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by chason
19:20 Sunday 13th November 2016
Forum: Trains
Topic: Steam 12/11/16.
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: Steam 12/11/16.

What a shame - a pannier and a '47' doesn't seem quite right and must have disappointed many enthusiasts. Still, these things happen from time to time and can't really be helped when dealing with such elderly pieces of machinery.
by chason
07:45 Thursday 27th October 2016
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Large Rail Contract Oct 2016 - Buses on Loan
Replies: 43
Views: 4544

Re: Large Rail Contract Oct 2016 - Buses on Loan

I glimpsed in the distance a First DD yesterday morning along Staple Flat, a narrow lane in Bromsgrove between the Old Birmingham Road and Linehouse Lane (in places itself a narrowish road which leads to Barnt Green). I assume it was on rail replacement either lost or trying to find a shortcut along...
by chason
19:20 Tuesday 25th October 2016
Forum: Trains
Topic: Class 37 diesels Charter Worcester area Sunday 23 Oct. 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Class 37 diesels Charter Worcester area Sunday 23 Oct. 2016

Thanks for sharing that, Tim - fascinating reading.
by chason
07:46 Tuesday 25th October 2016
Forum: Trains
Topic: Class 37 diesels Charter Worcester area Sunday 23 Oct. 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Class 37 diesels Charter Worcester area Sunday 23 Oct. 2016

I have to admit that I am not generally a great fan of diesel locomotives but particularly the sound of a Class 37 in action does something for me. A few years ago when they were allocated to the Holyhead to Birmingham New Street services, I travelled to Crewe and back several times just to hear tha...
by chason
09:07 Saturday 22nd October 2016
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Wood Farm Camp (144) Service.
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Wood Farm Camp (144) Service.

Wood Farm was definitely on and around the site of what is now the Golf Club as you say. I had always thought it was mainly the living quarters for the main camps which were further down the Hanley Road at Merebrook (now the industrial estate between the Three Counties showground and Hanley Swan) an...
by chason
19:14 Thursday 20th October 2016
Forum: Midland "Red" Fleet
Topic: Midland Red DDs - Worcester area
Replies: 10
Views: 1615

Re: Midland Red DDs - Worcester area

Thanks very much for your research, Adam - that's most interesting, particularly about the X72 which was news to me too.
by chason
09:11 Thursday 20th October 2016
Forum: Midland "Red" Fleet
Topic: Midland Red DDs - Worcester area
Replies: 10
Views: 1615

Re: Midland Red DDs - Worcester area

Can't help with the Worcester allocation I'm afraid but was interested to see that research appears to show that MN had four DDs for a time. I am not saying that wasn't the case but my recollection is that they only ever had three - certainly for many years to cover their three 144 turns. Today I su...
by chason
19:28 Saturday 8th October 2016
Forum: Trains
Topic: Castle Class 5043 at Worcester Shrub Hill today
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: Castle Class 5043 at Worcester Shrub Hill today

Thanks, Tim. Great pictures of a superb engine. We were lucky enough to get seats on the first Flying Scotsman special on the SVR a couple of weeks back. Very enjoyable and quite an experience but, personally, I would have much preferred a trip behind a Castle. I am also a great fan of the 'Hall' cl...
by chason
09:59 Saturday 8th October 2016
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Possible Non-Runners (?)
Replies: 61
Views: 6168

Re: Possible Non-Runners (?)

Not sure Worcester would be up to a 'transponder or techy' solution as they never seem to have got them to work in the past. I am old enough to remember when they introduced a system called Scoot to link the various traffic lights throughout the city. In theory if you caught your first on green and...
by chason
09:35 Saturday 8th October 2016
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Possible Non-Runners (?)
Replies: 61
Views: 6168

Re: Possible Non-Runners (?)

Not sure Worcester would be up to a 'transponder or techy' solution as they never seem to have got them to work in the past. I am old enough to remember when they introduced a system called Scoot to link the various traffic lights throughout the city. In theory if you caught your first on green and ...

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