Confessions Of A Teenage Trainspotter (Trains; Trainspotting)

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I'd like a view of the crest on the side. :)
This is the best I can with an iPad camera.
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In beautiful condition. Should get a good price.
 

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On the anniversary of the Colwich train crash, 35 years ago.

At 18.28 two Inter-City trains, the 17.00 Euston/Manchester Piccadilly and 17.20 Liverpool Lime St/Euston service collided.

The only fatality was Eric Goode, driver of the Liverpool service. He is remembered as a railway hero for seeing the danger and applying the brakes in the 8 seconds he had to react. A street in Crewe is named after him.

Eric Goode was a relation by marriage of my family and I went to primary school with his sons. They were nice boys.

There are lots of photos of the crash site online but here are two from Crewe.

Before - 86211 City of Milton Keynes

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After, scrapped at Crewe Works.

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In beautiful condition. Should get a good price.
Unfortunately not mine but I’m getting a cut on his trains that I’m selling.Strangely no maker name on it so it’s either scratch built or a kit.
 

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@escargot RIP Eric Goode the horror he must have faced with the helplessness.
First I have heard about this tragedy.
 

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@escargot RIP Eric Goode the horror he must have faced with the helplessness.
First I have heard about this tragedy.
Bless him, he did his duty.

The driver and a trainee in the other engine were able to jump to safety seconds before the impact.
All Eric could do was slow the train down in the hope of reducing the force of the impact. He succeeded at the cost of his own life.

The cause was a complicated signalling issue which recurred in 1999 at Ladbroke Grove, resulting in 31 deaths and hundreds of injuries.

The carriages from that crash were also taken to Crewe. I saw them, on railway land next to the Four Eagles pub. By that time the area was being redeveloped and you could drive right past wrecked rolling stock that was there for investigation.
 

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It takes guts to drive a train especially a steam train hard in poor conditions,
or a complete lack of imagination.


:omr:
 

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Old trains and snow plus a strangely wonderful soundtrack:

I'm too young to remember steam trains, but the Blue Pullman and the Western Region diesel hydraulics (Westerns and Warships) are my childhood memories personified. I'll show this to my 87-year-old dad who's sure to enjoy it, and is clearly old enough to remember steam.

And that is a strangely modern soundtrack for 1963.
 

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In Chesterfield today -



Maybe an idea to avoid the Hornsbridge Island if you can. A railway coach being transported has hit the bridge. Long delays in the area.

This railway coach is believed to be used in the filming of the new Tom Cruise movie Mission Impossible 8 currently being shot in Stoney Middleton.

It's all sorted now! Apart from the dent.
 

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More Tom Cruise news - the bent train was already damaged. It's a movie prop, not an actual carriage, and was being moved with a police escort from a quarry where it had been chucked over the edge in aid of the plot.

Here it is setting off -

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Here are snaps of the damage after the bridge strike -

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Oops.
 

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Remember going to the open day there October 91.
I remember getting a bus into town (Manchester) then a train to Crewe.
£1-50 entrance fee to get in if I remember rightly.
My parents would have grounded me if they found out I went alone!
They thought I were playing five-a-side for the Boys Brigade!
Crewe is a fair way away for a 13 year old..
 

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Reminds me of when I was involved in the construction of a new signalling and training centre for SWT there was a room with 4 huge train simulators in it.
With a double bed and room service? :rollingw:
 
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