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PolSteam
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Oct 23, 2017 at 12:53 PM
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Jan 28, 2015
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Gender:
Male
Birthday:
Apr 8, 1955 (Age: 62)
Location:
Fleet, Hampshire
Occupation:
Retired, owner of Wickham type 17a TP57P

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PolSteam

Member, Male, 62, from Fleet, Hampshire

Moved here https://www.facebook.com/groups/925021707521081/ Dec 19, 2016

PolSteam was last seen:
Oct 23, 2017 at 12:53 PM
    1. 73101 The Royal Alex
      73101 The Royal Alex
      Hi PolSteam,
      Have there been any developments with 44123? Are you still looking for a group to take her under it's wing?
      73101
    2. PolSteam
    3. Clifford Jones
      Clifford Jones
      I never expected to marry, but did. i found her in one of my trenches. It lasted ten years and then she went off with a sculptor. bit of a shock to the system from start to finish. No kids. I agree. Its not the only railway with a forgotten generation and in some case the truth has been deliberately white washed over. Book, YES.
      1. PolSteam
        PolSteam
        We often speculated which motorway bridge you were built into, as you'll recall you were being sought by men in suits! :D Very please to hear you got away and did well for yourself, although your chosen employment is sooooo far away from the Clifford we all knew. Still, we all did quite well, in our lives, despite all the trauma we have lived with.

        Got an email?
        May 3, 2015
    4. Clifford Jones
      Clifford Jones
      I don't belong to any rail preservation society as I'm an officer of the Heritage Railway Association, head judge of the Publications & Media Awards and i think it wise and sensible to be completely independent.
      1. PolSteam
        PolSteam
        Well, I carried on with preservation and even turned it into a business in Poland for 10 years, Got married when I was 49 and we had three kids, then she dumped me for a newer model, but I kept the kids. That's me, totally non Orthodox. I'm 60 now, and falling apart. Arthritis, and other related horrors have wrecked my chances of having any more fun.
        Apr 29, 2015
      2. PolSteam
        PolSteam
        Apr 29, 2015
    5. Clifford Jones
      Clifford Jones
      Martin Collier has been in touch. Excellent to catch up - brought back happy memories and made me laugh out loud. Yes I'm an archaeologist and yes I do work on Hadrian's Wall occasionally, in fact i will be next month if all goes well.
      1. PolSteam
        PolSteam
        That thread was almost pulled yesterday, but how are you supposed to find someone you not heard from in 35 years or more. Do you still use your catch phrase "Hello Chaps" ? I like the Indian Jones hat! Met any mad Nazi's recently?
        Apr 29, 2015
    6. PolSteam
      PolSteam
      Worked at MHR, AVR, & ELR. Then went to
      1. Wayne
        Wayne
        John, couldn't find out how to reply to your message, so trying this way. Dammed computers!
        Yes, did put some money into 44123, do not remember how much, possibly £250 to £450.
        cheers Wayne.
        Nice to hear from you by the way.
        Apr 5, 2015
      2. PolSteam
        PolSteam
        Hi Wayne,

        I have you down for £260, worth about £500 in today's money.

        With Mike passing away we have discovered a whole load of problems, all leading back to our move from the MHR in 1986. Here we are 30 years later trying to fix things which have been done over the past 20 years. I would like to add you to our Email list, so I can keep you up to date.

        Regards.

        John
        Apr 7, 2015
      3. Wayne
        Wayne
        No problem John, wayne.train@sky.com
        Apr 11, 2015
    7. rob@frt
      rob@frt
      47324 who owns it tommo
      1. PolSteam
        PolSteam
        Mr. Robert Thompson, former RN Subs?
        Feb 3, 2015
      2. PolSteam
        PolSteam
        Speak up Brown, your through! :D
        Feb 3, 2015
      3. PolSteam
        PolSteam
        47324 is mostly owned by Neil these days
        Apr 17, 2015
    8. rob@frt
      rob@frt
      John its tommo please get in touch.
    9. PolSteam
      PolSteam
      I've retired from active preservation due to bad health. Worked on: MHR, AVR, and Polish Railways.
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Apr 8, 1955 (Age: 62)
    Location:
    Fleet, Hampshire
    Occupation:
    Retired, owner of Wickham type 17a TP57P
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Local Railway:
    Former Mid-Hants Railway, and AVR but I currently support the Shillingstone Railway Group.
    Full Name:
    John Graham
    Worked in preservation since 1973 until 2002. Then had 3 kids, which I still care for. Currently trying to sort out the 44123 mess and regain ownership of rolling stock illegally sold!