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Old 19th January 2011, 21:27
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Whitemoor66 !! I use that exact same method !! lol


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Old 22nd January 2011, 02:52
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HM181. Regarding the "Self" revving up of the Class66 :- When National Power Rail Business became a part of the then EWS I remember the first time I took a EWS 66 out. The Lad that was with me who had plenty of experience of Driving Class 59/2 ( which don`t self rev) was inbetween coupling up to some wagons when Mr 66 decided to Rev up on its own !! I have never seen anyone dive out from between a loco and wagons like that !! Gordon Banks / Peter Schmiechael would have been jealous !! lol
His choice of words after that towards me were a not quite nice !! lol
Thats funny.....
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Old 22nd January 2011, 02:53
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Just luv the sound of the "66"s starting up and then idling.....and then pulling off....
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Old 22nd January 2011, 19:59
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SaxoKid !! That thing about them (Class 66) starting up reminded me of a Friend and colleague of mine - Steve Dunn ( George as he was known as thats what he called everyone !! even Women !! lol ) Sadly he was killed in the Disaster at Heck. When we at National Power Rail Business came part of EWS and started Ops on Class 66 when he finished his shift and I was acting in the Control office he would get in his little Yellow Peugeot 205 and "Pap" the horn 3 times before starting the engine and driving off !! lol ( Those who have heard a 66 start will know what I mean.
Steve was a wonderful Guy and Loved his Railway Photography and just a few weeks before his tragic death he gave me a enlargement of a Photo he had had published of the ex Np 59/2`s in their EWS Colours. Its a very treasured possession and a constant reminder of him when I look at the pic in my study !!
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Saxokid, just for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7cBHlOe9EE

But this is much better

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv_cGG56QA4
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Old 22nd January 2011, 20:43
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Brilliant Whitemoor66 !! Loved both Vids Especially wondering if the 37 was gna blob or keep going !! lol
Btw on the 66 Vid there are some remarks from someone called "wakiekid" !! Thats Nothing to do with me.
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Old 22nd January 2011, 20:53
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Wakey Spotter, I had forgotten how long ago this tragic accident occurred. It was really a freak accident and I remember the papers all jumping on the bandwagon about how unsafe railways had become until the facts were established. R.I.P. Steve.

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...JG3Q1NCZ1ygCsO
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Old 22nd January 2011, 21:16
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Wakey Spotter,

I couldn't agree more with your comments about Steve, a great guy,a great friend to all who new him and is still sorely missed.

I often find myself thinking about him,especially around this time of year approaching the anniversary of this tragic accident.

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Old 22nd January 2011, 21:40
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I suppose that however Professional as Railway Operators we are other factors can come into play and cause tragic events like Heck.
I remember it like it was yesterday !! At the time my wife was in Pontefract Hospital having broken her pelvis in a car crash 3 days previously. My EWS Pager for when I was on call had buzzed with a message about an "Incident" at Heck !! I seem to remember a frosty sort of misty Morning ( May be wrong because it was traumatic) quite a few helicopters with engines hammering n not the normal flight sounds.
Turned on the TV and felt sick as fuck with the images ! It felt sort of dream like an unreal !!
Then started to get messages about the guys on the FLHH loco !! Totally numb as I knew both of the Guys on the 66.
Got a phone call from Pontefract Hospital asking me to take my Wife home as they needed as many beds as poss !!
On arrival at Hospital I met a lad from FLHH who I socialised with !! Bad News !
The thing that shocked me at the Hospital was the amount of Priests and Vicars hanging around everywhere !!
Knowing Steves sense of humour I think he would have found it funny the amount of Priests and Vicars !! I just imagine him saying in that West Country accent "Arr wot fukin good are they then ?"
Like You say Whitemoor66 R.I.P Steve
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Brilliant Whitemoor66 !! Loved both Vids Especially wondering if the 37 was gna blob or keep going !! lol
Btw on the 66 Vid there are some remarks from someone called "wakiekid" !! Thats Nothing to do with me.
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One of my favourite DVDs (That I don't have to hide ) is this,

http://www.visionsinternational.biz/..._clagging.html

I only have the first one but I think there might be a couple more. The only thing that spoils it for me is the morons that have to wave their arms out of windows. This is a problem that I have repeatedly read about in Rail Express over the last couple of years. I can't get my head round their behaviour. It's on a par with trespassing photographers on the railways who endanger themselves and more importantly endanger the future of steam haulage on the mainline.
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