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No idea what that is but looks like a small piece of....

Abandoned Engineering

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Post number 66,001 on the OTCL

The Notorious Class 66

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just browsing Geograph and its recent images of the day and came across this beauty.

Do people still put their cars on trains to head up for a holiday in the Highlands?

Taken literally 30 years ago today 11th June 1988

Railway Station, Carlisle
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This is a very nice one too of the genre....taking your car on holiday by train

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A fitting registration on that Victor, boy didn't they rust!
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Gibbo2286 wrote:
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A fitting registration on that Victor, boy didn't they rust!


The Victor has a Birmingham Registration! (and being WOE issued sometime between March and October 1958)

Gibbo..I am sure you have refered to the Birmingham History Forum before. Just dropped onto a fascinating (..well I found it fascinating :!: :-D ) thread re the Sutton Coldfield to Stirling sleeper service which co-incidentally side tracks into that pic of the Victor loading up!

Its over on Remember these....All our Yesterdays!

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My youngest brother worked at Sutton Coldfield railway sidings as a porter shunter but his work was mainly for the GPO trains shifting the mail about.
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Came across this via the new whatsthisthen? of a car being loaded onto a car sleeper express at this station.

I like a nice station, this one looks great

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From Wiki by David Edgar

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very similar in style to the Old Scotland Yard building

...and one in Liverpool also (White Star Line premises as was?), same Architect?
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Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur wrote:
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very similar in style to the Old Scotland Yard building

...and one in Liverpool also (White Star Line premises as was?), same Architect?


That picture is Schaarbeek Station Brussels. Loading point for the car-express-sleeper when it operated. It was designed by Franz Seulen a Belgian Architect also responsible for the Gare d'Ostende.

This incarnation of Scotland Yard was designed by Richard Norman Shaw, but I can see the similarity

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New Scotland Yard, Victoria Embankment (geograph 5650866) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], by Stephen Richards (From geograph.org.uk), from Wikimedia Commons

..and you are quite right the White Star Line Offices in Liverpool were also designed by Richard Norman Shaw in association with J Francis Doyle.

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Albion House, Liverpool 4 [Public domain], by Man vyi, from Wikimedia Commons

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Thanks for that Neil :-D
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Gibbo2286 wrote:
11 Jun 2018, 17:19
A fitting registration on that Victor, boy didn't they rust!


That one was the later model with the exhaust underneath, the first ones had the tail pipe coming out through the hole in the n/s end of the bumper - used to take all the chrome off. #-o

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Peter.N. wrote:
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Gibbo2286 wrote:
11 Jun 2018, 17:19
A fitting registration on that Victor, boy didn't they rust!


That one was the later model with the exhaust underneath, the first ones had the tail pipe coming out through the hole in the n/s end of the bumper - used to take all the chrome off. #-o

Peter


The bumper ends used to rust from the inside, 'French steel' was blamed but whether that was true is debatable.

I used to buy them from the back yard of the dealers for £40 a go, weld up the rust and repaint them, brush paint, Valspar and sell them on for £150-£200, they were good reliable cars mechanically.
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So, the question on everyone's lips.

What's the highest village in the British Isles.....

Flash...aaah, aaah! to quote Freddy Mercury...

The New Inn, Flash
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Passing a local pub on my drive home this evening I-spied a meeting of Morgans.

Apologies for the quality, the sun was low and I couldn't see the screen to compose the shots (and it's an old phone camera).

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Nice pics,.

Probably this lot having a noggin and natter at the New Queen Inn

http://www.logmog.co.uk/logmog_progamme.pdf

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