Search found 6 matches

by MaxB
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 11996


The thing which I find most irritating about modern rolling stock is the lack of space, and this applies to latter-day BR vehicles as much as it does to newer stuff. I also dislike high-backed seats, and think that whoever first suggested airline-style seating layouts clearly understood nothing abou...
by MaxB
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Replies: 3
Views: 8970


The Stoke Branch was refounded in 1976 or thereabouts with David Moore, who passed away last July, as Secretary. It ran for about eight or ten years, but eventually there were not enough people prepared to take on committee roles, and it folded again. There was a Stoke Branch a good many years ago, ...
by MaxB
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Gamlingay Cambs
Replies: 2
Views: 7081

Re: Gamlingay Cambs

Certainly an LNWR type. Looks rather like a Ramsbottom 2-4-0, probably one of the smaller-wheeled variety, which would be expected on a secondary cross-country line. It still has the old baker's-oven type of smokebox door, so I would hazard a guess at a date no later than 1895, probably earlier. Aft...
by MaxB
Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cambrian Line Manors
Replies: 0
Views: 8833

Cambrian Line Manors

Many members will know that there was a proposal in the mid-50s to strengthen a few bridges to allow Granges to work down to Aberystwyth from Shrewsbury, but that this idea was dropped. It occurred to me that one reason for the abandonment of the proposal was the improvement in Manor performance aft...
by MaxB
Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Nantlle Tramway
Replies: 1
Views: 8009

Re: Nantlle Tramway

According to James Boyd's NG Railways in North Caerns, the symbols dated from pre-literacy days in these parts, and denoted the wagons' owners.
by MaxB
Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Celebrities as Railfans.
Replies: 5
Views: 12723

Re: Celebrities as Railfans.

Another well-known train watcher is Robert Redford. Apparently, he finds going out into the desert to watch long freights rounding spirals in the mountains very relaxing.