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Date: 12/17/23 08:45
Grab Shots from May 1987
Author: gbmott

I was looking at some old slides that I had scanned that date from mid-May 1987.  I have no idea where these photos were taken, but I'll bet one of you could help.  I know that I had been in Derby visiting Mike Birkin and learning about the new Radio Token Block system installed on the West Highland Line and then was in York being shown the very-high speed turnouts at Westbury.  It could also be Crewe and even Lincoln.  Anyway, I gather that quite by accident I bagged a worthwhile locomotive.

Happy Holidays,
Gordon








Date: 12/17/23 23:39
Re: Grab Shots from May 1987
Author: railsmith

gbmott Wrote:
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> I was looking at some old slides that I had
> scanned that date from mid-May 1987.  I have no
> idea where these photos were taken, but I'll bet
> one of you could help.  I know that I had been in
> Derby visiting Mike Birkin and learning about the
> new Radio Token Block system installed on the West
> Highland Line and then was in York being shown the
> very-high speed turnouts at Westbury.  It could
> also be Crewe and even Lincoln.  Anyway, I gather
> that quite by accident I bagged a worthwhile
> locomotive.

That is the one and only member of Class 89, No. 89001, at Crewe.  https://www.aclocogroup.co.uk/index.php/the-locomotives-summary/89001



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/17/23 23:42 by railsmith.



Date: 12/18/23 04:50
Re: Grab Shots from May 1987
Author: 86235

gbmott Wrote:
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> I was looking at some old slides that I had
> scanned that date from mid-May 1987.  I have no
> idea where these photos were taken, but I'll bet
> one of you could help.  I know that I had been in
> Derby visiting Mike Birkin and learning about the
> new Radio Token Block system installed on the West
> Highland Line and then was in York being shown the
> very-high speed turnouts at Westbury.  It could
> also be Crewe and even Lincoln.  Anyway, I gather
> that quite by accident I bagged a worthwhile
> locomotive.
>
> Happy Holidays,
> Gordon

Great set of pictures. The passenger cars in the third shot look like the International trainset built by BRE (British Rail Engineering) on spec. It was sold to Iarnrod Eireann IIRC.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/18/23 04:50 by 86235.



Date: 12/18/23 06:24
Re: Grab Shots from May 1987
Author: gbmott

Thanks guys, and Merry Christmas to all.
Gordon



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