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by mikegayton
Sun May 10, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What livery is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 5625

Re: What livery is this?

Phil
A really interesting photo. Any idea what the pipework was about?
by mikegayton
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: TV Programme
Replies: 0
Views: 22235

TV Programme

Quite by chance I have watched a film on Talking Pictures (channel 81) called “The Last Journey”, dated 1935. I have no idea when it will be repeated, but they usually are. The facilities for the film were made available by the GWR. Paddington Station obviously comes in with Stars, Castles and Kings...
by mikegayton
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: TELEVISION SERIES
Replies: 2
Views: 12696

TELEVISION SERIES

Just in case anyone who would be interested has not seen anything about it, there is a new series starting at 9pm Thursday 29th August. It is called TRAIN TRUCKERS and is about locos being moved by road.
by mikegayton
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Television
Replies: 1
Views: 8724

Television

Over the last few years we have had as many TV railway programs as we cold possibly deal with. However there is now one coming that may interest many of us. Talking Pictures (channel 81) is running a season of British Transport Films from late April through May to celebrate 60 years since BTF's foun...
by mikegayton
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Hastings Dave Markwick Memorial Tour
Replies: 0
Views: 15736

Hastings Dave Markwick Memorial Tour

Hastings Diesels Dave Markwick Memorial Tour On Saturday 6th April Bob and I were waiting to join this railtour at Charing Cross when there was a rather garbled announcement that the train was in difficulty at London Bridge and we were to get there by its planned departure at 10.30. Luckily there wa...
by mikegayton
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 10125

Re: 2018

Absolutely I left a "not" out. I started by trying to list the positives and negatives, but it was so unbalanced that I deleted it all!
by mikegayton
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 10125

2018

2018 The RCTS Forum is progressing in membership and guest numbers, posts and topics ? let?s keep it going! The preservation movement seems to be well organized especially with the way that new ?historic? locomotives are progressing. The rail tour providers continue to come up with worthwhile days (...
by mikegayton
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tyseley 50th Anniversary
Replies: 0
Views: 10013

Tyseley 50th Anniversary

Bob had never been to Tyseley and it is at least 30 years since I had visited, so this was a good place to visit. So yesterday, Saturday 29 September, off to St Pancras on the highspeed, a trek to Marylebone, firstly to sort out our train. The Chiltern Railways timetable we collected from the Chilte...
by mikegayton
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: STEAM at Swindon
Replies: 4
Views: 13461

Re: STEAM at Swindon

Thanks for this. We took care to be right over an engine on the return journey, and double checked on the other side on arrival at Paddington!
We certainly got the bottoming suspension sensation a few times, but nothing severe.
by mikegayton
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: STEAM at Swindon
Replies: 4
Views: 13461

STEAM at Swindon

STEAM at Swindon Yesterday, 10th September 2018, I joined friends on a hurriedly arranged visit to STEAM. It was not until after tickets were booked that I realised that it was to be my first visit since I left employment there in 1963. Travel from Paddington and back was in Class 800s. We were expe...