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  1. sir gilbert claughton liked Spamcan81's post in the thread White disks on the front of steam locomotives.

    I see Liverpool St. is a somewhat brighter location these days. Seems the stygian gloom I remember so well is now a thing of the past.

    Nov 17, 2017 at 10:15 PM
  2. sir gilbert claughton liked flaman's post in the thread White disks on the front of steam locomotives.

    I have had a look at the relevant pages of the 1905 GER General Appendix. To say it's complex is a gross understatement! There are 18 pages of instructions regarding Distinguishing Head Lights and Discs, with 12 pictorial diagrams of loco front...

    Nov 17, 2017 at 10:11 PM
  3. sir gilbert claughton liked flaman's post in the thread White disks on the front of steam locomotives.

    They were also used on the Great Eastern and their use continued well into BR days. The GE system involved discs coloured white on one side and purple surrounded by a white ring on the reverse. The use of these two indications in the various...

    Nov 17, 2017 at 9:58 PM
  4. sir gilbert claughton liked LMS2968's post in the thread White disks on the front of steam locomotives.

    Signalmen?

    Nov 17, 2017 at 9:57 PM
  5. sir gilbert claughton liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread Why weren't the Standards standard?.

    He did yes. Arguably he was right on many things, but he was wrong on this. The LNER in 1941 had hundreds of non standard locomotives across dozens of loco classes with little which could be shared between them. The LNERs B1 removed elderly...

    Nov 15, 2017 at 11:16 PM
  6. sir gilbert claughton liked Ploughman's post in the thread J21 65033 gets its money!.

    Now which loco would be best for this? [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  7. sir gilbert claughton replied to the thread J21 65033 gets its money!.

    i wanna PomPom

    Nov 15, 2017 at 10:35 PM
  8. sir gilbert claughton replied to the thread The LMS's pre-grouping express 4-6-0s - a question.

    the GWR was recovering from the cost of converting to narrow gauge and were struggling to maintain viability . if GJC s engines had not been the early success they were things could have been very different . no wonder the board questioned the...

    Nov 15, 2017 at 7:41 PM
  9. sir gilbert claughton replied to the thread The LMS's pre-grouping express 4-6-0s - a question.

    my GGF and 2 G uncles worked for the LNWR . they are all still in France

    Nov 15, 2017 at 7:34 PM