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by MisterC
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Pre grouping & BR naming committee / convention
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: Pre grouping & BR naming committee / convention

The original source for this is the National Archives which holds British Railways Board papers. I've not gone back that far but they probably have papers for the "big 4" too. In the Modernisation Plan era locomotive names were approved by the Regional Boards. That's how the ScR and NER Deltics were...
by MisterC
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Eastern Region mobile train heating vans ADE321071-8
Replies: 1
Views: 1283

Eastern Region mobile train heating vans ADE321071-8

Does anyone have any observations of the Eastern Region mobile train heating vans ADE321071 to ADE321078 with dates and locations please? Also does any member have a decent quality photograph of one of these vans that could be reproduced in Railway Observer to illustrate an article about them? With ...
by MisterC
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RAF Troop Train route 1958 March Cardington Bridgenorth.
Replies: 4
Views: 16806

Re: RAF Troop Train route 1958 March Cardington Bridgenorth.

I have found a reference to Cardington-Bridgnorth RAF specials in RO 10/60 page 306. Under Bedford-Northampton it says: "A special passenger train traverses the branch most Friday afternoons going from Cardington to Bridgnorth with RAF personnel: it is routed via Rugby, Stafford and Wellington." How...
by MisterC
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ECML diversions January 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 13100

Re: ECML diversions January 2020

1Y05 0526 NCL-KGX today 11 January 2020 was 67016 dragging MkIV set with 91132 on rear.

OTT map suggests MkIV set will work out on 1S17 1121 KGX-EDB.
by MisterC
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ECML diversions January 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 13100

Re: ECML diversions January 2020

pdeaves wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:16 pm
You might want to add the date for future readers/searchers. Today (4 January) or earlier in the month?
You're right. Although the host service does give a date, it should be included in the body of the message too, and is duly amended.
by MisterC
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Survey / Questionaire
Replies: 15
Views: 41210

Re: Survey / Questionaire

I don't recollect the results of this survey ever being published. Have I missed it or is it something that will never see the light of day?
by MisterC
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ECML diversions January 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 13100

ECML diversions January 2020

I had not paid any attention to these, assuming that all LNER trains would be Azuma.

But 1S10 0830 KGX-EDB today 04/01/20 was a MkIV set dragged by a DB red class 67.
by MisterC
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: BR privatisation
Replies: 1
Views: 9421

Re: BR privatisation

I don't know the answer but I can suggest some further places to look. There may have been press coverage at the time of the sale both national and local. British Library would be the place to start but local Scottish newspapers may require going to Scotland. The National Archives at Kew have lots o...
by MisterC
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 40 Years of Computer Development on British Railways
Replies: 4
Views: 16294

Re: 40 Years of Computer Development on British Railways

Thanks to Richard for this.

The London meeting on 30 March is now in my diary.

MisterC
by MisterC
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Gollanfield, Freigh/Passenger Trains collided,June 9th, 1953
Replies: 1
Views: 6736

Re: Gollanfield, Freigh/Passenger Trains collided,June 9th,

I think that the information you require is here: http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/docsummary.php?docID=973 The document is at Kew reference MT114/312: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2367241 All railway accidents are investigated. There is an annual report of accidents plus indi...