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by chason
00:15 Friday 9th August 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: BR 70000 'Britannia'
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Re: BR 70000 'Britannia'

Thanks, Matt for an excellent video. I've always enjoyed the 'Brits' and can remember spending an afternoon at Liverpool St in the late 1950s and "copping" about 7 or 8 of them as they were quite common on the Eastern Region.
by chason
15:10 Friday 5th July 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: 45596 'Bahamas' in Worcester 4 July 2019.
Replies: 4
Views: 1098

Re: 45596 'Bahamas' in Worcester 4 July 2019.

Nice photos, as always, Tim. Even though I was never a real fan of the LMR engines, my trainspotting excursions to Shrub Hill in the late 1950's/early 1960's were never complete without seeing the Devonian, often Jubilee hauled, on its journey south from Bradford to Paignton. For some reason the nor...
by chason
20:01 Sunday 23rd June 2019
Forum: Miscellaneous Operators
Topic: Royal Blue Road Run 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2072

Re: Royal Blue Road Run 2019

Some lovely pictures and pure nostalgia. Reminds me of many Saturday trips to Cheltenham in the 1960's to watch the arrivals and departures at the coach station from and to all over the country.
by chason
14:06 Tuesday 18th June 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Birminham Emmisions May 21
Replies: 2
Views: 2184

Re: Birminham Emmisions May 21

I understand that both Birmingham and Leeds have today announced postponement of the implementation of the Clean Air regulations from early next year blaming "government delays."
by chason
13:31 Sunday 9th June 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: Train Rattles
Replies: 2
Views: 966

Re: Train Rattles

Surely, there can be no excuse at all for running buses or trains in this day and age with insufficient leg room or badly designed uncomfortable seats or faulty heating or ventilation. Similar with rattles and squeaks although I do have some sympathy with buses in view of the appalling condition of ...
by chason
15:25 Sunday 2nd June 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: HST Farewell and ROG 37
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

Re: HST Farewell and ROG 37

Sad to see the state of the neglected Shrub Hill station. In a way I can understand the reluctance to spend £millions on infrastructure but no excuse for the failure to spend a few quid on weedkiller. It just gives an air of dereliction and heaven knows what impression it gives to first time visitor...
by chason
17:34 Thursday 23rd May 2019
Forum: Miscellaneous Operators
Topic: Woodstones New Coach
Replies: 1
Views: 1499

Woodstones New Coach

Shugborough 023.JPG Travelled in this very smart almost brand new Scania/Irizar 58 seater coach of Woodstones of Kidderminster yesterday on a private hire with the Hanbury Hall Volunteers Club. A very comfortable ride and a very smart livery. For a small operator, Woodstones have a very modern flee...
by chason
23:19 Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: 7029 'Clun Castle' at Shrub Hill 18 May 2019.
Replies: 7
Views: 1734

Re: 7029 'Clun Castle' at Shrub Hill 18 May 2019.

Thanks for posting the video, Tim. I particularly like the shots in the Shrub Hill area with the semaphore signals still in use.
by chason
01:14 Sunday 19th May 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: 7029 'Clun Castle' at Shrub Hill 18 May 2019.
Replies: 7
Views: 1734

Re: 7029 'Clun Castle' at Shrub Hill 18 May 2019.

Thank you all for some fine pictures of a superb engine. I'm booked on a charter next weekend with Clun Castle which takes in the Marches Line including a longish break in Hereford. The only trouble with actually travelling on trains like this is that you can't really see much of them in action so p...
by chason
21:47 Tuesday 14th May 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: Stagecoach Trains... or lack of them!
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Re: Stagecoach Trains... or lack of them!

MattW wrote:
15:39 Tuesday 14th May 2019
What a bloody shambles it all is. The whole system is an embarrassment!
It certainly is and you wonder how much longer Grayling can survive. The DfT just staggers along from crisis to crisis. They have been warned that the system is not fit for purpose but just carry on as if all is well.

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