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Discussion in 'Photography' started by Britfoamer, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. jsm8b

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    You're not alone in that Matt, probably goes way back to when I was first shown a token being taken from the apparatus.

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  2. torgormaig

    torgormaig Part of the furniture Friend

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    Thought this might be a suitable picture for this thread. 18 year old Fort William fireman Cameron Overend shows his (culinary) skill with a shovel as he prepairs breakfast for his Jacobite colleagues last month. Hopefully he will keep his shovelling skills going for years to come. IMG_3927 copy.jpg

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    Another 'token' gesture for Matt and anyone else who enjoys! P1140694.JPG
     
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    You've got to get to that cap and lift it, bit of a fiddle, but doable.... P1140762.JPG ..
     
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    B6B86879-156F-476B-A717-412D89EEDC1A.jpeg One from my Dad yesterday second man Richard Heap prepares to exchange the token with the Bobby at Bewdley North from 20048.
    The Headboard commemorates one of 48’s previous owners who sadly passed away earlier this year.
     
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    The Tokens are about to be exchanged between the second man on D1015 and the Bobby at Hampton Loade on 22nd May 2022. Token exchange.jpg
     
  8. torgormaig

    torgormaig Part of the furniture Friend

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    Continuing the theme of token exchange, here is Ardlui in September 1970. Interestingly this double header is unusually running in tandem rather than in multiple so in accordance with the rule book of the day the token is carried on the train loco. Shortly after this the rules changed so that the token was carried on the leading loco regardless of the secong loco being manned or not in order to avoid any confusion. The locos are 5354 piloted by 5414 70-9-25 8 5354+5414 copy_edited-1.jpg

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    Continuing the West Highland token theme.
    Token exchange at Mallaig Jct. Dated June 87 so just before RETB made this redundant.


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    Continuing the theme of token exchanges...

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    Single lines with passing places always affords opportunities for tall stories whilst awaiting the other train.......... P1140695.JPG
     
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    A bit of a stretch…
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    ‘I tell you it was this big!’
     
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    Someone seems to have stolen the stock! IMG_4841.JPG
     
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    Having to swan around like this makes you feel your age! :D (get my coat!)
     
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    Not sure Dad, it's all that white fluffy stuff.............. P1120985.JPG
     
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    I'll let you think of your own captions for this one. Steamrail's Engineering Manager, Warren Hall, contemplates the situation at Seymour Victoria shortly after R761 developed an "earth fault" during the Aus Steam '88 festivities. Needless to say it was back on parade for the cavalcade of locos in Melbourne the next day.

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    ‘Right, you hold it up, and I’ll move it across… on 3, 1,2,3 lift’
     
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    "I guess this is the famous Victoria break of gauge they told us about ..."

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