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Fantastic, Mike.     I love technology, but not all.

Mind you, I would prefer to go to and from my workshop on the Titfield Thunderbolt...

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6 minutes ago, blakeyboy said:

Fantastic, Mike.     I love technology, but not all.

Mind you, I would prefer to go to and from my workshop on the Titfield Thunderbolt...

Great film, shot in colour at a time when they were mostly black and white.

One of my John Huntley videos, "Steam on 35mm 1" features some great railway out takes shot on the Camerton branch of the now closed "Somerset & Dorset joint railway" in June/July 1952 when the film was being made.  Superb scenery. They really caught some decent Summer weather as well. 

Interestingly, the Camerton branch had already closed in 1951, but the tracks were not lifted until 1958, so it was possible to use them for filming, without interfering with main line schedules. 

 

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I looked up the location for the wonderful 'Oh Mr.Porter' ( 1936 ) and the platform edge is still in the ground....

Incidentally, I was on the last British Rail train on the Severn Valley line in 1962....

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Robbie Knievel a.k.a. Sidney james...

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On 11/18/2022 at 9:29 PM, 1949threepence said:

Great film, shot in colour at a time when they were mostly black and white.

One of my John Huntley videos, "Steam on 35mm 1" features some great railway out takes shot on the Camerton branch of the now closed "Somerset & Dorset joint railway"

 

Hope they had plenty pills as well , if so it might not have closed down in the sixties and been very popular with hippies .That beeching had no soul

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3 hours ago, copper123 said:

Hope they had plenty pills as well , if so it might not have closed down in the sixties and been very popular with hippies .That beeching had no soul

not only that - he wasn't even a railwayman, just an industrialist brought in to "do a job". :(

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9 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

not only that - he wasn't even a railwayman, just an industrialist brought in to "do a job". :(

Yep- silly old buffer was a bit derailed- he didn't have a loco motive- he wanted us to believe him, but he lacked a suitable platform.

I haven't expressed myself well - maybe I need a coach.

Sorry for blowing off steam- hope you didn't lose track of what I was trying to say.

Don't shunt me out of the way- I like to feel people are siding with me....

 

I can only apologise....

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5 hours ago, blakeyboy said:

Yep- silly old buffer was a bit derailed- he didn't have a loco motive- he wanted us to believe him, but he lacked a suitable platform.

I haven't expressed myself well - maybe I need a coach.

Sorry for blowing off steam- hope you didn't lose track of what I was trying to say.

Don't shunt me out of the way- I like to feel people are siding with me....

 

I can only apologise....

You just rail away.

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6 hours ago, blakeyboy said:

Yep- silly old buffer was a bit derailed- he didn't have a loco motive- he wanted us to believe him, but he lacked a suitable platform.

I haven't expressed myself well - maybe I need a coach.

Sorry for blowing off steam- hope you didn't lose track of what I was trying to say.

Don't shunt me out of the way- I like to feel people are siding with me....

 

I can only apologise....

That's fine - you've signalled contrition, but there was absolutely no need.  

Indeed, Beeching got the job, but just didn't deliver the goods. His stock with the public was soon rolling downwards. In wrestling parlance so many would have liked to put him in a sleeper hold. Anything but a first class performance, and the long suffering public were railroaded into acceptance. Sadly he destroyed many lines in a permanent way.  

 

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1 hour ago, 1949threepence said:

That's fine - you've signalled contrition, but there was absolutely no need.  

Indeed, Beeching got the job, but just didn't deliver the goods. His stock with the public was soon rolling downwards. In wrestling parlance so many would have liked to put him in a sleeper hold. Anything but a first class performance, and the long suffering public were railroaded into acceptance. Sadly he destroyed many lines in a permanent way.  

 

Touché

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Russians who want their snow cleared quickly this winter can just write "no to war" in it.

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Posted on a war thread. Brilliant!

This year I bought a Russian advent calendar. Every time you open a window an oligarch falls out

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I remember getting a Microsoft advent calendar.

In the instructions it told me to never open windows 8 and 10... 

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13 hours ago, blakeyboy said:

I remember getting a Microsoft advent calendar.

In the instructions it told me to never open windows 8 and 10... 

I sent mine back - there wasn't a window 9.

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30 minutes ago, secret santa said:

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Worrying times, though…we called 999 for an ambulance between Christmas and New Year and it took over 8 minutes…NOT for the arrival of the ambulance, but for the call to get answered!

Forget National Service, we should provide a week’s training in Basic/Advanced Life Support for all…we’re going to need it! It’ll be no good anyone having a choking child or a Cardiac Arrest in front of them and thinking the emergency services are going to help you!

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I’m just watching 'Suella Braverman’s House Party' on catchup…

 

That's a nightmare of my own invention for which I can only apologise…

 

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