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by Devonian
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotting in those Early Years
Replies: 24
Views: 1127

Re: Spotting in those Early Years

Sorry this is not directly railway related but Andy Kirkham mentioned a chap named David Langley. I recall somebody of that name being in the 77th Redland Cub Scout Pack c. 1967 -69 which used to meet in a hall off Hurle Road off Whiteladies Road. If I have the correct person I wish I'd known he wa...
by Devonian
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotting in those Early Years
Replies: 24
Views: 1127

Re: Spotting in those Early Years

Sorry this is not directly railway related but Andy Kirkham mentioned a chap named David Langley. I recall somebody of that name being in the 77th Redland Cub Scout Pack c. 1967 -69 which used to meet in a hall off Hurle Road off Whiteladies Road. If I have the correct person I wish I'd known he was...
by Devonian
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Sightings and Gen
Topic: RIP David Randles
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Re: RIP David Randles

I couldn't agree more. I didn't know the gentleman but as you say his UK Steam website on which he must have worked extremely hard was of immense benefit to thousands of people myself included.

Thoughts to his family and friends and may he rest in peace.
by Devonian
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotting in those Early Years
Replies: 24
Views: 1127

Re: Spotting in those Early Years

The other one was indeed Okehampton. Interesting that they both had a claim to fame in that Okehampton featured on one of the last S&D tours and Appledore hauled the last steam hauled Golden Arrow. I remember climbing onto the footplate of one of them and having the impression she had been out of se...
by Devonian
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotting in those Early Years
Replies: 24
Views: 1127

Re: Spotting in those Early Years

Robin, That is a fair point regarding the cost of photography in those days. I have about 20 hours of 8mm cine of steam filmed by a late friend who would only have been in his early to mid twenties and I've often wondered how he afforded it. Thank heaven for the well heeled folk who could aspire to ...
by Devonian
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotting in those Early Years
Replies: 24
Views: 1127

Re: Spotting in those Early Years

Robin,

If you'd taken some pictures of those shiny boxes in the 1960's they would be of great interest now. It's a funny old world....................
by Devonian
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotting in those Early Years
Replies: 24
Views: 1127

Re: Spotting in those Early Years

Thanks for posting Roy, a most interesting read. There aren't many reasons for wishing one was older but I wish I had clearer memories of steam in the Bristol area. The timid 4 year old version of me was scared stiff at the propensity of those wretched engines to make sudden loud noises for no appar...
by Devonian
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: School railway clubs
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: School railway clubs

I was at Bristol Grammar 1969 -76 and a member of the Railway Society. I too was interested to follow the thread on the previous site. I particularly remember a History Master, Phil Walkeley, who used to arrange Railway Society trips and produce duplicated historical notes for them. Does anybody rem...
by Devonian
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LNER B1's on the Western Region
Replies: 12
Views: 1124

Re: LNER B1's on the Western Region

You are quite correct Robin my original post did relate to Summer Saturday's in the 60's and the reference to the Locomotive Exchanges is a little off piste! Am I correct in thinking that traction knowledge was not the issue in those days so if a Western crew were prepared to drive and fire it a B1 ...
by Devonian
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LNER B1's on the Western Region
Replies: 12
Views: 1124

Re: LNER B1's on the Western Region

Further to my last post I have come across a note of 61251 working from Exeter to Bristol on 7th July 1948 during the Locomotive Exchanges.