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

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    http://www.cmcf-oignies.com/projets.htm

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    Nord Super Pacific 3.1280 (SNCF 231C78) based at Oignies, a few miles south of Lille. Loco is being restored for operation, though I'm not sure how far they've got at present. It looks like the loco has possibly steamed and the top half is done, but the bottom end doesn't look like it's been touched.
     
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    It’s the Centre de la Mine et du Chemin de Fer in Oignies, France, Peter. Nord Super Pacific 3.1280.

    Edit. @5944 beat me to it.
     
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    Shunting at Leighton Buzzard Railway:
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    043-073-7 gets the 'right away' from Meppen, West Germany, 3rd July 1973.

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    My five year old son being introduced to the footplate on 75069 at Machynlleth, May 1987

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    I may have met that young man at the same time John! :)
     
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    5D6ADB02-0B76-447D-B0FE-1CF250C2073E.jpeg ‘Hurry up Son, we’re out in 15 minutes’
    ‘You bloody come down here and put the Shackle on yerslelf’
    Fireman, Guard and Gricer deep in conversation last year.
     
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    Two young 'spotters' move in to admire 46240 'City of Coventry' during a stop for a crew change at Llandudno Junction
    with a Holyhead - Willesden van train in June 1964.

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    Passing the time of day at Quorn GCR

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    A platform conversation moment on the DR at Berga Kelbra.
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    The signalman at Harmans Cross stands in the sun as the guard shows the green flag to the 15:00 service from Swanage today. IMG_9830.JPG
     
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    Oiling round Florence No. 2 at Chasewater a few years ago.
     
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    Any chance of a lift mate?

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    What it's like on the footplate of a QJ Class 2-10-2 going over the legendary Jingpeng Pass:
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    Two of my school friends and 'spotting' companions with 46235 'City of Birmingham' at Crewe North mpd during a 'Northern Railfans Club' shed bash in 1963.
    I kept in touch with the lad on the right, with all the badges on his anorak, but he sadly passed away a few years ago.
    I believe the lad on the left is still around but I've not seen him now for well over 50 years.

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    Well, wnat a coincidence!
    This morning I bumped into a relative of the lad on the left .... and he's still with us, just moved home and living somewhere around Garstang.
    Lovely part of the world, lucky sod!:)
     
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    Lean into it, token gesture! P1150517.JPG
     
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    Train riding takes on a new meaning! P1150220.JPG
     

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