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by Ian Prince
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: West Wales Week Rail Rover Ticket Summer 1977
Replies: 14
Views: 14768

Re: West Wales Week Rail Rover Ticket Summer 1977

Final day now added above until I find other records and photos
by Ian Prince
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ECML Dragged Trains
Replies: 47
Views: 77956

Re: ECML Dragged Trains

Around the 2017 New Year break, the ECML had a second Cl. 91 doing the dragging running in reverse mode coupled directly to the train Cl. 91, with the DVT removed from the formation altogether. Seen on more than one occasion in both directions at Retford. Just carriage doors visible on the rear, whe...
by Ian Prince
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Midland Metro
Replies: 2
Views: 4218

Re: Midland Metro

mikegayton wrote:Midland Metro. It was sad to see the fire damaged class 230, ex D stock, unit parked on a siding at Coventry.
Can't see too many tears being shed over this to be honest. Could go to Ryde-Shanklin to be subjected to ex LU stock on the Network. Kingsbury next stop anyone? :twisted:
by Ian Prince
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: West Wales Week Rail Rover Ticket Summer 1977
Replies: 14
Views: 14768

Re: West Wales Week Rail Rover Ticket Summer 1977

Kevin, More to come, but it is mind numbing stuff to regurgitate and transcribe en-mass, so need to do it at a pace! When I have the detail all down, I will then correlate with recorded 'other' sightings of stock taken at the time, as I am generally only placing the stock 'used' here at present. If ...
by Ian Prince
Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: West Wales Week Rail Rover Ticket Summer 1977
Replies: 14
Views: 14768

Re: West Wales Week Rail Rover Ticket Summer 1977

Thanks Kevin, Good to know someone has an interest in such recordings. At the time still recovering from the loss of hydraulic power on the WR. Didn't like travelling in the the HSTs for the awful smell of brake dust burning that the Mk3s regularly suffered from being drawn into the A/C system. Very...
by Ian Prince
Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ian Allan Publishing
Replies: 0
Views: 4923

Ian Allan Publishing

As of 22nd December it is understood that all Ian Allan Publishing titles have been sold - although the imprint name has not been transferred - together with the OPC imprint and the 'abc' brand, to Crecy Books with immediate effect.
by Ian Prince
Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Happy Christmas
Replies: 1
Views: 3478

Re: Happy Christmas

And to you too, Mike and all other contributors. :D
by Ian Prince
Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Carriage Conundrums Updates
Replies: 14
Views: 24322

Re: Carriage Conundrums Updates

The Fisons' and the weedkiller trains would often stable in the up sidings to the immediate north of Retford station in the 70s when they were on duty in the area. Clearly recall the white coloured coaches and some of the later green, or green and yellow ones, all always caked in white chemical 'dus...