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Forum: Say Hello Yesterday, 19:38
Replies: 1
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Posted By TRP
Hi. Sounds interesting and could be worth...

Hi.
Sounds interesting and could be worth something to the right person, but it is obviously an incredibly specialist item, so you would have to find a specialist place to sell.
Otherwise, a...
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 17th June 2018, 22:45
Replies: 0
Views: 21
Posted By TRP
Bluebell Railway 'Giants of Steam' Oct. 12-14

The Bluebell Railway has just announced the planned visiting locomotives for the 'Giants of Steam' Autumn gala October 12-14:
Ex-LNER A4 No.60009 'Union of South Africa' & ex-LNER B1 No.61306...
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 17th June 2018, 22:36
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By TRP
Visitors just announced for the 'Giants of Steam'...

Visitors just announced for the 'Giants of Steam' Autumn gala October 12-14:
Ex-LNER A4 class No.60009 'Union of South Africa' & ex-LNER B1 class No.61306 'Mayflower', both of these locos are first...
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 22nd May 2018, 22:18
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By TRP
The Bluebell have announced that they haven't...

The Bluebell have announced that they haven't been able to arrange for 'Tornado' to visit in August as planned, and the visit is 'postponed' but with no alternative date yet.

Tony
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 22nd May 2018, 22:16
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By TRP
No.813 is staying at the Bluebell for the bank...

No.813 is staying at the Bluebell for the bank holiday weekend at the end of May, in place of 'Tornado' which is unavailable.

Tony
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 18th May 2018, 15:19
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By TRP
I watched it & found it interesting, but like...

I watched it & found it interesting, but like you Philip it seemed familiar. But I think the programme I had seen before was from the other side of the story- the story of the APT, with the HST...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 13th May 2018, 22:16
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By TRP
Rother Valley Railway - important update

This is a little late in posting here, but the Rother Valley Railway have taken the next step in restoring the "missing link" of the Kent & East Sussex Railway.
On 19th April, the application for...
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 12th May 2018, 18:20
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By TRP
Confirmed on Bluebell Railway's facebook page...

Confirmed on Bluebell Railway's facebook page today that 'Tornado's visit to the Bluebell this month has been postponed and is being rearranged for 3-7 August - final arrangements are being made and...
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 11th May 2018, 20:09
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By TRP
Nothing official on the Bluebell's website yet,...

Nothing official on the Bluebell's website yet, but it would appear that 'Tornado' won't make the visit to the Bluebell. The A1 is still stripped down for repair at the Nene Valley Railway and the A1...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 9th May 2018, 21:52
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By TRP
Sorry, misread that Steve! As Richard says, it's...

Sorry, misread that Steve! As Richard says, it's still quite a long trek.

Tony
Forum: Railway News from around the World 7th May 2018, 20:48
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By TRP
465 miles each way - that's dedication! But...

465 miles each way - that's dedication!
But good to see it was a worthwhile trip and the Richmond Vale Railway is running after the fires.
I haven't got a definitive answer, but from what I can...
Forum: Say Hello 30th April 2018, 21:51
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By TRP
The 73s are the most common down in my area. All...

The 73s are the most common down in my area. All passenger services here are DMUs & EMUs, but at St Leonards depot, we get GBRf locos on a maintenance contract which are mostly 73s plus some 66s. The...
Forum: Say Hello 30th April 2018, 19:45
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By TRP
Hi Kev, welcome to the forum. The City of Durham...

Hi Kev, welcome to the forum. The City of Durham seems a bit off region for a class 73:).

Tony
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 20th April 2018, 21:35
Replies: 6
Views: 1,445
Posted By TRP
Third visitor announced - the South Devon...

Third visitor announced - the South Devon Railway's class 25 D7612 is returning to the Spa Valley Railway having previously visited the line in 2007.
I believe there might be a fourth visitor to be...
Forum: Say Hello 15th April 2018, 21:11
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By TRP
Yes, I guess this would be a time when they would...

Yes, I guess this would be a time when they would use the turntable, arriving chimney first into Fort William, then presumably they get turned at the depot to face Mallaig ready for running the...
Forum: Say Hello 14th April 2018, 18:51
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By TRP
The previous turntable at Fort William, installed...

The previous turntable at Fort William, installed in 1948 is now in use at Kidderminster on the SVR.
However, a replacement was installed in the early 2000s & this was previously at Marylebone. The...
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 10th April 2018, 14:23
Replies: 6
Views: 1,445
Posted By TRP
No there isn't a main line connection at Eridge,...

No there isn't a main line connection at Eridge, so it must be coming by road.

Tony
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 9th April 2018, 21:26
Replies: 0
Views: 122
Posted By TRP
Thumbs up Spa Valley summer steam visitor

The Spa Valley Railway has announced a steam visitor for the summer season - Andy Booth's ex-Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway A class (BR class 27) No.52322.
The L&YR 0-6-0 is set to be visiting the...
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 9th April 2018, 21:15
Replies: 6
Views: 1,445
Posted By TRP
55019 is set to be joined by the sole surviving...

55019 is set to be joined by the sole surviving class 17 'Clayton' No.D8568 for the August diesel gala, alongside the home fleet locos including class 33s Nos.33063 & 33201, class 73 No.73140, class...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 8th April 2018, 09:28
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By TRP
That's good news, thanks Steve. Tony

That's good news, thanks Steve.

Tony
Forum: Narrow Gauge 6th April 2018, 21:54
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By TRP
We have two here in Hastings - the East Hill...

We have two here in Hastings - the East Hill Cliff Railway (or East Hill Lift) & the West Hill Cliff Railway (or West Hill Lift). Both were originally water balance systems, but converted to...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 27th March 2018, 11:32
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By TRP
Yes, I think Snowdon Mountain Railway is the only...

Yes, I think Snowdon Mountain Railway is the only one in the UK. There are some in Austria & Switzerland, but not sure if there are any others around Europe.

Tony
Forum: Say Hello 15th March 2018, 22:21
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By TRP
Hi Ian & Vikki. I'm no expert, but I think...

Hi Ian & Vikki.

I'm no expert, but I think this might be useful.
If it formerly belonged to British Railways, and has not been sold off it will be covered by Highways Agency Historical Railways...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 10th March 2018, 16:57
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By TRP
Hi BW. Interesting, never heard of...

Hi BW.

Interesting, never heard of Networkers (class 465?) working down here (but then they wouldn't if they foul the platforms!) Was this a trial to try to use them on the Hastings lines? Anyway,...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 8th March 2018, 22:43
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By TRP
From the Railway Magazine: ...

From the Railway Magazine:

https://www.railwaymagazine.co.uk/sir-william-mcalpine/
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