Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

Postby glencairn » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:54 pm

Trains are running again.
A Kirkstall & East Seacroft train of empties passing Marston's Crossing and heading back to Kirkstall Forge.

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Calder Railway locomotive 'Harwood' shunting wagons in Sovereign Street Yard. Meanwhile a train of wagons from Scotland pass through.

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Coal has been delivered to businesses in Sovereign Street.
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

Postby Blueberry » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:49 am

The signalman seems very busy on this layout. No time for drinking or sleeping! :lol:

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

Postby glencairn » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:44 am

Blueberry wrote:The signalman seems very busy on this layout. No time for drinking or sleeping! :lol:


With three steam train companies running into (and out) Sovereign Street there is no rest for anyone. :lol:

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:31 pm

glencairn wrote:With three steam train companies running into (and out) Sovereign Street there is no rest for anyone. :lol:
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Pity the signalman, he must feel like he's at Appleby, on a busy Saturday, "I've got Tornado coming north, Lizzie heading south, what am I supposed to do with Number 9"

For those who don't know all of the nick-names, Lizzie is LMS Princess Elizabeth and Number 9 is LNER A4 "Union of South Africa.
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

Postby glencairn » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:35 pm

Bufferstop wrote:
glencairn wrote:With three steam train companies running into (and out) Sovereign Street there is no rest for anyone. :lol:
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Pity the signalman, he must feel like he's at Appleby, on a busy Saturday, "I've got Tornado coming north, Lizzie heading south, what am I supposed to do with Number 9"

For those who don't know all of the nick-names, Lizzie is LMS Princess Elizabeth and Number 9 is LNER A4 "Union of South Africa.



Having three steam railway companies makes for great fun when running trains. Must have the line clear before departing. :lol:

As for 'Appleby'. Hold back Lizzie. It's green engines first. :lol:

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

Postby glencairn » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:32 pm

Kirkstall & East Seacroft locomotive with KF1 Railgun on its way to Earlsheaton Junction -- then the East Coast.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

Postby joshv8 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:06 pm

Good to see the railgun out again! Whats the news on the war?

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

Postby glencairn » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:13 am

Thanks joshv8. The railgun gets a run round the tracks fairly regularly.

Where are we in the war?

Britain's involvement has not started yet.

In 1909 The Voluntary Aid Detachment was formed to provide nursing services to Military Personnel.
Ambulance vans were being built fitted with beds and stretchers etc.
The Home Army was also formed

The threat of invasion (from Europe. Germany was always at the forefront, but never mentioned) was feared as early as 1912.

(Who says Governments 'were surprised' by attacks by countries.)

On 28 June 1914, Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian Serb Yugoslav nationalist, assassinated the Austro-Hungarian heir Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, leading to the July Crisis. In response, on 23 July Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia. Serbia's reply failed to satisfy the Austrians, and the two moved to a war footing.

A network of interlocking alliances enlarged the crisis from a bilateral issue in the Balkans to one involving most of Europe. By July 1914, the great powers of Europe were divided into two coalitions: the Triple Entente—consisting of France, Russia and Britain—and the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy (the Triple Alliance was primarily defensive in nature, allowing Italy to stay out of the war in 1914).] Russia felt it necessary to back Serbia and, after Austria-Hungary shelled the Serbian capital of Belgrade on the 28th, approved partial mobilisation. Full Russian mobilisation was announced on the evening of 30 July; on the 31st, Austria-Hungary and Germany did the same, while Germany demanded Russia demobilise within twelve hours. When Russia failed to comply, Germany declared war on Russia on 1 August in support of Austria-Hungary, with Austria-Hungary following suit on 6th; France ordered full mobilisation in support of Russia on 2 August.

German strategy for a war on two fronts against France and Russia was to rapidly concentrate the bulk of its army in the West to defeat France within four weeks, then shift forces to the East before Russia could fully mobilise; this was later known as the Schlieffen Plan. On 2 August, Germany demanded free passage through Belgium, an essential element in achieving a quick victory over France. When this was refused, German forces invaded Belgium on 3 August and declared war on France the same day; the Belgian government invoked the 1839 Treaty of London and in compliance with its obligations under this, Britain declared war on Germany on 4 August.

End of history lesson.

The timeframe on Sovereign Street is between 26th July to 3rd August 1914. Normal train services still run. but there is an increase in Military Movements.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

Postby glencairn » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:59 pm

Life still carries on --
Calder Railway train of cattle wagons on their way to Leeds LNWR Yard. Meanwhile 'Harwood' shunts in Sovereign Street Yard.

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Calder Railway engine 'Harwood' with a goods train heading to Earlsheaton Junction.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

Postby glencairn » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:20 am

Calder Railway train of cattle wagons heading towards Sovereign Street and LNWR Goods Yard.

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A quiet time. Not for long the signal is on for a train.

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A goods train from the north with a LSWR engine in charge.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

Postby glencairn » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:54 pm

Not much has been going on on the steam railway side. A couple of old photographs I think I have not posted before.

Calder Railway loco 'Huxtable' shunting wagons at Sovereign Street.

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Looking from the bridge in between T&J Harrison (Small Arms Manufacturers) and Hudson Ward (Flour Millers).

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

Postby glencairn » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:29 pm

Two new wagons (from RailwayRobbo)

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and earning their keep as they head towards Sovereign Street and Leeds LNWR Goods Yard. Calder Railway locomotive 'Harwood' in charge.

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Arriving at Sovereign Street.

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Returning to Earlsheaton Junction.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

Postby glencairn » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:48 am

Kirkstall & East Seacroft locomotive 'Titan' with the first train of the day from Barnbow, on its way to Sovereign Street.

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K&ES trains pass at Sovereign Street.

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Calder Railway locomotive 'Bezel' pauses in the yard whilst freight trains pass. Calder Railway loco 'Raco' with a goods train bound for Leeds LNWR Goods Yard. The Leeds, Scarcroft & Wetherby Railway goods train is bound for Wetherby and the North.

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The view from above

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

Postby Lancastrian » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:16 am

Great layouts, you have some interesting 'Nooks & Crannies' on them, G' :D
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

Postby glencairn » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:36 am

Thanks, Lancastrian. Fun to operate as well.

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