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by the green mile
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: unfitted freight
Replies: 10
Views: 2388

Re: unfitted freight

A further update to clarify, which seems to contradict the earlier answer. Down unfitted freights had their brakes pinned down at Patchway then released beyond Pilning before entering the tunnel at 1 in 100. So in answer to the initial question, there was no restriction on unfitted freights.

Roy
by the green mile
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: unfitted freight
Replies: 10
Views: 2388

Re: unfitted freight

An acquaintance of mine has supplied the following: There was an account of going through the Severn Tunnel in a Locospotters annual either 1960 or 1961 and it discussed the procedure. At the bottom of the incline in the tunnel there were some marker lights which the engine would whistle and the gua...
by the green mile
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotting in those Early Years
Replies: 26
Views: 2310

Re: Spotting in those Early Years

Not seen that one before. It looks like the return trip from the current platform 9. I was there on arrival which would have been at the opposite end, now platform 10. Of course we had a re-enactment of this shot about 10 years ago when 'Sir Nigel' got into an awful slip, damaging the railhead so ba...
by the green mile
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Railways on the Big Screen
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Railways on the Big Screen

I agree Andy. I recorded it and fast forwarded approx 30 minutes to the model railway scene. I carried on to the end hoping that it would return to cover the crash scene but to no avail. Might watch the whole thing when I have nothing else to do.

Roy
by the green mile
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Railways on the Big Screen
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Railways on the Big Screen

For anyone who is confused, in the late 1960's the Gainsborough Model Railway Club were commissioned to build an O gauge model railway for a scene in the film 'Only When I Larf'. I happened to spot that a certain someone had posted on another forum last year that he has been looking out for it to be...
by the green mile
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Railways on the Big Screen
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Railways on the Big Screen

Especially for Andy Kirkham:-

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

Roy
by the green mile
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Steamy photos anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Steamy photos anyone?

Not much wrong with those so thank you for sharing.

Regarding the raft of withdrawn southern locos, I'm sure I read somewhere that they were not allowed through the Severn Tunnel en-route to South Wales so had to go the long way round.

Roy
by the green mile
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotting in those Early Years
Replies: 26
Views: 2310

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 the green mile
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotting in those Early Years
Replies: 26
Views: 2310

Re: Spotting in those Early Years

A class I never saw in those days were the 20s (EE Type 1) but they must have got as far south as Gloucester I would guess. Did any get to Bristol? Never once saw a class 20 in the Bristol area during the 60's. I never knew much about them apart from the Hornby Dublo model. In the early 70's I was ...
by the green mile
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotting in those Early Years
Replies: 26
Views: 2310

Re: Spotting in those Early Years

Having to attend school on Saturday mornings at the Grammar School as well was a real bugbear as there seemed to be all sorts of interesting arrivals during the morning. If you were any good at rugby or cricket, the afternoon was also out of bounds for spotting. Luckily I was useless at both so neve...