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Locos you've cabbed.

Postby kieranhardy » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:27 pm

Just out of interest what locomotives have people cabbed?

I know a lot of peoples definition of 'cabbed' is different, so what i mean when i ask it is, if you've had a cab ride that's lasted more than 10 minutes and not when its been static or when a loco has run round its train.

So what, where, when and for how long was your cab ride?

In date order for me:

2006 - GWR 2884 No. 3850 - WSR - Full return
2006 - LMS 8F No. 48305 - GCR - Full return
2007 - BR Standard 5 No. 73096 - MHR, Alresford - Ropley
2007 - GWR Dukedog No. 9017 'Earl of Berkley', Bluebell, Kingscote - Sheffield Park
2007 - SR U Class No. 1638, Bluebell, Sheffield Park - Kingscote
2009 - Robert Stephenson and Hawthorn saddle tank (running as Thomas) No. 54 'Penn Green', East Anglian Railway Museum - 15ish minutes
2010 - Bagnall Saddle Tank 'Jubilee', East Anglian Railway Museum, 25ish minutes
2010 - 15" gauge Pacific 'Rosenkavalier' , Bressingham, full length of Waveney Valley line
2011 - LNER N7 No. 69621, East Anglian Railway Museum, 15ish minutes

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Re: Locos you've cabbed.

Postby kieranhardy » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:34 pm

Eh?

What's that got to do with having a cab ride on real locomotives...? :|

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Re: Locos you've cabbed.

Postby 3440 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:00 pm

Hmm....an 8f at Carnforth. Some sort of 060 tender loco (4f possibly? something of that nature anyway) at LLangollen. A Standard class 5. Think thats it really.

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Re: Locos you've cabbed.

Postby Bushey Troughs » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:07 pm

From the age of 5 until 16 when my dad was at Willesden quite a few, mostly freight locos. Used to love going to Harlesden sidings and bringing a rake of empties back to Willesden, usually a Fowler or 2MT. I remember being fascinated by the pie warmer and hot ring on 08s. Tea made with Fussells condensed milk so thick you could stand a spoon up in it.

What with Health and Safety and all the jobsworths around now, it would never be allowed, all I had to say was I'm Georgie W's son to get a footplate ride. Happy days.
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Re: Locos you've cabbed.

Postby kennyGWSR » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:19 pm

Not gone anywhere on them but i have cabbed 4930 Hagley Hall at Kidderminster and 43xx 7325 at The Highley Engine House.
edit: sorry, my mistake, i didnt read the whole of the first post :oops:
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Re: Locos you've cabbed.

Postby piermaster » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:59 pm

Ireland:
CIE 071: Dublin-Cork-Dublin
CIE 121: Dublin-Sligo-Mullingar, Dublin-Rosslare-Dublin
CIE 141/181: Dublin-Limerick, Limerick-Rosslare-Limerick, Dublin-Belfast-Dublin, Cork-Cobh-Cork
CIE 001: Drogheda-Kingscourt, Portadown-Dublin.
CIE 201 (old Metrovicks): Dublin-Bray-Dublin-Howth-Dublin
CIE 8100 EMU: Howth-Bray-Dublin
NIR 80: Belfast-Bangor, Belfast-Portadown

UK:
BR Class 306: Liverpool Street-Romford
BR Class 25: Amersham-Watford-Neasden-Uxbridge-Harrow on the Hill-Amersham (Gauging Trials)
BR Class 37: Liverpool Street-Cambridge
BR Class 47: Liverpool Street-Ipswich
BR Class 55: King's Cross-Leeds
BR Class 86: Birminghan New Street-London Euston, Stowmarket-Liverpool Street
BR HST: Paddington-Swindon

LT Battery Loco: various times during possessions
LT 12 'Sarah Siddons': Amersham-Harrow on the Hill
LT Track Recording Train: Over most of the system, but not Jubilee Line extension nor Heathrow Terminal 5.

Southend Pier Railway: in both Electric units (pre 1977) and diesel units (post 1986).

Glasgow Subway: In both old 1896 stock (pre 1987) and present stock.

France:
TGV: Lille-Paris
Paris Metro: Ligne 6 (rubber tyred) and Ligne 8 (steel wheeled).

Singapore:
MRT and NEL

Mostly part of my railway career.

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Re: Locos you've cabbed.

Postby Bushey Troughs » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:47 pm

Dave, they're not really locos though are they.... :lol:

Seeing as how you started it. 38, 59, 'C' and 'R' stock oh! and the Lillie Bridge 'Sentinel'. :wink:

Dave, I've sent you a PM.
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Re: Locos you've cabbed.

Postby solario » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:53 pm

Flying Scotsman on the mainline between Newcastle and Edinburgh, about 20 minutes..........

And my first ever: Peppercorn A1, 60136, Alcazar, along the length of the platform at Donny as a ten year old. It was station pilot/standby. Circa 1962.

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Re: Locos you've cabbed.

Postby 91125 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:40 pm

Just about every 58, 60, 66 DB own plus a sprinkling of 67's, 08,s :wink:

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Postby 50035 Ark Royal » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:59 pm

55014 York June 1980 (Did not record exact date)
50034 Birm New St Summer 1981 from middle road to platform 1)
50025 Oxford- Worcester 22/09/85
50035 Oxford-Birm 27/12/88
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Re: Locos you've cabbed.

Postby champion » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:14 am

For me loads in the 70s to many thou to account for but here are some i will mention.
61 out of 64 westerns seen and cab rides in D1001/1005/1010/1013/1015/1023/1033/1034/1041/1049/1053/1054/1062 and 1071.
nearly all deltics and a cab ride in 55013 biggleswade to kings x
All remaining hymeks at old oak feb 1975 and 7076
All class 44s at toton in 1973
And a cab ride in 59003 westbury to reading
Classes cabbed over the years include 03/06/08/13/14/20/24/25/26/27/31/33/35/37/40/42/44/45/46/47/50/52/55/56/58/and 59.electric highlights have been class 71/73/74 and 76.
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Re: Locos you've cabbed.

Postby b308 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:19 am

Far too many to list (or admit to!)... When i started spotting they had scrap sidings at Lostock Hall and we used to clamber all over them, including the cabs 'til the Foreman chased us off! Never made a note of which ones we "cabbed" though!

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Re: Locos you've cabbed.

Postby weezerd » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:34 pm

27001 Ariadne from Guide Bridge to Sheffield and back when I was a surprised and very delighted young lad (about 1960)

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Re: Locos you've cabbed.

Postby b308 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:46 pm

The EM2s were the first ones I "classed" after several trips to London Road station in Manchester...

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Re: Locos you've cabbed.

Postby whynot » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:29 pm

Had a few trips out of Edgeley to the shed (behind the County ground) when I was a lad, but can't recall any of the engines. More recently, herself (having a way with old blokes in overalls!) blagged me an out and back ride on my 60th on this at Barrow Hill:

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