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 Forum: Makers, Allocations, Dates and other Miscellaneous   Topic: Where is the ADRC95218 ADRC95219 now?

Posted: 08 Jun 2011, 08:00 

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I have no reason to believe that you would not be made welcome. I guess he is frustrated by his situation and the loss of his sight (partial or otherwise). Who knows what stories he would come up with and could probably direct you to other remaining members of the 'crew'.

 Forum: Makers, Allocations, Dates and other Miscellaneous   Topic: Where is the ADRC95218 ADRC95219 now?

Posted: 06 Jun 2011, 10:44 

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The quote below was posted by Roger Cooke: "If anyone knows the details of the 1968 accident that resulted in the new jib being fitted (presumably the crane toppled and the jib was bent) I would love to hear about it." Roger, it might be an idea to contact Mr Geoffrey Gardner, Peyton Avenu...

 Forum: Makers, Allocations, Dates and other Miscellaneous   Topic: Steam crane on the NNR

 Post subject: Re: Steam crane on the NNR
Posted: 25 Apr 2011, 16:57 

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Hi Chris, Many thanks for your information on the crane at Weybourne on the North Norfolk Railway. This machine is currently undergoing restoration and when viewed last Thursday (April 21st) looks good but I guess there is still a long way to go: the boiler is still on walkabout and there is evidenc...

 Forum: Makers, Allocations, Dates and other Miscellaneous   Topic: Steam crane on the NNR

 Post subject: Steam crane on the NNR
Posted: 24 Mar 2011, 17:49 

Replies: 3
Views: 13997


Hi David,

Would you have information about the steam crane that is on the North Norfolk Railway at Weybourne? Obviously a 'small' machine and it is undergoing restoration. Probably not a railway machine (British Rail) as such but from an industrial site.

Regards, Colin.

 Forum: Introduce Yourself   Topic: Hello - Simon Grego

 Post subject: Re: Hello - Simon Grego
Posted: 12 Mar 2011, 11:00 

Replies: 4
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Hi Simon, Terry, my neighbour, has forwarded some more names for you browse over (and apparently your name to him is familiar): Brian Johnson, Jeff Brookes, Peter Howells, Stan Kidsley, (?) Stanyard and (?) Link. He started his career at Monument Lane but, as I have said, spent a lot of time at Tyes...

 Forum: Introduce Yourself   Topic: Hello - Simon Grego

 Post subject: Re: Hello - Simon Grego
Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 09:07 

Replies: 4
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Hi Simon, You mention your time at Tyesley and Saltley. I just wonder if you ever came into contact with a Mr Terry Kenna? This 'gentleman', now 85 years of age, is my next door neighbour. What a guy, full of stories of the life he loved and when the railways were run by railwaymen! He constantly te...

 Forum: Introduce Yourself   Topic: Introduction – Colin J Rush

Posted: 16 Feb 2011, 09:57 

Replies: 7
Views: 21351


Hi Bob, Ah memories of Frank. I knew that he originated from the North East but I was not sure from where. (Incidentally, his cover, a Mr William Heslop, also came from your neck of the woods!) I too have some photographs of him both with our 45 Ton steam crane (his baby!) and also with the 75 Ton d...

 Forum: Introduce Yourself   Topic: Introduction – Colin J Rush

Posted: 09 Feb 2011, 09:35 

Replies: 7
Views: 21351


OK Bob, you are more than likely right! We are delving back 60-odd years and with me not being a railwayman I can only respect your views. Whatever, after all these years we're guessing and sadly the men in question have departed to that great MPD in the sky.

 Forum: Introduce Yourself   Topic: Introduction – Colin J Rush

Posted: 03 Feb 2011, 09:09 

Replies: 7
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David you have it! They are more than likely the men mentioned in my story. I can only assume that Len was a nick name.

 Forum: Introduce Yourself   Topic: Introduction – Colin J Rush

Posted: 01 Feb 2011, 09:14 

Replies: 7
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Hi guys, Being born literally overlooking our local depot and the Up departure roads of our Marshalling Yards, my father (a Permanent Way Inspector) working on the railway, I guess I was destined to become a railway enthusiast. This enthralling hobby has kept me going for 60-odd years but I have alw...
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