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by Andy Kirkham
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Railways on the Big Screen
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Railways on the Big Screen

Thanks for the tip-off. I did see it and I thought it was a bit of a let-down. The model railway featured only briefly and there was no sign of the crash.
by Andy Kirkham
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotting in those Early Years
Replies: 26
Views: 2310

Re: Spotting in those Early Years

I bought it back in the summer. It is, as you say, a cracking volume with a wealth of photos of places I know very well. Well worth the thirty quid being asked. There are a couple of inaccuracies I found but nothing that detracts from a very comprehensive coverage of the Midland in Gloucestershire....
by Andy Kirkham
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:14 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 Andy Kirkham
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotting in those Early Years
Replies: 26
Views: 2310

Re: Spotting in those Early Years

Have you got Lightmoors volume on South Gloucestershire "Buxton"? I bought it myself for Christmas and t's absolutely cracking
https://lightmoor.co.uk/books/glouceste ... outh/L8672
by Andy Kirkham
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotting in those Early Years
Replies: 26
Views: 2310

Re: Spotting in those Early Years

I've read these reminscences with a good deal of pleasure but not without some envy, as I feel my experience of the steam era is defined more by what I missed than what I experienced. I do regret that my father, for all his virtues, was not particularly interested in railways, so that when I asked h...
by Andy Kirkham
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LNER B1's on the Western Region
Replies: 12
Views: 1572

Re: LNER B1's on the Western Region

In the book Steam Around Bristol (Mark Warburton's photos presented by Gerry Nichols) the caption on page 25 reads "On Saturday, 22 August 1964 unusual motive power for a Bristol to Weston-super-Mare stopping train is 'B1' Class 4-6-0 No 61061 of Canklow shed.
by Andy Kirkham
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gloucester to Swindon 1964 timetable
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: Gloucester to Swindon 1964 timetable

I was able to travel the Cheltenham-Stratford line in 1972 on a Sunday afternoon DMU excursion - fare 60p. Also around that time my cousin was at a teacher training college in Cheltenham and was living in an ex-railway cottage on the approach to Winchcombe station; we visited several times but only ...
by Andy Kirkham
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gloucester to Swindon 1964 timetable
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: Gloucester to Swindon 1964 timetable

Thanks Robin, and also for posting Table 80 next to it; your comments below the pictures are very instructive.
by Andy Kirkham
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Montpllier sidings
Replies: 9
Views: 2971

Re: Montpllier sidings

Gerry Nichols of the Bristol Railway Circle told me the down platform was extended during the First World War to accommodate longer trains for the large number employed on war work at Avonmouth. Possibly the war came to an end before work began on the Up platform. Gerry also told me that such were t...
by Andy Kirkham
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Posit (a.k.a. Portishead for non-Bristolians).
Replies: 4
Views: 2161

Re: Posit (a.k.a. Portishead for non-Bristolians).

The plans show the station to be the Bristol side of Quays avenue so no railway crossing the road at all. Hopefully, any construction issues will not affect existing road traffic in the area. The cost of this project has spiralled since it was first announced and the main reasons for the project, b...