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

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:04 am
by tornado64
come to think of it !! ahhemm !! dry ice was another weird cargo , that often gave a foggy guards compartment !!

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

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:27 pm
by Tiddles
Henley on Thames station 7am 13th August 2015.

A 3 car Class 166 in an all over dark green body with grey doors livery (yellow ends) but with no logos or markings.

It was running in multiple with a 3 car Class 166 in the new FGW livery of all over dark purple and pink doors.

Any ideas of where the green and grey livery is from??

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

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:15 pm
by hairyhandedfool
New First Great Western livery.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:47 pm
by Tiddles
On the M40 near junction 4 at about 2:30pm.

Saw 08721 wearing an unusual blue livery on a low loader going north.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:52 pm
by luckymucklebackit
Supposed to be BR Blue, but it looks too light in my eye, see below

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sparrowhawk7/23397053806

Jim

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

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:31 pm
by Bufferstop
Tiddles wrote:On the M40 near junction 4 at about 2:30pm.

Saw 08721 wearing an unusual blue livery on a low loader going north.


If it was on an Allely's low loader it would have been shifting for a Gronk

luckymucklebackit wrote:Supposed to be BR Blue, but it looks too light in my eye, see below

Jim


Comparing it to the tractor unit (I know it well, regularly holds me up getting in and out of their yard) It's about right for BR blue

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

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:41 am
by Emettman
Tiddles wrote:On the M40 near junction 4 at about 2:30pm.

Saw 08721 wearing an unusual blue livery on a low loader going north.


Is that strictly "on the railways"?
A railway journey? Let the road take the strain.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:04 pm
by Tiddles
luckymucklebackit wrote:Supposed to be BR Blue, but it looks too light in my eye, see below

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sparrowhawk7/23397053806

Jim


That looks like what I saw.

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

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 9:36 pm
by Tiddles
5/5/17
13:10
Pangborn Station.

Heading away from Reading.

Two BR green steam locos. Look to be identical types (Britannia?) both with smoke deflectors and I think 4-6-2 wheel arrangement.

Running light engine at a reasonable speed.

I was driving the opposite direction along the Oxford Road and only got a few seconds of view.

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

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 8:18 pm
by Tiddles
Saw the same two going through Didcot towards Reading this Sunday 7th May at 20:15 with a long train of Pullman and maroon MK1's.

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

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 9:56 pm
by Bufferstop
The Great Britain tour, day 9, Penzance to Paddington, 34046/46100 according to The Railway Magazine.

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

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 10:40 pm
by RFS
Bufferstop wrote:The Great Britain tour, day 9, Penzance to Paddington, 34046/46100 according to The Railway Magazine.


These two locos then -

http://www.railwayherald.co.uk/imagingcentre/view/473097/TW

And see here too - http://www.platform1mrc.com/view_post.php?post_id=28813

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

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 2:46 pm
by End2end
Semaphore signals still in place.
I saw these yesterday driving along Tarring Road that runs East / West along the south side of the tracks and think they are located at the (abandoned?) sidings just West outside of West Worthing train Station.
Theres also a signal box a little further West at the end of Tarring Road (it changes road name as it goes round the corner at the western end to Elm Grove), just before the pedestrian footbridge and North of the tracks which I also saw from the road.
A rare sight indeed!
Thanks
End2end

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

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 3:23 pm
by Bufferstop
There are still quite a few semaphores still in use, going north from Edinburgh to Inverness at Easter it seemed to be all semaphores until we got onto the single track.
Weirdest sight of the tour must have been our train being swapped from one platform to another at York, two 37s on the front and a 37 with no brakes plus a 47 on the rear. Someone in the control centre decided Platform 10 was near enough to 9 as requested, but the hoses wouldn't stretch across one track and the width of the island platform to reach the kitchen cars, the ailing 37 wasn't going to be allowed to head the train, so the class 47 Thunderbird had to join in with the fun whilst it shuffled out and back in again, still with some of the passengers aboard. The presence of all of the catering staff and most of the stewards on board must have satisfied the requirements for guarding the slam doors.

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

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 8:32 pm
by Mountain
A few semaphore controlled stations still in this are. Pembrey and Burry Port. Ferryside. Some of whitland. Barry to Bridgend (Vale of Glamorgan). Panytffynnon on the Central Wales line, Tondu on the Maesteg branch line. Many areas I used to work had semaphores. Whole routes also still use the tokens in Wales like the Central Wales Line (5 sections), the Pembroke Dock branch line (2 sections), the Fishguard line (1 section), the Maesteg branch (1 section between Tondu and Maesteg. Not sure about the rarely used section to Margam).