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  1. peckett attached a file to the thread The sound of a steam locomotive.

    In 1996 I scrounged a lift on GMAM 4122 from the station/junction to Voorbaai shed which was only a short distance ,but I noticed that the driver had what looked two pull out regulator handles ,although he only spoke mostly Africana he muttered...

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  2. peckett attached a file to the thread LMS 2P 4-4-0.

    That must have been Ja 1240, it was in the last legs of being overhauled and converted to coal at the MNST depot in Parnel in 2011.We had oil burner 1275 on our tour .Attached photo'.

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  3. peckett replied to the thread LMS 2P 4-4-0.

    Yes, well nearly 27D Wigan L&Y. Permit and my mate in fireman's uniform. We unfortunately bumped into the shed master on the way in and he said no one was coming to his shed just to collect numbers. My mate said he had come especial to see the L...

    Jan 23, 2020 at 10:49 AM
  4. peckett replied to the thread LMS 2P 4-4-0.

    Jan 23, 2020 at 9:44 AM
  5. peckett replied to the thread LMS 2P 4-4-0.

    It was always best to have a permit ,once signed off a railway man was trespassing just the same. Heard off similar situations myself.

    Jan 22, 2020 at 4:45 PM
  6. peckett replied to the thread LMS 2P 4-4-0.

    No shant bother with the book ,I visited 5A Crewe North a number of times ,plus spent many hours on the station. I think I got the just of the situation.Its a pity they did'nt give pemits for 5B Crewe South ,running lines both sides of the depot...

    Jan 22, 2020 at 2:40 PM
  7. peckett attached a file to the thread LMS 2P 4-4-0.

    Reality is and was that I travelled on overnights. What light daylight trains on the WCML are you talking about. The only one was the Caledonian. There was only two sleeping car trains to Scotland per night out of Euston in the 50s ,one to Perth...

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  8. peckett replied to the thread LMS 2P 4-4-0.

    I bet this was before Stanier Pacific days, heavy trains easy timings ,no problem. I don't know anything about the ladies.!

    Jan 21, 2020
  9. peckett replied to the thread LMS 2P 4-4-0.

    Yes I had remembered Watford had one of the LMS series , but that was tucked up running the local engineer about with his saloon,in fact its nick name was Engineer Watford

    Jan 21, 2020
  10. peckett liked Johnb's post in the thread LMS 2P 4-4-0.

    As far as I know only Watford had 2Ps and used them on light work, engineers trains etc , 40657 & 40672. The former was normally stored out of use by the coal stage.

    Jan 21, 2020
  11. peckett replied to the thread LMS 2P 4-4-0.

    Yes correct ,I cant ever remember a 2 P, piloting on the line out of Euston, double headers of any sort were most unusual. A good many trains were non stop thru' Rugby. What shed provided the 2P s on the bottom end of the WCML.? Camden and Rugby...

    Jan 21, 2020