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  1. Johnb liked The Man's post in the thread York Yuletide Express 26/11/22.

    The reason for the Diesel pilot to Leicester is because there is no suitable place to water on the MML . We always watered at Kettering, but the new EMR timetabled Corby services don’t allow a margin for a water stop. I can assure you the Steamer...

    Nov 27, 2022 at 5:57 PM
  2. Johnb liked ficksberglion's post in the thread York Yuletide Express 26/11/22.

    After stopping at Alfreton to pick up passengers, a lucky patch of sun sees Duchess of Sutherland getting away in some style past Westhouses. Little remains of the former shed which was to the left of the picture. [ATTACH]

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  3. Johnb replied to the thread UKR Medway Pullman - 26/11/22.

    Thanks, yes it was Maidstone West, I think I'm old enough to qualify for a senior moment! Now corrected.

    Nov 27, 2022 at 3:33 PM
  4. Johnb liked Deepgreen's post in the thread UKR Medway Pullman - 26/11/22.

    Nice captures - the Tulse Hill one reminds me of one of mine from years back. Wasn't that Maidstone West, though? The viaduct shot also shows what a huge difference in window layout there is between the two side of the support coach![ATTACH]

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  5. Johnb attached a file to the thread UKR Medway Pullman - 26/11/22.

    Not the best of days as the light got progressively worse. locations are Tulse Hill with the worst of the graffiti removed from the tunnel mouth, Maidstone West, probably better in b/w. By Rochester it was nearly dark so gave up on Sole St to use...

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  6. Johnb liked Romsey's post in the thread RTC Sussex Belle - 24/11/22.

    The gradient from Tonbridge towards High Brooms is steep and 34046 needed the assisting DL to push very hard to ascend the bank on the trip a couple of years ago. From memory, there are gauge restrictions with a number of larger locos prohibited...

    Nov 25, 2022 at 8:47 PM