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  1. pmh_74 liked 30854's post in the thread All diesel traction gone by 2040 ?.

    In my experience, realism is often misidentified as cynicism by those maintaining a hopelessly optimistic outlook in the face of obvious and overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

    Feb 17, 2018 at 1:31 AM
  2. pmh_74 replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    It’s worth noting that you need to find a straight and level bit... which rather limits your options. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Feb 15, 2018 at 12:55 AM
  3. pmh_74 replied to the thread Tracking down a Beames (LNWR) LMS 380 Class 0-8-4T.

    Hi, yes it would, I haven’t really got around to this and haven’t time presently, I merely wondered if your LNWR research had thrown up any interesting records. I’m not aware of either of them serving in WW1 (and suspect JL Holmes would have been...

    Feb 15, 2018 at 12:52 AM
  4. pmh_74 replied to the thread Tracking down a Beames (LNWR) LMS 380 Class 0-8-4T.

    Thanks, no firm dates yet but my brother has confirmed that they were Joseph Lowther Holmes, who apparently "was around in the 1890s", and Alfred James Edwards, who I believe started work in the late days of the LNWR (my Grandmother, his...

    Feb 12, 2018 at 10:57 PM
  5. pmh_74 replied to the thread Tracking down a Beames (LNWR) LMS 380 Class 0-8-4T.

    Interesting thread & photos. I can't add anything of value I'm afraid but the LNWR has always been of interest to me as I had two relatives who worked for the company; my Great-Grandfather (surname Edwards) who started his career as a signalman...

    Feb 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM