(F) From the Archives -- old pics

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(F) From the Archives -- old pics

Postby Trevor Coburn » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:25 pm

Found and scanned these which might be of interest to somebody. First two -- R&ER taken by either my father or his cousin, I would guess some time in 1930's.

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I am not sure where this was taken, but somewere in Herts or Beds in early 1960's. The 'point' apears to be a track panel just slewed arcoss as needed.

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I do know when & were this one. East Hyde Sewage works, [Chiltern Green, Beds] From the train [BR, ER] so 1964. Single 60cm line rope worked.

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And I know this is a broad (2 foot) gauge loco, but thought the junk on it might help some one in modelling?

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Postby chris krupa » Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:15 pm

The Simplex is from Leighton Buzzard, named after a race horse.

The steam outline Ravenglass loco is the rebodied and extended in length Muir Hill.

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Postby Trevor Coburn » Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:43 pm

Thanks Chris, I should have mentioned that the Simplex was at Leighton Buzzard. I was one of the very early (#6) members of the preservation group.

I have have a number of photos of that line in the early days if any one is interested?

But have still got 200 - 300 + slides to scan too, just hope that Santa will bring me a scanner!
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Postby Trevor Coburn » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:00 am

OK, broad gauge / 2 foot ... three from a construction job near Welwyn Garden City, (Herts) c 1967. 1 x Simplex and 4 Hudson skips on each end. No idea what the job was for. But IIRC the stuff was only there for a few weeks.

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Postby Trevor Coburn » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:20 am

Leighton Buzzard 1964 (2 foot Gauge):

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Very early preservation days:

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A couple of out of use K-S 'Wren'; Peter Pan at Devon County Council Beacon Down quarry. (I was given these photos in early '60s....have no idea who the photograher was). Note the turned over set-track turn out.

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Back to Leighton Buzzard, (around 68'):

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Any resemblence to yours truly on the footplate is a pure coincidence :roll:
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From The Archives, more from Leighton Buzzard 1967 - 8

Postby Trevor Coburn » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:19 pm

Ok some more guys. All taken 1967-8.

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Note the Multi-lingual sign on the left, IIRC the bank here is 1 in 25.

Anyways, thats yer lot (till I find some more :lol: )
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Postby Trevor Coburn » Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:12 pm

Found Some MORE :shock:

First couple are I think, Surrey Border & Camberley?? (Dad's or Uncle's). If it is somewere else, please let us know.

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Bow Frame Simplex (The 'Fitters Loco') Festoon, G.Garside, Leighton Buzzard, the tank on the front was an air receiver. Without and with the "cab"; all taken between 1964 - 1968:

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'Kilmore' inside G.Garsides Fitters Shop:

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Pixies (K-S Wren) first "public" trip at and near Stonehenge Works. We did go all the way to "Double Arches" that day, but I haven't found the photos yet!

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I know a few are interested in Canal (Narrow) Boats. Here's one of the last working pairs on the Grand Union Canal at Stoke Bruene, Heading North, 1974 ish:

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That's yer lot (for now!)
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