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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby John Hinson » Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:04 pm

It is certainly rewarding to me - sitting on my backside here feeding you a steady flow. Be assured it is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby StevieG » Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:32 pm

John Hinson wrote:It is certainly rewarding to me - sitting on my backside here feeding you a steady flow. Be assured it is greatly appreciated.

John
And thanks v.m. for your thanks John.

So different from 'someone' who frequently posts steam loco photos in 'another place', asking for locations, and any response(s) with the requested details is usually the last communication on the image in question ! :(
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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby Graham Maxtone » Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:54 pm

[quote="John Hinson"]Splendid work, chaps, thanks.

In another picture I just noticed above the buffer of a shunt engine at the shed there is a box visible in the background, very small on the image.

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Would this be Blackhouse Junction?


Yes John, that is Blackhouse Junction.

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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby mossend4 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:55 pm

John Hinson wrote:Splendid work, chaps, thanks.

In another picture I just noticed above the buffer of a shunt engine at the shed there is a box visible in the background, very small on the image.

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Would this be Blackhouse Junction?

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Yes, it’s Blackhouse Junction, confirmed by the buildings in background. Here are 2 other shots of the box:

https://www.railscot.co.uk/imageenlarge ... p?id=23524

https://www.railscot.co.uk/imageenlarge ... p?id=29507

The box on the other leg of the former triangle, Hawhill Junction, burnt down in the early 1970’s whilst the signalman was on duty.
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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby John Hinson » Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:12 pm

Excellent, thanks.

Heading south again . . .
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Given that it is obviously on "Underground" lines, and a large box of GWR proportions, I'm thinking it can only be Hammersmith & City line and must be Hammersmith itself?

The presence of the "hairy" photographer is due to an RCTS railtour in 1971.

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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby Russell Maiden » Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:29 pm

It certainly looks like it - taken from platform 3. The current LT SB is out of sight to the left of the building beside the 'hairy' one! I must confess I don't remember the GW box still being extant in 1971, but I do have a couple of pictures in my collection of Hmmersmith Junction and Westbourne Park GW boxes which I will look out and send to you.

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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby AN106 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:16 pm

John Hinson wrote:
The presence of the "hairy" photographer is due to an RCTS railtour in 1971.

John


If that is correct, it's probably the Q-Stock Commemorative Railtour of 12 September 1971.
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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby StevieG » Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:39 pm

AN106 wrote:
John Hinson wrote:
The presence of the "hairy" photographer is due to an RCTS railtour in 1971.

John


If that is correct, it's probably the Q-Stock Commemorative Railtour of 12 September 1971.
Certainly looks to me like a G stock ('Q23') car at the nearest end of the train.
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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby John Hinson » Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:56 pm

I could give you the car numbers from the other shots to compare with that web site but it isn't what we are here for . . .

I am running dry now and with perparations for visitors tomorrow things are going to slow down. However, I have a few Irish ones which I might mention in that section when time permits.

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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby davidwoodcock » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:39 pm

I have a vague recollection that the L&SWR box was still in place at Hammersmith (Grove Road) alongside the H&C station in the late-1960s when I worked for LT. Is my memory playing tricks with me or does anyone else remember it?
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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby John Hinson » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:02 pm

I photographed it (badly) in the seventies so your memory is fine.

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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby Mad Mac » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:59 am

mossend4 wrote:
The box on the other leg of the former triangle, Hawhill Junction, burnt down in the early 1970’s whilst the signalman was on duty.


Just to clarify (or confuse), I believe it was Hawkhill Junction. Legend has it that the chap operating the place had some sort of mental aberration brought on by the job.
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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby mossend4 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:55 am

Mad Mac wrote:
mossend4 wrote:
The box on the other leg of the former triangle, Hawhill Junction, burnt down in the early 1970’s whilst the signalman was on duty.


Just to clarify (or confuse), I believe it was Hawkhill Junction. Legend has it that the chap operating the place had some sort of mental aberration brought on by the job.


Sorry, didn't notice the 'k' had dropped out - it is Hawkhill Junction. I wasn't told the full circumstances surrounding the fire, but got the sense it wasn't deliberate. The 'charge' was that he had done nothing to prevent the fire spreading - which supports what you were told, 'he obviously didn't like the job'.
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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby John Hinson » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:51 am

Back to the nitty-gritty, I had a surprise this morning - the doorbell rang and a parcel arrived containing six more of Norman's index books which have been retrieved after going to the wrong recipient, which I had previously assumed to have gone in a skip. They don't quite cover everything, but I think I might be asking rather less questions here in the futue. To my eyes, this multiplies the (non-financial) value of the collection for there are quantities on subjects of little interest to me yet might fascinate others.

In case anybody is wondering, I have already put things in place for the future of the collection for when my toes curl up.

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Re: Identification of photographs

Unread postby Fast Line Floyd » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:35 am

davidwoodcock wrote:I have a vague recollection that the L&SWR box was still in place at Hammersmith (Grove Road) alongside the H&C station in the late-1960s when I worked for LT. Is my memory playing tricks with me or does anyone else remember it?

The box was actually the GW Grove Road Junction, I have a poor ish photo of it also.
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