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BTF Films

Postby glencairn » Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:16 pm

We have been watching some BTF films of time gone.

Snowdrift at Lenham Heath Sat 17 Jan 87 is one of many to watch

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Re: BTF Films

Postby NedFlanders » Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:21 am

I know what you mean.

This one ( Mishaps, before and after) is a gem I found recently - I love the GPO system!

(oops - I copied the wrong link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnCdr1r5YxI this is a then and now version showing the old locations and what it looks like now)

This is the original ( he says optimistically) https://youtu.be/BHdhsMAubfk - enjoy
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Re: BTF Films

Postby Ex-Pat » Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:34 pm

Thanks for posting - I found the 1958 mishap quite educational but why on earth was the crash loco given a false number - 75174?!

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Re: BTF Films

Postby glencairn » Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:57 pm

Ex-Pat wrote:Thanks for posting - I found the 1958 mishap quite educational but why on earth was the crash loco given a false number - 75174?!


The 'mishap' was a 'What happens in case of' and is staged for filming. This often happened with this type of film.

The use of a false number on the crash loco was so railway staff did not know the real engine number. Management could think staff may believe it to be a unlucky one and 'refuse to run it'. Hence, only a few knew the real number.

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Re: BTF Films

Postby Flashbang » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:05 pm

glencairn wrote:We have been watching some BTF films of time gone.

Snowdrift at Lenham Heath Sat 17 Jan 87 is one of many to watch

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Yeah, I was there! We hadn't long finished the resignalling of the Ashford/Maidstone East/Otford line and the Snowblower took out almost all the recently installed lineside track circuit tuning boxes (TI21 units). As the Scottish region didn't use these and they are positioned very close to the cess/rail edge, but within the structure gauge! I can still feel the cold! :o

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Re: BTF Films

Postby glencairn » Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:51 am

Once one starts watching it is a case of watching more. :)

First railways then road transport. (I have been involved in road transport for nearly 70 years.) Then, for a change, ships and shipping or trams; perhaps buses. All good stuff. :lol:

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