If your own childhood reminiscences include the smell of acrid smoke, hot oil and steam, Roy’s ‘Rail Cameraman’ stories on Page 48 will bring back many pungent memories. Indeed no other steam locomotive class made such an remarkable impact than the Class A4, particularly the first member of the class, No Silver Link l BR No when it averaged a speed of mph for 43 miles during its famous press run on the ‘Silver Jubilee’ on 27th September But there was no mistaking what was hurtling towards you; the glimmer of light would slowly transform into the distinctive streamlined shape of a ‘Streak – so sleek and dashing; a thoroughbred racing machine in full flight, rocking and swaying over the points like a wild stallion. Below In the summer of , a young seven year-old train-mad Roy Lambeth was accompanying his dad on a visit to Wharton Park in Durham. His dad chose a vantage point just behind Durham South Signal Box where they could watch trains crossing Durham viaduct, and it was this visit that started Roy’s lifetime love of steam and railways.
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Applied 24 July Worsdell used this meeting, his second as President, to air his personal views on superheating, which in later years he may have regretted. Aided and sometimes pushed by his chief draughtsman Walter Smith , and a friend of Churchward, Wilson Worsdell presided over a lively period of North Eastern Railway locomotive history. He followed his brother to the Pennsylvania Railroad, becoming a pupil at the Altoona Works; and back again to England.
He succeeded his brother as Locomotive Superintendent in , and until he retired in Loco. Among them were his big fast types, his Atlantics, and his mineral engines.
INTRODUCTION by David Hey Terry Sykes’s ‘In and Out of Trains’ is an appropriate heading for his page and I wish I had thought of it myself.
The Very Beginnings For this particular page of railway memories, the story truly starts at the beginning, which in this case is at Walton hospital in June when our storyteller, Mal came into the world. Seven days later, whilst Mal was at the hospital he was joined in the nursery by no less than the recently delivered Paul McCartney.
Mal along with many others was born into troubled times. World War Two was raging, with the Liverpool area regularly a target for Goering’s Luftwaffe bombers due to the importance of its docks, warehouses and industry. Then in his father’s house in Liverpool had been destroyed in an air raid. I enjoyed going round all the shipping offices in Liverpool and also remember seeing the overhead railway being taken down. Memories include the last trams at the pier head, the last big liners coming into Liverpool, exploring the ruins of Custom House, what a building that must have been in its heyday before the war.
And then there was the music, I heard the first single from Buddy Holly and the Crickets and became a fan. Another young guy in the office was also a fan so when the band played in Liverpool on March 20th , we booked immediately for the first show. The performance was great, there were many American serviceman present from the nearby American Burtonwood base. When after 18 months they wanted me to stay in the office and learn to be a clerk, I refused so they fired me!
Welcome to Bank Hall New employment came in with British Railways, starting at Bank Hall, shed code 27A, as an engine cleaner – what a relief this was. The entrance to the depot was off Stanley Road facing the old Royal pub, I was just 18 years old, cleaning steam locos, enjoying great company and had a good laugh. Our foreman cleaner was Fred Bryce, a fit guy for his age, used to jump across the pits, the cleaners would book on at two hour intervals, Fred would give the senior cleaner the list of engines to be cleaned, you would sort out yourselves who worked on what.
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As in the standard timetable, some passenger trains split and join here. With a total of trains to handle, the signalman is kept busy! Most trains are of course formed of d. Barnham Summer Weekday A welcome addition for this popular simulation, this timetable goes back to Coronation year. The frequent Southern Electric service was formed of an earlier generation of stock dating back to the thirties.
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Access adult chat free instant uncensored Speed dating workington Enama chat clubs Train spotters dutifully note down the number of D Ballymos passing York on the ‘down’ train on 13th August A top lamp iron has been fitted above the headcode panel on the nose to allow the locomotive to carry a named-train headboard. Some magnificent smoke affects were to be seen as engines tackled this bank out of Leeds.
Her Class A4 Dominion of New Zealand makes a spirited departure with the up ‘White Rose for Kings Cross Steam engine crews on the non-stop Anglo-Scottish turns changed by means of the corridor tenders fitted to most Gresley Class A4 Pacifics, but the non-stop record was discontinued at the commencement of the EE Deltics Class 55s reign when a Newcastle stop was introduced for changing crews. The train was named to mark the Silver Jubilee of King George V, and the first four A4s Nos carried names with a silver theme and emerged from Doncaster ‘Plant’ in a startling silver-grey livery to match the train set.
Fireman Mungo gets stuck in…the train picks up speed and the clickety-clack or wheels over rail joints increases in tempo. Okay, perhaps 60 mph might be regarded as somewhat pedestrian by today’s standards, but it was exemplary in view of the poor state of the ECML at that time. Below In the summer of , a young seven year-old train-mad Roy Lambeth was accompanying his dad on a visit to Wharton Park in Durham.
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The GWR rationalized the dock’s shed facilities and concentrated the stabling of locos at East Dock shed or at Danygraig where the class provided motive power for the new Kings and Queens Docks. A bell is also carried by Collett’s T dock shunter no behind it; this was built by the Avonside Engine Co, Bristol, in and spent all its life in and around Swansea docks. Right Danygraig shed performed most of the dock work, but Swansea East Dock shed had turns into the older docks and mainline shunting.
Coded 87D under BR, it had an allocation of 35 tank locos made up of Ts and Ts which were employed on the heaviest coal trains originating from the South Wales coalfield, though they were often seen further afield in England. The rest were made up of Ts, Ts and Ts: Weighing just 38 tons 4 cwt, it had a tractive effort of 19, lbs. Bottom Left Another Danygraig loco, ST No – one of 2 members in the class – was photographed on the same day some fifty years after its introduction in The former GWR depot at East Dock was once home to 60 locos during the s before it was run down and lost its allocation in , but in September – with the onset of WR’s dieselisation gathering pace – a remarkable revival took place when the shed inherited all of Cardiff Canton’s steam allocation including Castles, Halls, Granges and Manors.
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Cumbrian drivers with more than 12 points on their licence – how many live near you? Newly collated data has revealed for the first time how many people in the county have multiple points on their licence as well as the postcode area in which they live. It shows a single driver in Barrow has 24 points on their licence, while 20 residents in Carlisle have accumulated at least 12 points each – including six who have been slapped with at least It is unclear if all have been banned or any have been allowed to keep their licences.
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The overhead view illustrates the two side by side double bank 6LDA’s brought together. A close up of the free end of the engine showing a variety of equipment and the instrument board. A view of the 12LDA28 double bank engine that went into the Class 44’s, and showing the considerable bulk of the Crompton Parkinson main and auxiliary generator. Receiving the electricity created by the main generator were six traction motors similar to this one. As of July Crompton Parkinson had built, or had on its order books 1, axle-suspended traction motors to power parts of BR’s Modernisation diesel fleet.
Some of the inner details are captured in this view of the magnet frame showing the field system and rotatable brush gear of the Type C traction motor – six of which powered the Class 44’s.
(Above) Can you help? A regular contributor to this site is John Crompton, who has sent me this photo taken sometime in the s. The Class 47 is carrying a headboard ‘Centenary Express’ and is heading an interesting collection of historic Royal Train carriages, possibly for exhibition somewhere.
Each and every one of us will have at one time or another experienced the ebb and flow in our passion for trains and railways, whether it be an allegiance to steam or a penchant for more modern diesel and electric traction…in essence, the appeal of trains frequently comes and goes, but it never leaves us entirely. Terry’s fascination with trains began in the West Riding of Yorkshire during the s when the majority of small boys shared a passion for train spotting.
It started off as a relatively simple hobby at first, little morethan jotting down a few engine numbers at his local station at Saltaire near Shipley until it dawned on him that spotting the same old engines time and time again was a fruitless exercise and a wider search began in earnest. His parents were badgered for permission to travel further afield, but wisely no mention was made of the hairy escapades his trips involved, often pedalling mile upon mile on push bikes to faraway places and climbing over perimeter walls to gain access to engine sheds.
Alas, by the mid s our search for engine numbers took an ominous downturn and our spotting trips were returning fewer rewards than previous times, not least because collecting engine numbers was a speculative pursuit where success was measured by the sum total of ‘cops’ collected. Now you don’t have to be a mathematician to calculate the odds of adding more numbers to your collection when the rank and file of BR steam was being culled at an alarming rate.