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Title: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: Red Squirrel on October 06, 2019, 11:38:06 am
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grahame, bobm and reginald25 may not enter!


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: bobm on October 06, 2019, 11:47:24 am
Suits me - haven't got a clue!  ;D


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: IndustryInsider on October 06, 2019, 12:01:02 pm
Stourbridge Junction?  Reminds me of the little service shed for the Parry People Mover, Class 139s.


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: johnneyw on October 06, 2019, 12:12:38 pm
My austerity Bond Villain lair!  :(


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: bignosemac on October 06, 2019, 12:23:22 pm
Stourbridge Junction?  Reminds me of the little service shed for the Parry People Mover, Class 139s.

That was also my immediate first thought. Pretty sure I've got a photo of the same shed somewhere.


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: JontyMort on October 06, 2019, 02:19:37 pm
Stourbridge Junction?  Reminds me of the little service shed for the Parry People Mover, Class 139s.

That was also my immediate first thought. Pretty sure I've got a photo of the same shed somewhere.

Definitely Stourbridge Junction.


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: Red Squirrel on October 06, 2019, 02:29:12 pm
Yup, Stourbridge Jct. A cute little house for a cute little train...


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: bignosemac on October 06, 2019, 04:02:11 pm
Couldnt find my picture of the train shed. Did find this though:

(https://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt68/bignosemac/101_0828a_zpsbtxyxyro.jpg)


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: Bmblbzzz on October 06, 2019, 07:02:23 pm
I thought it was the entrance to a Secret BunkerTM of HST125s to serve the post-apocalyptic railway community.  ;D


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: bobm on October 06, 2019, 07:13:59 pm
Nah - they are stored at Box Tunnel.   ;D


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: TonyK on October 06, 2019, 08:51:07 pm
Couldnt find my picture of the train shed. Did find this though:

(https://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt68/bignosemac/101_0828a_zpsbtxyxyro.jpg)

Are there any other pictures of a passenger with the same number of wheels as the train?


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: Western Pathfinder on October 06, 2019, 10:47:27 pm
Nah - they are stored at Box Tunnel.   ;D

Along with the rest of the Strategic Reserve,and Lord Lucan ,and most probably Sheargar !


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: IndustryInsider on October 06, 2019, 10:54:58 pm
Here's a photo I took that shows the shed.  Doors open!


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: johnneyw on October 07, 2019, 12:27:42 pm
This forum clearly has inspirational power. I've decided to take a look at the Stourbridge PPM myself and also break the travel at Droitwich Spa for a little nose around there. If I split my journey Temple Meads to Worcester Shrub Hill, then Shrub Hill to Stourbridge Town, it's just over 15 quid (with my card) using cheap day returns. Add the Redland to Temple Meads bit for less than two quid and that's still under 17 pounds of your earth money for a day out.
Anybody know much about Droitwich?


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: TonyK on October 07, 2019, 12:38:01 pm

Anybody know much about Droitwich?


It is rather salty. It has a Spa (and a Spar).

I think that's about it.


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: johnneyw on October 07, 2019, 12:52:20 pm

Anybody know much about Droitwich?


It is rather salty. It has a Spa (and a Spar).

I think that's about it.

Well, as long as it's got a Spar......


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: Red Squirrel on October 07, 2019, 01:14:15 pm
This forum clearly has inspirational power. I've decided to take a look at the Stourbridge PPM myself and also break the travel at Droitwich Spa for a little nose around there. If I split my journey Temple Meads to Worcester Shrub Hill, then Shrub Hill to Stourbridge Town, it's just over 15 quid (with my card) using cheap day returns. Add the Redland to Temple Meads bit for less than two quid and that's still under 17 pounds of your earth money for a day out.

My work is done!

Anybody know much about Droitwich?

Actually I know Droitwich very well - there's plenty there to keep you entertained for upwards of half an hour. Probably the best bit is High Street, which is about ten minutes' walk from the station; lots of teetering timber-framed houses rendered wonky by brine extraction. Saunter back via the Vines Park for a bit of canalside interest, and perhaps drop in at the Gardeners Arms on Vines Lane if a swift half floats your boat.

Or there's the Town Trail, if you prefer: https://www.visitdroitwichspa.com/droitwich/heritage-town-trail/


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: stuving on October 07, 2019, 01:43:05 pm
Anybody know much about Droitwich?

No. Between Kalundborg and Allouis, isn't it?


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: bobm on October 07, 2019, 03:27:29 pm
Anybody know much about Droitwich?

Home of Radio 4 Longwave

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Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: rogerw on October 07, 2019, 03:35:45 pm
Pedant alert!
The masts are actually in Wychbold, some 3 miles distant from Droitwich


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: johnneyw on October 07, 2019, 04:13:56 pm
Many thanks all, it looks like a jolly enough jaunt for Wednesday and the weather seems okay too. I'm not expecting the Hanging Gardens of Babylon or herds of Wildebeest sweeping majestically across the plain!  Well, what can you get these days for 16.30?


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: bobm on October 07, 2019, 04:20:25 pm
Pedant alert!
The masts are actually in Wychbold, some 3 miles distant from Droitwich

But you can see them from Droitwich and their frequency is marked Droitwich on my antique radio.   ;D


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: grahame on October 07, 2019, 04:27:19 pm
Many thanks all, it looks like a jolly enough jaunt for Wednesday and the weather seems okay too. I'm not expecting the Hanging Gardens of Babylon or herds of Wildebeest sweeping majestically across the plain!  Well, what can you get these days for 16.30?

According to Trip Advisor, you can't expect to find those at Clevedon Marine Lake either

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g504119-d12198640-r492255081-Clevedon_Marine_Lake-Clevedon_Somerset_England.html

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I'm not sure what Gary above was expecting from the sea pool in Clevedon- the hanging gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeest sweeping across the plain?


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: CyclingSid on October 07, 2019, 05:35:03 pm
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Home of Radio 4 Longwave

and like all the BBC transmitters they have been outsourced.


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: JontyMort on October 08, 2019, 08:35:29 pm
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Home of Radio 4 Longwave

and like all the BBC transmitters they have been outsourced.

In railway terms, don't miss the centre-pivot lower quadrant semaphores at the north end of the down platform. Quite a nice box too, at the junction.


Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: johnneyw on October 08, 2019, 11:20:59 pm
Many thanks all, it looks like a jolly enough jaunt for Wednesday and the weather seems okay too. I'm not expecting the Hanging Gardens of Babylon or herds of Wildebeest sweeping majestically across the plain!  Well, what can you get these days for 16.30?

According to Trip Advisor, you can't expect to find those at Clevedon Marine Lake either

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g504119-d12198640-r492255081-Clevedon_Marine_Lake-Clevedon_Somerset_England.html

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I'm not sure what Gary above was expecting from the sea pool in Clevedon- the hanging gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeest sweeping across the plain?

Well it's as good an excuse as any to add the clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcliR8kAbzc



Title: Re: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019
Post by: TonyK on October 11, 2019, 09:42:30 pm
Seems I may have undersold the place.



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