Time for a new train line through the south west

Colesman Ballz

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I saw it a few minutes later on the sea wall at Dawlish.
I noticed earlier a West Coast Diesel locomotive(Class 47,I think)run down light.
I wonder if that is the traction coming back ?
It is a trip by the Railway Touring Company running from Slough to Par and return. Leander is hauling the train from Taunton to Plymouth and return. Slough to Taunton, and Plymouth to Par legs are diesel hauled. Leander has been temporarily stabled at Bishops Lydeard on the West Somerset Railway for the trip, before returning to its base at Carnforth.
 

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Not sure if this has been shared on this thread before.
In case it has not.1898 a train travelling from Barnstaple Junction through to Barnstaple Town Station & beyond.


Edit : Ah that’s a shame..It won’t let me post a direct link to fb.

A remarkable bit of good quality film.Worth a look via google.
 

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For any "Gricers" out there who fancy a bit of "Maybach magic", preserved Class 52 Diesel Hydraulic, Western Champion returns to the mainline with a trip from Gloucester to Kingswear and return on Saturday 25th Sept, so if you are not planning a trip to Hartlepool an alternative option !
 

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For any "Gricers" out there who fancy a bit of "Maybach magic", preserved Class 52 Diesel Hydraulic, Western Champion returns to the mainline with a trip from Gloucester to Kingswear and return on Saturday 25th Sept, so if you are not planning a trip to Hartlepool an alternative option !
I always thought the Westerns had a more elegant look than the Warships.

Just out of interest, was the term "gricers" current in BR steam days, or is it a more recent word? I can't say I like it, and certainly wouldn't have referred to myself as such when I was a young trainspotting snipperwhapper!
 

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I always thought the Westerns had a more elegant look than the Warships.

Just out of interest, was the term "gricers" current in BR steam days, or is it a more recent word? I can't say I like it, and certainly wouldn't have referred to myself as such when I was a young trainspotting snipperwhapper!
I have always regarded it as applying to diesel enthusiasts, as opposed to the aficionados of the steam locomotive !
 

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We are the grandchildren of apes, not angels
I'm with Greyhound on this. "Enthusiasts" is a far less pejorative term.
"Gricers" seems like a conflation of "Gripe" and "Grouse" (the latter in the sense of "to complain angrily")
Hence a "gricer" sounds like someone more likely to be moaning on TWoWS after every defeat.
 
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