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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: The weekly Pic.   Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:51 pm

A few weeks back somebody suggested we find a pic and put a story to it. So here is mine :

First the pic :


I found this photo when I was looking at old photographs in cyberspace of my old school town - Sudbury, Suffolk.
The photo shows the state that the disused station had gotten into after several years. Its hard for me to believe that I last stepped foot on that platform in 1967 - I had missed the schol bus and so took the train for the 18 mile trip, I think it cost 1 shilling and sixpence.

EXACTLY one week later the last train ran and the line was closed.

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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: The weekly Pic.   Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:00 pm

Any idea if its still there or is it long gone?

mike
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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: Re: The weekly Pic.   Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:15 pm

I have not been there for years but there is still a connection to Colchester, there must be a station building of some sort.

According to "Disused Stations In the UK" Link it is now underneath a car park, demolished in 1991.
the station in my hometown (Haverhill) is now buried forever under the newest Tesco, which opened last week. My mum worked the W.H Smith stall in the early 50s, she met my dad who was a GPO messenger boy at the station ?- the rest really is history.

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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: The weekly Pic.   Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:42 pm

Great story and a great but sad picture. That would have mde a great home for someone.

In France most of the old stations are sold or almost given away to retired 'Cheminots' who at least look after them for a while.
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: The weekly Pic.   Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:37 pm

I love the idea of little stories like this. It connects the past with the present to continue our history.

Mikey
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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: The weekly Pic.   Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:31 pm

So here the next quest where and why ?

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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: Re: The weekly Pic.   Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:38 pm

Well it must be America cos it says "Enter Front", could be Australia

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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: The weekly Pic.   Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:45 pm

nope not australia
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philkelly



Location : Vienne, France and Islington. London

PostSubject: Re: The weekly Pic.   Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:18 am

Pacific Electric cars from Los Angeles after the system was abandoned in 1953 as a result of pressure from the automobile, oil and freeway lobby. At least 2 former PE routes have now been resurrected (half a century later) as part of LA's light rail system.

Phil
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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: The weekly Pic.   Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:39 pm

I identified the tram as part of a huge production (arround 5000) I bumped into those pictures in website about montréal.

Here the links :

http://www.bilan.usherb.ca/bilan/pages/evenements/20155.html

http://lemab.ca/dossiers/tramways/Trams_Montreal1959.jpg

http://www.davesrailpix.com/

http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~wyatt/alltime/index.html

http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~wyatt/alltime/pics/

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philkelly



Location : Vienne, France and Islington. London

PostSubject: Re: The weekly Pic.   Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:38 pm

On Pacific Electric, look at this:

http://www.oerm.org/pages/pehistory.html

The threat to the Red Cars is a central plot device in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit". Unlike the movie it did not have a happy ending...
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philkelly



Location : Vienne, France and Islington. London

PostSubject: Re: The weekly Pic.   Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:48 pm

Orange Empire Museum's preserved Red Cars:

http://www.oerm.org/pages/pe.html
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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: The weekly Pic.   Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:58 pm

Thanks, got the rest of the story now Very Happy
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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: The weekly Pic.   Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:07 pm

Another one Smile

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philkelly



Location : Vienne, France and Islington. London

PostSubject: Re: The weekly Pic.   Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:52 pm

This is an ingenious device whereby locomotives are used to deliver water to farmers in Germany during severe drought periods. Wink
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philkelly



Location : Vienne, France and Islington. London

PostSubject: Re: The weekly Pic.   Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:55 pm

This is an ingenious device whereby locomotives are used to deliver water to farmers in Germany during severe drought periods. Wink
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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: The weekly Pic.   Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:43 pm

Look at the stack of cord wood in that tender. Not too many wood fired locos out there anymore. I'm guessing this is a bit further east than Germany.

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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: Re: The weekly Pic.   Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:07 pm

Is this an "Emperors new clothes " type thing ? cos I can't see anything at all - no links or pics - what are you all looking at ?

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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: The weekly Pic.   Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:04 pm

I can't see anything either Neutral

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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: The weekly Pic.   Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:32 pm

It's a narrow gauge and yes someone guess right, it's further east.

It's a Kch4 in lituania taking water from the tank. It's a soviet series of narrow gauge locomotive.

here a link about it :

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Kch4

And more in russian :

http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A2%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BA-%D0%BF%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%B7

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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: What is going on here ?   Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:28 pm

What is the story behind this picture ?
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: The weekly Pic.   Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:09 pm

I saw this on the BBC World Service about an amphibious bus.

It's on trial in Scotland I believe.

Would you travel in this? Shocked

Maybe Eurolines will buy some for an express 'non-stop' through coach service, London-Paris.
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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: Re: The weekly Pic.   Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:35 pm

mmmm, have to push for a bit more I 'm afraid - for a bonus point what company is involved ? and a bonus bonus point what colour socks am I wearing ?

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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: The weekly Pic.   Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:38 pm

Was it cheapper to cross the river like that instead of building a bridge ?

(didn't have time to see the news, just guessing)
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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: Re: The weekly Pic.   Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:29 pm

Well it says that the ferry was £400,000 a year and nobody used it much. The bus is £700,000 - so there must be some sort of sense in it.

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