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by Richard Allen
Mon May 20, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: BLS/SLS "Scottish Rambler" tour April 1962
Replies: 1
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BLS/SLS "Scottish Rambler" tour April 1962

I've recently acquired a job lot of slides and some are of a three-day marathon tour of Scotland by the BLS and SLS in April 1962 (before my time!), the "Scottish Rambler", which used the four preserved ScR steam locos to all sorts of interesting places. Anyway, there are some I cannot identify: 123...
by Richard Allen
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 4-DD Stock
Replies: 1
Views: 2048

Re: 4-DD Stock

A bit late in responding, I know, but my father remembers travelling on them from Blackheath in the late 60s and they were extremely unpopular. The main issues, in no particular order, were: 1. No external stepboards (owing to loading gauge), so there was a higher than average incidence of people mi...
by Richard Allen
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Blast from the past
Replies: 21
Views: 21313

Re: Blast from the past

Surprised no-one has mentioned the Moorgate branch; the underground stations, especially Essex Road, are in an NSE time-warp. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7064/27733933625_45fdc09659_b.jpg Essex Road still has NSE names on the tunnel wall, whereas these were replaced with WAGN purple ones at Moorg...
by Richard Allen
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Pre-nationalisation station use
Replies: 11
Views: 4586

Re: Pre-nationalisation station use

A few further thoughts: Wandsworth Road and Clapham Road (on the LCDR/SECR section of the South London Line) remained served by LBSCR services after withdrawal of SECR services in c1916. Were Coulsdon South (present name) and Merstham, on the SE/SEC section of the Brighton mainline always served by...
by Richard Allen
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Pre-nationalisation station use
Replies: 11
Views: 4586

Re: Pre-nationalisation station use

According to Alan A Jackson's "London's Termini", LNER services from Fenchurch Street ceased as follows: North Woolwich: October 1940 as a result of the blitz. Loughton and Ongar: 5 May 1947 after the opening of the Central Line extension. Ilford line: 7 November 1949 following commissioning of the ...