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Hello Everyone, Does anyone know what might happen to the Grand Central HST sets when they are withdrawn at the end of this year?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!
It's definitely a bridge number plate. The B100 code at the bottom is the casting pattern number. The high number could mean it could be from the East Coast main line, probably around Lincolnshire or thereabouts. You would need to consult a copy of the LNER Bridge Book to be...
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...
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...
Having read through "The Reshaping of British Railways" (AKA the 1955 Modernisation Plan), it makes an interesting statement regarding the future provision of main line Diesel traction. In particular, it states that there is a requirement for approximately 3,750 to 4,250 diesels to...
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...
Thanks very much, this is all very interesting information. I'm thinking of putting this into prospective by showing the data in a timeline or a graph. Something to do over the holidays!
As an aside, I have studied the complex history of the LMS-designed 8F locos that were build for the War Department in WW2 and sent overseas, some of which returned to the UK in the 1950's and were given numbers in the BR series. I have attached my file.
This is all very interesting.
Is this RCTS listing just the serviceable "capital stock" locomotives, or are condemned locos included?
Also, are the RCTS figures for diesel loco scrapping available for the years not mentioned between 1955 and 1968?
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...
I think that the "secret reserve" of steam locomotives is discounted now and all locos are accounted for, having either been scrapped or preserved. I went to a lecture once, which declared that any "secret reserve" is already hiding in plain sight and exists on the UK...
Red Star Parcels
Ladies Only compartments
Freight trains running at 35mph
Slam door passenger coaches
Timetable planners who knew how to plan timetables
Litter bins on the platforms
Station coal yards instead of car parks
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...
Now we will have to start another thread on the S.....c R......e !! (don't mention the war). I was talking to a work colleague only last week, about this. Google RAF Corsham and Codename Burlington, for discussion and interesting photographs.
Thanks to everyone for a rapid response.
Sir Felix has been able to quote the number of locos existing as at 1954 (presumably 31st December, when the census would have been issued) as being 18,420. To this number, we must add all the BR Standard steam classes which were newly built between...
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?