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Richard Bywater
Good live music, Railwayana, Shrewsbury Town & a fine pint of ale. These are a few of my favourite things
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Richard Bywater 2h
Replying to @AHIves
If it wasn't for the growth in Intermodal Railfreight container traffic then loss of coal would be felt far more. Italian kitchen door deliveries just switched over to rail πŸ˜€
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ontrackplant Oct 21
Replying to @SalopianLyne
Survived well into 2018 as an internal user (042236) at Peterborough ! Think it has moved to Rowsley now.
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Richard Bywater Oct 21
Oddball Railfreight Petroleum Sector liveried Class 56 diesel loco 56036 double heads British Steel Tippler Wagons with classmate 56049. Rounding the curve in to Cardiff Central station 10/2/89. πŸ€“
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Richard Bywater Oct 21
Woburn Sands station 10/6/99. Fragonset Black liveried Class 31 diesel loco 31601 brings up the rear of a Bedford to Bletchley service. Classmate 31468 at the front. 2 locos 2 coaches! πŸ€“
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Richard Bywater Oct 21
North Wales Main Line passenger working leaves Abergele station 5/8/95. Railfreight Triple Grey class 37 diesel loco 37402 'Bont y Bermo' & five Regional Railway coaches - much better than a unit! πŸ€“
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Richard Bywater Oct 21
Speedlink Air Braked freight service near March 8/5/83. British Rail Class 37 diesel loco 37084 hauls a mix of HEA coal hoppers, Distillers Grain Polybulks, CO2 tanks and OBA opens. When Wagonload was cool! πŸ€“
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Richard Bywater Oct 21
Debranded Railfreight Triple grey colours on British Rail Class 58 diesel loco 58024 at Toton depot 25/2/95. The bone looking a little tired, it ended up in Spain and was scrapped there 2019. πŸ€“
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Richard Bywater Oct 21
Looking a bit rough, British Rail Class 37 diesel loco 37415 in Mainline livery stands on the buffers at Warrington Arpley sidings 20/6/95 πŸ€“
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Richard Bywater Oct 21
Basingstoke Station 18/8/82. Large Logo Blue British Rail Class 50 diesel loco 50045 'Achillies' makes a fine sight on a rake of Blue/Grey coaches. πŸ€“
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Richard Bywater Oct 21
Wigan North Western 30/8/93. British Rail Class 47 diesel loco 47815 hauls a long rake of Mark 3 coaches with a DVT tucked in behind the loco. InterCity style! πŸ€“
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Richard Bywater Oct 21
No.437 : Southern Railway 10 Ton Luggage Van S1192S built Ashford 1935. Converted to Civil Engineer's Staff & Tool Van DS90. Olive green livery & TOPS code QPW at Three Bridges 27/8/90. Scrapped Gwent Demolition 12/93 πŸ€“
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Richard Bywater Oct 21
Northenden Junction 27/5/89. Railfreight Red Stripe pair of British Rail Class 37 diesels 37677 & 37688 on ICI bogie limestone hoppers. Nice clag! πŸ€“
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Richard Bywater Oct 21
No.709 : British Railways 12 Ton Ventilated Van ADB778331 built Wolverton 1959. One of the handful that received Air Brakes. To ME engineers use as TOPS code ZRB. Olive green livery at Three Bridges 27/8/90 πŸ€“
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Richard Bywater Oct 21
No.27 : British Railways Mark 1 Full Brake Coach 80903 built by Pressed Steel 1957. Upgraded to 92011 in 1984 then renumbered 92911 in 1991. Pristine Intercity livery & TOPS code NHA at Birmingham New Street 25/5/91. Next number anyone!? πŸ€“
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Richard Bywater Oct 21
OK by me! Enjoy πŸ˜€
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NuneatonRailwayCircle Oct 20
Blast from the Past! Vic Berry express, Nuneaton, July 8, 1987. 20168 has the dubious honour of hauling 25212, 25191, 25278 and 25313 on the final leg of their journey to the Leicester scrapyard. Happily, the latter three β€˜Rats’ all survived into preservation. Photos: Wiz.
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Richard Bywater Oct 20
No.436 : Southern Railway 10 Ton Luggage Van S1854S built Lancing/Eastleigh 1940. Became Internal User 083469 at Fratton. Pic'd there in faded BR Blue 2/3/91. Coupled to Shocvan B853590/Internal User 083228 πŸ€“
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Richard Bywater Oct 20
No.708 : British Railways 20 Ton Ferry Van B787140 built at Ashford 1963. Became an RBX Barrier wagon. Faded Bauxite livery 'Through to the Continent by British Rail' still visible on the door! Three Bridges 27/8/90 πŸ€“
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Richard Bywater Oct 20
No.26 : British Railways Mark 1 BSK Corridor Brake Second coach W34551 built at Wolverton 1955. Withdrawn 12/86 & pic'd at Fratton Yard 2/3/91 in fading Blue/grey with all the windows smashed. Scrapped 11/92 πŸ€“
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Richard Bywater Oct 20
Grubby blue liveried Goyle at Bescot 3/3/91. British Rail Class 31 diesel loco 31459 awaits its next turn of duty. πŸ€“
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