After four years of hard work, investigation and against all the odds we are pleased to present a new and exclusive view of the demise of steam and how John Cashmore’s of Great Bridge was at the centre of this very sad chapter in steam.
Note: I did not take a camera on this date but for added interest I have included photographs taken on other dates, but which were observed on 11th March 1964 Mode of transport: Triumph 650cc Bonneville Motor Cycle belonging to John ‘Chuff’ Langstone a fireman at Tyseley MPD. I was the pillion passenger. 85B GLOUCESTER […]
I was now into my second full month as a Class 3 signalman at Earlswood Lakes Signal Box and had settled into the pattern of six consecutive twelve hour day and nights shifts (72 hour week) on alternate weeks. The work wasn’t hard, far from it, but, as anyone will tell you, tiredness would creep […]
During the past few days we have updated a significant amount of WHTS Volumes with additional data appertaining to disposals and storage all of which help to enhance the WHTS data trails for the individual locomotives recorded on the website. Volumes 1‑21 & Vol. 26 (soon to be online) has amassed over 208,500 words which […]
Warwickshire Railway Society Birmingham (New Street) – Crewe – Birmingham (New Street) 1Z65 Haulage throughout behind BR Britannia Class 4‑6‑2 No. 70042 Lord Roberts (5A Crewe – North) 2F BESCOT (passing) LMS: Class 4F 0‑6‑0 No. 44188. Class 5 4‑6‑0 No. 45089. Class 8F 2‑8‑0’s Nos. 48338 (9B Stockport), 48522. WD: Class 8F 2‑8‑0’s Nos. […]
The winter of 1963 was one of the coldest and longest on record. For two months or more it snowed and froze without let‑up with the temperature constantly below freezing. No double‑glazing and central heating in those days – just a hot water bottle to keep you warm at night and in the morning the […]
EARLSWOOD LAKES Chapter One 18.1.65‑28.2.65 Although the goods yard had already closed and the tracks lifted one could still see where it had been and the loading deck was still in situ in 1965. Situated at the summit of the inclines from Tyseley and Stratford‑upon‑Avon on the North Warwick Line the intermediate boxes were at […]
‘CLASS 3 2‑6‑0’s Nos. 77000‑77019 CLASS 2 2‑6‑0’s Nos. 78000‑78064 CLASS 4 2‑6‑4T’s Nos. 80000‑80154 CLASS 3 2‑6‑2T’s Nos. 82000‑82044 & CLASS 2 2‑6‑2T’s Nos. 84000‑84029′ – updated from amendments and queries only to full disposal details of the entire class including verification queries.
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