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RTC - Christmas Sussex Belle

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Jorge Gorman, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. ADB968008

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    I could take that, whats the other station in the video ?
    I'm a bit of a stranger to those rails yesterday..After we left Gatwick and until we got to Nunhead.. everything else in-between was completely new track for me...
    Last time I did a Bullied on the mainline was 34092 on the Bolton Spa Express... somewhere around the 1980s.
     
  2. mrKnowwun

    mrKnowwun Part of the furniture

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    and me
     
  3. Big Al

    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    The next station is Ravensbourne, the first one on the Nunhead loop after Shortlands Junction.
     
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    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    Bolton Spa? I've heard Bolton described in several ways but never as a spa. :)
     
  5. ADB968008

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    The council's apparently trying to rename the place Bolton - Le - Moors.

    Bolton Spa... that was my bathroom on a sunday night as a child.
    Bolton has it's own disneyland too... a slot machine arcade on Orlando Bridge...

    You should go sometime, it's famous for it's cheap fish market...whole salmon for £10, £8 after 5pm, but you have to head and gut it yourself.
     
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  6. KentYeti

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    And here is a view of Shortlands I took in early 1961. The 2014 Sussex Belle was on the track next to 34077, but going in the other direction.

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    You need a van to take it away tho, all those out of date tins really weighs a lot.
     
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    Maybe its an acronym - you known S.P.A. (suggestions on a post card .....)

    Steven
     
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    By way of contrast between the generations, my Dad used to take me to this bridge to watch the Eurostars go through!
     
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  10. KentYeti

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    Big brother Don used to take me there until I reached the age when I was sometimes allowed out to prowl on my own. :)

    Dad used to take the whole family up to a location near Bickely Junction, (Blackbrook Bridge), just a few miles further away from Shortlands. That was well before 1961 and that is what started Don and me on our life long love of steam.
     
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    It was somewhere in the Bromley/Shortlands area that I saw my first steam loco on the mainline, 34016 Bodmin on a Cathedrals Express. The spectacle of a Bulleid at speed made an impression on me (as well as seeing 35027 at the Bluebell) made Bulleids my favourite of all the big pacifics.
     
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    DSCN0757.JPG Sunshine for Santa at Eastbourne.
     

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