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1  Sideshoots - associated subjects / Preserved railway lines, Railtours and other rail based attractions / Re: Auction of Railwayana, including 9 GWR sponsored lots, 17.11.18, Pershore on: Yesterday at 02:17:56 pm
Auction results:
https://www.gwra.co.uk/auctions/hierarchy/55/November-2018.html

The HST nameplates varied in price from 750 (lot 238 "Peninsular Medical School") to 3,200 (lot 397 "Glorious Devon"). "Michael Eavis", lot 353 went for 1,950; wonder if it was bought by Michael Eavis..?!  Cheesy

The highest price paid, unsurprisingly, was a Flying Scotsman nameplate (lot 280), which sold for 64,500.
2  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Bumper picture quiz - November 2018. on: November 12, 2018, 08:04:48 pm
(T)rack of Lamb.
3  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Bumper picture quiz - November 2018. on: November 10, 2018, 11:21:31 am
2. Old Oak Common open day September 2017.
4  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Wrong type of season? on: October 31, 2018, 03:41:12 pm

There is a genuine connection with the railways here: Justin Hayward was born in Swindon in 1946, a stone's throw away from the GWR works.
5  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Where were Phil and his camera today - 30/10/18 on: October 31, 2018, 01:07:00 pm
I often like to use old maps to see how a location has changed:
https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=16&lat=50.4842&lon=-3.6245&layers=171&b=1
6  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Wrong type of season? on: October 31, 2018, 11:55:35 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83k-ZtWqtTE  Cheesy
7  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Wrong type of season? on: October 30, 2018, 01:08:33 pm
It must have still been summer between Sheffield and Barnsley!  Wink
8  Journey by Journey / Plymouth and Cornwall / Re: Sleeper problems on: October 25, 2018, 10:06:07 am
The rail treatment train was cancelled yesterday between Par and Penzance and back.

Also cancelled today between Par and Westbury:
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/H48126/2018/10/25/advanced
9  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Problems with the Night Riviera sleeper - December 2014 onwards on: October 19, 2018, 10:00:39 am
Down service terminating at Plymouth this morning

Seems to have continued later to Penzance ECS. Wonder what arrangements were made for the passengers?
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/O49307/2018/10/19/advanced
Cross Country seem to have provided the replacement service;
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/C76004/2018/10/19/advanced
10  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Problems with the Night Riviera sleeper - December 2014 onwards on: October 19, 2018, 09:53:33 am
Down service terminating at Plymouth this morning

Seems to have continued later to Penzance ECS. Wonder what arrangements were made for the passengers?
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/O49307/2018/10/19/advanced
11  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: The fair weather railway? on: October 12, 2018, 02:04:39 pm
Indeed, further delayed at Newton Abbot:
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/C40111/2018/10/12/advanced
12  All across the Great Western territory / Diary - what's happening when? / Re: Colthrop Crossing Box Open day - 10 Oct 18 on: October 07, 2018, 04:46:07 pm
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..., as part of Rail Week.

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Information and visual displays will be available, and rail staff will be on hand to answer any questions as well as take visitors on guided tours of the signal box at the crossing. Rail Week is a dedicated week of activities and open days running from Monday 8 October to Sunday 14 October, aiming to inspire young people and encourage them to consider careers in the railway industry.

What else is happening in Rail Week?

Google found this: https://www.railweek.com/events/
13  All across the Great Western territory / Broadcast media about railways, and other means of transport / Re: Intercity 125: The Train That Saved Britain's Railways on: September 28, 2018, 06:43:35 pm
Both episodes are being shown again tonight at 7pm on Channel 5.
14  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Intercity Express Train (IET) failure, near Exeter, 13 September 2018 on: September 13, 2018, 08:15:36 pm
1Z99 approaching failed train from behind...
15  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: IETs into passenger service from 16 Oct 2017 and subsequent performance issues on: September 12, 2018, 09:29:09 am
Facinating photograph published elsewhere of stored (redundant) HST sets at Ely: https://www.flickr.com/photos/robmcrorie/43879066534/in/photostream/

Some of those sidings must be new, as they don't appear currently on Google maps:
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Ely/@52.4097715,0.2907868,3606a,35y,60.7h/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x47d80b13a8c66535:0xd5c9b00306add425!8m2!3d52.399539!4d0.262363

I don't follow - I can see the same six sidings, and even the same arrangmemnt of points lading to them!
The sidings on the far side of the photo (approx. 12 roads) are new.
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