wonderful memories. Thank you. I was brought up in Birmingham,
used to do Aston and Saltley 4 times a week, travel to Tamworth
and Crewe. Father was a signalman at Grand Junction.
Super Site!. Fascinating memories which make me regret not to
have kept my train spotting books etc.
I also have trainspotting records (but alas locos only) from
1953 and photos from 1960. Now living near Cape Town, South
Africa, your website makes me nostalgic in the extreme.
I have taken enormous pleasure from your web-site during a brief period off
work though sickness. In terms of detail and refreshingly uncliched use of
language, it is better than much (not all) of what appears in the enthusiast
press these days.
have just found your site. Wow!!! I have just read some of the
logs of Kings X steam runs. As I sit here I can look out of the
window and see the ECML here at Langford. How I wish it was 50
years ago. And sometimes it almost is with the steam specials
that go by! Will be looking at your site in more detail later.
Many thanks for such great information.
are one very sad person. who clearly has problems with the real
Lets hope you find a better use of your time before its too late
(no name supplied)
to say how much I enjoy your site especially the steam days.
Although I am old enough to recall the last days of steam I have
always regretted missing the 1950's
with all the loco types and pre
Beeching lines to see and travel
performance logs are an absolute goldmine of information, as
good as anything O S Nock has written. I am particularly
impressed by the runs of 5369 and King 6006.
a cracking site.
Only just found it, the logs
on 45237 are most interesting as I have a 3.5 inch live steam model of it, it too although now rarely
steamed is a free running engine.
came across your website by accident! It was intriguing to see
the run of
Cloister on the F.R.
when she seems to gained the speed record between Minffordd
and Porthmadog for Quarry Hunslets.
As I was firing on that trip, I feel rather big headed!
you for an absolutely fantastic web site! It brings back all the
memories of my childhood! (Still living it)
Super gallery; bags of nostalgia for this old crusty. Many
thanks for taking the time and trouble to post these for our
amazing website, reeking of smoke, steam and nostalgia.
Requests and/or information on (1) The Euston to
Liverpool Cunard Specials (2) West Highland Line Class 37
workings (3) Steam Railtour with 92220 & 75069 on 27/7/1985
(4) Request by 34046 Group to use 34046 sightings info (5) UK rail miles &
chains. (6) Class 25 Passenger
workings (7) The 1965 Warwickshire
Railway Society Waverley Railtour (8) R.H.D.R Gradient profile.
able to assist with some, but not all, of the above.