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   Accident at LNW Junction, Derby in August 1954   Patrick Webb

This shows the situation sometime after the photograph which gave rise to Q14.20, and by which time the cab is festooned with a cutting torch and gas hoses, partly obscuring the number, which is almost certainly 44853. See the answer to Q14.20 in the list below for more comprehensive details.


November 2012

Q12.34. Midland Railway Boundary Post at Kelmarsh
Explanation sought
1 Answer
Q12.35. Royal Train Working 30th August 2012
Details sought
1 Answer
Q12.36. A3 Pacific 2564/60065 <I>Knight of (the) Thistle</I>
Why and when was the name changed
2 Answers
QX12.06. Clan 72009 Transferring to 30A Stratford for Trials
Details and Photographs sought
QX12.07. LMS Beyer-Garratt Works Plates.
Which builders plate was used?
1 Answer
QX12.08. Birmingham to Liverpool (Boat?) Train in 1954
Details sought

September 2012

Q12.30. HMV Show Train 1934
Details sought
1 Answer
Q12.31. Calais to Chiasso in 1963
Details
1 Answer
Q12.32. Wartime Firefighting Locomotives of the Southern Railway.
Were they ever used?
1 Answer
Q12.33. Orrell East Signal Box.
Photographs sought
QX12.04. GWR 1130 Gooch.
When was the name "Gooch" carried?
QX12.05. GWR Class 1854 Pannier Tank Locomotives.
Details of conversion to full length cab sought

August 2012

Q12.26. Merchant Navy Class Locomotives on the Maidstone East Line.
Is there a published photograph?
1 Answer
Q12.27. Royal Train 12th June 2012.
What was the formation and motive power?
1 Answer
Q12.28. Beyer-Garrett on Passenger Stock.
Details sought
Q12.29. Route of the Train Bleu between Paris and Nice.
Details sought

July 2012

Q12.22. MOD Burtonwood Transporters
Details sought
Q12.23. North London Railway Carriages
Details sought
Q12.24. GWR eight-wheel tender 2586
Which locomotives did this work with?
2 Answers
Q12.25. A4 Pacific Merlin Badges
Details of fitting sought
2 Answers
QX12.01. HMV Show Train 1934
Information sought See Q12.30
QX12.02. The Old Flying Scotsman 11th September 1938
Details of the GNR coaching stock sought
QX12.03. Disposal of GCR/LNER Class 01/04 2-8-0s
Details of scrapping sought
1 Answer

June 2012

Q12.18. Collision at Bath
Information sought re an accident in the 1950s involving 34041 and a steam crane
1 Answer
Q12.19. Standish Mineral Railway.
Information sought
Q12.20. Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway Signals.
Is the combination of semaphore starter above LED position lights unqiue to Hythe?
Q12.21. LMS Beyer Garrett Test Run.
How far did this get on it's way to St. Pancras
3 Answers

May 2012

Q12.15. Locomotives used by L. B. Holliday at Deighton, Huddersfield
Details of loaned locomotive(s) sought
1 Answer
Q12.16 North British Locomotive Company Photograph Catalogues.
Are these currently available?
Q12.17. North Pole Depot and Waterloo Eurostar Station.
What are the latest proposals?
1 Answer

April 2012

Q12.10 GWR Diesel Railcars on the LNER and Eastern Region
When did the visits take place and which lines were involved?
3 Answers
Q12.11 Orleans Monorail
Information sought
5 Answers
Q12.12 Salvation Army Siding, St Albans
What was its purpose
5 Answers
Q12.13 Goods Brake Vans
How were these controlled?
3 Answers
Q12.14 Gresley Society B16 61435 Railtour
When did this take place?
1 Answer

March 2012

Q12.07. Stanier Jubilee 4-6-0s in Devon
Information sought regarding workings into the West of England
2 Answers
Photographs
Q12.08. Postcard of Gate House 78 on the M&GN Peterborough to Wisbech line
What is the present status of the Gilby collection?
1 Answer
Q12.09. O2 class 0-4-4T LSWR 209, later W24 Calbourne
Was this locomotive ever based at Wadebridge?
1 Answer

February 2012

Q12.03 LNWR 4-6-2Ts 6969 and 6973 at Hellifield in the 1930s
What work was carried out there?
1 Answer
Q12.04. DMU at Watford Junction on 9th Mar. 1974
What was it doing there?
Q12.05. Railbuses stored at Cowlairs works
Information sought
Q12.06. Goods wagon handbrake handle colour
when did these start to be painted white?

January 2012

Q12.01. Train reporting number 8X50
What might it have been in October 1965?
Q12.02, ex-LNER North Tyneside EMU vehicles scrapping
Details of vehicles scrapped at Hughes Bolckow, Blyth sought

March 2012

Q12.07. Stanier Jubilee 4-6-0s in Devon
Information sought regarding workings into the West of England
2 Answers
Photographs
Q12.08. Postcard of Gate House 78 on the M&GN Peterborough to Wisbech line
What is the present status of the Gilby collection?
1 Answer
Q12.09. O2 class 0-4-4T LSWR 209, later W24 Calbourne
Was this locomotive ever based at Wadebridge?
1 Answer

last updated: 16/07/15