Book: Railway Memories No. 26 – Steam to Diesel on the GN

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Book: Railway Memories No. 26 – Steam to Diesel on the GN

Post by brsince78 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:18 pm

I'm on the circulation list for the Transport Diversions Emporium monthly newsletter. This book caught my eye:-

http://www.transportdiversions.com/publ ... pubid=9102

For the record I am not affiliated to the author, publisher or bookseller.
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Re: New Book

Post by 65447 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:43 pm

It is really unhelpful to title a thread something as uninformative as 'New Book'. You can edit your original post and amend the subject to something more meaningful, and then you might attarct more interest.

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Re: New Book

Post by strang steel » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:46 pm

The cover photo looks promising. I wonder if it is a Colour Rail example?

I have only seen a few colour photos of the Baby Deltics in the "white stripe" livery.

(Presumably, I will now be informed that the stripe is not actually white - but you know what I mean).
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Re: New Book

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Re: New Book

Post by richard » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:19 pm

65447 has a point: This is a very anonymous thread. If I was having a bad day you might risk me deleting it out of bloody mindedness!

EVERYONE: Keep titles informative. Titles like "Interesting news", "New book", "Latest model" need a bit more description, please!
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Re: New Book

Post by PGBerrie » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:27 pm

Just out of interest, can you (i.e. the thread owner) change the title of a thread once its up and running?
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Re: New Book

Post by brsince78 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:54 pm

PGBerrie wrote:Just out of interest, can you (i.e. the thread owner) change the title of a thread once its up and running?
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Peter..... yes you can..... and I have.....

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Re: Book: Railway Memories No. 26 – Steam to Diesel on the G

Post by 60129 GUY MANNERING » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:56 pm

Thanks for bringing this to my attention.Must admit it was the new title of the thread that attracted me.
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Re: Book: Railway Memories No. 26 – Steam to Diesel on the G

Post by Hatfield Shed » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:57 am

The 'chaotic' billing of the diesel introduction - as seen in the publisher's link - is still well remembered in WGC, by those now elderly folk who earned their crust in Town at the time. My former dentist who retired about ten years ago used to joke that he had made a lot of money from the consequent tooth grinding at delays, and the straightforward 'rattle everything loose' performance of the Cravens bogcarts.

It was always fairly rough and ready though. My father recalls his first ever experience of the departure from the Hotel curve platform where he had boarded, by another fellow also standing telling him, 'brace yourself'. On the occasions of visits when he gets loose on my layout, he resets CV2 on the N2s to about 20 to get what he sees as the authentic GN suburban steam start...

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Re: Book: Railway Memories No. 26 – Steam to Diesel on the G

Post by Hatfield Shed » Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:22 pm

They were too. The electric service though most efficient is just a little soulless. If only we could convince the present operators to have a Doncaster pacific or V2 permanently lurking in steam somewhere between KX and Belle Isle.

Funny story here; a few years ago an A4 was in just such a spot, presumably waiting a steam special working. The young lady sitting alongside me asked 'what's that?' so I explained briefly about Doncaster's pacific development; next question 'when does it go into service?'.

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Re: Book: Railway Memories No. 26 – Steam to Diesel on the G

Post by manna » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:36 pm

G'Day Gents

I wish, if they put some ( ALL ) of them back into normal service, I might be tempted to come back to Britain :lol:

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Re: Book: Railway Memories No. 26 – Steam to Diesel on the G

Post by giner » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:19 am

Good point, manna. That's one thing about being 'at a distance'. You're able to rekindle fond memories from a book or whatever without direct reminders of things being otherwise outside your front door, so to speak. Granted, this can be experienced within Britain, but being far away somehow seems to give the detachment an extra dimension. In a sense, I suppose it's a variation on the theme of absence making the heart grow fonder. Do any other ex-pats agree with this, or is it just fertile imagination on my part?

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Re: Book: Railway Memories No. 26 – Steam to Diesel on the G

Post by Hatfield Shed » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:07 pm

Actually it has always been like that. Dig around in the earlier literature of England, or among the classics of Greece and Rome, and you will find authors forever bewailing the ignorance of the recent past of the young of today. And indeed while I am interested in matters historical, I couldn't tell you how to arrange the yoking of eight oxen on a dark ages plough, and organise getting my sulung tilled in time for spring planting; but our forebears on the land must have known how to do it...

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