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« Reply #180 on: Friday, October 14, 2016, 07:54:24 »

There are still an amazing amount around Reg. One of the most versatile diesels BR ever owned. I saw a pair double ending the Network Rail Ultrasonic Test Train at Didcot last week.

Still operated by NR, DRS and Colas. Much more info at www.class37info.co.uk/

If you made the effort and plied the network I think that you could still probably spot 56  Cool
There are loads round here as they pull attached the nuclear stuff to and from Sellafield plus WCRC at Carnforth have a load.
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« Reply #181 on: Friday, October 28, 2016, 02:18:07 »

Doing this one. It's my 26th birthday present  Cheesy

http://www.pathfindertours.co.uk/index.php/tour-calendar-reader/events/the-mersey-weaver-ii.html
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« Reply #182 on: Saturday, October 29, 2016, 19:47:11 »


That looks like fun!?
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« Reply #183 on: Saturday, October 29, 2016, 20:02:26 »

Yeah, and don't forget to wear your new anorak.
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« Reply #184 on: Sunday, October 30, 2016, 01:35:27 »

Balls, has he gone already? I missed the chance to call him a cunt  Crash
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« Reply #185 on: Sunday, October 30, 2016, 01:43:39 »

Balls, has he gone already? I missed the chance to call him a cunt  Crash

Chill....

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« Reply #186 on: Sunday, October 30, 2016, 10:40:44 »

Ha! Nice one Reg  Thumb

That's St Erth station and here's a video I took a couple of summers ago from exactly the same place on the platform!

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« Reply #187 on: Monday, October 16, 2017, 16:33:24 »

If any one has little 'un who want to see Flying Scotsman, through Swindon on 28th October

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U54120/2017/10/28/advanced
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« Reply #188 on: Monday, October 16, 2017, 17:26:13 »

If any one has little 'un who want to see Flying Scotsman, through Swindon on 28th October

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U54120/2017/10/28/advanced

Good heads up, will try and remember to have a look.

Hopefully it won't be late, like the new class 80 out of Temple Meads. which got to Paddington 41 mins late, with liquid dripping from the air con and seats roped off.  Apparently Grayling was on board... he might be best advised to stick to being MoT, rather than airing his hoped for solution to post Bexit food shortages, of a Dig for Victory style return to British farmers increasing their yields and folk squabbling over allotments.
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« Reply #189 on: Monday, October 16, 2017, 23:11:29 »

If any one has little 'un who want to see Flying Scotsman, through Swindon on 28th October

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U54120/2017/10/28/advanced

Have to say, having seen / been pulled by the Scotsman recently, it was somewhat underwhelming. Shitty squeaky little whistle and pretty quiet. Nothing like a good old Western Manor or Hall working hard.

Reg, the realtimetrains website is great, so if a train is delayed you'll be able to see it's so, and stay in the pub for another 15 minutes or whatever. No more waiting around sitting on a trolley for ages, playing Owzthat with yer mates.
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« Reply #190 on: Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 07:26:20 »

Hope this doesnt happen if you do go!

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« Reply #191 on: Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 09:32:39 »

Hope this doesnt happen if you do go!



Sure that won't happen, Reg can spell Flying..... Wink
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« Reply #192 on: Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 10:02:22 »

Have to say, having seen / been pulled by the Scotsman recently, it was somewhat underwhelming.
Not sure I'd want to own up to having been pulled by a Scotsman, no matter how under/overwhelming the quality of the experience
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« Reply #193 on: Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 10:19:04 »

Have to say, having seen / been pulled by the Scotsman recently, it was somewhat underwhelming. Shitty squeaky little whistle and pretty quiet. Nothing like a good old Western Manor or Hall working hard.

Reg, the realtimetrains website is great, so if a train is delayed you'll be able to see it's so, and stay in the pub for another 15 minutes or whatever. No more waiting around sitting on a trolley for ages, playing Owzthat with yer mates.

Well obviously it's not going to be in the class of a Manor or Hall, let alone a Castle or King, but it is a steamer.

The humble BR porter's trolley... the Works churned out thousands.

You can stil buy Owzat, but it's a horrible plastic thing.  A young mate was recently bequeathed a proper set by his grandfather, a good way of passing a winter's night at the bar.

Unfortunately he buggered off to Germany, after the Brexit vote, seeing the writing on the wall.

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« Reply #194 on: Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 10:32:48 »



You can stil buy Owzat, but it's a horrible plastic thing.  A young mate was recently bequeathed a proper set by his grandfather, a good way of passing a winter's night at the bar.






I still have my 'original' set (in its blue tin container).  A favourite variant of the game used to be 'Test Players v Famous People from History'!  Smiley
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