Recent content by Tim R-T-C

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    Urgent TOPS Requests

    Hello all, if anyone has the allocations for 43012 today I would be most grateful. Its my last powercar to photograph. Many thanks
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    Caledonian Sleeper

    Hi all, been out of touch with the railway world for a while now, but got an opportunity to try the Highlander in a couple of months. Has anyone paid the impressive prices for the upgraded sleeping berths, are they worthwhile? Has it been relatively reliable of late?
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    BLS - The Summer Syphons 4 Days Railtours - Friday 2nd to Mon 5th July 2021

    Hi all, long time no see. Just seen this pass Bingley, rather unexpectedly so thought I would have a look on here to see what was going on. Some nice bonuses for the passengers on this.
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    Life on the Airedale Line

    So I'm about a year behind with my photo sorting, need to sort that out... maybe by going out and taking more photos and never sorting them? A couple of shots from my latest upload, 31/07/18 Some more regional interlopers at Leeds and Kirkstall Forge GWR liveried units at Leeds by Timothy...
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    ECML Class 90 diagrams

    At present 90029 is sat in p7 at Kings Cross. According to RTT the next departure from here is the 1833 for Foster Square. Has a 90 worked this yet? Edit: platform was changed, but question stands if anyone knows?
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    Aviation Discussion

    I usually opt for the beer, just because it is usually the best deal on a full service airline. Ask a coke and you get a slug into a plastic glass from an already open bottle. Ask for a beer and you get an entire 330ml can.
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    Class 365 future

    Were the 331s going to replace the 319s in the short term, or add extra capacity/replace Pacers? Seeing 319s and 365s side by side in Manchester will be surreal!
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    Life on the Airedale Line

    Thanks for your research, but the picture is actually from July 23rd 2018. I don't know if it was working on the line itself, or had just been stabled in the KWVR sidings - track machines often seem to end up there. The crew were seemingly having trouble with one of the switches so perhaps it...
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    Life on the Airedale Line

    A little bit behind the times, I have uploaded my summer 2018 local gallery into Flickr now, making around 750 photos in my assorted local gallery. It was a pretty good summer on the Airedale Line. Lots more Pacer action on my commute with the retimed Lancaster to Leeds service in the morning...
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    Ethiopian Airways flight crashes (10/03) + 737 MAX grounding

    A Smartwings 737 MAX flight from Cape Verde to Prague is forced to circle as it cannot enter EU airspace. This seems utterly daft, surely increasing risk - of pilot fatigue if nothing else.
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    Aviation Discussion

    Its up near the numbers on 23R. High fences, so not great for photography I would imagine, but excellent for spotters. Hopefully they will add some new mounds to the viewing park - it seems daft that so many British airports have downgraded their spotting facilities - it encourages spotters to...
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    Aviation Discussion

    Sad news for aviation fans in the north - the Manchester Airport Viewing Park is closing its spotting mounds from today, for development of a new 'private terminal' building. Given the popularity of the site for spotters and families, I wonder how it will survive without much of its raison...
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    A couple of random suggestions: Harrow-on-the-Hill, lovely architecture: S Stock 21110 on a Met service to Aldgate by Timothy Young, on Flickr The Bakerloo line north of Euston with its beautiful tunnels: Bakerloo line train arrives into Kensal Green by Timothy Young, on Flickr The...
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    Aviation Discussion

    Thought you might be interested in a couple of shots from last week at Mazar I Sharif airport in northern Afghanistan. This is the original 1950s Soviet built terminal building. Kam Air is one of the main domestic operators, with an eclectic fleet - I did follow an A340 on FlightRadar...
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    What's the Attraction for Using Old Locos?

    The 60s in particular are hideously complex with extensive, but very dated electronics - this is the reason why DB was quick to sideline these when they didn't need them. Probably a factor in Colas selling them on to use 56s instead.