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by pdeaves
Fri May 29, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Dft Restoring Your Railway Fund
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: Dft Restoring Your Railway Fund

Some of which are clearly more practical and viable than others!

Note that the money is to fund studies, not to complete the work on the ground.
by pdeaves
Sun May 10, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What livery is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 2277

Re: What livery is this?

No idea at all. It looks to me like it's holding the cab on (not really!). The link was sent to me by someone else; I know no more than is on that page.
by pdeaves
Sun May 10, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What livery is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 2277

What livery is this?

The ex-GWR pannier tank in this image is filthy! https://www.warwickshirerailways.com/gwr/gwrt3981.htm?fbclid=IwAR2R6vVXkBOpfFpgOiETsgdUzHIQPaZw1q5uDWv0GB_ODmM8XKE4OJq4erw The number plates have been removed and stencilled '3619' added in their place. There is no visible evidence of any company cres...
by pdeaves
Sat May 09, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kent Coast Electrification sub stations
Replies: 1
Views: 2119

Re: Kent Coast Electrification sub stations

These things? Headcorn: https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2956759 Plumstead if you want a fancy one: https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1848738 video of someone making a model of one if you can use inspiration from that: https://oorail.co.uk/third-rail-substation-3d-printed-model-railways/ My own pic...
by pdeaves
Wed May 06, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Free book!
Replies: 3
Views: 4690

Re: Free book!

OK, thanks Richard. All yours!

I will see about packing/posting when I can next combine an exercise trip out with a visit to an open post office.
by pdeaves
Tue May 05, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Free book!
Replies: 3
Views: 4690

Free book!

Available to anyone who wants it. I do not even ask for postage. Computers in Railway Management, edited by TKS Murthy, LS Lawrence and RE Rivier. Published jointly by Computational Mechanics Publications and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg in 1987. Condition as new, circa 16cm by 23.5cm, 224 page...
by pdeaves
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Railway 'virus closures'
Replies: 1
Views: 5701

Railway 'virus closures'

With the cut back in railway services to serve only the most necessary travel, I thought it would be good to record those bits of railway that have now lost all passenger services. If we can compile a reasonably comprehensive list I will put it in the RO. Unsurprisingly, many early casualties are ro...
by pdeaves
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Manchester Metrolink
Replies: 1
Views: 4308

Re: Manchester Metrolink

Not Metrolink's fault at all, but it's not a great way to start a new service on a new route (Trafford Centre)!
by pdeaves
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Railnet
Replies: 0
Views: 9502

Railnet

I posted this on another forum but discussion wandered off into other things without answers. Maybe the good burghers of RCTS can help! Around the year 2000 saw the start of what was supposed to be a super-efficient rail-based Royal Mail distribution system known as Railnet. It served terminals at: ...
by pdeaves
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: VICTORIAN RAILWAYS
Replies: 2
Views: 9475

Re: VICTORIAN RAILWAYS

It is possible that this isn't a direct spoken quote but more a reflection of attitudes of the time. Most men higher up the social scale had an aversion to those at the bottom doing anything other than working.