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Discussion in 'Photography' started by Britfoamer, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. Matt37401

    Matt37401 Nat Pres stalwart

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    Have a feeling my Dad could be in either of those photos, He did a tour over the S&C with 6229 around the same sort of time, not long after my elder brother was born. (August 81)
    I’ll have a chat with him when he’s home.
     
  2. torgormaig

    torgormaig Part of the furniture Friend

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    Matt this was the occasion when unusually we couldn't get water at Garsdale due to frost damage. So after a brief photo-stop here we went forward to Ais Gill where a road tanker was waiting to water us. For me it was a particularly memorable outing as I rode on the loco from Hellifield to Ais Gill that day (20/2/82).

    Peter
     
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    I’ll mention it to my Dad when he’s back from my brothers Peter, there are slides (remember those?) knocking around somewhere, I’ll try and dig them out sometime and check the dates. What’s the thing about 6 degrees of separation? :)
     
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    What hailstorm?
    Then lure of FS seems to make no difference. (I was under a tree and an umbrella) IMG_2621.JPG
     
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    49-23. 46229 Garsdale 17.12.83-Edit copy.jpg

    Still on that side of the track but 17.12.83. John Peck (I think) and DHW.
     
  6. torgormaig

    torgormaig Part of the furniture Friend

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    That is indeed John Peck with David Ward stood beside the loco.

    Peter
     
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    Must have been an interesting call to the AA:)
     
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    Ha. That’s Bill Allan who maintained the water supply at Garsdale. When Garsdale ceased to be a water stop he moved to look after the Appleby supply.
     
  9. Jamessquared

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    "You've run out of water and are stopped at Garsdale you say? Yes, we can help. Turn the engine off so it doesn't overheat and we'll come along to refill the radiator ... Sorry - you need how much water?"

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    Do you think these two skips will be enough? IMG_9470.JPG
     
  11. Britfoamer

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    Spot the odd one out - clue, it's a hat thing! P1170304.JPG
     
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    The mandatory working at height training has had a low take up thus far, I see ...

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    Blow the photo up, standing in front of the cab, foreman? Bet we'd all like to be in cap sales, milliner/hatter!
     
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    Midland Compound No. 1000 calls at Chinley on the 'Mancunian' from York to Guide Bridge on 28th October 1978.
    She is piloting 'Leander' (out of sight).

    Original photos_001.jpg
     
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    Back in the days when trespass was not a major crime.
     
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    People got away with it a bit more then, still very naughty though. :(
     
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    Doesn't it just make you mad:mad:! There you are trying to get a desent picture of an unusual loco and all these buggers keep getting in the shot:eek::(.

    Peter
     
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    In steam days it was almost encouraged, signalmen were often pleased to have someone to talk to, I’ve had cups of tea in the mess at Nine Elms and a request to walk down the track was usually met with a pan OK but watch your backs
     
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    The days when enthusiasts recognised and respected a privilege and were respected by staff for doing so. Had many happy experiences that H&S no longer tolerate due to safety concerns but no-one I recall suffered injury when given responsibility. How much the present generation has lost hence the oft-heard cry of "I was born too late !!"
     
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    Even big engines need a drink, admired by the passengers during run round, Rawtenstall. P1170391.JPG
     
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