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Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 9th November 2017, 11:06
Replies: 28
Views: 13,449
Posted By The Crab
Interesting read - I love hearing tales about my...

Interesting read - I love hearing tales about my local area.
Forum: Railway Modelling 23rd November 2015, 09:01
Replies: 27
Views: 8,344
Posted By The Crab
August 1968.

August 1968.
Forum: Railway Modelling 8th November 2015, 19:43
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Views: 8,344
Posted By The Crab
A few points about the Crostis. The secondary...

A few points about the Crostis. The secondary "Boiler" was removed at rebuilding. Not all ended up on the Wirral (Birkenhead) - some went to Speke Jct (Liverpool). Although it seems generally...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 4th October 2011, 07:26
Replies: 2
Views: 1,707
Posted By The Crab
Thanks Saxokid.

Thanks Saxokid.
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 8th September 2011, 16:44
Replies: 2
Views: 1,707
Posted By The Crab
Freight in the Swansea/Neath area

I was looking at satellite imaging of the Swansea area and was quite surprised to see the extent of track still in situ from the docks to Neath and a decent sized yard at Burrow's sidings. I can see...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 23rd November 2010, 18:14
Replies: 11
Views: 2,930
Posted By The Crab
Talking of 56s, I notice that 3 or 4 have arrived...

Talking of 56s, I notice that 3 or 4 have arrived at EMR's scrapyard in Sheffield together with a 37.
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 3rd November 2010, 08:57
Replies: 11
Views: 5,632
Posted By The Crab
I noticed a 60 at Alexandra Dock on Monday,...

I noticed a 60 at Alexandra Dock on Monday, couldn't see what the working was but not scrap.
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 7th October 2010, 19:16
Replies: 11
Views: 5,632
Posted By The Crab
There are still scrap workings from Sheffield (&...

There are still scrap workings from Sheffield (& poss others) to Alexandra Dock. I've seen the train costs and can see why the customer is not particularly enthusiastic about their use.
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 21st June 2010, 16:07
Replies: 0
Views: 772
Posted By The Crab
Telford Freight Terminal

Having watched the building of this facility with great interest I was dismayed to see recently that it seems to have become a dumping ground for (engineering?) stock.

Has anyonew seen it used for...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 25th March 2010, 13:21
Replies: 12
Views: 3,630
Posted By The Crab
Interesting. Imported via Hunterston with a ship...

Interesting. Imported via Hunterston with a ship to ship transfer?
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 24th March 2010, 13:38
Replies: 12
Views: 3,630
Posted By The Crab
What's this about Ellesmere Port to Fidddler's...

What's this about Ellesmere Port to Fidddler's Ferry coal trains? When did they start & how often do they run?
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 11th March 2010, 09:11
Replies: 119
Views: 50,863
Posted By The Crab
I hope that you are right, I'm sure you are when...

I hope that you are right, I'm sure you are when it comes to container traffic - I sometimes work next to the main line at Romford & there are always plenty of containers passing. When I moved to...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 9th March 2010, 09:34
Replies: 119
Views: 50,863
Posted By The Crab
I very rarely travel by train nowadays so I often...

I very rarely travel by train nowadays so I often see big changes between trips. A recent weekday journey from Dundee to Sheffield produced just three freight trains on the 300-odd mile route...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 30th January 2010, 17:25
Replies: 19
Views: 2,950
Posted By The Crab
Somebody has to ask - when did the last...

Somebody has to ask - when did the last wheeltapper tap his last? I remember in the early '80s being surprised in Sheffield to hear our train being tapped - hadn't heard that sound for years.
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