Gresley V2's Pt 1 4771/60800 1960's-preservation

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Gresley V2's Pt 2

Post by neildimmer » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:20 pm

Hi All

The second part of my collection of V2 photos are all from the late 50's early 60's
60814
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 24625.html
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 24613.html
60822 (unknown)
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 24629.html
60826 (unknown)
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 24632.html
60828 & A1 60129 Guy Mannering York 19/7/65 (Bill Wright)
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 92909.html
60836 Feryhill 17/7/65 (Bill Wright)
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 92882.html
60841 Doncaster mpd 7/9/63 (Tony Gillett)
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 92911.html
60841 (unknown)
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 24608.html
60850 Brookmans Park 1953
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 24647.html
60857 Kings Cross
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 24644.html
60862 (unknown)
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 24605.html
60871 (unknown)
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 24609.html
60877 York 24/7/65 (Bill Wright)
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 92893.html
60877 (unknown)
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 24607.html
60876 Wakefield Kirkgate 22/7/65 (Bill Wright)
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 92913.html
60885 (unknown) with bulled up smokebox & buffer beam
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 24612.html
60895 Annesley 1961
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 24628.html
60895 (unknown)
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 24627.html

Neil

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Re: Gresley V2's Pt 1 4771/60800 1960's-preservation

Post by Flamingo » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:18 pm

60822 photo 24629, on the up slow at a location often referred to as Hadley Woods though the overbridge is about 1/4 mile south of Greenwood Box whereas H Woods station is north of the tunnel. Train looks like ecs with ex works 1960 built Metro Cammell pullmans next the loco.

60826 photo 24632 and 60871 photo 24609, same location, looks like Potters Bar station in the background.


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Re: Gresley V2's Pt 1 4771/60800 1960's-preservation

Post by Flamingo » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:39 am

60903 photo 24631 - Finsbury Park
60952 photo 24641 - Wood Green on up fast
60950 photo 24634 - between Potters Bar and Brookemans Park
60962 photo 24630 - Wood Green
60971 photo 24611 - Finsbury Park

60919 photo 24624 - this was a 61B engine and one of the last V2s to be withdrawn. The location reminds me of Carmont south of Stonehaven. At the front of the train are 4 TPO vans from the west coast postal special, a very famous train featured in the film Night Mail. In the up direction the TPO Special was about 8.30 pm off Aberdeen, but this looks like a morning rather than an evening shot so I would say these vans are from the previous nights down train from Euston and the train is heading north rather than south.

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Re: Gresley V2's Pt 1 4771/60800 1960's-preservation

Post by 52D » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:09 pm

Flamingo there is a pic of the last V2 above 60836.
Hi interested in the area served by 52D. also researching colliery wagonways from same area.

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Re: Gresley V2's Pt 1 4771/60800 1960's-preservation

Post by Firbeck » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:53 pm

Neil, I presume you are making a personal collection of V2 photographs, mine aren't very good, but you have my permission to add these to your collection if you find them usefull.
In chronological order:

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60881 at the Lincoln Goods Shed Open Day, 17/1/59, I intend to produce a topic about this event, when I find the original programme, and I have another pic of 60881 taken at the show, but you may think it's blighted by the image of Dad and I standing in front of the loco.

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60803, taken at Doncaster, 20/4/60, from the window of the infamous Ian Allan works special from Nottingham Vic, the less said about that trip the better, or were other members on here conned that day, if so, I'd like to hear about it.

Image

Apart from preserved Green Arrow, the last serving V2's I ever saw, 60806, with 60831 behind, York sheds 1/6/66.

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Re: Gresley V2's Pt 1 4771/60800 1960's-preservation

Post by StevieG » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:33 pm

Neil,
(apologies if anything that follows duplicates previous returned info.)

60814 "24613" on Down Main at Welwyn North
60822 "24629" I think Greenwood, between Hadley Wood and New Barnet, on Up Slow, has already been identified. This spot was always known by local railwaymen as Folly Farm bridge.

60826 "24632" ; and
60871 "24609" have already been mentioned as probably having Potters Bar station in background :
Along with - 60895 "24627", yes, all three are on Up Fast just south of Potters Bar station.

60862 "24605" ; and
60950 "24634" ; both in the usual place between Brookmans and Potters Bar, just south of Hawkshead bridge ; 60862 on Up Fast; 60950 on Down Fast.

60877 "24607" already ID'd as 'Welwyn Tunnel'; this is on Down line, just leaving Welwyn South Tunnel.

60885 "24612" I have seen photos, some long time ago, with the distinctive signal which is by this train, before: Think it may be Barkston South Jn., on the Up line.

60902 "24633" on Down Fast, just North of New Southgate.
60903 "24631" on Down Fast, at Finsbury Park.
60914 "24643" Down Fast at Welwyn Garden City
60914 "24645" Up Slow platform at Oakleigh Park
60962 "24630", already identified as Wood Green; slightly tricky whether it's on Down Slow No.2 or Down Goods; Given the amount of the loco's pony wheel visible above platform 6 (DS2)'s coping stones, I think I would plump for the DG.

Neil,
A query : In trying to keep track/notes of which photo is which - is which location, in order create these replies; - something has been a little confusing, and I wonder whether it's correct, and/or you're aware of it.

Once each photo is fully displayed, depending where one's mouse pointer is hovered, the filename(?) can be caused to display at the bottom of the window.
But, in several cases at least, when going back to your listings in this thread's posts, the end portions of the displayed shortcuts, which appear that they should be the same as the numerals at the end of the filenames, are similar but not the same, and sometimes tally with filename(?)-ends of other photos :
E.g.; 60971 is listed previously in this thread as "...24611", but when open, it is ".../p64224616.html" .
And 60950 is "...24634", but, open, it is ".../p64224640.html" ,
yet 60956, which is "...24640", is, when opened, " .../p64224630.html" ,
while "...24630" is 60962, = " .../p64224635.html" .

Is this right?
Or is there some sort of numbering hiccup amongst your photos, which may cause you problems sooner or later? - - ( Rhetorical question only, if you wish it so.)
BZOH

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Re: Gresley V2's Pt 1 4771/60800 1960's-preservation

Post by stembok » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:52 pm

60970 24635 looks to me like the Pacific shed at Gateshead 52A.

60971 24611 Is this 60971?, a Scottish engine, or 60871? of King's Cross?

60919 West Coast Postal at 15.30 ex Aberdeen, possibly between Aberdeen and Stonehaven in the area of Cove Bay. The engine took the PO vans on to Carstairs to connect with the main West Coast Postal from Glasgow and the passenger coaches came off at Perth, continuing independently to Glasgow Buchanan Street

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Re: Gresley V2's Pt 1 4771/60800 1960's-preservation

Post by simonh » Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:34 pm

Neil
Sorry to revive this but I only just came here whilst looking for V2s. You seemed to have missed one of the replies, which was that http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 24613.html was Welwyn North. Well, the caption has not been updated anyway. I concur, it is Welwyn North, taken from the footbridge looking south.

HTH
Simon.

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Re: Gresley V2's Pt 1 4771/60800 1960's-preservation

Post by neildimmer » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:02 pm

simonh wrote:Neil
Sorry to revive this but I only just came here whilst looking for V2s. You seemed to have missed one of the replies, which was that http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 24613.html was Welwyn North. Well, the caption has not been updated anyway. I concur, it is Welwyn North, taken from the footbridge looking south.

HTH
Simon.


Ooops Yes missed that reply, i have now updated the caption

Neil

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