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  1. Ploughman replied to the thread WW2 locomotive building..

    Does anybody have any detail of allocations in the Middle East for the 0-4-0 Diesels that were sent out? Trying to find out more about our number 16. Built by Drewry Car Company at Burton on Trent in 1941 for the WD as number 37 0f a batch of 20...

    May 28, 2017 at 8:13 PM
  2. Ploughman replied to the thread So whats new at the Bluebell Railway?.

    On the NYMR the use of deeper ballast, new FB113A rail or even UIC60 in places, Welded into CWR or 120fts and new or nearly new sleepers coupled with the use of a Tamper fitted with a Track Design computer programme has transformed the quality of...

    May 28, 2017 at 11:41 AM
  3. Ploughman posted a new thread.

    Rebuilding a bridge across the Thames

    Found this today. Not sure if in the right section. How do you replace a bridge outside Victoria Station with no affect on existing rail services? [MEDIA] Could this be done today?

    Forum: Everything else Heritage

    May 27, 2017 at 10:02 AM
  4. Ploughman replied to the thread Heritage Railways running over Network Rail.

    Steamport Southport ran some services from Chapel St Stn to Steamport via their connection in the 80s. Does Ribble Railway at Preston count? Also what about the Bodmin and Wenford with the Electrical gear from Fitzgerald's I think?

    May 24, 2017 at 7:54 PM
  5. Ploughman replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I thought they were to do with potatos. As in Potato Croquets

    May 24, 2017 at 7:47 PM
  6. Ploughman replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Looks like it will be a nice little veg patch. The fruit bit wouldn't be for cider apples would it?:)

    May 23, 2017 at 8:21 PM
  7. Ploughman replied to the thread Bluebell matters.

    I hope someone checked the height on the bridge on the way in and that they check it again before it comes out.

    May 23, 2017 at 7:22 PM
  8. Ploughman replied to the thread Embsay Railway Updates.

    AS I understand the situation. The platform at Skipton station is on the operational Grassington branch. When Skipton was remodelled in 1994 for electrification the line through this platform was slewed outwards from the platform to eliminate any...

    May 23, 2017 at 7:19 PM