Comments

Here are the last 25 comments that people have left on the site.

  • 975009

    24 May 2020 - Ben Williams

    Yes - should be 975007 as 975008 also noted that day. I'll amend.

  • 977785

    24 May 2020 - Ben Williams

    Yes 977784 also noted on same day. Sounds like mistaken for an old sandite unit perhaps but not sure what numbers are similar...

  • 977785

    24 May 2020 - Nick Tompkin

    The sighting of this vehicle at Sevenoaks in November 1995 is erroneous as this vehicle was scrapped at Booths earlier that year, having spent several years languishing in the sidings.

  • 975009

    22 May 2020 - John Hall

    The Roger Harris sighting of this vehicle appears to be an error as 975009 arrived at Snailwell on 12-07-1988 and was burnt on 09-11-1988.

  • 977493

    21 May 2020 - Ben Williams

    Should be 975493 of course...

  • 977493

    21 May 2020 - Simon Jones

    Listed as "for sale" here

    ADB977493 (34740) EX TYSELEY TOOL VAN

    http://www.wnxx.com/forsale/index.htm

  • 977011

    18 May 2020 - Nick Tompkin

    Only remains were visible at Booths on 14th August 1993

  • 975798

    18 May 2020 - Nick Tompkin

    When observed at Booths on 12th August 1993, windows and doors were being smashed out by mechanical grab. Only parts were visible the following Saturday, 14th August 1993.

  • 096039

    17 May 2020 - Andy Prime

    It does look filled in, but when you look at other Thurso photos on that source the siding is still there.

    https://www.geograph.org.uk/stuff/list.php?title=Thurso+station+&gridref=ND1167

    I noted the vehicle on 11/08/1982 but it wasn't in that siding so it seemed to move about the station area.

  • 096039

    17 May 2020 - Ben Williams

    Thanks Graham these are all useful. I didn't know there also used to be a siding on that opposite side - in fact in the final photo link the coach appears to have been cut off and rest of siding / platform filled in behind it?!

  • 083572

    17 May 2020 - Ben Williams

    Thanks - will update. Peter Wreford has also submitted a photo - it is sat on accommodation bogies.

  • 975176

    17 May 2020 - Ben Williams

    Thanks Peter.

    Now updated.

  • 975176

    17 May 2020 - Peter Wreford

    Railway Heritage Register wagon survey lists this grounded body as being scrapped in 2011.

  • 096039

    17 May 2020 - Graham Harris

    I've found a mention to this van on RMweb which lists the following photos. None of them are great but it's a start.

    https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/814651

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/jimthejoker/5833945998/in/set-72157626544273557

    https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2878388

  • 096039

    17 May 2020 - Graham Harris

    My friend Glenn Daniel has tonight shown me a photo of a 37 arriving in Thurso in Aug 1982. It shows only the right hand end back to the next set of double doors, any use for anyone?

  • 083572

    16 May 2020 - Peter Hall

    Strictly speaking this is not at the Kent & East Sussex Railway but is immediately adjacent to Northiam Station at Railway Retreat. Preservation location I would suggest reads Railway Retreat, Northiam or similar.

  • 150315

    15 May 2020 - Ben Williams

    Is this definitely at South Devon now? VCT still says Llangollen...

  • 083572

    15 May 2020 - Ben Williams

    Is this definitely now at KESR Dennis or an error? Thanks

  • 977939 & 977940

    13 May 2020 - Ben Williams

    Confirmed these are both still here. 60145 (977939) all over blue and 60149 (977940) BR blue and grey. 083651 also still present.

  • 024298

    12 May 2020 - Brian Cuttell

    I did wonder if this wagon could be 024303 with the first three IU numbers '024' and '298' possibly worn through from its previous identity of TDW298. However, there are a couple of sightings of 024303 at the Glos Warks in the late 1990s so this would appear to rule this theory out.

  • 975758

    7 May 2020 - Ben Williams

    Jon this is the sort of fact that can only be discovered during a period of lockdown! ;)

  • 975758

    5 May 2020 - Jon Horswell

    Just discovered that, in its original guise as 25430, this vehicle makes an appearance in the 1965 film The Ipcress File starring Michael Caine and Nigel Green.

  • 041998

    28 April 2020 - Greg Hartle

    No problem Ben, thanks and always appreciated when adding my photos to the excellent website

  • 041998

    27 April 2020 - Ben Williams

    Appreciate your efforts Greg but it was too obscured behind the fence this time. Useful to see it still exists though so an updated sighting will be fine for now. I'm sure it will appear again. You will appreciate I can't add every photo to the website.

  • 041998

    27 April 2020 - Greg Hartle

    The recent photo is the best you're going to get of this vehicle, I couldn't zoom in any more otherwise it wouldn't have been clear! Plus, it's the other side of the test track.... no one is getting anywhere near it trust me... I thought it was acceptable enough considering where it is situated, plus I had to venture into Pattonair's premises to take it, in which you aren't allowed unless you work there .... took many months of getting round to doing that, so a little disappointed it's not being added as evidence it still exists.... I'm the only one that's proved it!