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  1. blink bonny liked D1002's post in the thread Tornado.

    Ahead of the boiler’s return all of the boiler cladding screws have been cleaned and sorted: [ATTACH]

    CFEB0536-A801-43B9-947A-A285A1BE21D5.png Sep 27, 2022 at 3:13 PM
  2. blink bonny liked The Green Howards's post in the thread 55022.

    ITYM "masochist", but I like Brush 4s - in two-tone green with small yellow panel and route indicators, please :)

    Sep 26, 2022 at 7:43 PM
  3. blink bonny liked Matt37401's post in the thread 55022.

    Think the white cab surrounds were more a thing in the BR blue era.

    Sep 26, 2022 at 1:15 PM
  4. blink bonny liked Victor's post in the thread 55022.

    I didn't know that, I thought I'd read somewhere that the white surrounds was a Finsbury Park thing. Apologies.

    Sep 26, 2022 at 12:40 PM
  5. blink bonny attached a file to the thread 55022.

    [ATTACH] They ALL had the (off) white window surround, not just the 34G ones. D9011 The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers for instance, spent the entire 20 years of its life as a Gateshead loco, yet it is pictured in my 1965 combine in two-tone...

    0339F50F-50FF-4D86-B3F7-E69672BE0D91.jpeg Sep 26, 2022 at 10:02 AM
  6. blink bonny liked iancawthorne's post in the thread 44932 the Cumbrian Coast Express 24/9/22.

    Seascale... [img] 44932 at Seascale

    Sep 26, 2022 at 12:00 AM
  7. blink bonny liked The Green Howards's post in the thread 60007 (4498) Sir Nigel Gresley Overhaul.

    For me, the ultimate in serendipity was when I was booked on a trip which was supposed to be King's Cross to Newcastle with 60163 outgoing and D9009 back. 60163 broke... and was replaced by 60009! I call that a right result... :D

    Sep 25, 2022 at 7:17 PM
  8. blink bonny replied to the thread 55022.

    They were invariably smart and clean. Even our local ones from Gateshead. They were after all only a couple of years old when I first encountered them. Same with the class 47s. There were only about 50 in service when I saw my first one. Smart...

    Sep 25, 2022 at 5:15 PM
  9. blink bonny replied to the thread 55022.

    I loved the Deltics, I started Trainspotting before they were all named and later, for the first 5 years of my married life I used to be able to hear their wonderful roar from my bed as they took trains on the ECML. That two-tone green was my...

    Sep 25, 2022 at 4:10 PM
  10. blink bonny liked nige757's post in the thread 55022.

    D9000 Royal Scots Grey seen from Salterwath. [MEDIA]

    Sep 25, 2022 at 3:54 PM
  11. blink bonny liked 3855's post in the thread 44932 the Cumbrian Coast Express 24/9/22.

    Nice to see a 10a 'blackun' back out on the mainline

    Sep 25, 2022 at 12:36 PM
  12. blink bonny liked nige757's post in the thread 44932 the Cumbrian Coast Express 24/9/22.

    44932 seen moving to Carlisle at Woodhouse , 86259 seen at Salterwath then 44932 with the tour at Dalton Junction and Urswick Road [MEDIA]

    Sep 25, 2022 at 12:36 PM
  13. blink bonny liked 45581's post in the thread 44932 the Cumbrian Coast Express 24/9/22.

    [ATTACH]Fifty years and one day ago, the same loco on the same route, crossing Levens viaduct heading west. 23rd September 1972

    09296....44932 Cartmel viaduct 23rd September 1972.jpg Sep 24, 2022 at 11:05 PM
  14. blink bonny replied to the thread 44932 the Cumbrian Coast Express 24/9/22.

    It was a strange sort of green too. I didn't see it on that occasion, but I saw it on visits to Steamtown in the following few years. Come to think of it, the only times I saw it in black were in BR days.

    Sep 24, 2022 at 7:54 PM
  15. blink bonny liked sgthompson's post in the thread Northern Belle 2022.

    34067 at Salterwath . [MEDIA]

    Sep 24, 2022 at 7:43 PM