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A delight for the eyes

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:19 pm
by giner
Came across this this morning:
https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk ... s/co423003

Feast your eyes boys and girls. :D

Re: A delight for the eyes

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:17 pm
by manna
G'Day Gents

Some very interesting pictures, Great find.

manna

Re: A delight for the eyes

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:21 pm
by STAFFORDA4
Wonderful! Thank you.
Ref the photo of Mallard undergoing restoration in 1963 towards the end with the bloke in the grease top with the angle-grinder and fag. His name is Roy Platt sadly no longer with us. I met him when he’d moved to York carriage works and we did a bit on 60019 & 60532 at York shed around 1969. His stories of life at The Plant were amazing to this (then) 18 year old. Very funny bloke’s banter.
I bumped into him a few years later in a York city centre street and he had no idea who I was or what time we’d had together.
Sad, but still a bit of a hero
I think he returned to Donny and helped on 4472 & 4498 in the 80s

Re: A delight for the eyes

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:15 am
by giner
Lovely story, StaffordA4. Thank you.

A couple of things that stood out for me in those photos. One was that I never knew V2 Green Arrow originally had its nameplates on the centre splashers. Two, who the heck were Davina and Bryan (the names on a couple of A4's? :shock: )

Re: A delight for the eyes

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:03 am
by harvester
Davina and Bryan , children of Charles Newton . Engine mocked up with wooden name plates and number their date of birth .

Re: A delight for the eyes

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:34 am
by JonBates
Lovely set of photos - very atmospheric.

Re: A delight for the eyes

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:10 pm
by 2392
giner wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:15 am
Lovely story, StaffordA4. Thank you.

A couple of things that stood out for me in those photos. One was that I never knew V2 Green Arrow originally had its nameplates on the centre splashers. Two, who the heck were Davina and Bryan (the names on a couple of A4's? :shock: )
If you care to have a look at the link below, you'll find more of the background to the temporary name change:-

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=10909

Re: A delight for the eyes

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:21 pm
by giner
Thanks for the explanation, harvester. The liberties you can take when you're da boss, eh?

And thanks, 2392, for that link. I'll have a butcher's later.