Another "cop" James B

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37b
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Re: Another "cop" James B

Post by 37b » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:22 pm

I think the right hand loco is 50636. 50686 I believe had a belpaire boiler. Along with 50621 (now preserved at York?), I was pulled to school in the 50s many times by all 4 of them (not all at the same time!). Wonderful little locos.

Mickey

Re: Another "cop" James B

Post by Mickey » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:43 pm

I thought they were ex-Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway tanks. The L&Y appeared to like the 2-4-2 wheel arrangement for there locos working there suburban services as I have seen some archive film footage of a 2-4-2 ex-L&Y tank in LMS days possibly the 1930s departing Blackpool on a passenger working.

The Bachmann version below of no.50636 in B.R. black livery with the early B.R. emblem on the tank sides.

http://www.oliviastrains.com/trains/mt/ ... em-livery/

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Re: Another "cop" James B

Post by 37b » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:25 pm

Thanks for the link Mickey. In the mid 50s the 4 locos that I mentioned were shedded between Holbeck, Manningham, and Ilkley, and worked mainly on the Leeds City to Ilkley, or Bradford FS to Ilkley and through to Skipton. They had a curious popping sound on the overrun, hence the nickname 'Coffeepots'. I loved them.

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Re: Another "cop" James B

Post by james b » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:03 am

With a mention of Ilkley , here is a loco working the goods sidings at Ilkley goods yard ...
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Re: Another "cop" James B

Post by james b » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:36 am

Shipley station ,1960 appox ,a IVATT 2 MT 2-6-0 46442 .
The photo will have been taken from a signal box at the end of the platform . to wards Skipton
A true reminder of my days .train spotting on this platform ..
photo posted by Mark Neale , on one of my pages ..
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Re: Another "cop" James B

Post by james b » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:57 pm

A typical day at Holbeck , two diesels standing dead , and a view over looking the shed by Steve Brooks , taken in Sept 67 , a big change taking place
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Re: Another "cop" James B

Post by Mickey » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:23 am

Black 5 no.45428 was withdrawn from traffic in July 1967 and was then bought privately with the loco staying at Holbeck shed for a year before travelling 'in steam' to Tyseley in Birmingham just days before the end of steam on B.R. in August 1968.

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Re: Another "cop" James B

Post by james b » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:37 am

Every time I went to look over Holbeck shed , I never seem to collect the same numbers , it just was so busy all the time ..

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Re: Another "cop" James B

Post by Mickey » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:00 pm

This dvd- https://www.videoscene.co.uk/memories-o ... est-riding was filmed around the Leeds area during the early/mid 1960s and has quite a bit of colour film footage shot around both Holbeck & Neville Hill sheds during that time and is actually quite an enjoyable 50 minutes worth of archive film material to watch.

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