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Re: Computer Coloured Monochrome

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:17 am
by JASd17
61070,

I agree Doncaster shed.

John

Re: Computer Coloured Monochrome

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:52 pm
by Darwin4975
Well it just goes to show how easily one can be led by the written word.

The negative envelope gave the location as Grantham -but who wrote it? Very likely someone other than the original photographer, who was making a guess based on the engine's shedplate. Given that it is Doncaster shed, it looks as if the J6 was being prepared ex-works in readiness for being sent back to Grantham. The picture may have been taken on the day of release from works, 8th May '57.

I have another negative which has been given the colour treatment, of a GC Robinson S1 0-8-4T. Some of this small class ended their days shunting dead locos around Doncaster shed in the early 1950s. It seems it was the only use that could be found for them and even then they spent most of their time out of steam. (Do colour transparencies of S1s exist? ...I'd be surprised, but would like to know of any that do.)
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This photograph should have given me cause to question the Grantham location as it shows background buildings which on close examination appear identical. The windows are the same positions and shapes. I think these buildings were part of the shed offices.

Re: Computer Coloured Monochrome

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:29 am
by JASd17
Darwin4975,

It is Doncaster again. I my opinion.

John

Re: Computer Coloured Monochrome

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:30 pm
by Darwin4975
Also Doncaster and almost the same spot as the S1:

60013 Dominion of New Zealand newly ex-works on 21 March 1954.

The strange NZ Railways whistle which the engine carried to withdrawal can be seen, though not particularly clearly.

Does anyone have (or know of) a closeup photograph of this whistle? (I believe it was stolen in 1963 and has yet to be recovered).
60013 Doncaster 21 March 54 2b.jpg

Re: Computer Coloured Monochrome

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:17 pm
by Darwin4975
Anyone interested in the J88 Dock Tanks will find a short article in the newly released September issue of BackTrack. It features two CCM pictures including the one shown here. No 9130 was the last survivor of this class but looked very different from this in its final years.
9130 J88 4b_edited-1.jpg

Re: Computer Coloured Monochrome

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:15 am
by Darwin4975
Some of you will be aware that the Venn/Freese negative collection is currently being sold. It includes some pre-war Kings Cross scenes of considerable interest though the quality varies from poor to superb. Here is a gem from that source.
4495 Kings Cross 1938.jpg
The A4 is impeccably posed but special interest is in the people present. A group can be seen high up in front of the train shed, one with a camera.
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Who are they and how did they get there? Presumably at least one of them was an LNER employee who had a key giving access to little-used staircases. I have never seen any similar photographs before.



Occupants of the coach in the far platform are also enjoying the view
travellers.jpg

Re: Computer Coloured Monochrome

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:34 pm
by STAFFORDA4
It may possibly be CCB Herbert who was a LNER employee and handy with the camera. There are a number of his shots in various mags etc which show interesting angles of mainline steam in action in around Kings Cross and the southern end of the ECML

Re: Computer Coloured Monochrome

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:37 pm
by coachmann
Greg Fox and other publishers were looking around for colour front covers at around the time I was messing around with a new PC, so the shot below may be familiar to some members. I no longer have the Foxline album so I cannot say who took the original monochome photograph...
WEB LNER colouir 1.jpg

Re: Computer Coloured Monochrome

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:10 pm
by Darwin4975
A North Eastern exile at Glasgow Eastfield, sadly fitted with Scottish stovepipe chimney in place of the shapely Worsdell original.
68709 col 4_edited-1.jpg
68709 detail.jpg
I could never understand why some J72s were sent to Scotland in LNER days, as the NBR was well supplied with similar 0-6-0Ts.
(GE examples also.)
This picture taken in very early BR period with a Glen or Scott to the rear.

Next up will be another from the Venn collection at Kings Cross.

Re: Computer Coloured Monochrome

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:28 am
by manna
G'day Gents

The guys standing high up on the front of the station are standing on top of an old footbridge, that used to span from platform one to platform 10.

manna

Re: Computer Coloured Monochrome

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:49 am
by Hatfield Shed
Darwin4975 wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:10 pm
...I could never understand why some J72s were sent to Scotland in LNER days, as the NBR was well supplied with similar 0-6-0Ts. (GE examples also.)...
I suspect it will have been rational redistribution of underused asset located here, to a location where some worn out locos were due withdrawal. (If you can get the data on what was withdrawn shortly after the the locos in question arrived, that usually suggests this as the answer.)

Re: Computer Coloured Monochrome

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:18 am
by coachmann
A colour conversion carried out for Pendragon. It depicts the LNER in transition to BR with 'Silver Jubilee' restaurant car triple set towartds the back of the train as returned to service in 1948...
WEB A3 photo color.jpg

Re: Computer Coloured Monochrome

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:10 pm
by 65447
coachmann wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:18 am
A colour conversion carried out for Pendragon. It depicts the LNER in transition to BR with 'Silver Jubilee' restaurant car triple set towartds the back of the train as returned to service in 1948...
WEB A3 photo color.jpg
In what year did BR introduce the illustrated crimson and cream coach livery?

Re: Computer Coloured Monochrome

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:47 pm
by coachmann
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In what year did BR introduce the illustrated crimson and cream coach livery?
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From around May 1949 I believe. I do not know when the triply diner set received blood & custard. David J. supplied detailed information together with the original black & white photo.

Re: Computer Coloured Monochrome

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:06 am
by coachmann
This one was easier being mostly monochrome anyway. A typical scene at Godley East on the Woodhead line in the early 1950's....
WEB 04 Godley Jnct.jpg