Excellent Historical Photos

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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by redtoon1892 » Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:54 pm

Silver Jubilee clip and many others here :-

http://www.itnsource.com/compilations/b ... =S12080701

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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by sir visto » Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:34 pm

So that's the reason. I thought it was before the inaugural run. Thanks, Richard
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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by hq1hitchin » Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:51 pm

Notice, too, how the drawhook on the front of Silver Link is recessed? This had to be changed after a shunter at KX was crushed in an accident and subsequently died of his injuries.
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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by CVR1865 » Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:43 pm

I had heard about "the accident" but didn't know the details.
don't forget about the Great Eastern Railway

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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by Dace-32A » Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:01 pm

Beccles, my local station.Once the junction for the waveney valley line, line to great yarmouth, the lowestoft branch and of course the line east suffolk line south.
Basically the whole station is now a disgrace, the buildings unused, the platforms(apart from one) and siding space all over grown.
The engine shed was demolished in 2006 (would of been perfect for a rebuild on a heritage line), the turntable outline is still visible in the undergrowth.
But....
the loop has been approved by NR and the island platform may be restored this could lead the a brighter future for Beccles. Also the footbridge is still in situ

Anyway here are my photos of Beccles, the waveney valley line and the line north.
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more-click on picture:
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Line north: http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/29 ... good-times
If you want to see steam (70013) return to Beccles the eastering is running through on 21st march 2009, I will be on it

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Re: More Photos

Post by Malcolm » Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:53 am

Here are some more pretty good shots.
As for the A4 line-up at Kings Cross:
January 1936: A4s at King's Cross. L-R: Quicksilver, Silver Link and Silver Fox. (note the recessed couplings).

I've included the shot of trams at the Elephant and Castle as it seems to me that congestion on the roads is not a new problem.

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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by Malcolm » Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:43 am

Some photos of slightly bad weather here. I know a couple of them are not LNER, but I think you'll like them.

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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by Malcolm » Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:46 am

And three more. I really like the trainspotters shot. Reminds me of my youth.
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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by Bryan » Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:52 pm

I've included the shot of trams at the Elephant and Castle
I can see the Elephant but where is the castle?

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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by redtoon1892 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:39 pm

On Malcolms pic of the High Level Bridge it looks as though it was taken from the top of Bankwell Stairs most of which now lie under the Hilton Hotel but a small part still remains.
The eminent engineer who actually built the bridge ( not designed )T.E.Harrison is buried in Whitburn Parish churchyard with his first wife on his right and his second wife on his left. He has quite a railway & canal enginerring history does Mr Harrison, one of Tynesides lesser known sons.

http://www.bridgesonthetyne.co.uk/highlev.html

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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by 52D » Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:27 pm

Redtoon is that Mr Harrison of NER fame.
Hi interested in the area served by 52D. also researching colliery wagonways from same area.

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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by redtoon1892 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:18 pm

The very same Mr Harrison,

The total cost of bridge and approaches was about £357000. Contractors were Hawks, Crawshay and Co, Messrs Losh, Wilson and Bell, and Abbott and Co, with masonry by Rush and Lawton. The supervising engineer was T. E. Harrison of the North Eastern Railway. A plate at each end of the bridge gives some of these details.




The King Edward V11 railway bridge was designed by a Mr C.A.Harrison of the N.E.R. I wonder if there is a family link there somewhere ?.

The answer to my own question after a little digging.

http://www.steamindex.com/people/harrison.htm

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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by Malcolm » Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:39 am

These two are not LNER, but fascinating nonetheless.
The first shows something I never seen a photo of before: two coaches actually in the process of being slipped.
The second is another flooded shot at Burton on Trent (You all seemed to like the shot of the bow wave at Nottingham)

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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by Malcolm » Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:48 am

Three more assorted.
(WH Smiths certainly does not look like this anymore).

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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by Malcolm » Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:24 am

Somebody has a good head for heights.

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