Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Mad Doug Biker, 11 May 2013.
Loved the smell of the oil you had to drop in . Is it some sort of vater vapour used today?
Called at the local shop today, near a friends house, & I remember it as
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")
40 passengers a year!!
Beeching would be spinning in his grave, at high RPM!!
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
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??)
Elllis Briggs are up on the Saltaire Road. Did you get the BM inside the black gates?
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!!?!?
So Shippea Hill (request stop) on the Cambs/Suffolk border has lost the least used award
https://pocketbookuk.com/2016/01/13/shippea-hill/ from 2016
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.
They've another 17, somewhere!
Red Lane Crossing
Not the best of signs
Farm access, & the Cemetary
Imagine the variety of smells now, if you used 'Vaping Oil'...………...
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.
The Guardian: Northern admits it has not begun retiring Pacer trains as promised.
Presumably the problems with the new trains also plays a part in this, although that doesn't seem to be mentioned?
Now is that the problems with catching fire or brakes that don't?
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