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Catshed
361 of 650  Sun 9th Dec 2012 6:42pm  
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Yes thanks 20A-Manor House,it always amazes me what can turn up from an odd query,even for us Railway enthusiasts Big_grin
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Midland Red
362 of 650  Sun 9th Dec 2012 6:51pm  
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On 8th Dec 2012 5:47pm, Catshed said: I say to folk from the Steam era that 'MY' era was the last of the big diesels like the Deltics....
You might enjoy these then! Thumbs_up
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PhilipInCoventry
363 of 650  Sun 9th Dec 2012 7:22pm  
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Hi again Wave A couple of my pics from Winchcombe 2007. Above is the auto coach. Below is the driving cab inside of the coach. The lever that appears to be hanging down is connected to the loco regulator. The control on the right is connected to the vac' brake on the loco, whilst the control in the middle is the screw brake. Hope this helps.
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Catshed
364 of 650  Sun 9th Dec 2012 7:34pm  
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Thanks MR.............Napier heaven Thumbs_up all i posses from those loco's is a con-rod i bought from Collectors corner by Euston station for 5 in 1981. Also cheers Philip for the photo's of the 'Steamu' Big_grin
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Catshed
365 of 650  Fri 14th Dec 2012 10:30am  
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This site might be of interest to Philip as we were talking about bridges and construction,it is an interactive OS map of the Great Central Railway showing it's construction around 1885 - 1887.LINK I was fortunate to be lent the large negatives of most of these about 1979 by the owner (then) of Catesby house where the tunnel went underneath their stable block and printed my own set those days but you now see the images pop up all over the place now. This is now a common image but was one i developed from the original plate negative.The house in the top right corner is Catesby House where i borrowed the negatives from a Mr and Mrs Darby,who permission i used to ask for so i could walk on that section of railway line they owned. I believe the photos are called the Newton collection these days.
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PhilipInCoventry
366 of 650  Fri 14th Dec 2012 1:13pm  
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Hi Catshed & Thank you, Wave Wave I do know of it, but it is still lovely to look at at anytime. There is always a mystery about tunnels, whether as here regards the construction or fiction of what is going on in the tunnel. I was cruising the G.U canal a few years ago & introduced my friends to the horse tunnel near to Shrewley. They had no idea of it being there, or why it was there. I took a youth group there over thirty years ago. I have a cert to state that I travelled through the Marsden canal tunnel. Some 'last of the summer wine' scenes take place there. You being there & telling us, makes it Coventry related. I love it! Wave
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Rootes66
367 of 650  Fri 14th Dec 2012 3:51pm  
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Hi Catshed, See you were a spotter at Rugby. Would that be in the 1960s? I used to do trainspotting at Rugby in the late 1950s (57-60). The only diesels we saw were the prototypes. There was the fabulous Deltic in light blue and yellow (nicknamed the "Ice Cream Cart") usually on Merseyside expresses. There were the twins, 10000 and 10001, which we sometimes saw on the Royal Scot to Glasgow. We weren't too keen on them as they substituted for a Stanier Pacific or double-headed Royal Scots. However, recently joined a group hoping to reconstruct 10000, see IDRS, so I've changed my mind. The only diesels we regularly saw in Coventry were 10201 and 10203 on the Birmingham London expresses. I have vivid memories of seeing 10203 racing through Canley Halt with its line of maroon coaches in tow heading towards Coventry. Did a lot of trainspotting at Canley Halt as it was near home. The signalman at the gates sometimes asked us up into the box, which even in the 1950s seemed like something from a bygone age! In recent years I've travelled behind a preserved Class 40, and Deltic "Royal Scots Grey" has been in Scotland several times. Had a good trip up the Highland Line, and a tour to Oban about five years ago. It was a wet autumn day, so RSG needed some assistance from a Class 37 at the back getting away from Oban. The Deltics have a lot of power, but less traction/adhesion.
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Catshed
368 of 650  Fri 14th Dec 2012 4:07pm  
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Unfortunately Rootes66 i find myself apologising again for being too young Blush having been born on September 25th 1964,the day after they turned on the 25kv for the Rugby section,so my era was around the late 70's early 80's which was a bit bleak for a gricer,i really do wish i had seen steam 'in it's day' and could only sit in a station or lineside imagining it all.The tales the engine drivers and firemen used to keep my imagination flowing as we were all members of the Woodford Halse GCR society,this was about 1980 but had regular slide shows and cine film footage.I've always been a Railway enthusiasts and steam is close to my heart but all i had was the end of the big diesels Sad you older generation had all the good stuff Big_grin
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heritage
369 of 650  Tue 18th Dec 2012 7:53pm  
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Possibly this may need moving to a topic relating to the Paybody family, but it is local railway related. Earlier this week we had a note from a distant relative in Australia who is related through marriage to the Paybody family. We do a lot of research for them so info is often passed both ways. This was a note about John Paybody, Coal Merchant having a lot of private owner coal wagons based at Coundon Road. To the best of my knowledge I have never seen a photograph of a wagon with Paybody on the side. If anyone can help it would be appreciated.
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Midland Red
370 of 650  Sun 23rd Dec 2012 6:05pm  
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Anyone with an interest in Coventry and railways, and access to Sky, may be interested in Channel 242 at 9pm today Thumbs_up
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PhilipInCoventry
371 of 650  Sun 23rd Dec 2012 7:07pm  
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Midland Red
372 of 650  Fri 28th Dec 2012 3:30pm  
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I've just scanned this print which I took in (I think) 1982 It's been added to this gallery Thumbs_up
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PhilipInCoventry
373 of 650  Sat 29th Dec 2012 12:33pm  
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Hi Foxcote, Wave It is often the working practices that give the life to any subject. In 1968, I went with friends to see the then newly restored Clun Castle steam loco that was in one of the remaining round house sheds at B'ham. I spent more time looking at the working notice-board that showed the loco allocations on the last day that the shed was being used. I remember that now, more so than the castle loco. I love the linked photo, Foxcote. Wave
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Midland Red
374 of 650  Sat 29th Dec 2012 3:09pm  
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Here's one for you, then, Philip, from Barrow Hill in 2009!
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PhilipInCoventry
375 of 650  Sat 29th Dec 2012 7:11pm  
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Hi all Wave Thank you so much Midland Red, Commonly referred to as the chalk boards, this for me is as evocative, as much as any Christmas card. Road one & two are of great interest, but saying that, if that was a chalk board live at Nuneaton now, the access roads would be jammed with enthusiasts. Wave ps. Why would the class 40 be on the turntable? Big_grin

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