The Rail Enthusiast thread

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Mad Doug Biker, 11 May 2013.

  1. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

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    D215 Aquitania??!!

    Not the BR Class 40 by any chance?
     
  2. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

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    All the anoraks coming out now! :whistle:
     
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    Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

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    Indeed!
     
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  4. Scoosh

    Scoosh Velocouchiste Moderator

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    Possibly a Mod demonstrating fallibility ... :ohmy:


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    it wasnae me ! :surrender:
     
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    Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

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    I actually reported my first ever post on here a day or two ago, but nothing happened as far as I am aware.

    'Tis a bit ironic considering its me who usually gets reported for things.
     
  6. Was it kitchen related? ;)
     
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    Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

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    It wasn't, no. I probably gave a crap report as, well, it was a completely new experience for me. That said, I think I might have reported spam before, but I missed the Kitchen thing.
     
  8. RichK

    RichK Veteran

    that was my misspent youth... :whistle:
     
  9. OP
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    Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

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    Me too, only in the '90s and with the WCML electrics.
     
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    Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

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    I have just liked your first post on here purely for the EE whistling goodness it conjured up in my mind! :laugh:
     
  11. RichK

    RichK Veteran

    87 009 was the machine there...
     
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    Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

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    87009, that was City of Birmingham wasn't it? I quite liked the different names they had, so with the '87s my favourites were Patriot, City Of Glasgow, Coeur De Lion, John O' Gaunt, The Knight of The Thistle, Iron Duke, The Lord Of The Isles, Wolf Of Badenoch, Hal O'The Wynd and Thane Of Fife. I'd have to consult one of the old platform 5 books to remember them all.

    With the '86s it was more the freight machines I liked such as Wulfruna, Aldaniti, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Airey Neave (which was a truly ridiculous name to a young spotter like me. If I'd known who he was in relation to Margaret Thatcher, I might not have liked his name so much!). That said, some of the other '86s had nice names too, such as Comet, Meteor, Planet, Phoenix, (Vesta, Fury, and Hector also), Crown Point, Starlight Express and Josiah Wedgewood Master Potter 1736 - 1795, always a nice one as it had the Wedewood blue nameplate which contrasted well with the Intercity livery, and then of course, there were the George Cross names such as Driver James Kennedy G.C. and Driver John Axon G.C.

    The class '90s had those wonderful foreign 'Freight Connection' names such as Frachtverbindungen, although my favourite of the Intercity ones was 90004 The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. The '91s never really did very much for me for some reason (they worked through to Glasgow), and as for the '92s, they helped me learn who certain obscure historical people were such as Sweelink, who I'd never heard of before.
     
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  13. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

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    I'll just say 25322, Tamworth Castle and 45111, Grenadier Guardsman! The eighties was a great time for a teenager to be travelling the country on a Saturday, notebook in hand.
     
  14. OK then.

    Holds hands up..............I used to go chasing Class 50's when ever I got the chance. 50021 Rodney seemed to follow me everywhere.
     
  15. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    Locomotive and rolling stock recognition executives is I believe the preferred term
     
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