Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

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Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby D605Eagle » Sun May 20, 2012 6:13 pm

A rather rubbish preserved railway doing a 40s weekend with a blue liveried class 33. How pathetic is that?

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Postby ollieollieollie » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:21 pm

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Postby Tiddles » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:35 pm

ollieollieollie wrote:How about the Royal train Top & Tailed by a pair of 67's - one in the Silver livery - heading down the freight only branch from Kings Lynn to Middleton Towers sand loading facility on Tuesday evening?!


67005 was parked at Didcot on Tuesday the 12th June. With a EWS 67 and the rail cleaner DMU thing.
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Postby Tiddles » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:57 pm

47623 VULCAN in all over BR rail blue parked at Didcot on Monday 22nd October, evening.

It has been many, many years since I have seen a class 47 and seeing it filled me with more excitement as seeing a steam loco. I guess I see them so often they almost become the norm.
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Postby GarrettTheThief » Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:55 am

A London Midland service that wasn't cancelled.

On a serious note, I saw a loco-hauled Swallow train in the past month going through east Midlands Parkway while my train was waiting. I think they were Mark 3a coaches but I didn't catch wind of the loco.
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Postby Tiddles » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:59 pm

Royal train (possibly) parked in the sidings at Eastleigh station.

47623 'Vulcan' is still at Didcot in the same place where they normally park the 66’s.
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Postby TK421 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:32 pm

When working the crossing on a Saturday night I saw this:

about 1:19

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs1c3zCnZ7Y

but there is also a poorly shot bite size hst at the beginning.

Rare workings I've seen at the signalbox in Swindon are:
The other Sunday I saw a rare working of 3 frieghtliner 66's running light engine which is very rare for Swindon.

At the beginning of the year was a voyager running from Bristol parkway to Gloucester via Kemble Line.

A class 70 running around it's coal train in Swindon down goods loop due to problems at Westerleigh.

Also come across these:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqXecQ9KZJE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDS6DNtV ... ure=fvwrel
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Postby TK421 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:43 pm

Here's one more and which is great for any one with limited space but wants certain trains.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HcuGVnm ... re=related

I've also seen a photo of the MKIII in original HST livery in full rake of FGW coaches after it returned from York.
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Postby TK421 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:53 pm

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Postby stuartp » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:12 pm

Barnsley P.Way rounding up an escaped bull in a crew bus. They started off harmlessly enough, the bull entered stage right trotting along the former ETE sidings at Penistone followed by said bus with Kelvin the Porno King hanging out of the passenger side window shouting words of encouragement, most of which seemed to consist of "RAWHIDE !!" interspersed with expletives. I was in Huddersfield Junction box at the time.

They disappeared from my line of sight behind the platform and down the approach road (nice one boys, herd it onto the main road) and must have managed to do something to displease the bull because they re-emerged at speed a few seconds later closely followed by the bull, which chased them all the way back to Oxspring. I think the police shot it in the end.
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Postby cmeonthemove » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:04 pm

HNRC saving costs by hiring ponies as second-man :lol:

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Postby Streaks and Teaks » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:16 pm

cmeonthemove wrote:HNRC saving costs by hiring ponies as second-man :lol:

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They told him it was going to be saddleback tank engine!!! :shock:

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Postby TK421 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:55 am

Streaks and Teaks wrote:
cmeonthemove wrote:HNRC saving costs by hiring ponies as second-man :lol:

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They told him it was going to be saddleback tank engine!!! :shock:


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Postby Streaks and Teaks » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:19 am

TK421 wrote:
Streaks and Teaks wrote:
cmeonthemove wrote:HNRC saving costs by hiring ponies as second-man :lol:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7117/7510 ... 8c_c_d.jpg


They told him it was going to be saddleback tank engine!!! :shock:


'Signalman Swindon panel'
'neighhha'
'Sorry driver can you repeat that you're sounding a little horse'

I love this photo


Then much to the signalmans horror, he jumped the signal!!!

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Postby TK421 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:15 pm

Streaks and Teaks wrote:Then much to the signalmans horror, he jumped the signal!!!


In that case I think control would advise that the train be stabled. Of course it will need to be moved point to point.
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