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by Ian Prince
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: London & North Eastern Railway Company
Replies: 8
Views: 14925

Re: London & North Eastern Railway Company

Seems to be no rush to eliminate the name 'Virgin' on the rolling stock, unlike previous franchise changes/failures.
by Ian Prince
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: London & North Eastern Railway Company
Replies: 8
Views: 14925

Re: London & North Eastern Railway Company

Noted that LNER are already sponsoring community events for coming months with banners noted at important cities / locations served by the route, even though the handover hasn?t officially taken place yet.
by Ian Prince
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Manchester Tunnels
Replies: 0
Views: 7572

Manchester Tunnels

Whilst no longer accessible due to the redevelopment taking place above at the Great Northern Goods Warehouse, here is a fleeting glimpse from a tour a few years ago of the underground tunnels and canals beneath the former Manchester Great Northern Goods Warehouse.
by Ian Prince
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Manchester Mayfield
Replies: 1
Views: 6018

Re: Manchester Mayfield

Quite a descent attendance in the pouring rain (well it is Manchester), including a number of participants from other railway societies as well as members of the general public turned for the tour. The 1910 built station will change radically as part of the redevelopment into 1300 homes, offices and...
by Ian Prince
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Railtour Report
Replies: 16
Views: 31095

Re: Railtour Report

Presume this was the UK Railtours trip?

Think Appleford still has a couple of 'run as required' listed as class 59 jobs from Whatley? There may be flyash from elsewhere too.
by Ian Prince
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Dalescroft club and Dale W Fickes
Replies: 3
Views: 8908

Re: Dalescroft club and Dale W Fickes

Try this thread.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=377
by Ian Prince
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Manchester Mayfield
Replies: 1
Views: 6018

Manchester Mayfield

With tours to the Manchester Central underground tunnels now suspended indefinitely on health and safety grounds (presumably whilst works on the Great Northern Goods Warehouse take place to create more ?luxury? flats), the chance has arisen to take a last look around Mayfield before a similar fate b...
by Ian Prince
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: all nighters
Replies: 1
Views: 6006

Re: all nighters

Personally, not since those years, but I know of people who have. Obviously security is a problem in our paranoid H&S age nowadays, but I understand that Carlisle is good for variety and provided you warn them in advance, the staff are often accommodating too. That is no guarantee though. Most place...
by Ian Prince
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 117856

Re: New Books

British Rail Scene; The 1970s and early 1980s in photographs. Andy Sparks The History Press ISBN978 0 7509 7013 6 This soft back book is the third in the author's series, and kept me enthralled throughout. Not least because it was in an era I knew very well. Such nostalgia! Well written and accurate...
by Ian Prince
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Class 308
Replies: 3
Views: 8307

Re: Class 308

The class number was not carried until the later years on the ends. Normally they just had the three digit unit number displayed in the 1960/70s. As the Wiki article says regards dates:- "In 1983, three former Class 308/2 units (nos. 314/319/321) were converted into Class 308/4 postal units by the P...