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Forum: Say Hello 17th January 2021, 10:22
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By TRP
Glad to have been of help. It was snowy in Poland...

Glad to have been of help. It was snowy in Poland the only time I have visited so far - Zakopane in late October 1991.

Cheers,

Tony
Forum: Say Hello 16th January 2021, 10:39
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By TRP
Hi Bozena & welcome to the forum. We would...

Hi Bozena & welcome to the forum.

We would call this a split level station. They are uncommon, but we have (or have had in the past) a few in the UK.
The closest to me in the South East was at...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 10th January 2021, 11:15
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By TRP
Something similar happened on the GW main line in...

Something similar happened on the GW main line in Wiltshire last summer, apparently due to Network Rail not properly communicating the change of speed restriction to GWR.
...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 4th January 2021, 21:14
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By TRP
Yesterday (3rd January 2021) saw the last runs of...

Yesterday (3rd January 2021) saw the last runs of the ex-LT 1938-built stock on the Island Line. ...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 28th December 2020, 20:24
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By TRP
That is incredible! Thanks for posting Thomas &...

That is incredible! Thanks for posting Thomas & welcome to the forum.

Tony
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 21st December 2020, 09:12
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By TRP
G'day Steve. 48624 is a Stanier 8F 2-8-0 built...

G'day Steve.
48624 is a Stanier 8F 2-8-0 built in 1943 and now based on the Great Central Railway.
https://www.gcrailway.co.uk/the-railway/locomotives/8624-2/
The 8Fs are heavy freight...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 20th December 2020, 11:55
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By TRP
Level crossing near miss near Rye

On 28th November, a near miss occurred at a Level Crossing where the A259 crosses the line east of Rye, East Sussex. Network Rail said it was the tenth near miss in East Sussex this year.
It appears...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 20th December 2020, 11:33
Replies: 28
Views: 3,126
Posted By TRP
Unhappy New Tier 4

Due to the new Tier 4 restrictions announced yesterday, several railways have now closed for Christmas. Down here in Kent & Sussex, the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch, East Kent and Spa Valley Railways...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 15th December 2020, 22:20
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By TRP
RAIB report into level crossing near miss

The RAIB has released a report into a near miss at a level crossing in Norfolk which took place last year on 24th November 2019. A combination of factors lead to the level crossing barriers raising...
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 5th December 2020, 10:36
Replies: 43
Views: 1,612
Posted By TRP
And all this has spiralled from a single question...

And all this has spiralled from a single question about which steam loco appears in a TV programme!

Looking into the surviving semaphores in my part of the world, I think these 3 brackets & the...
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 4th December 2020, 21:47
Replies: 43
Views: 1,612
Posted By TRP
Hi Hereward, Some semaphores still survive...

Hi Hereward,

Some semaphores still survive on the main line network on the secondary & more rural lines - the main lines with the highest volumes of traffic are almost certainly semaphore-free...
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 3rd December 2020, 12:08
Replies: 43
Views: 1,612
Posted By TRP
Others did use lower quadrant signals in the past...

Others did use lower quadrant signals in the past including the LBSCR, the LSWR, the LNWR, the GNR and the NER - the signals on the NYMR are the North Eastern Railway type. I believe that after...
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 30th November 2020, 22:15
Replies: 43
Views: 1,612
Posted By TRP
935 of the WD Austerity 2-8-0s were built between...

935 of the WD Austerity 2-8-0s were built between 1943-45. After WWII 200 of the locos were purchased by the LNER, becoming class O7 & a further 533 were purchased by the British Transport Commission...
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 29th November 2020, 10:53
Replies: 43
Views: 1,612
Posted By TRP
Have to be quiet in the library... ...

Have to be quiet in the library...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJn-Kr1E4HM

Tony:D
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 27th November 2020, 12:33
Replies: 43
Views: 1,612
Posted By TRP
Hi John, 3672 'Dame Vera Lynn' is still at...

Hi John,

3672 'Dame Vera Lynn' is still at the NYMR; 90775 is a different member of the class & is now at the North Norfolk Railway. 90775 was first preserved at the Mid Hants Railway, running in...
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 27th November 2020, 12:27
Replies: 43
Views: 1,612
Posted By TRP
From memory the locos used on Heartbeat at the...

From memory the locos used on Heartbeat at the NYMR were usually ex-NER J27 No.65894, ex-GWR 56XX No.6619 & Ex-SR S15 No.30841. It is quite possible that it was WD 2-10-0 No.90775, which was based at...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 22nd November 2020, 21:00
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By TRP
"New" trains arrive on the Isle of Wight

The first of the new class 484 EMUs have been transported to the Isle of Wight, via the vehicle ferry on Thursday 19th November. These EMUs have been converted from ex-London Underground D78 stock...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 21st November 2020, 21:15
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By TRP
No problem, the RAIB report has just been issued...

No problem, the RAIB report has just been issued on Thursday which is why it was in the news. And the report makes interesting reading, so thanks for flagging it up.

Tony
Forum: Railway News from around the World 21st November 2020, 17:39
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By TRP
Yes Philip, it says in the RAIB report that: ...

Yes Philip, it says in the RAIB report that:
"The locomotive had just arrived in the siding and was to act as a ‘banking’ locomotive, assisting heavy freight trains up the 1 in 37 Lickey incline, to...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 12th November 2020, 10:41
Replies: 1
Views: 479
Posted By TRP
Sheffield derailment

Several wagons of a cement train derailed at Sheffield in the early hours of yesterday morning (11/11/20) - disruption is still continuing today....
Forum: Say Hello 11th November 2020, 09:01
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By TRP
I'm sure it's the same in every job that as soon...

I'm sure it's the same in every job that as soon as you know what you're doing, someone comes along and changes all the rules!:D

Welcome to the forum,
Tony
Forum: Railway News from around the World 10th November 2020, 21:14
Replies: 5
Views: 2,066
Posted By TRP
Following the move of the S&DRT's 7F 2-8-0...

Following the move of the S&DRT's 7F 2-8-0 No.53808 to the Mid Hants Railway in September, it appears that at least some of their other rolling stock & artefacts will also be moved to the MHR in the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 9th November 2020, 21:10
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By TRP
Britains most bashed bridge!

Network Rail have named the bridge carrying the Leicester-Birmingham line over the A5 at Watling Street as having suffered the most bridge strikes (25) in the past year....
Forum: Railway News from around the World 8th November 2020, 11:50
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By TRP
Elsecar Heritage Railway closure?

The future of the Elsecar Heritage Railway near Barnsley is in doubt as the Trustees have handed back the lease on the line to Barnsley council. The EHR has been closed due to Covid-19 since March...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 6th November 2020, 11:38
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By TRP
Network Rail have reported the successful...

Network Rail have reported the successful completion of Phase 1 of the Barmouth Bridge restoration:...
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