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  1. Jamie Glover replied to the thread 50007 and 50049 to get new liveries.

    Quote from Monkey Magic. Tbh I am a little surprised that given the pop music - railway connections that more locos don’t have pop music connections. *waits for someone to announce he is naming his locos: Kylie Minogue, Sonia and The Reynolds...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 3:51 AM
  2. jnc liked bob.meanley's post in the thread 6201, her new lease of life..

    Yes i can tell you all about that. The guy concerned was a great chap called Noel Greenfield and he was one of the toolroom welders at pressed Steel Fisher at Castle Bromwich. It was around the turn of 74/75 and we were struggling to fully retube...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 3:49 AM
  3. ilvaporista liked bob.meanley's post in the thread 6201, her new lease of life..

    Yes i can tell you all about that. The guy concerned was a great chap called Noel Greenfield and he was one of the toolroom welders at pressed Steel Fisher at Castle Bromwich. It was around the turn of 74/75 and we were struggling to fully retube...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 3:44 AM
  4. ilvaporista liked Steve B's post in the thread Preservation Era Then & Now......

    You can tell that I'm sorting through some old photos this evening - I really must get up into the loft and look for some other photos that I know that are there as well. This time it's Llanfair Caereinion - again 1969 and then 2015. A similar...

    kscan_0002.jpeg wllr 2015.JPG Mar 21, 2019 at 3:38 AM
  5. Wenlock liked Steve B's post in the thread Preservation Era Then & Now......

    And another Talyllyn comparison: 1969 / 2006 - "Irish Pete" / "Tom Rolt" [ATTACH] [ATTACH] For those that don't know "Tom Rolt" is a rebuild of a 3ft gauge Bord na Mona Barclay well tank - known unofficially as "Irish Pete" given it's previous...

    Towyn_loco_bordnamona_1969.jpg TR7.jpg Mar 21, 2019 at 3:24 AM
  6. 2392 liked Steve B's post in the thread Preservation Era Then & Now......

    And another Talyllyn comparison: 1969 / 2006 - "Irish Pete" / "Tom Rolt" [ATTACH] [ATTACH] For those that don't know "Tom Rolt" is a rebuild of a 3ft gauge Bord na Mona Barclay well tank - known unofficially as "Irish Pete" given it's previous...

    Towyn_loco_bordnamona_1969.jpg TR7.jpg Mar 21, 2019 at 2:20 AM
  7. 2392 liked Steve B's post in the thread Preservation Era Then & Now......

    Ok, lets not get sidetracked - How about Towyn / Tywyn 1969 and then 2006: [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Steve B

    Towyn_loco2_1969.jpg pict0134.jpg Mar 21, 2019 at 2:19 AM
  8. Smokestack Lightning replied to the thread Wood Burners.

    The financial services sector contributes £70 billion in tax revenue. When that has gone (cf Brexit), the revenue shortfall due to loss of fuel duties will seem a drop in the ocean! Dave

    Mar 21, 2019 at 12:31 AM
  9. Bluenosejohn liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Newbuild Claughton.

    Taking the Bluebell example though, about 1/3 of the locos (including two of the three Standard 4s) are owned by independent groups who have chosen to base them there, rather than being owned by the railway itself. If there was a compelling...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 12:04 AM
  10. Bluenosejohn liked LMS2968's post in the thread Newbuild Claughton.

    You're right that the engines which get built are those which attract the money, and while the train spotter mentality of big passenger types with nameplates and, preferably, smoke deflectors, persists we know where it will go, but that isn't the...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 12:03 AM
  11. 007 replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    The gala organisers will undoubtedly sort it out and give 419 a train it can handle.

    Mar 21, 2019 at 12:02 AM
  12. Bluenosejohn liked Michael Proctor's post in the thread Hull and Barnsley stock fund.

    Well the Aln Valley branch may have been severed, but the Aln Valley Railway is making good progress in reinstating it. We can't run all the way into Alnwick because someone thoughtlessly put the A1 in the way, but we're operating from a site to...

    Mar 20, 2019 at 11:57 PM
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