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Forum: Railway Stations 29th June 2022, 07:16
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By hereward
Thank you Lance, I need to look into it more. I...

Thank you Lance, I need to look into it more. I will look out for your books.
Forum: Say Hello 28th June 2022, 20:53
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By hereward
John you never fail to amaze - a father in the...

John you never fail to amaze - a father in the LRDG and a mother, author of over forty books!
Forum: Railway Stations 28th June 2022, 10:17
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By hereward
Welcome Lance - I would have thought all manner...

Welcome Lance - I would have thought all manner of services would be available on Spanish stations to serve traveller's needs. Canfranc Station, built in 1928 was enormous, it must have contained...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 12th June 2022, 07:49
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By hereward
I have said before there is a SA Garratt in the...

I have said before there is a SA Garratt in the Manchester Museum of Industry. 10' 6" over 3' 6", unstable equilibrium to say the least.
Forum: Passenger Operations and Observations 26th May 2022, 07:50
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By hereward
I was surprised to see LNER operating in that...

I was surprised to see LNER operating in that part of the country- a legacy of the grouping - LNER absorbing NBR. Roger it is your fault I have to keep Googling these things. Years ago I delivered to...
Forum: Passenger Operations and Observations 23rd May 2022, 08:46
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By hereward
Roger the teacher's answer was: "Would it." I...

Roger the teacher's answer was: "Would it." I never got my head around the problem. I have just Googled the cost of HS2 per mile, one was £307m per mile and the cost of building a motorway 29.7m per...
Forum: Passenger Operations and Observations 22nd May 2022, 19:49
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By hereward
That Dandy Car looks too heavy for one horse, and...

That Dandy Car looks too heavy for one horse, and that's before those people pile on.
Canals v Railways reminded me of school, about the time of the Queen's coronation, the teacher asked: why build...
Forum: Passenger Operations and Observations 20th May 2022, 17:25
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By hereward
I was quite amazed at the cost of a canal and the...

I was quite amazed at the cost of a canal and the cost of a railway
Forum: Railway News from around the World 9th April 2022, 07:47
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By hereward
I see everybody in the world complaining about...

I see everybody in the world complaining about petrol prices, I have just paid AD3 aprox. per litre.
Forum: Railway News from around the World 9th February 2022, 07:33
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By hereward
That was the excuse for getting rid of trolley...

That was the excuse for getting rid of trolley buses here, and then began to paint the routes and numbers on the diesel ones. We have plastic notes too.
Forum: Say Hello 5th February 2022, 07:58
Replies: 15
Views: 2,395
Posted By hereward
Sorry to hear of your sight problems Steve. That...

Sorry to hear of your sight problems Steve. That was interesting about the guided horse carts. In Pompeii there are channels in the road, but they were worn by the vast number of carts entering the...
Forum: Passenger Operations and Observations 28th December 2021, 18:23
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By hereward
Interesting stuff Roger, I recall passing through...

Interesting stuff Roger, I recall passing through that area, on the A5, when it was a blot on the landscape of one of two prettiest counties in England, with the friendliest people. It was rumoured...
Forum: Say Hello 27th October 2021, 07:40
Replies: 15
Views: 2,395
Posted By hereward
Thanks Spydarman, I was talking to a man in...

Thanks Spydarman, I was talking to a man in Australia, he wanted to marry a Japanese woman, he was told he would have to take her to Australia, they would not be allowed to live in Japan. She didn't...
Forum: Say Hello 26th October 2021, 17:54
Replies: 15
Views: 2,395
Posted By hereward
Are you of Japanese origin, I heard it is not...

Are you of Japanese origin, I heard it is not possible to just go and live in Japan - Thanks
Forum: Say Hello 22nd October 2021, 20:11
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By hereward
I agree with boilersuit 53xx. The 3rd number must...

I agree with boilersuit 53xx. The 3rd number must be 7 so it can only be 5370/1/5 or 7 looks like 1 to me also. There are 22 locos in the class with 7 as the 3rd number, according to my 1944 Ian...
Forum: Railway Modelling 20th September 2021, 19:36
Replies: 10
Views: 8,147
Posted By hereward
They look quite good to me.

They look quite good to me.
Forum: Railway News from around the World 17th September 2021, 13:02
Replies: 10
Views: 1,392
Posted By hereward
That “deadman” probably came from lorries, up...

That “deadman” probably came from lorries, up until the early 1970’s articulators had a horizontal lever called a deadman to work the parking brake because they were not air operated. Talking to a...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 26th July 2021, 13:28
Replies: 11
Views: 1,928
Posted By hereward
Thanks Steve - you wouldn't think I would have to...

Thanks Steve - you wouldn't think I would have to struggle; my daughter has a Bsc degree in Computer Science and my son is a computer technician, but they are always too busy.
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 25th July 2021, 07:24
Replies: 11
Views: 1,928
Posted By hereward
Steve - That works - now can you tell me why I...

Steve - That works - now can you tell me why I can't copy and paste, and can't print a document, - Cheers!
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 24th July 2021, 07:42
Replies: 11
Views: 1,928
Posted By hereward
The link just freezes in a blur when I click on...

The link just freezes in a blur when I click on it! Steve is back, I was getting worried.
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 11th June 2021, 08:55
Replies: 3
Views: 2,225
Posted By hereward
There is an inclined plane marked on a map from...

There is an inclined plane marked on a map from the late 19th Century going down from the Wyrley and Essington Canal to or near the Anson Branch of the Walsall Canal. I can’t find anything about it...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 10th June 2021, 08:07
Replies: 8
Views: 1,372
Posted By hereward
That is a handsome machine, these Ausies have an...

That is a handsome machine, these Ausies have an unknown talent for design. I have seen some Holden car designs, mostly concept, they would put the Italians to shame.
Forum: Railway News from around the World 25th April 2021, 08:24
Replies: 14
Views: 2,149
Posted By hereward
Fourcandles

Fourcandles
Forum: Railway News from around the World 19th April 2021, 20:18
Replies: 14
Views: 2,149
Posted By hereward
Steve will have us all fluent in Oz soon. We only...

Steve will have us all fluent in Oz soon. We only had chicken at Christmas, but there were plenty of rabbits in the shops. They have completely disappeared now, last one I had was in the 1960's,...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 18th April 2021, 08:32
Replies: 14
Views: 2,149
Posted By hereward
I always thought it was a fictitious place like...

I always thought it was a fictitious place like Bongo Bongo in Africa. It is really a place it is up the road from Gumly Gumly.
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