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  1. ragl liked 5944's post in the thread Saphos 2022.

    Exactly, it's not under tension. There's a guy working on the winch at the far end of the trailer as well. It's a photo, a 500th of a second snapshot in time. For all you know, they could've gone for lunch as soon as the photo was taken. Just...

    Jan 27, 2022 at 2:39 PM
  2. ragl liked guycarr360's post in the thread A2 60532 Blue Peter.

    Trying to bring this thread back to 60532...., this appeared on LSL's FB page today. 'MEET THE TEAM TUESDAY' [IMG] This is Dan. He is a boilersmith at LNWRH. He has around 14 years of experience working with boilers and pressure systems....

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  3. ragl liked Dan Hamblin's post in the thread Saphos 2022.

    Changed back to the handhold type deflectors I see. Wonder if they are the originals from when the handrail type was fitted in the 1990's? Regards, Dan

    Jan 26, 2022 at 8:56 AM
  4. ragl liked Alberta 45562's post in the thread Cumbrian Mountain Express 2022.

    I was out at Blea Moor with my fiancee for yesterday's trip,my video captured by drone is below whilst Becky's photo is also included. [MEDIA] [IMG]45627,Ribblehead Viaduct by Mark Walker, on Flickr

    Jan 26, 2022 at 8:44 AM
  5. ragl liked steamvideosnet's post in the thread Cumbrian Mountain Express 2022.

    She'd be even more hacked off if she knew the car that was being driven to do it was a thirsty diesel Volkswagen... We didn't plan to chase it from Lancaster to Shawford, but having been delayed at Keele services by the longest queue in the...

    45627 lancaster.001.jpeg Jan 26, 2022 at 8:35 AM
  6. ragl liked D1002's post in the thread SVR General Discussion.

    From Locomotive Services Facebook page. The locomotive, tender and support coach arrived safely at The SVR this morning: [ATTACH]

    E1700213-0AC8-4BD1-8F62-C7E4AB18AE87.jpeg Jan 26, 2022 at 8:31 AM
  7. ragl liked frazoulaswak's post in the thread LE movements, ECS and test runs 2022.

    EE Class 40 No. D345 passes through Hartford station on 24th January 2022 whilst on a positioning move from Crewe to the ELR at Bury. [ATTACH]

    EOS 5D Mark III_220124_7360.jpg Jan 24, 2022 at 10:35 PM
  8. ragl liked Cullen's post in the thread Industrial Loco Updates.

    Picton is a most impressive machine and was justifiably saved as a rare example in the UK of the many British locomotives specifically built for overseas service. It is good to see that Picton has been conserved and sheltered and the tyres do...

    P1240568.JPG P1240571.JPG Jan 24, 2022 at 10:18 PM
  9. ragl liked Steve's post in the thread Industrial Loco Updates.

    We don't have a definite policy on what's next for an overhaul but look at various things, such as which has been out of service the longest but, it also comes down to what are peoples favourites and that differs from person to person. I'd like...

    Jan 24, 2022 at 10:17 PM
  10. ragl liked Steve's post in the thread Industrial Loco Updates.

    The small Manning Wardle's are indeed the quintessential Leeds built locomotive and, along with similar products from Hunslet and Hudswell Clarke, were everywhere in Victorian and Edwardian times, effectively the JCB's of that era. Just look...

    Jan 24, 2022 at 10:16 PM
  11. ragl liked Johnb's post in the thread A2 60532 Blue Peter.

    Some of us old gits just remember Chris Trace and Leila Williams as presenters along with the real thing being prepared for its A2 Commemorative tour at Nine Elms in August 66. Sadly I never got to see it work in Scotland

    Jan 24, 2022 at 10:11 PM
  12. ragl liked Monkey Magic's post in the thread Sir Nigel Gresley - His work and what might have been.

    Apologies for taking a month to respond to this. The way in which attitudes embed and reproduce themselves and why is interesting. Along with the problem of actually getting changes in mindsets and approaches. I am not so sure about whether...

    Jan 24, 2022 at 9:55 PM
  13. ragl liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread Flying Scotsman.

    It’s an odd one because arguably the V2s should have had them from the start, given the work with Humorist, the P2s, and the W1, but as you say, the patent was an issue for Gresley - but not Thompson, as the patent had run out...

    Jan 24, 2022 at 9:50 PM
  14. ragl liked 242A1's post in the thread Flying Scotsman.

    Patents, licences and litigation. James Watt was very active in dissuading people who he judged to be infringing his patents and his actions delayed the advancement of steam technology. He was able to afford recourse to the law which other,...

    Jan 24, 2022 at 9:48 PM
  15. ragl liked FlyingScotsman4472's post in the thread Cumbrian Mountain Express 2022.

    [ATTACH] 45699 exiting the 106 yard long Shotlock Hill Tunnel fabulous sound from the Jubilee on the approach worth the journey for that alone. [ATTACH]

    LMS Jubilee Class 45699 at Shotlock Hill Tunnel wcme  facebook.jpg Jan 23, 2022 at 9:32 AM