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« Reply #60 on: September 12, 2017, 08:29:02 PM »

Or donated to the National Railway Museum.
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« Reply #61 on: September 14, 2017, 08:41:07 AM »

I doubt it too. However it would be nice if the nameplates found their way to the families if, of course, they would like them.

Agree, or if the families don't want the nameplates, perhaps they could be auctioned and the proceeds given to the families ?

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I was told all names are coming off when they go to off lease, with the exception of Driver Stan Martin and Driver Brian Cooper who's names will be transferred to powercars that GWR are keeping.
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« Reply #62 on: September 14, 2017, 08:58:34 AM »

That's really good news if true.
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« Reply #63 on: September 14, 2017, 09:35:30 AM »

That list of power car names reminded me of an incident at Reading a few years back.

43179 Pride of Laira had developed a fault and a fitter was summoned from Old Oak Common to coax some life back into it.  As he clambered down from the power car, covered in grease and grime after tinkering in the engine room, he muttered to me "If that's Laira's best, I don't think much of it!"  Grin
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« Reply #64 on: September 16, 2017, 08:14:07 PM »

43179 Pride of Laira had developed a fault and a fitter was summoned from Old Oak Common to coax some life back into it.  As he clambered down from the power car, covered in grease and grime after tinkering in the engine room, he muttered to me "If that's Laira's best, I don't think much of it!"  Grin
I found a list somewhere of First Great Western power car depot allocations. Not sure if it is correct, but if it is then 43179 is not really "Laira's best"; far from it, since my list shows it is allocated to Old Oak Common. Again, that might be incorrect information, so can anyone confirm?
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« Reply #65 on: September 16, 2017, 09:25:11 PM »

Try this list, from the 125 Group.  Wink

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« Reply #66 on: September 17, 2017, 10:58:59 AM »

Try this list, from the 125 Group.  Wink
Ah, that might be where I got my list from. Look at the 'depot' column for the so-called "Pride Of Laira"; it says "OO" for Old Oak Common.
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« Reply #67 on: September 17, 2017, 07:08:11 PM »

I did, and it does.  Smiley

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William Huskisson MP was the first person to be killed by a train while crossing the tracks, in 1830.  Many more have died in the same way since then.  Don't take a chance: stop, look, listen.

"Level crossings are safe, unless they are used in an unsafe manner."  Discuss.
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