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by Ian Prince
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Glasgow
Replies: 3
Views: 3172

Re: Glasgow

On a Saturday, Holytown is likely to yield 6 freights in the afternoon and evening/night only, these would be from Colas, DBC, DRS, FL, GBRf in the form of Cl. 66/70/88/90. On a Sunday this is reduced to just one freight and the Caledonian Sleeper ECS. Coatbridge might provide a couple more freights...
by Ian Prince
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 64784

Re: New Books

I came across 'The Rise and Fall of Britain?s Marshalling Yards' yesterday, although it was first released in 2016. (Author: Michael Rhodes, published by Platform 5). ISBN 978 1909 431 256 Quite a fascinating account of the yards from 1955 - 1990, with some comparisons to yards in other parts of the...
by Ian Prince
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Glasgow
Replies: 3
Views: 3172

Re: Glasgow

Would have thought Motherwell would provide a variety?
by Ian Prince
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Viscount Garnock
Replies: 3
Views: 3392

Re: Viscount Garnock

Yes at the time it would have been the Gretton's. Recall visiting there a few times in the 1960s, although no great drama going on at the time and certainly no heroines tied to the track. As well as the steam engines, recall a representation of a BR or DB 'Warship' style diesel miniature loco being ...
by Ian Prince
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 64784

Re: New Books

Not sure if it was here or elsewhere but I saw a reference to 'Platform Souls' by Nicholas Whittaker published 2016 as being a worthy read. It is a 2015 update to an earlier volume from 1995 that seems to have achieved critical acclaim outside of the railway readership and in the mainstream media - ...
by Ian Prince
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cl.800 IEP unit
Replies: 2
Views: 3701

Re: Cl.800 IEP unit

26th August 2017 5X66 Doncaster Carr IEP - North Pole via ECML

800003 / 800013 southbound at Torworth north of Retford (ECML) at 10:48 one unit in in plain grey, the other in GW green
by Ian Prince
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Skegness 20s
Replies: 5
Views: 4898

Re: Skegness 20s

Checked back through my fairly comprehensive and accurate July and August 1975 records which included visits to Derby, Nottingham and elsewhere.

Regrettably the specified Cl. 20s detailed above did not show in any of those records. (Although others did obviously).

Sorry!
by Ian Prince
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Skegness 20s
Replies: 5
Views: 4898

Re: Skegness 20s

Pip,

Whilst I cant confirm or deny your conundrum, pairing of 41A TI & 16A TO class 20's was as you say, exceptionally rare back in 1975.
by Ian Prince
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 64784

Re: New Books

Just for the record I see that Joe Brown updated and brought out a fourth edition of his very detailed A4 sized London Railway Atlas (ISBN 9 780 711 038196) and has also now brought out a Birmingham and West Midlands edition in a similar format too. (Both 'Ian Allan') Reasonably priced too. Having p...
by Ian Prince
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Class 707 units testing/training
Replies: 0
Views: 1815

Class 707 units testing/training

Noted heading down to Bournemouth and return from Clapham Yard yesterday were 707003/005 at Eastleigh, the latter return working (5Q84 - 12:22 ex Bournemouth TRSMD) passing northward through Eastleigh at 13:21.