British Rail newspaper trains of the past

Discussion in 'transport' started by editor, Nov 10, 2018 at 7:51 PM.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Great article this:

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    NEWSPAPER TRAINS: Read All About It
     
  2. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Not trains made out of newspapers then. :rolleyes:
     
  3. pseudonarcissus

    pseudonarcissus fluttering and dancing

  4. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Trainspotting as a kid (Sandy, KX mainline) there were two locos you always wanted to see. The goods train, came through roughly 8.15 each evening. And the mail train, 5.30 in the morning. Because, for some unknown reason, they always had 'different' engines on to the ones that regularly came through pulling passengers.

    Stayed out for the goods train most nights. Stayed up for the mail train, all night, one night. Aged 14.

    Days of innocence?
     
  5. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Regret, transience and disillusioned fortitude..

    My uncle Peter was the senior signalman at Sandy for years, he loved that job. He was there through the great years of steam.
     
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  6. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    The Northampton to Market Harborough line is long gone too, apart from a small preserved section which is shared with a cycle path.
     
  7. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    A good picture of Manchester in the article, from 1979. Place is a bit cleaner now.

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  8. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    The 0055 Paddington to Swansea was a great train - about 14 bogies ,including a half-brake standard class coach for any travellers. Endless supply of free reading material.
     
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