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  1. toplight replied to the thread Modern traction, stuff like Sprinters, Pacers, Voyagers. In future will people want to preserve them.

    Interesting point, a lot of Mark 2 coaches have been sold to New Zealand and they might have been more suitable for preserved lines. I think one of the difficulties of preserving any modern stock might be getting a railway to accept you bring it...

    Jan 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM
  2. toplight replied to the thread Old GWR Loco Swindon discs.

    OK so I asked today some guys who worked previously at Swindon works . The tokens hung on the board and employees removed them when they arrived at work. The number is the employees number but they might get issued a different one if they went to...

    Jan 17, 2018 at 8:55 PM
  3. toplight replied to the thread GWR Copper capped Castle chimney for sale.

    It was just for show, there is no technical reason for it at all. In fact they only did it for passenger locos, goods locos generally weren't fitted with them, although since preservation some have just for show or because they have used a...

    Jan 17, 2018 at 9:24 AM
  4. toplight replied to the thread Old GWR Loco Swindon discs.

    They are pay cheques for GWR employees so each employee would have their own ones. I believe the number is the employees number, not sure what the MT means, perhaps the persons initials or the exact department they worked for. I think they were...

    Jan 16, 2018 at 11:25 PM
  5. toplight replied to the thread EWS Queen Mary - help please.

    Not sure who they got their paint from but Have you not tried just ringing TR Williamsons and just speaking with them directly as this is where most groups get their Railway paint. http://www.trwilliamson.co.uk/

    Jan 16, 2018 at 3:55 PM