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matchle55
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961 of 975  Fri 11th Jun 2021 8:27pm  
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I would be interested to see how they managed to get the train back onto the tracks. Maybe one of you steam buffs can explain Big grin

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Midland Red
Cherwell
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962 of 975  Fri 11th Jun 2021 8:31pm  
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This will give you an idea Thumbs up
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PhiliPamInCoventry
Holbrooks
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963 of 975  Sat 12th Jun 2021 5:24pm  
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Hi all, Somewhere, there's a photo of an 8F being jacked back onto the rails in Coventry North yard, having come adrift by splitting point work. 8Fs, along with the similar wheel arrangement Austerity 7Fs, were for ever in trouble when used for shunting. Poor visibility from the footplate, a long rigid 2-8-0 wheelbase, made them disasters waiting to happen. The 7Fs even more so, as their 4 axle tenders were forever coming off when shunting tender first. An 8F came to grief in Longford, reversing oil tanks into Charringtons yard.
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PeterB
Mount Nod
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964 of 975  Sat 12th Jun 2021 10:26pm  
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Hi Phil, The railways have special "Traversing Jacks" to assist with re-railing. Up-across-down. Simple Smile
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PeterB
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965 of 975  Sat 12th Jun 2021 10:28pm  
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The "Midland Pullman" HST heads south out of Coventry this evening after its trip to the Settle & Carlisle.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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966 of 975  Wed 16th Jun 2021 3:56pm  
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Monday saw only my second visit to Coventry since Nov 2019 - just a quick dash up the M40 as I wanted to see, in particular, the progress on the redevelopment of Coventry railway station. It’s certainly an impressive structure compared with the present building, and the bright colour makes it stand out very well. I photographed it from Stoney Road, Warwick Road and in Station Square (Eaton Road and Park Road in old money!) Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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967 of 975  Wed 16th Jun 2021 5:13pm  
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It’s caused a right headache getting around town and the school run in the mornings - especially when they decided to leave the crane they used for the work lying on one of the lanes on Warwick Road outside King Henry's - and at the same time they closed Albany Road off for the work on the flats where the old Spencer Club was. Moan, moan, moan Big grin Edited by member, 16th Jun 2021 5:20 pm
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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968 of 975  Sun 15th Aug 2021 9:29am  
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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969 of 975  Wed 15th Sep 2021 3:20pm  
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A classic picture of Foleshill Station coming up. A serious question for our railway members. Why have a distant signal for the colliery sidings, isn't that extravagant. The same applied in the up direction with a distant for the south siding & Courtaulds. The picture may have been posted earlier, but it's the operational aspect that intrigues me.

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3Spires
SW Leicestershire
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970 of 975  Wed 15th Sep 2021 9:54pm  
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Might be due to the close proximity of the signal boxes either side of Foleshill Station signal box; Three Spires Jct and Webster's Sidings respectively. And to give the driver as much advanced warning as possible. See https://signalbox.org/signals/combined-home-and-distant-signals/ Edited by member, 15th Sep 2021 10:04 pm
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PeterB
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971 of 975  Thu 16th Sep 2021 8:01pm  
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The distant signal has to be at braking distance from the first stop signal. Some signal boxes had inner and outer distant signals where there was more than one stop signal within the braking distance. The diagram I have (after the closure of Foleshill Signal Box) shows the signal as 837 yards from home (first stop signal) at Three Spires Junction.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
Holbrooks
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972 of 975  Tue 21st Sep 2021 2:14pm  
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Hi all, I had business in Station Square this morning, which when completed, I boarded the 12.05pm rail replacement bus to the Arena. That's the quickest bus to Holbrooks, 12 minutes, plus it stops in the bus pound, making bus connections so easy. What a pip! Now, should this be in the bus topic or rail topic? Answers on a postcard please.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
Holbrooks
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973 of 975  Sat 2nd Oct 2021 4:48pm  
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Pay attention, pay attention! This Patriot class loco, the location miles away from Coventry, but it does have a historical connection with Coventry. What is the connection, please?

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Midland Red
Cherwell
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974 of 975  Sat 2nd Oct 2021 5:06pm  
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ps. The answer. Extra sauce on your fish is your reward. Best wishes from Phily.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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975 of 975  Mon 4th Oct 2021 9:39am  
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