Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby glencairn » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:22 am

Thanks for your comments, GeraldH. Yes, the locomotives are 'getting on a bit'. Thankfully with very little trouble. :) As regarding 'a real working railway? It gives me great pleasure when engines and trains have a reason to be running. :D

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby glencairn » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:52 pm

A bit more added --

Outside Roseville School -- Walking the dog.

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At the level crossing.

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby glencairn » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:07 pm

The Yorkshire blood in me says throw nowt away.

Utilising old buildings :) I did not want high ones as I may have to reach over.

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby glencairn » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:27 pm

The rebuild has all but finished. Just this and that to do. :lol:

Here are some pictures of what has been done today.

The street has some paving. The coalman is on his delivery.

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A look up the street.

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The Elliott's who live at the end cottage, have a new fence around their property.

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(The late) John Thompson, one of the drivers' for W. A. Glendinning''s of Shotley Bridge, County Durham, would regale many a tale well into the early hours. Here he is with his wagon.

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And a model of his wagon.

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby RailwayRobbo » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:52 am

I used to have relatives up in that area near Shotley Bridge, Ebchester.
Went up to visit regularly when I was a kid.
Used to go to Consett and look at the steel works which is now long since gone.
Always remember the red dust that used to be everywhere from the steel works.
Sadly they have all passed on now and I haven't been up there for many years.

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby glencairn » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:08 am

RailwayRobbo wrote:I used to have relatives up in that area near Shotley Bridge, Ebchester.
Went up to visit regularly when I was a kid.
Used to go to Consett and look at the steel works which is now long since gone.
Always remember the red dust that used to be everywhere from the steel works.

Pete


The red dust! The buildings were red. even the dogs had a coating of red dust.
Now the steel works have gone (to dust).
Buying pork sandwiches from Yager's the Butchers.

W A Glendinnings of Shotley Bridge have gone. The old depot at Island Garage is now a new housing estate.
Yager's are still in Consett, selling pork sandwiches etc.

The memories of John Thompson remain.

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby BrightonMan » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:43 am

glencairn wrote:The red dust! The buildings were red. even the dogs had a coating of red dust

That reminds me of Beeding cement works in West Sussex, except everything was white rather than red. The houses nearby were known as White City! Everything permanently coated in cement dust. Long closed now, although the buildings still exist.

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby Chops » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:37 pm

First time I’ve taken a peek at the doings. A layout bursting with character and nostalgia.
Great camera angles. Much enjoyed.
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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby glencairn » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:08 am

Thanks for your comments, Chops. Glad you like the pictures.

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby glencairn » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:50 pm

Class 47 47517 'Andrew Carnegie' with a train of 'Tarmac' wagons passing Crown Point Yard..

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And passing Sovereign Street

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Class 25 25237 at Sovereign Street on its way to Crown point Yard

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby glencairn » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:21 am

Class 47 47517 'Andrew Carnegie' behind the trees.

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A drop of oil here. A drop of oil there. Class 52 D1027 'Western Lancer'

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Class 47 47406 'Railriders' about to leave Crown Point Yard.

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby Memran » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:01 pm

This thread is giving me many ideas for my new layout. Looking very nice! :)

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:26 pm

If there's one thing your layout says to anyone it's "Don't be frightened to put buildings and other features in front of the railway" It's the way most railway lines are seen.
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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby hicklingmick » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:54 am

Only just noticed this topic.

in the 50"s I used to walk across crown point bridge at least 3 times a week to go train spotting at either Leeds City or Central Stations.

In the 80"s I found out that at the other end of crown point road there had been a large goods yard and never knew about it and in fact upto about 1850 it was a passenger station.

I dont live in Leeds anymore but seeing it now its a shame how much industry has gone from the area that built so much.

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Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

Postby glencairn » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:42 am

Memran wrote:This thread is giving me many ideas for my new layout. Looking very nice! :)


Thanks for your comment, Memran.

Bufferstop wrote:If there's one thing your layout says to anyone it's "Don't be frightened to put buildings and other features in front of the railway" It's the way most railway lines are seen.


Thanks, Bufferstop. The layout has many errors etc. that would be a 'purist's' nightmare. The thing is, I have five young grandchildren who love to run trains. Their little hands are 'touching this, touching that' (in a nice way). If anything does get broken it is easily fixed. Many a time I just watch the trains as they 'take control'. I love to see trains 'disappear' behind buildings etc. and they are running for a purpose.

hicklingmick wrote:Only just noticed this topic.

in the 50"s I used to walk across crown point bridge at least 3 times a week to go train spotting at either Leeds City or Central Stations.

In the 80"s I found out that at the other end of crown point road there had been a large goods yard and never knew about it and in fact upto about 1850 it was a passenger station.

I dont live in Leeds anymore but seeing it now its a shame how much industry has gone from the area that built so much.


:o and there I was thinking this layout was totally fictitious. :lol:

The real Crown Point is now a Shopping Park?

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