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by MisterC
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Library
Replies: 27
Views: 46169

Re: Library

I have not been expecting any substantive announcement about library access until after the members' weekend. I appreciate that those involved are busy with the official opening and the members weekend, but I'm still incredulous that the Society can invest all this time and money in a new facility, ...
by MisterC
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Library
Replies: 27
Views: 46169

Re: Library

The October RO is now online and I made a beeline for the official announcement about the library, but it took some finding! The Society does seem intent on hiding its light under a bushel instead of blowing its own trumpet. For those who did not read to the end of the Chairman's address, the announ...
by MisterC
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Could Class 08's be used as Emergency Generators?
Replies: 2
Views: 6981

Re: Could Class 08's be used as Emergency Generators?

There are other known uses of locomotives as stationary generators. The best example is for train heating, where we already gave a Diesel Dilemma. I recollect in the 1970s 47155 was borrowed by the CEGB for use at West Thurrock power station, and others may be able to think of more examples. But I'm...
by MisterC
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: NBL D61xx Class 21/29
Replies: 8
Views: 20638

Re: NBL D61xx Class 21/29

I was recently prompted to revisit the NBL Type 2 saga and noticed a reference to a report of the Society Whitsun 1964 Scottish Tour reported in Railway Observer August 1964 page 236. Does anyone still have records of the NBL Type 2s seen that weekend? In particular can they identify the "twelve cri...
by MisterC
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Royal Train Formations of the 1970s and 1980s
Replies: 9
Views: 14727

Re: Royal Train Formations of the 1970s and 1980s

I have been making progress on researching Royal Train journeys between London and Sandringham via Liverpool Street and Kings Lynn. Members here might be able to help me by confirming or contradicting the following conjectures suggested by my research: Liverpool Street was used instead of Kings Cros...
by MisterC
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Library
Replies: 27
Views: 46169

Re: Library

Excellent news. Thanks and well done to those involved.
by MisterC
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oldhams Railways - Parcels Concentration Depot
Replies: 5
Views: 10960

Re: Oldhams Railways - Parcels Concentration Depot

Do you know which catalogue companies had warehouses in the Oldham area? Catalogue shopping was a significant source of railway parcels traffic in the 1960s and 1970s. Freemans opened a new warehouse un Peterborough in 1969 with a bridge over the ECML giving direct access to the new Peterborough Pos...
by MisterC
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Survey / Questionaire
Replies: 15
Views: 34699

Re: Survey / Questionaire

[quote="Train Spotter} I agree if its to survive to 100 years its got to attract younger members..... The problem is that the majority of young people who are interested in Railways are not interested in going to meetings or joining societies like the RCTS unless they've got an interest in certain s...
by MisterC
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Survey / Questionaire
Replies: 15
Views: 34699

Re: Survey / Questionaire

This development is news to me and is quite disconcerting. Something is going on in the upper echelons of the society which needs explanation. A national survey should be to every member. Branches occasionally do their own surveys and that is fine. There appears to be a panic that 2028 will not see...
by MisterC
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Survey / Questionaire
Replies: 15
Views: 34699

Re: Survey / Questionaire

If the Society is to survive to its 100th year then it needs to attract new and younger members. Ideally the Management Committee should be surveying young enthusiasts who are not members, but surveying young members is the next best thing. Surveying older members will only result in more of the sam...