One for the railway heads

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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby Alycidon » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:37 am

MungoDundas wrote:Whilst looking for something else, came upon this
site referring to locomotives being scrapped around
the Coatbridge area.

http://www.whathappenedtosteam.com/scra ... ter-hands/


Great find, mind you I had to post a few corrections, he had a couple of the yards in the wrong place!!
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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby dimairt » Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:04 pm

Had a great day out at the National Rail Museum in York last week - saw the Flying Scotsman.

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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby MacotheIsles » Thu May 05, 2016 4:25 pm

Calling all iGricers....

If you're interested http://www.railcam.uk/site/watch.php has just installed a webcam at Swanage Station on the heritage Swanage railway, to complement the one they already have at Corfe Castle. And I believe this weekend sees a diesel gala take place. Warships, Cromptons, Gronks, Peaks and so on will abound. Browse on Click in and Grice out!
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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby peasy23 » Fri May 06, 2016 1:37 pm

BTJustice wrote:Went on the Central station tour today. If you get the chance, buy a ticket.



Dave.



Did the tour today, excellent way to pass an hour or so. won't post my pics as they aren't any different from Dave's.

Paul that runs the tours was both informative and enthusiastic, and gave us some info on things that might happen later in the year. He is hopeful that they can continue clearing the Victorian platform, and lay new tracks into it so they can put a vintage coach in there, and that this could be underway in the next 5-6 months. More immediately, they are going to reinstate the rooftop tour, but as a standalone tour this time rather than part of a bigger tour. This is because of the time it takes to get up and down from the roof.

They are also in the process of painting a mural in the area that was used as a mortuary during WW1, which should be finished in the next couple of weeks. This will be finished off with a plaque to the memory of all the women of Glasgow who suffered during the war. All the info will be on the website as and when it happens.

One stat he gave out, when they did the first tour as part of Doors Open Day 3 years ago they had 100 tickets available. They received 82,500 applications!
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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby BTJustice » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:48 pm

Looking for some advice please.

Knowing that there are a few railway folk on here I was hoping somebody could give me some advice on taking my bike to Edinburgh for the day.

On the Scotrail website it has a generic message that says I need to book to have my bike stored in the guards van but is this the same on the Glasgow to Edinburgh trains? I have taken it down to Ayr and there was a space in the carriage for bikes and as the Glas-Edin trains are similar I was hoping I could just arrive and buy a ticket.

If I need to I will buy in advance but hoping I can hold out until the weather situation for whatever day I go is guaranteed.

Many thanks if you can help,

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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby Boxer6 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:31 pm

I go through to Edinburgh by train fairly regularly and there's almost always at least one bike hanging on the wee forky things in the carriages, often more. No idea about ticketing and such though, sorry.
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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby yoker brian » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:45 pm

Turn up and go, although avoid travelling at peak times with a bike as space is limited
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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby BTJustice » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:24 pm

Cheers guys. If the weather is looking OK I am planning on going on Sunday and will report back how I get on.
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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby BTJustice » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:50 pm

As a quick update, bike on the train was a piece of cake allthough a bit of a scramble and wouldnt like to try it on a really busy day.

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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby BTJustice » Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:49 pm

I have been going through more old VHS tapes and I found a lot of footage from railway visits in the late 90's.

I will get more edited up in time but for now, here is a dramatic* clip of 60532 Blue Peter passing through Troon station at speed.






*almost. ::):

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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby MacotheIsles » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:25 pm

At long last... Plans for a brand new railway up the Great Glen to link Fort William with Inverness; the first time trains will have run along this route since the late, great Invergarry & Fort Augustus.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39116615

... Mountain and loch echoing to the clickety-clack of steel wheel on rail (if you listen very, very carefully.)
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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby BTJustice » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:44 pm

I finally got around to editing all the footage of Blue Peters visit. Starts off with it climbing over Beattock then finds it at Falkland yard in Ayr for refueling.


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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby gingo » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:48 am

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