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by Robin Summerhill
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scottish Region locos in Bristol
Replies: 12
Views: 4359

Re: Scottish Region locos in Bristol

Visit of 45687 "Neptune" to Bath on the Down Pines on Wednesday 29 June 1960 returning on the Up Pines the following day. I am pretty sure that it was allocated Corkerhill but the "Railway Observer" No. 378 for August 1960 quotes Ayr. According to my steam allocations database, 45687 was a Corkerhi...
by Robin Summerhill
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scottish Region locos in Bristol
Replies: 12
Views: 4359

Re: Scottish Region locos in Bristol

Whilst thinking about this topic yesterday and wondering whether I do actually have any hard evidence about ScR engines in Bristol, something dawned on me like a ton of bricks, even if it is at a tangent to this thread. It was a fact, and to me until yesterday a curious one, that any unusual passeng...
by Robin Summerhill
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'Castle' HST sets
Replies: 12
Views: 6705

Re: 'Castle' HST sets

Some of them are indeed running around with slam doors whilst waiting for refurbishment. I was on one a few weeks ago between WSM and Taunton.

I understand from another forum that this is causing some minor havoc with timekeeping due to the longer station dwell times necessary with slam door stock.
by Robin Summerhill
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scottish Region locos in Bristol
Replies: 12
Views: 4359

Re: Scottish Region locos in Bristol

My spotting notes from those days were all thrown out when I left home in 1970 and my parents wanted the bedroom back! However, talking in general terms: In steam days there was no such thing as traction knowledge, and a driver was expected to drive whatever locomotive he was given. The fireman was ...
by Robin Summerhill
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cylinder Draincock Video Woes!
Replies: 4
Views: 2741

Re: Cylinder Draincock Video Woes!

Sorry, can't offer any advice on that question but I was just thinking about the last time I saw a B1 in our patch. IIRC we used to see them at Barrow Road occasionally at weekends in the early 60's possibly from Canklow shed (Rotherham). Or has Mayflower visited us in more recent times? Roy Going ...
by Robin Summerhill
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: IET Record Breaking Run
Replies: 9
Views: 4884

Re: IET Record Breaking Run

We've been discussing this on another forum. Whilst it is still extant, the RTT log is here: https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/V34300/2019/09/24/advanced It ran via Badminton The GWR press release is here: https://www.gwr.com/about-us/media-centre/news/2019/september/special-gwr-train-run-posts...
by Robin Summerhill
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: News
Topic: Train Truckers
Replies: 2
Views: 1696

Re: Train Truckers

I've watched three of them. As you say, the series shows the skill sets of the drivers and other staff involved in a very good light. The only downside to the series (in my view) comes by necessity given the subject - go to a railway location, load the cargo, move it, and offload it again at the oth...
by Robin Summerhill
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Website Issues and Messages
Topic: New Forum
Replies: 9
Views: 5556

Re: New Forum

Nice to see that we're back in business, as it were.

All we need now is to think of something to talk about and we'll be away :)