V2 location query

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V2 location query

Post by robertcwp » Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:13 pm

Does anyone have any idea where this shot was taken, please?

3658, probably either during WW2 or shortly thereafter.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/423 ... 2f8a_o.jpg

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Re: V2 location query

Post by StevieG » Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:53 pm

I think all I can offer is that there are likely to be two signal boxes not far away (Stop signal, and distant arm beneath it, in the distance, still 'Off' for the train); probably one not far out of shot of the left background, the other perhaps very roughly around 1/2-mile behind the photographer.
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Re: V2 location query

Post by lincolnian » Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:37 pm

Could it be ECML southbound just north of Retford?

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Post by robertcwp » Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:47 pm

Here is an enlargement of part of the background if it helps.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2766/423 ... 393b_o.jpg

There seems to be a prominent church or chapel.

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Re: V2 location query

Post by R. pike » Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:20 am

It looks a little light on ballast to be ECML

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Post by 52D » Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:31 am

I at first thought just north of Belford ECML but after further study what about somewhere on the GCR.
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Post by robertcwp » Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:09 am

I don't recognise it as being GCR and the signals look wrong.

The loco was at Haymarket in 1947 - I don't have any earlier allocation information.

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Post by 52D » Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:51 pm

Looking through my collection i found this pic by Gavin L Wilson of a Dundee Edinburgh train at St Fort hauled by 955 in 1948. What struck me was the train formation. it seems as though the first pic shows a similar formation but heading in the opposite direction.
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Re: V2 location query

Post by Shadowman » Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:33 am

Since most churches are aligned East/West, that would put the track heading on
a slightly clockwise orientation from east/west. (WNW/ESE)
Assuming that it is a church in the background!

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