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Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by Victor, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. blink bonny

    blink bonny New Member

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    I agree, but when I was looking at my photos that day I noticed a slight deviance. The orange stripe on off-white of the window frame. It's a recent anachronism, put there I believe for current H&S.

    But that's certainly the livery that set off the Deltics to their best and the way they all were when I first saw them. 05-D9009-Alycidon,-web.jpg
     
  2. Ploughman

    Ploughman Part of the furniture

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    Anyone explain this?
    On rolling stock there is meant to be the orange stripe along the cantrail defining the OHL zone.
    Is this what that cab stripe is?
     
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    The only thing that could improve that would be the winged thistle carried when working the 'Scotsman.' When I was a kid on spotting expeditions to Donny and York (from Lancaster), it was always a sense of occasion to see a 'Delly' with that headboard....cop or not!
     
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    Ah - Like this you mean ?
    Don't think I ever saw one carrying the thistle for real.
    I never noticed the orange lining until it was mentioned here, but it is visible and looks to carry on over the cab door !

    3rd Oct 2015 at Ribblehead -can't remember what the tour was but it was worth stopping for after walking back from seeing 45231 at Blea Moor.
    Just a shame the coaches weren't maroon - certainly I don't think all over blue was an improvement.




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    By 'eck, that's a cracker (as Frank Carson used to say)! Can almost taste the egg custards they used to sell in the buffet on Donny station !:D
     
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    5944 Part of the furniture

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    D9009, in green with small yellow panels, on Pullmans, with thinged whistle on the front. Doesn't get much better!
     
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    'Drool.'
     
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    The all-over blue made them look somewhat lumpen and bulky: the lower stripe hid that well.

    The green liveries applied to the diesels really were well thought out aesthetically.
     
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    The BR design panel did some great work for sure!
     
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    For which reason I (honestly!) liked the Porterbrook livery on 9016.
     
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    It was the UKRT 1Z50 /1Z51 'The Magnificent Settle & Carlisle' railtour.
    London Kings Cross to Doncaster return with 90.037.
    Doncaster - Settle - Carlisle - Hexham - York - Doncaster with D9009. <BJ>
     
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    KGX?
     
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    Thanks. Message corrected. <BJ>
     
  15. Richard Roper

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    Where was this photo taken please? Looks a nice location!

    Richard.
     
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    That's a timeless classic photo, could be anywhere from Berwick to Aberdeen.
     
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    Looks like approaching Dent with Wold Fell in the background.
     
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    Thanks Richard. It's from Lee Road bridge between Saunderton and Princes Risborough.
     
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    You're very welcome, cracking shot, that (As they all are!)

    Thank You to All for sharing those.

    Richard.
     
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    Yes, a location I have come to know very well over the last 45+ years... I'll be forever grateful to my Dad for getting me into Railways in the first place, but also for introducing me to what I consider the nicest scenery there is anywhere - I one day hope I'll be able to live somewhere next to the S&C. Heaven on Earth for me!

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