Time for a new train line through the south west

iscalad

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The driver should have ‘let the tyres down’ to gain the extra 6-8” to reverse out.

That happened at the Iron Railway bridge on the A30 at Goss Moor in the 1980s.
The Police were escorting a exceptional load(a friend of mine was in the detail) someone screwed up the height,the trailer just caught the bridge & got stuck.The Old Bill fearing acute embarrassment let the tyres down & the trailer then cleared the bridge 😁 A call to a local garage for a air compressor to pump the tyres up after the trailer cleared the bridegroom...It was like Billy Smarts Circus 🤣
Anyone who's watched Fireman Sam will know to let the tyres down.
 

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I'm not very good at knowing what all the classes of trains are, but I do like the class 37. Apparently one of them is off to Dudley to have an alternative power supply put in. The great thing is the noise it makes. :cry:
 

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I'm not very good at knowing what all the classes of trains are, but I do like the class 37. Apparently one of them is off to Dudley to have an alternative power supply put in. The great thing is the noise it makes. :cry:
They were built in the sixties and coming up to sixty years old. As for their noise, their nickname is "Growlers" ! :)
 
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I've heard the driver of the Tesco lorry involved in this weeks bridge battering comes from a place 40 miles West of the Fairer City of Exeter - could he be trying to stop the Grecians playing on Friday ?
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Not South West related as such, but those of you who like to travel may like to know that there is a new no frills train operator running trains from London to Edinburgh (stops at Stevenage, Newcastle, Morpeth and Edinburgh). The service starts towards the end of October, and when I checked the rail fares it was £13.10 for a single with a railcard 😯 Journey time of 4h30m.

 
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Claiming Stevenage as a "stop" is a bit of a stretch...once the "regular" timetable starts just one train a day, and that in the southbound direction only. :LOL:
(Mind you, who would really want to "alight" at Satanage anyway?)
 
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