How many miles in the month?

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Re: How many miles in the month?

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By contrast to last month April was easy to work out:
C5. 226 (airport run, 4 trips for shopping, and the elderly lady TV collection)
MX3. 24 (1 shopping run and delivery to 2 self isolators)

Total. 250

So a 250 picture probably the easiest to find so far, but I think I found a fairly special one:
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Car - 0 miles
Shanks' pony - about 50 :(

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as i went into 'self inflicted' isolation over in France and have just got back after 7 weeks not 2, its a bit of rough'ish guesstimate this time

give or take a few its 1945 miles in the Caddy, Skud and on the velo with anxious looks over the shoulder for breaking the lockdown in the midst of rural France where you dont see a soul anyway

so a Google image search comes up with......yes you've guessed it....plenty of war images

found something interesting as a last minute stand-in

https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/group/h ... -1949.html#

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So the Leaf now 33,939 (1231 miles in 3 Months) managed to drag up a satisfying picture...but
and the Micra 66,679 (257 miles in 3 months) nothing.

But as is my usual practice I choose the random digits which the mile-o-meter ticks over to at the end of the month for a celebratory picture but I abandoned the search for a picture for the micra.
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Re: How many miles in the month?

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Beginning to get back on the road from the middle of May having resumed tutoring and doing the shopping I clocked up:

C5 494

MX3 204

Total 698

So my celebratory picture is:
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DD-698 USS Ault
Allen M. Sumner Class Destroyer:
Displacement: 2200 tons
Length: 376'6"
Beam: 40'10"
Draft: 15'8"
Speed: 35 knots
Armament: 6 5"/38, 2x5 21" torpedo tubes
Complement: 345
High-pressure super-heated boilers, geared turbines with twin screws, 60,000 h.p.
Built at Federal, Kearny and commissioned 31 May 1944

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None! Only seen my car twice when I took post round to son's place. Perhaps about fifty walking.
Going to borrow my car on Wednesday, beginning to run out of things not available in the shops my kids go to and the buggers won't take any money when they do pick stuff up for me.
Had second daughter and her kids here this afternoon with a red cross parcel, despite being told not to.

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back of the fag packet numbers seem to add up to 1027...

William the First born
Eileen Greys iconic ( apparently) e 1027 house design

but as we're into typical UK weather ie totally all over the place and possible hosepipe bans etc....

Irrifrance Optima 1027
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So the Leaf now 33,939 (1231 miles in 3 Months) managed to drag up a satisfying picture...but the Micra 66,679 (257 miles in 3 months) nothing.

But as is my usual practice I choose the random digits which the mile-o-meter ticks over to at the end of the month for a celebratory picture but I abandoned the search for a picture for the micra.

There just wasnt anything remotely interesting for the number 66679.

Unless someone can dig one out for me.......

Regards Neil

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Re: How many miles in the month?

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Here's my congratulatory offering:
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way down the image pages.....

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66679 mil......whatever that means :)

from here....https://www.icollector.com/

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Thanks Mick. and Olduns two nice cars to put in my virtual garage!

In my meanderings locomotives can come up with the goods but Class 66 doesnt use that particular number 66,679.
However I did come across this site. Class 66 in its various ownerships is getting some interesting colour schemes.
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
01 Feb 2020, 10:27
Just in case you wondered where 31 271 is currently residing......LLangollen Railway

http://a1alocomotives.co.uk/31271-summary/

REgards Neil
Just looked over the road from my house and think I've spotted it?

I couldn't get any closer as im stood up against a big fence. Shame the number is hidden by that grey container.

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EDC5 wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 12:30
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
01 Feb 2020, 10:27
Just in case you wondered where 31 271 is currently residing......LLangollen Railway

http://a1alocomotives.co.uk/31271-summary/

REgards Neil
Just looked over the road from my house and think I've spotted it?

I couldn't get any closer as im stood up against a big fence. Shame the number is hidden by that grey container.

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You definitely have spotted it. Excellent observation and significant milage memory! Don't need the number. The red nameplate reads Stratford 1840-2001

"31271 was formally named ‘ STRATFORD 1840-2001’ at the National Railway Museum Railfest 200 event on 31st May 2004. The naming is A1A Locomotives tribute to Stratford’s rich locomotive history and, in particular its leading role in the Cass 31 story. Whilst 31271 spent its first year in traffic as a Stratford loco (it was also based there between November – December 1988 and March 1989 – October 1990, no less than 75% of the class were allocated there at some point during their BR careers."

That refers to the London Stratford Traction Maintenance Depot which operated from 1840 to 2001, not Stratford-upon-Avon

..and with this post I have just reached a significant "mileage" of FCF posts.....11,000 not out :!:

REgards Neil

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Ah, very inteteresting stuff. I'll be able to keep tabs on it's movements as it's just over the road from me.

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Da Iawn Elis :rofl2:
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You've earned yours this month :-D