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Monday, 06 November 2017 00:30

Of vac and van


5th November 2017

It's actually Monday as I get this loaded, sorry if you've been waiting up Sunday night – hope it's worth the delay!

Sunday, 29 October 2017 23:31

Of studs and LEDs


29th October 2017

The 'hit count' on this blog has been well up for the last couple of weeks – I gather it has had plugs on NatPres and something called Facebook (I'm not one for social media, but then a decade ago I'd never have thought of doing a weekly blog) so firstly a welcome to all new readers and I hope you'll hang around. It can get lonely here on my own.

Sunday, 24 September 2017 23:34

Of a quiet weekend

24th September 2017

One of the effects of having a busy week like last is that this one is comparatively quiet. No loco moves, no major incidents. Nothing of interest – or is there?

IMG 3554 blog

Published in 2017 July to September
Sunday, 10 September 2017 21:22

Of ramp at the ready

10th September 2017

14901 is still on holiday in Old Oak. It was supposed to be collected on Wednesday, but early on in the week it was apparent that Reids would have to reschedule so what was the last exhibit to arrive at the Open Day looks like being the last to depart.

IMG 3443 blog

Published in 2017 July to September
Monday, 04 September 2017 00:03

Of the Common and the unusual

3rd September 2017

If you thought last week's blog was a little 'flat' then maybe this week's will make up for it. Like I said before, you never know what's going to happen around here.

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Published in 2017 July to September
Sunday, 13 August 2017 23:21

Of books and cabinets.

13th August 2017

Not much philosophy to impart this week, except maybe one of my favourite quotes from Lord of the Rings, where Gaffer Gamgee says – It's the job as is never started that takes longest to finish. Wise words.

Published in 2017 July to September
Sunday, 06 August 2017 23:45

Of Team Tarmac


6th August 2017

Seems like there's a lot to say this week. I sometimes ask myself have I gone into things in too much detail to the point of inducing boredom, or is it too brief for those who don't indulge in this locomotive lunacy to understand what is going on.

Published in 2017 July to September
Monday, 24 July 2017 06:00

Of Crewe, Severn and South Wales


23rd July 2017

No, not a hitherto unknown Col Stephens type railway but a selection of visitors that have passed through our doors this week.

Published in 2017 July to September
Sunday, 02 July 2017 22:53

Of dust and panel.

2nd July 2017

We are now into the second half of the year, the nights have started to draw in, tennis is about to monopolise our screens (boo!, unless you're into Andy Murray et al, in which case Hooray) and this blog is nearing its seventh anniversary.

Published in 2017 July to September
Sunday, 25 June 2017 22:52

Of tanks and buffers.

25th June 2017

Nearly half-way through 2017 and where has it all gone? I've started getting letters telling me that I need to make a decision about when and how I take my state pension, a point in life - retirement - that I have long concluded could never happen since Barclays Bank made 'an unfortunate mistake' in 2001 and forced Yorkshire Engine Co into Liquidation. But oh dear, some of their senior executives may be in legal trouble, it was announced this week. I must have a whip-round for them. Anyone got a whip?  

Published in 2017 April to June
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