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The last time that I went to the IoW St Johns yard was full of 02s. Mind you I travelled over on PS Ryde so it was some time ago.
The sanders on some but possibly not all (I can’t remember) of the GWR locos that I have fired or driven were gravity fed, via a tube within a...
At least she would have probably had decent sanders, not like those awful GWR gravity things.
I managed to drive seven of them on the K&ESR and they were all different in some way, sometimes startlingly so.
I’ve not driven a K&ESR Terrier for some time but both were air braked. One of them was always fitted with a Westinghouse driver’s valve and a...
Many year ago a KESR Yank tank was used on the Didcot mail trains, resulting in much slipping and a tyre moving on one wheel.
There is a preserved Paris metro set that runs with it’s own on board generator, although something like that set up may possibly be too heavy for...
It does Mike!
Lovely clean combustion until that first slip stirred the fire up!
Trinny and Susannah came to the K&ESR to film something. The GM told the producer that he would like to welcome them when they arrived. He was...
There was nearly a riot at the K&ESR when it was suggested to our lady Signalmen that the position should become Signaller. Ditto with lady Firemen.
I think you will find that City of Truro Fan is not really of this world, possibly autistic or ESN. My feeling is that ignoring him/her is the...
I doubt that they can be more peculiar than some of the railway enthusiasts that I met over the forty years I was involved in railway preservation...
I have a feeling that we should treat this person more gently.
Having no leaks in the brake air system helps. If the pump isn’t chuntering away all the time it uses less oil.
Years ago when I was a stroppy Second Engineer on a ferry a wise old Chief Engineer told me not to equate work with having a spanner in my hand.
People on Fair Isle talk of “going south” when visiting Aberdeen.
Ah yes, probably. One wheel at the front driven by the engine and two at the back.
Was that the one where you opened the bonnet and kick started the engine?
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