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by Robin Summerhill
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Somerset & Dorset closure.
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Somerset & Dorset closure.

Happy to oblige :mrgreen:



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by Robin Summerhill
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Montpellier
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Montpellier

Both Leckhampton (also sometimes known as Cheltenham South and Leckhampton) and Charlton Kings were both within or adjacent to the Victorian built up areas around Cheltenham. I'm not sure that map is accurate showing a Cheltenham Spa station next to Lansdown. All three major stations in Cheltenham (...
by Robin Summerhill
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Exodus!
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Exodus!

We don’t usually discuss politics on this forum but, as we haven’t really discussed anything on here for the last month. Perhaps just this once I will :mrgreen: I agree with Roy over a responsibility to vote. I have voted in every election since I came of age in 1970, including the 2019 one, but tha...
by Robin Summerhill
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Exodus!
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Exodus!

If our inglorious leaders tell people that they can't travel anywhere for the foreseeable future after midninght on a given day, we can rest assured that the word, his wife nd their dog will try to beat the deadline. The law of unintended consequences. In other news, our Health Minister told the wor...
by Robin Summerhill
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotting in those Early Years
Replies: 26
Views: 2310

Re: Spotting in those Early Years

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........... This needs to be seen in the context of the time. Photography was expensive in those days. There were no such things as digital cameras; and films needed to be boug...
by Robin Summerhill
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotting in those Early Years
Replies: 26
Views: 2310

Re: Spotting in those Early Years

As Roy and I were around at the same time one would expect our stories to be similar, but they are actually very different, although there were one or two parallels. Although I was brought up in Gloucester Road, Staple Hill, and a mere 70 yards from Teewell Hill bridge between Staple Hill and Mangot...
by Robin Summerhill
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: School railway clubs
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: School railway clubs

The name John Godfrey rings a bell. I believe he joined BR on some sort of scholarship scheme but did return to come on some of the trips. I've known John Godfrey for over 50 years. He became a Rialway Student and ended up in Control, at least in Cardiff and York, and possibly London because he wen...
by Robin Summerhill
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LNER B1's on the Western Region
Replies: 12
Views: 1572

Re: LNER B1's on the Western Region

I raised this isxsue on anothe forum to see if anyone there could shed any light on the B1 at Paddington. There have been no replies on that subject yet, but somenody mentioned B1s occasionally turning up at Windsor after woring excursions from the ER. When coming off the GC they usually ran via Bou...
by Robin Summerhill
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LNER B1's on the Western Region
Replies: 12
Views: 1572

Re: LNER B1's on the Western Region

I don’t know of any regular working that would bring a B1 to Paddington, even less so hauling LNER stock. Furthermore, the fact that it is hauling LNER stock suggests that it originated on the ER; whilst it was not uncommon to see the odd LNER coach in Bristol in the 60s, for example, it would have ...
by Robin Summerhill
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LNER B1's on the Western Region
Replies: 12
Views: 1572

Re: LNER B1's on the Western Region

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 could in theory have ended up anywhere subject to route restrictions and an ER Shedmaster screaming down the phone "where's my b****y engine?! Traction kowle...