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70's Stalwart.

By Bo Montrode16/5 19:07Wed May 16 19:07:49 2018

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Severn Valley 3 day diesel gala starts tomorrow. Looking forward to the double headed Warships.

The day we went to Torquay (20th November 1971) for the FA Cup there were 5 of them in the works at Newton Abbot.

Brilliant way to follow the football club you've always supported - by train.

Hopefully see one of your old classmates at the event - into his early 60's now.

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By 70s stalwart16/5 20:47Wed May 16 20:47:17 2018In response to 70's Stalwart.Top of thread

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Me and the missus are off to Devon, so will have to give that a miss. I will def be at the Hereford game next season though. The Torquay trip was memorable for the shocking state of the pitch and the shedload of goals Ted McDougall put past Margate that afternoon.

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By Bo Montrode16/5 21:00Wed May 16 21:00:03 2018In response to Re: 70's Stalwart.Top of thread

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Should be a better day in Devon tomorrow than all those years ago! Never stopped raining all day. Perfectly good equalizer ruled out as well. Why did it always have to happen to us?

Have a great day.

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By ,shifter (Shifter)16/5 19:13Wed May 16 19:13:09 2018In response to 70's Stalwart.Top of thread

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You into railways ?
My late dad was a loco driver in the days of steam,happiest days of his life,just love seven valley railway.

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By Bo Montrode16/5 19:27Wed May 16 19:27:48 2018In response to Re: 70's Stalwart.Top of thread

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My mum's older brother only worked for one company his whole working life. British Railways.

Left School at 14 with no qualifications to climb inside hot fireboxes at Nuneaton MPD and clean them.

40 years later was a Top Link Driver and drove the Royal Train.

Ended his career as a Traction Inspector.

My mum used to sit me on his garden wall where the Atack Snooker is when I was a nipper - there used to be some Railway houses there. Used to watch the Steam hauled expresses thundering past.

Couldn't really not be interested in Railways after that!

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Re: 70's Stalwart.

By ,shifter (Shifter)16/5 20:03Wed May 16 20:03:40 2018In response to Re: 70's Stalwart.Top of thread

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Steam locos had a personality all of their own,diesel and leccy no personality,still a business and things move on .
Dad used to tell me some funny stories,one under attack from Jerry,him and his mate jumped into an allotment at Willesden
Mam said they had fresh veg for weeks.
:)

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By Bo Montrode16/5 20:23Wed May 16 20:23:06 2018In response to Re: 70's Stalwart.Top of thread

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Steam was gone by the time I was 7. Nuneaton sheds closed soon after.

Died in the wool steam enthusiasts quit en masse, to them it was like losing a limb.

I carried on. Early diesels still had a personality, just because you couldn't see the moving parts didn't mean that there was nothing going on inside!

Always made me smile when a picture of a steam engine coming to the rescue of it's broken down usurper was published.

Question of there being plenty of life left in the 'old dog' yet.

Still got vivid memories of the aftermath of the sleeper derailment that I saw, on the morning after it happened, on my way to the college.
Cannot remember one minute of the rest of that day.

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By 70s stalwart16/5 21:01Wed May 16 21:01:19 2018In response to Re: 70's Stalwart.Top of thread

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I used to lie in bed in Weddington listening to the trains hurtle through Trent Valley station. That night the sound of the train approached, but suddenly stopped rather than carrying on. Eerie.

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By bert's dad16/5 20:16Wed May 16 20:16:20 2018In response to Re: 70's Stalwart.Top of thread

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Shame the war had been over for two years 😋

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By Bo Montrode16/5 20:32Wed May 16 20:32:28 2018In response to Re: 70's Stalwart.Top of thread

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Always wondered why Bedworth never got attacked during the war.

Until someone pointed out to me that from all the aerial photographs that the Jerries had, it looked like it had already been done!

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