Excellent Historical Photos

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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by Malcolm » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:38 am

I have got to get me a life!
Nice photo of Wath on Dearne.

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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by 52D » Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:17 am

There was until a couple of years ago a large ER blue enamelled sign at Mexborough just down the line from Wath saying LNER SPORTS AND ATHLETIC CLUB I had my eye on it but alas its gone.
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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by Malcolm » Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:26 pm

Three more (what a surprise).

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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by Malcolm » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:20 pm

Another one of Farringdon Street, and one of Fenchurch Street (Yes, I know it's LT&SR, but the GER used it too).

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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by Malcolm » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:23 pm

And three more (there's nowt on the telly again, it's cold here, and I'd much rather be reading the posts on the forum).

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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by hq1hitchin » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:52 pm

Malcolm wrote:Another one of Farringdon Street, and one of Fenchurch Street (Yes, I know it's LT&SR, but the GER used it too).

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You're ok Malcolm as Fenchurch St was owned by the LNER - wasn't it?
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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by buckjumper » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:59 pm

Yes it was - and so proclaimed the façade below the clock.

Fenchurch Street was leased to the GER in 1866 for 999 years, so came into the possession of the LNER at Grouping. Malcolm's comment is a common misconception, possibly due to the increased activity of the LMS after remodelling in the mid 30s, but for a long time the LT&SR/MR/LMS only had use of platform 4 - which, I understand, was the only platform able to accommodate the longer bogie stock used on that line.

Platform 1 was for the Blackwall line until 1926; platform 2 for the Forest Gate, Ilford Romford, etc; platform 3 for Leyton, Woodford, Loughton, Epping & Ongar etc, and platform 5, the bay, for North Woolwich, Custom House, et al. After remodelling I believe the old platform five services moved to platform one.

Thanks for posting both Farringdon Street photos - very useful.

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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by Malcolm » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:37 pm

I wasn't going to post any more images for a while, but these came to me earlier today.......and you'll see why I couldn't resist sharing them (also see "Each a glimpse and gone forever).

Sorry no date on the C4 picture, but it has to be old.

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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by CVR1865 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:01 pm

I take it you mean the C4 pic must be old, like the driver. (haha, what no one else, really. Oh ok so just me then.)

The riveting one is great, real work.
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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by Bill Bedford » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:07 pm

CVR1865 wrote:I take it you mean the C4 pic must be old, like the driver. (haha, what no one else, really. Oh ok so just me then.)
He's not the driver. He's an ex driver enjoying the new fangled Old Age Pension who has come back to pose on a loco for the camera. The original photo was published in the Great Central Magazine in about 1910-12. These were quite popular 'human interest' stories at the time.

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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by jwealleans » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:55 pm

That picture was in LNER Reflections, a book which I can thoroughly recommend. The retired driver is Joshua Slowen who was apparently something of a G C celebrity at the time and died shortly afterwards.

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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by Malcolm » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:52 am

I get a lot of photos sent to me from friends all around the world who know I am a keen railway historian and collector of images. It takes a while to sort through them, and a lot them are of poor quality or very small (I don't tell them that as I don't wish them to stop sending me the pictures). However, sometimes small gems stand out and are well worth keeping in my opinion.

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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by Malcolm » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:21 pm

Wish this was me.

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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by 52D » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:56 pm

If it was you Malcolm the Tache is a bit dodgy
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Re: Excellent Historical Photos

Post by Malcolm » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:07 pm

Already got the moustache.......and a beard.

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