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Sir Nigel Gresley - The L.N.E.R.’s First C.M.E.

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by S.A.C. Martin, Dec 3, 2021.

  1. Spamcan81

    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    If you’d got an hiatus hernia, you certainly would have heard and known about it. For what it’s worth, I’m aware of both uses of the word.
     
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    A hiatus hernia is a problem with the diaphragm between the chest cavity and the abdominal cavity in which the upper part of the stomach moves into the chest cavity causing some problems. Now, back to steam locos.
     
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    The Green Howards Nat Pres stalwart

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    'Hiatus' is more grammatically correct in this context - surely we're not advocating "dumbing down"? ;)

    (As it happens, I am aware of hiatus hernias as my late mother had one and so do I.)
     
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    Miff Part of the furniture Friend

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    Hiatus is often used, nowadays, when rock bands break up - they are said to be 'on hiatus' because everybody knows most bands get back together again eventually.
     
  5. S.A.C. Martin

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    I have taken the decision to end posting on Nat Pres, and as such will no longer be sharing my research, views or work on the forum.

    My signature includes details of how to get in contact with me, if you have any questions in relation to the work done and shared on the forum.

    I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the many participants in the Gresley, Thompson and Speed Record threads, over the years. We did a lot of good towards furthering academic discussions of those topics.

    Thank you for reading.
     
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    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    That's a sad loss to the Forum, in my view, but I suspect that your quality of any other on-line life may improve as a result. The issue with social media as we all know is that a small number of people and what they say in their posts can have a disproportionate impact on how we may feel about this form of information sharing. That's not good for health.

    Best wishes with your ongoing research.
     
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    Yes ditto Simon. Thank you very much for your threads on Gresley, Thompson and speeds. I learned a lot. I will raise a glass to you when (hopefully) travelling behind SNG in two weeks time.

    Best, Peter
     
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    Thank you for writing :)
    Good luck in whatever medium, social or otherwise, you inhabit from now on.
     
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    Very sorry to see You go, many thanks for You contributions to Nat Pres, I'm sure that your absence will be noticed, Best wishes for Your future.
     
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    I am sorry that we should be losing one of our wiser contributors.
     
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    A sad loss to the forum. I would like to think that you may in time return.
     
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    All the best for the future Simon. I will miss your contributions here. :)
     
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    I’ve popped back in just to say “thank you” to everyone who has commented. I appreciate greatly the kind words and support for my work.

    Nat Pres has been instrumental in developing my views on the wider subject of railway history and I will always be grateful for that.

    Fundamentally, it has been a force for good in terms of advancing the academic debate and it’s why I have always been a supporter of the open debate, robust argument and evidence based approach that we took in the Thompson and Gresley threads.

    That needs to continue to be its strength going forward - you could call this “first amendment thinking”, perhaps!

    Again, thank you for the kind words of support.
     
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    Simon,

    Any chance you could show your email as I cant get the contact to work

    Thanks and sorry to see you go

    John
     
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    Your a good bloke mate, I used to follow you on insta until I gave up on that for similar reasons… Simon, whilst I’m not whiter than white, there are various people on here I’d cross the road to avoid, there are also those who I’d be happy to have a pint and a chinwag with :)
    Please get in touch if you ever fancy doing something regarding EE Type 3’s ;)
     
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    Sad to hear of your departure; for those of us less knowledgeable regarding the history and mechanics of steam locomotives the various postings on both Thomson and Gresley were enlightening hence encouraged the purchase of the 2 books concerned - well worth the cost ! I hope your decision has not been caused by those keyboard warriors who would, to quote someone describing my mothers demeanour - "cause a row in an empty house". Please be assured your efforts have been much appreciated hence wishing your future efforts equal success.
     
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    Try this link John: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/people/659qbf/mr-simon-martin

    Likewise. Please do get in touch (I do love a good “tractor” - !) - it would be interesting to discuss the class 37’s role in the modernisation of Britain.

    That’s most kind of you to say Fred.

    It’s been a combination of factors, for sure, but yes, it has been largely down to repeated behaviour on some forum members. To be frank, my time is precious, my work is important to me, and though I have really appreciated being able to get the peer review here, my mental health is far more important.

    So for me, this really must be the last post - ! Thank you all for your further kind words and support.

    Contact details are here: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/people/659qbf/mr-simon-martin
     
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    Well, that link is impressive.

    Doing that on top of a day job and life in general
     
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