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  1. Bluenosejohn liked Johann Marsbar's post in the thread Mountsorrel Heritage Centre.

    A photo - courtesy of Steve Cramp - of one of the 3 replica Penrhyn style carriages for the narrow gauge line under construction...... [ATTACH] The old NG loco shed has been demolished and is being replaced by a carriage shed to house the...

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  2. Bluenosejohn liked David likes trains's post in the thread Swanage Railway Spring Steam Gala: 24th - 26th March 2023.

    Enjoyed Friday and Saturday at the gala, was great to travel on the section to River Frome for the first time in a few years and also have a look around the mining museum at Norden on Friday. A selection of photos: Friday [IMG] [IMG] [IMG]...

    Mar 27, 2023 at 10:53 PM
  3. Bluenosejohn liked Gladiator 5076's post in the thread Swanage Railway Spring Steam Gala: 24th - 26th March 2023.

    A few images from the weekend.

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  4. Bluenosejohn liked Breva's post in the thread GWSR General Discussion and Operations.

    The civil engineering blog has just been updated: https://bridgestobroadway.blogspot.com/2023/03/bridge-32-prescott-road-bridge-repair.html I'm letting you know, as it only appears on an as required basis. You probably know that the Heritage...

    Mar 27, 2023 at 6:13 PM
  5. Bluenosejohn liked chrishallam's post in the thread Nene Valley Railway.

    Glad you had a good day. As The Green Howard's says, Railworld is a bit of a building site at the moment. The demountable buildings that were there have been demolished and they should be starting work on the new Wansford Road station building...

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  6. Bluenosejohn liked Flying Phil's post in the thread Great Central Railway General Matters.

    On Saturday there was a meeting of GCR staff and volunteers and it was said that, as part of the GCR 50 Anniversary weekend 17-18th June, there was to be a freight working - Windcutters plus vans etc. for a 50 wagon train! This time it is 50@50....

    Mar 27, 2023 at 1:57 PM
  7. Bluenosejohn liked Charles Parry's post in the thread Nene Valley Railway.

    I had an enjoyable trip on the line yesterday. No coal tank as we know but I'd never been behind the Polish 0-8-0 so that was a treat, and I'd not been to the NVR in a good twenty years. It was interesting how loved certain stations like Overton...

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  8. Bluenosejohn liked LMS2968's post in the thread Hughes & Stanier 'Crabs'.

    1/17 shows the GWR style safety valve bonnet which so displeased Stanier, and was replaced before the engine entered traffic. 2/17 shows the replacement cover, applied to the first ten engines. 5/17 Crewe South shed 6/17 Edge Hill shed 11/17...

    Mar 27, 2023 at 1:56 PM
  9. Bluenosejohn liked neildimmer's post in the thread Hughes & Stanier 'Crabs'.

    Collection of photos of Stanier 2-6-0 Moguls The London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Stanier Class 5 2-6-0 or Stanier Mogul is a class of 2-6-0 mixed traffic steam locomotives. Forty were built between October 1933 and March 1934....

    Mar 27, 2023 at 1:56 PM
  10. Bluenosejohn liked Britfoamer's post in the thread East Lancs Railway.

    Flexed a members ticket to get a ride behind 2999 before she goes, not a good day with the Waterman Saloon developing braking faults (as we were informed) delayed things somewhat. 47298 was out on a test train and evetually became the Thunderbird...

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  11. Bluenosejohn liked Bill2's post in the thread Sir Nigel Gresley - The L.N.E.R.’s First C.M.E..

    At risk of some thread drift, but to carry on the story of the LMS Coronation Scot as mainly told by David Jenkinson in his book on LMS coaches. The LMS decided to build a new Coronation Scot train for the American visit in 1939, though in fact...

    Mar 27, 2023 at 1:49 PM
  12. Bluenosejohn liked 5944's post in the thread Railways and People.

    [ATTACH] Sybil Mary and Margaret (the names of the locos, not the crew!) at Capel Bangor, VoR, 26/09/2015.

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