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  1. John Petley replied to the thread Cathedrals Express - 15/12/17.

    You must have been the chap I spoke to at the crossing. I was about 100 years further up towards Oakley. I hope my picture comes out as well as yours!

    Dec 15, 2017 at 7:34 PM
  2. John Petley liked Steve Franklin's post in the thread Cathedrals Express - 15/12/17.

    Seen here just west of Battledown Flyover. My phone had died so no idea what the time was! Sounded good, though !! [ATTACH]

    cathedrals_express_02.jpg Dec 15, 2017 at 7:33 PM
  3. John Petley replied to the thread Mr Bunch's next loco.

    75078 I guess if Mr Bunch or one of his associates is following this thread, they are probably having a good laugh. It wouldn't surprise me if it turns out to be a loco no one has thought of at all.

    Dec 14, 2017 at 10:09 AM
  4. John Petley liked Eightpot's post in the thread 30120.

    Thought you might like to see this photo of 30120 that was taken at Eastleigh on September 29th, 1958. Scanned from a contact print off a 2-1/4" x 3-1/4" negative. Did I really take it over 59 years ago? [ATTACH]

    Scan 880.jpg Dec 14, 2017 at 8:57 AM
  5. John Petley liked KristianGWR's post in the thread SVR General Discussion.

    [MEDIA] Spent a very nice (if a little chilly!) Saturday on the Valley filming the Santa Specials in the snow. I hope you enjoy! :)

    Dec 13, 2017 at 10:37 AM
  6. John Petley replied to the thread Sussex Christmas Belle: 12/12/17.

    On time and looking great at Endlewick Farm crossing, near Berwick. Sun starting to haze over now, but it was shining when it mattered! Sorry for lack of photo.

    Dec 12, 2017 at 2:09 PM
  7. John Petley replied to the thread 2999: Lady of Legend.

    The Stars also had an equally mixed selection of names. Were they ever called anything apart from Stars?

    Dec 11, 2017 at 7:36 PM
  8. John Petley replied to the thread Sussex Christmas Belle: 12/12/17.

    I hope not. Still shown as running on UK Steam, RTC Website and RTT. No obvious reason to cancel it. I live just over 500ft above sea level on the High Weald and we've had a light covering of snow but nothing to get excited about. Lower down,...

    Dec 11, 2017 at 2:32 PM
  9. John Petley replied to the thread Swanage Railway Winter Warm Up Thursday 28th December 2017.

    And the timetable is now up. See here. As I type this, it's snowing outside and the prospect of a 260-mile round trip seems distinctly uninviting. One can't place too much store on the Met Office long range forecast, but if it is correct and...

    Dec 11, 2017 at 12:32 PM
  10. John Petley liked Will RL's post in the thread 5043 -The Christmas White Rose - 9/12/17.

    My offerings from yesterday [MEDIA]

    Dec 11, 2017 at 10:11 AM