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by 22A
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Montpellier
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Montpellier

Watching a re-run of Michael Portillo's Railway Journeys", he stopped off in Cheltenham and stated "At one time Cheltenham had seven railway The one nearest the spa was name Montpellier. Was there ever anything like a spa in the Montpellier district of Bristol? For interest's sake I looked up an old...
by 22A
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Railways on the Big Screen
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Railways on the Big Screen

the green mile wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:03 pm
Especially for Andy Kirkham:-

Talking Pictures tomorrow (6 Jan) at 2105 - just in case it slipped by you!

Roy
Talking Pics tend to repeat films, so just watch the schedules for it's next showing. It doesn't appear in the listings up to the `4th January though.
by 22A
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Year's Eve
Replies: 1
Views: 229

New Year's Eve

As the old year became the new year it was customary at sheds all round the country, Bristol no exception, for locos to sound their whistles at mid night.
Did that custom survive steam days? I've never heard of Bath Road's diesel fleet sounding horns for the occasion.
by 22A
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotting in those Early Years
Replies: 26
Views: 2310

Re: Spotting in those Early Years

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C56cjVW0ZI

This link may evoke memories. The commentary states up to the Summer of 1965 steam hauled trains arrived at TM from the North.
I spent quite few Saturdays at TM from 1964 onwards, but never saw a Brit.
by 22A
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotting in those Early Years
Replies: 26
Views: 2310

Re: Spotting in those Early Years

Thanks for the OP. I started in 1962 and finished in 1970. I started again in 1992 (yep; the class 50's never existed for me). In about 1974 driving along my friend and I stopped at a level crossing and couldn't understand what we were looking at. A Brush type4 bearing the number of a Jinty and goin...
by 22A
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LNER B1's on the Western Region
Replies: 12
Views: 1572

Re: LNER B1's on the Western Region

Not exactly "working on the Western Region", but 61264 ended up in Barry scrapyard, so was towed there.
Since restoration, that B1 has worked on the WSR, formerly part of the Western Region. Did it make it's own way there, or was it delivered by road?
by 22A
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LNER B1's on the Western Region
Replies: 12
Views: 1572

Re: LNER B1's on the Western Region

This link was filmed between 1960 & 1964 at Paddington.
1' 40" in shows a B1 arriving with a rake of LNER coaches. Which working was this, or is it an excursion?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qY7kg49qIM
by 22A
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: School railway clubs
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

School railway clubs

In this forum's previous incarnation, there was a thread about school railway clubs. Quite a few people mentioned the Cathedral School. I went to Redcliffe 1966 - 72 and we had a railway club in my first year, but it died a death in 1967. By 1970 there was less than six of us still interested in rai...
by 22A
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gloucester to Swindon 1964 timetable
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: Gloucester to Swindon 1964 timetable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lWYHylxUS8
to hear the sounds if not the sights.
by 22A
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bristol - North East workings 1965 to 1968?
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: Bristol - North East workings 1965 to 1968?

Sorry, this is best I could find:- October 65 https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/453596993691570108/