The Rail Enthusiast thread

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

  1. Called at the local shop today, near a friends house, & I remember it as
    1. semi-derelict
    2. as a bathroom showroom

    Quite a decent range, & has far more than most people would suspect inside, as the main section of the building is along Lingwell Nook Lane, not on the (postal address) Potovans Lane


    Long Causeway (looking towards Mount Road)
    (between Wakefield & Rothwell)

    The filled in cutting of 'The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway'
    I can remember it partially unfilled, when the bridges could be passed under


    Taken, to my left;

    The bridge in the background (Mount Road) can be seen here, between the Chapel, and the terraced houses;

    To be found in In the 'Stanley Station' section

    1905 OS (25")
  2. 40 passengers a year!!

    Beeching would be spinning in his grave, at high RPM!!
  3. N-Gauge has been decided, due to the space in one of the basement rooms, we're letting him use
    It'll probably be on a board circa 3 x 7 (foot)
    So, in order to kick-start it, make him think a bit about an era/setting, I drove him to Baildon today (on outskirts of Shipley), to visit Frizinghall Models & Railways

    I remember its old location, near Lister Parks 'Portcullis Gate'
    As we wandered around looking at the stock/locomotives, I decided to take the initiative

    Frizinghall Model Railways. 1.jpg

    Due to where we live, once having a big steam shed here, I bought his first locomotive
    I was going to get a 'Black 5', but there were none in BR colours, just LMS, so got a Class 4MT

    Now if I'd seen a Class 55 'Deltic' I might have got one of those instead


    On the return, into Shipley, I detoured to have a look at the station, & its unusual layout
    It's a long time since I've been down there, at least 23 years(?) since I had a bike sprayed down there (Ellis-Briggs workshops??)
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  4. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Elllis Briggs are up on the Saltaire Road. Did you get the BM inside the black gates?
  5. No, I was a bit pressed for time

    One thing that did amuse me slightly in 'FM&R' was the lineside figures

    The Cows, Horses, & Sheep were small enough, but...……….. Badgers, and...……….. Rats!!?!?
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  6. sheddy

    sheddy Guru

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  7. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    On the train today, and pleasantly surprised to get one of Northern's "new" 170s (cascaded from ScotRail) into the metropolis.
    Much nicer than the normal Pacers, although they don't seem to have any opening windows which is a concern given Northern's track record at keeping the A/C working on 158s (appalling).

    Of course to even things up, the onward journey is an a 142, which while on time is living down to it's reputation in every other respect. Good luck if you're going all the way to Rochdale on this.
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  8. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    They've another 17, somewhere!
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  9. Red Lane Crossing
    Not the best of signs

    Farm access, & the Cemetary


    Imagine the variety of smells now, if you used 'Vaping Oil'...………...
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  10. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    In addition to Embsay station (and some truly terrible railway CGI), did anyone else spot the KWVR side of Keighley station in tonight's Poirot?

    Apparently most of the series was filmed in Yorkshire.
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  11. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

  12. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

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  13. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

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  15. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    lost somewhere
    Last week, we did a very brief journey from Ooty to Coonoor on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway in Tamil Nadu.

    P1030820.JPG P1030821.JPG P1030822.JPG
    It's a 1 metre gauge line built 110 years ago featuring some cog rail sections on very steep inclines. Although steam locomotives are sometimes used, we were with a diesel. Fortunately, at Coonoor, there's a workshop for the steam locos like this one belching smoke..... Magic!
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