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by Devonian
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mystery trains
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Mystery trains

Picking up on Roy's point on mileposts, they certainly were not equidistant. It was possible to make an enquiry via the GEOGIS system to establish their positions.
by Devonian
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mystery trains
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Mystery trains

Sorry Crumbles. What’s one letter between (presumably) friends? I’ll get my coat..........
by Devonian
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mystery trains
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Mystery trains

I recall a "mystery" trip to Eastbourne in 1968 or 69. There must have been a set swap as we seemed to be a seat short (we weren't affected). During the conversation a member of staff was heard to say "when we get to East........" so as the the 13 Arches had been demolished it was a fairly safe bet ...
by Devonian
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fishponds - Clifton Down
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: Fishponds - Clifton Down

Well mine as I own the copyright to the first picture on the 13 arches and it's been used without permission!
by Devonian
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotting in those Early Years
Replies: 27
Views: 3294

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: 27
Views: 3294

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: 833

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: 27
Views: 3294

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: 27
Views: 3294

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: 27
Views: 3294

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....................