down the centre. Possibly even win a bit more in fares by making the valley side (i.e. the side with the views) '2nd Class'.

    Jun 5, 2020 at 12:39 PM
  3. 30854 replied to the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    Tom's (@Jamessquared's) love of most things SECR led me to boogie through the Bluebell's carriage pages, wondering if there would ever be scope, somewhere down the line, to turn out a complete set to match that fantastic loco livery. The answer?...

    Jun 5, 2020 at 12:35 PM
  4. 30854 liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    Issue 6 of the Bluebell Times is now available: In Issue 6: The initial plans for a phased reopening of the railway Closing in on the fundraising target for the Emergency Appeal Details of a ‘Virtual Track Trek’ sponsored walk The start of the...

    Jun 5, 2020 at 12:21 PM
  5. 30854 replied to the thread GWR Rebuilding of Acquired Loco's after The Grouping.

    To judge by withdrawal dates across the board, the Great Depression was a 'game changer' whose full effects we possibly underestimate. Certainly, lots of older locos (and stock) were weeded out, across the 'Big4', by no means all of which were...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 12:27 PM
  6. 30854 replied to the thread Locomotives that NEARLY made it.

    A very sad loss, though those which really grate are the fates of the last SG2 and the last UG .... both handsome designs and fine examples of the humble 'bog standard' 0-6-0s which served the GNRI so faithfully, for so long. Neither deserved...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 11:33 AM
  7. 30854 liked Jamessquared's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    You're wasted on this thread Andy, you need to join the picture puzzle thread! Tom

    Jun 4, 2020 at 10:49 AM
  8. 30854 replied to the thread Recommissioning after Coronavirus.

    To hell with kick-ball (spherical balls behave far too predictably to be interesting, IMO) ..... I'm waiting for the RFU to work out how the hell scrums can be set, or tackles, rucks and mauls managed, whilst adhering to social distancing. Hope...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 10:14 AM
  9. 30854 replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Robin's photos are from a few weeks before my second ever visit, when the entire country was a tinderbox for the second year in a row .... by which time Denis Howell was Drought Minister, and along with all steam on the line, Victor was sidelined...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 9:12 AM