Sunday, 20 January 2008

What a find!!

Whilst searching in the loft for a lost item, I found an old Hornby Dublo box for Bulleid West Country 4-6-2 BARNSTAPLE. That loco was lost 42 years ago to DCR, but what was still in the box?
B/W transaparencies (did them myself 42 years ago- using a kit called Dia-Direct). Reasonable quality as well.Please be patient.
There will be A4's at York, Q6 and WD's at Wakefield, Jubilees and Britannia's at Carlisle, etc!!!!!

There are 5 films in all. The following is half of one of them(I reckon 1966).
All taken at Wakefield Kirkgate(unless stated)- plenty more to come.Stanier Jubilee 45739 Ulster approaches Wakefield Kirkgate on an unfitted freight.
What a comedown for this engine.
Ulster and sister engine 45694 Bellerophon were both Wakefield engines at this time.

70026 Polar Star. At last a shot of a Britannia.
To see my Britannia, click here.
But look closely. It has obviously been involved in a collision - see the bent running plate above the bufferbeam. It shows the state of the railways in 1966, being allowed to run in such a condition.

Q6 63420 runs into the station light engine from the Normanton direction(where it was shedded)

63420 heads back to Normanton.

B1 61173 stands in the Station

LMS Jubilee 45565 VICTORIA receives enthusiast attention on Low Moor Shed.
(Could be DCR himself - can't tell)

Tuesday, 31 July 2007


I still can't find time to develop more films.
It will have to wait till Autumn. One or two more months will not make much difference to the 40 years already waited.
In the meantime, a scene I never saw in steam days - a WD on a passenger train.
Worth Valley 30th July. Nipped out from work for a half hour. Happy days!!!

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Film 7

I haven't stopped processing the film, it's just that I've been away (to wonderful Samos), and the next week is busy preparing an old bike for sale. (a Husqvarna 510 if anyone is interested - £600)
I aim to have more published by mid June.
In the meantime look at some shots of Princess Elizabeth taken this weekend

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Film 6 - 1967 A day to Birkenhead via Chester

I have mistakenly used a squeegy to dry the film and unfortunately it has left marks.
Ho-hum, we all learn by our mistakes
When you have finished looking at my shots, please use the link opposite to view extra things of interest.A shot from the window of the DMU taking me to Chester.
I went to Birkenhead that day (on my own) just to see the Crabs.
A general view of Chester shed.
A 9F runs light engine near Chester
70004 and Crab 42942 together at Birkenhead shed
A Jinty on a pick-up freight at Chester
Above - Britannia 70009 Alfred the Great
Below - Britannia 70004 William Shakespeare

A Standard 2-6-0 stands at Chester Central
The following shots are back on home ground.

45675 Hardy at Saltaire. Hirst Wood signal box is on the right just beyond the bridge. Listen to John Marsh's recording by following the link shown at the top of the page.

Jubilee 45694 Bellerophon at Bradford Exchange station.
Bellerophon approaches Mill Lane

Friday, 6 April 2007

Film 5. 35026 visits York. 22 October 1966.

A day in York to record the visit of 35026 'Lamport & Holt Line'. The first time I ever saw a Bulleid Pacific

35026 and K1 62012 on York shed (62012 seems to feature on most of my films, yet the only K1 I remember all these years on is the now preserved 62005.

4472 'Flying Sotsman' also saw duty on the railtour that day.
4472 Takes over from the MN.
60019 'Bittern' has just been bought for preservation and rests inside York shed. (now the NRM)

It seems every film has at least one shot of a Black 5 at Saltaire.
44857 on the Heysham Parcels.
48148 drifts south past Saltaire on a loose freight
WD 8F 90642 at Heaton Lodge Junction near Mirfield.

York 9F inside the shed at Mirfield.
48106 with snowplough passes through Brighouse - not Mirfield as originally thought, (thanks John)

Thursday, 15 March 2007

Film 4 - Buxton Spring 1968

A disaster I'm afraid.
This film has just not survived.
However, I have put several shots on as it shows just how many shots you can get of an 8F on a limestone train. 48191 looked resplendant in it's enthusiast applied finish.
Shots taken between Gowhole Yard and Chinley.