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    Grand Central HST Sets

    Hello Everyone, Does anyone know what might happen to the Grand Central HST sets when they are withdrawn at the end of this year? Anyone know if they likely to be sold on to another operator, or scrapped? I'm particularly interested in the first class saloons. Thanks in advance!
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    Post 1955 Steam Locomotives on BR

    Hello, I'm researching details for the steam locomotives that were newly built or supplied to/acquired by BR between 1955 and 1960. So far, I have the following: a) 506 number BR Standards of various types, built 1955-60 b) 12 GWR design 0-6-0PT's from the last batch of the 94XX type, built...
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    Tinsley Yard MPD Opening Day - True or False?

    Hello, A story that may (or maybe not) true. In my student days, I took part-time jobs working on construction sites during the holidays. One of my worksite colleagues had been involved in building the main depot workshop building at Tinsley yard, in Sheffield. He told me a story which is hard...
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    Barry Scrapyard Stats

    Dear All, Trying to get my head around some facts and figures regarding locomotives acquired by Woodham's 1959-89. Can't currently put my hands on my copies of the famous "Barry List" either. So, here goes: Does anyone remember seeing the 5 "Austerity" 0-6-0ST's, ex. War Department? In what...
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    "Railway Roundabout" on DVD

    Hello, Dies anyone remember the 1960's B&W TV series “Railway Roundabout”? I believe it was available from Ian Allan's on a number of DVD's. I contacted them by they say it is discontinued. Specifically. I’m looking for a film clip of the Cromford and High Peak Railway, which I think is in the...
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    What Happened to "What Really Happened to Steam" ???

    While we are at it...... There was an article in Railway Magazine in November 2009, that a research group had been set up to identify all the errors in various steam locomotive scrapping lists/booklets produced over the years. Examples such as "a locomotive was seen and noted in the scrapyard...
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    How many steam locos did BR withdraw under the 1955 Modernisation Plan

    Hello, it was stated by British Railways that they had 16,000 steam locomotives to scrap under the 1955 modernisation plan, but has anyone calculated the exact number, as this seems to be an approximation. Has anyone made an accurate calculation?