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Author Topic: Old Oak Common Open Day - Saturday 2nd September 2017  (Read 3158 times)
ChrisB
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« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2017, 09:32:39 AM »

So have I
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« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2017, 10:59:39 AM »

... and me.  See you there.
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« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2017, 12:36:58 PM »

Ticket and tour booked, all for a good cause.
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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2017, 08:13:15 PM »

Just booked - from our hotel in Bern. Not wishing to make anyone jealous, but travelled today under cloudless blue skies through Dissentis on the 1 metre gauge Matterhorn Gotthard railway over Overalp (1-2 metres of snow), Andermatt, Brig, and on to Bern on the SBB.
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« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2017, 04:40:39 PM »

I have the standard ticket.

All VIP tickets sold out.

I will be travelling from Cardiff Central.

I remember travelling on HST 253 007 on a test run, invited by Harry Mathieson, Traction Inspector. 1976.

OOC to Pad, Pad to Swindon & return, if I remember correctly it managed 134 mph, then an emergency brake appication test, didn't even spill my coffee.

I miss all the people I worked with at OOC.

A great bunch of people, including Zedabee (not sure how you spell that...................

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« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2017, 09:46:58 PM »

I have the standard ticket.

All VIP tickets sold out.

I will be travelling from Cardiff Central.

I remember travelling on HST 253 007 on a test run, invited by Harry Mathieson, Traction Inspector. 1976.

OOC to Pad, Pad to Swindon & return, if I remember correctly it managed 134 mph, then an emergency brake appication test, didn't even spill my coffee.

I miss all the people I worked with at OOC.

A great bunch of people, including Zedabee (not sure how you spell that...................


Them's some memories.  Welcome to the forum, Peter ... you'll find friends with railway interest at just about all hours on the Coffee Shop!
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« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2017, 09:15:40 AM »

I have the standard ticket.

All VIP tickets sold out.

I will be travelling from Cardiff Central.

I remember travelling on HST 253 007 on a test run, invited by Harry Mathieson, Traction Inspector. 1976.

OOC to Pad, Pad to Swindon & return, if I remember correctly it managed 134 mph, then an emergency brake appication test, didn't even spill my coffee.

I miss all the people I worked with at OOC.

A great bunch of people, including Zedabee (not sure how you spell that...................



Zebadee son still at Reading.   It was sad that last year Dutchie passed away.

I will miss the Oak when she closes the once grand Depot of the GWR, she had her heart ripped out when the round house went (never saw it) had her muscle's torn when the Factory went but she limbered on.  All is not doom and gloom the new Elizabeth Line depot is on the site and North Pole is just across the line, so in essences the Old Oak live on
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« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2017, 10:51:56 AM »

Plus allegedly there will be the interchange station with HS2 etc. Although I doubt if I will see it!
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