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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby BrotherWolf » Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:47 am

davek wrote:I prefer to have the cathedral in the background than a concrete car park.


Just for you then DaveK.......sorry Thomas.

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:13 am

Wow! Excellent Photoshop work! That makes quite a composition, although I don't think that any train (barring in the Alps) could manage that gradient!
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby davek » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:36 pm

LOL! Very good! :lol: :D

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby Teleman » Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:03 am

Your should try Shelford next time :wink: Just where the line splits on Gramhams Road by the cycle path , I did a video but got a quick still on the camera as it passed
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some electric thing taken from the same spot
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If i ever bought an electric car , can i fit a sound chip ? ,,, to make it sound like a class 47 :)

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:22 am

I had meant to get to that pedestrian crossing all year, but never made it beyond Addenbrookes. A spot for the next time I am over here.
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby Teleman » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:47 am

Theres often a Railtrack man there , he calls the signal box so you know when the specails are coming :) handy if they are running late
If i ever bought an electric car , can i fit a sound chip ? ,,, to make it sound like a class 47 :)

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:16 am

I couldn't leave Cambridge without having a look at the Guided Busway. I have been checking progress all year near the station, but the track won't be built there until after I have left. This morning I went to Long Road this morning to have a look at what the finished track looks like.

I was impressed by the track (which is almost complete) and the track construction machine was sitting near the bridge, making for a good photo:

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:54 pm

Quick outing after lunch and was surprised by the wrong unit on the Ipswich train and then a diverted Freightliner!

170273 (instead of the usual 153 or 156):
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Freightliner (nearly missed it!):
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:07 pm

My final full day in Cambridge and I find out about a test train!

Here is 950001 on 2Q08 (Derby-Ipswich) at Coldham's Common, Cambridge.

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I have really enjoyed my time in the UK and I really don't want to leave. I doubt that this will be my last time in the UK.

Next post, I will be back with the massive trains of Canada.
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:33 pm

I have arrived back safely in Canada! It is quite strange because it feels like I left yesterday. I would rather be back in Cambridge. Regardless, here are a few photos from London on my way to Heathrow:

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I really wanted to see a Javelin before leaving. I made a quick trip over to St Pancras and asked if I could go through the ticket barriers. Amazingly I was and was able to spend a few minutes looking at what is a very impressive train.

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450563 at Kew Bridge

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A District Line service crosses the Thames at Chiswick.

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:19 pm

I have made a compilation of video from the past year, enjoy "A Year of Trainspotting in Five Minutes"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxGUOsBiqmI
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:52 pm

And back to the Canadian photos. I went to the station this morning to see that the stabling point is being expanded (I believe to hold 4 trains in stead of 2) and that a massive 900-car multi-storey car park has been built in my absence! Other than that, nothing has changed and the trains are the same. Bored now... :roll:

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The extension to the stabling point is the headshunt in the foreground.

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The car park is on the left of this photo of Train 914.

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VIA Train 44 behind my favourite type of Canadian passenger loco, the EMD F40PH.

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Something fun on the way home. This old school bus passed under me on the motorway, note the CN Rail logo.
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby davek » Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:13 pm

Hi Thomas, nice pics as ever.

Particularly like the District Line service crossing the Thames at Chiswick.
Hope you find something interesting to photo soon!

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:30 pm

Thanks Dave, it was quite fun to "walk" in the Thames!

A photo from yesterday evening. Hot, humid weather with a very strong sun almost behind the train. Manual settings were very helpful although I think it is still somewhat overexposed. This is VIA Train 66, which is currently a "bike train" which can carry up to 6 (it sounds more impressive until you add the number of bikes) bikes between Toronto and Montreal.

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby egroeg93 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:31 pm

47806 wrote:A trip to York yesterday to have a look at the university turned into a very busy trainspotting day too!



Yep, York is an awesome place to go.. I'm no trainspotting expert.. but I can remember when I was about 6 I waited at a level crossing for an hour to see the flying scotsman go past. I lived up near newcastle until I was 8, and the NRM was a favourite day out of mine. York is the perfect place to go though :)


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