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57) Paul 
Bolton Location
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Sunday, 9 April 2017 08:03 IP: Write a comment

What a fantastic website this is, I use it all thee time. You deserve some sort of official recognition for all the hard work and your dedication and service to the railway hobby. Another donation on the way.
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Monday, 20 March 2017 19:02 Host: Write a comment

Absolutely fantastic website...i use it all the time to find information on locomotives. Well done. smile
55) Archie Bennett 
Ontario, Canada Location
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Friday, 27 January 2017 22:37 Host: Write a comment

Good range of information.
The 1947 directions to visit Perth South shed from the main station appear to refer to the old NBR shed close to the station, on the West side of the tracks, which was closed in 1950.
Perth South was a lot more than 5 minutes walk - more like 25 minutes. The map shows the correct location, however.
54) Stuart Warr  Male
Porthcawl Location
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Tuesday, 24 January 2017 20:54 Host: Write a comment

Just found your website by chance, have had a quick look and I am amazed at how much information you have. I will return and look in greater depth when I have some spare time.
53) alan carter 
Eccles Manchester Location
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Wednesday, 18 January 2017 15:25 Host: Write a comment

Fantastic web -site thanks to all who keep this running Appreciated..Alan
52) David Finch  Male
Montreal, Quebec, Canada Location
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Friday, 23 December 2016 18:12 Host: Write a comment

Hi Ian,
Fell on your site while researching a particular ex-LNER J50 for a friend. Very helpful and easy to navigate. A magnificent job you've done creating this! I will definitely donate to keep it going.


51) John Burns 
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Wednesday, 11 November 2015 22:55 IP: Write a comment

Thank you for providing such an excellent reference source. It has been a great help to me in checking so called facts on other sites. Well done.
50) Mark/Alan Walker 
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Wednesday, 11 November 2015 20:54 IP: Write a comment


I'd just like to say thanks for this wonderful website,it has really helped to add interest to my photo captions.

Keep up the good work!!
49) Ollie Hand 
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Thursday, 10 November 2016 15:27 IP: Write a comment

My grandfather, Ralph Shorrock, was an engine driver for L&YR and I have a photo of him on a Class 27, Horwich 0-6-0, Number 1146, Built 03/1892. He was age 40 at the 1911 Census where his occupation is listed. Date of the photo unknown
48) Neil MacDonald 
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Tuesday, 10 November 2015 20:14 IP: Write a comment

I was a Guard at Newcastle.

One night between Christmas and New Year in 1977 I worked a relief train from Newcastle to Edinburgh and the Empty Coaching Stock (ECS) back to Newcastle. Haymarket men brought the loco. from Haymarket to Waverley for the ECS. This loco. was 40072 and it was to make its final revenue earning journey that evening.

As it was a very cold night I decided to ride in the rear cab to save the need for the boiler. Everything went OK until we were approaching East Linton when there was a big bang and power was lost. Power was eventually regained but when the regulator was opened the cab lights and the instrument lights got brighter and btighter until they fused out, Also, the heaters got hotter and hotter. I had never been on a loco. that was so hot before.

My driver stopped at Drem and declared the loco. a failure and requested a fresh engine from Dunbar. We managed to make it to Dunbar where 40072 shut down and couldn't be restarted. Eventually a set of Millerhill men arrived with a fresh engine for us. They used this engine to move 40072 to the sidings.

I learned later that an auxilary generator had burned out and that was why lights and the heaters were playing up. They were getting all their power from the main generator!

Evidently, 40072 was towed back to Edinburgh and was later cut up.
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