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by chason
09:38 Monday 19th February 2018
Forum: Trains
Topic: Britannia 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' at Worcester 10 February 2018.
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Britannia 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' at Worcester 10 February 2018.

Thought I'd just report that the Settle and Carlisle Charter train went well on Saturday despite not much snow - just a dusting on the higher peaks. But the 75 miles or so trip on the S&C is always worthwhile, whatever the weather. The two DRS Class 37's, 37259 and 37069, despite their shabby appear...
by chason
09:01 Monday 19th February 2018
Forum: Yeomans / Lugg Valley
Topic: Kington opportunity ?
Replies: 15
Views: 245

Re: Kington opportunity ?

Nice photos of an interesting fleet, Tim. I hadn't realised that DRM also incorporated amber roof lights - a bit more stylish with DRM incorporated than in the days of Bill Morris. You could be right about the reason although I don't think there was one at the rear which would have made it more usef...
by chason
09:18 Sunday 18th February 2018
Forum: Yeomans / Lugg Valley
Topic: Kington opportunity ?
Replies: 15
Views: 245

Re: Kington opportunity ?

Speak of the Devil... Just bumped into David in Ledbury and we had a brief chat. No, I didn’t ask how old he is! He asked how well our contracts are doing and I know he was upset about loosing the 672 etc so my reply only mentioned the ex-Aston’s work. Do you know he has a 1-Bus outstation in Ledbu...
by chason
16:10 Wednesday 14th February 2018
Forum: Trains
Topic: Britannia 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' at Worcester 10 February 2018.
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Britannia 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' at Worcester 10 February 2018.

Thanks for the super pictures. I don't ever recall seeing one in the Worcester area in their heyday. The Brits, although BR Standard locos, were something special with several working on the Eastern Region. I remember once spending an afternoon at Liverpool Street, I suppose around 1960, and "coppin...
by chason
17:08 Wednesday 17th January 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Conductors Whistles in Times Gone By
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: Conductors Whistles in Times Gone By

Thanks, Adam - pretty much confirms my recollection.
by chason
09:32 Wednesday 17th January 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Conductors Whistles in Times Gone By
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: Conductors Whistles in Times Gone By

[quote=chason post_id=3949 time=1516094252 user_id=102] In Malvern, growing up in the early 1950's I had an almost daily experience as to why, because we lived on the Howsell crossroads in Malvern Link which was then the terminus of the hourly M12 Great Malvern to Belmont service... Walked into the...
by chason
09:17 Tuesday 16th January 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Conductors Whistles in Times Gone By
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Conductors Whistles in Times Gone By

There has been some correspondence in the excellent Classic Bus magazine about why some conductors in times gone by carried whistles. I have contributed the following but in case it's not printed, I thought it might be of some interest to Forum users to hear how the 'friendly' Midland Red sometimes ...
by chason
16:20 Monday 1st January 2018
Forum: Trains
Topic: Worcester Shrub Hill in December 2017.
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: Worcester Shrub Hill in December 2017.

Thanks for the first hand report, Tim. It doesn't sound as the new trains are particularly exciting from a passenger's point of view. I just don't understand why seating on trains (and buses too for that matter) can't be made more comfortable. I understand that they need to be hard wearing and durab...
by chason
09:39 Tuesday 26th December 2017
Forum: Trains
Topic: Worcester Shrub Hill in December 2017.
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: Worcester Shrub Hill in December 2017.

Thanks for those, Tim. A bit of snow and semaphore signals help make DMU's and even IEP's look far more interesting.
by chason
19:45 Sunday 10th December 2017
Forum: Rotala / Diamond Bus
Topic: Redditch bus station Thursday 7 December 2017.
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: Redditch bus station Thursday 7 December 2017.

Diamond had a bad day in Walsall today!! http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/driver-saves-passengers-after-shocking-14012488 Mmm....not another! Am I right in thinking that more Diamond buses get consumed by fire than is the case with most operators and, if so, why? Is it a maintenance ...

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