A 'period' classics pictures thread (Mk II)

A 'period' classics pictures thread (Mk II)

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ClaphamGT3

7,519 posts

187 months

Sunday 14th July
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P5BNij said:
North London, 1974...

Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands was a big fan, having owned 2 365s a 400 and a 412

Isimmo

1,087 posts

115 months

Sunday 14th July
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P5BNij said:
It's Trivton Parva Gaol for you Dicky my lad!

I've been trying to pin down exactly where that pic was taken, I sign all of the electrified routes in the West Mids bar one so it'll be a route I've driven over regularly. I think it *might* be Tile Hill north of Coventry but the photo is almost forty years old and the lineside looks very different now.
The signal has a position one junction indicator, so not Tile Hill.

Woody.GTJ

1,921 posts

163 months

Monday 15th July
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scs1 said:
Just found this photo ,taken during a visit to Capri in the late sixties/early seventies.
On first glance I thought the taxis may be American but I think perhaps they are Fiats which have been decapitated nd then had a "Surrey roof" added.
Also looks like an electric vehicle on the left of the picture.
They still have some of those running as taxis in Capri, or they were when I was there 3 years ago

P5BNij

3,919 posts

50 months

Monday 15th July
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Isimmo said:
P5BNij said:
It's Trivton Parva Gaol for you Dicky my lad!

I've been trying to pin down exactly where that pic was taken, I sign all of the electrified routes in the West Mids bar one so it'll be a route I've driven over regularly. I think it *might* be Tile Hill north of Coventry but the photo is almost forty years old and the lineside looks very different now.
The signal has a position one junction indicator, so not Tile Hill.
There used to be a goods loop at Tile Hill on the down side with an associated route indicator on the previous signal, but looking at the pic again I think it's somewhere else, possibly on the Stour line between Brum New St and Wolverhampton.

john2443

4,404 posts

155 months

Monday 15th July
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DickyC said:
Either the very early cars had less upholstery or my one had been got at.

Less carpet for lightness.
The very early cars had rubber mats and no carpet. They are extremely rare (the mats not the cars!)

P5BNij

3,919 posts

50 months

Monday 15th July
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A thrusting young turk enjoys his new purchase in 1965...




manorcom

212 posts

46 months

Wednesday 17th July
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I was doing some research about what we were doing and the adverts we were seeing in 1969 at the time of the moon landing. i came across these two ads which I thought you guys might like.



I remember a chap I used to work with around this time had one of these brand new. He didn't keep it long, he said it was not very practical. He swapped it for a Bedford Dormabile.
I did buy Hush Puppies though.


P5BNij

3,919 posts

50 months

Wednesday 17th July
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And in contrast to the above exotica (hehe) I give you Paignton Goods Yard in sleepy Devon, 1972...


aeropilot

18,438 posts

171 months

Wednesday 17th July
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P5BNij said:
And in contrast to the above exotica (hehe) I give you Paignton Goods Yard in sleepy Devon, 1972...

Scammel Iron Horse ......smile

I remember them back in the late 60's buzzing about in the goods yard at the old Greenford Mainline station.

Lily the Pink

2,265 posts

114 months

Wednesday 17th July
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aeropilot said:
P5BNij said:
And in contrast to the above exotica (hehe) I give you Paignton Goods Yard in sleepy Devon, 1972...

Scammel Iron Horse ......smile

I remember them back in the late 60's buzzing about in the goods yard at the old Greenford Mainline station.
I remember them in maroon, running around Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton stations. Maybe early 60 s?

P5BNij

3,919 posts

50 months

Wednesday 17th July
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They first appeared in the '50s and a few were still knocking around in daily use in the late '70s in obscure out of the way places.


P5BNij

3,919 posts

50 months

Sunday 21st July
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Photo c/o Dave Ford, Seaham Harbour in April 1987...




Johnspex

1,798 posts

128 months

Sunday 21st July
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Lily the Pink said:
aeropilot said:
P5BNij said:
And in contrast to the above exotica (hehe) I give you Paignton Goods Yard in sleepy Devon, 1972...

Scammel Iron Horse ......smile

I remember them back in the late 60's buzzing about in the goods yard at the old Greenford Mainline station.
I remember them in maroon, running around Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton stations. Maybe early 60 s?
Isn't it Three wheel horse rather than iron horse?

Dapster

3,186 posts

124 months

Sunday 21st July
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P5BNij said:
Photo c/o Dave Ford, Seaham Harbour in April 1987...

Mk 1 Passat Estate and Mk 5 Cortina clearly visible - I think that's a white jelly mould Sierra in between them in the background. Can't make out the others.

ClaphamGT3

7,519 posts

187 months

Monday 22nd July
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Dapster said:
Mk 1 Passat Estate and Mk 5 Cortina clearly visible - I think that's a white jelly mould Sierra in between them in the background. Can't make out the others.
A red Renault 5 just behind the Cortina

Johnspex

1,798 posts

128 months

Monday 22nd July
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Johnspex said:
Lily the Pink said:
aeropilot said:
P5BNij said:
And in contrast to the above exotica (hehe) I give you Paignton Goods Yard in sleepy Devon, 1972...

Scammel Iron Horse ......smile

I remember them back in the late 60's buzzing about in the goods yard at the old Greenford Mainline station.
I remember them in maroon, running around Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton stations. Maybe early 60 s?
Isn't it Three wheel horse rather than iron horse?
Mechanical horse was apparently the name.

leggly

1,342 posts

155 months

Monday 22nd July
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Johnspex said:
Johnspex said:
Lily the Pink said:
aeropilot said:
P5BNij said:
And in contrast to the above exotica (hehe) I give you Paignton Goods Yard in sleepy Devon, 1972...

Scammel Iron Horse ......smile

I remember them back in the late 60's buzzing about in the goods yard at the old Greenford Mainline station.
I remember them in maroon, running around Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton stations. Maybe early 60 s?
Isn't it Three wheel horse rather than iron horse?
Mechanical horse was apparently the name.
That’s a Scammell Scarab

Jukebag

992 posts

83 months

Monday 22nd July
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Poor quality I know as taken from a home video. Personal car of actor Stan Richard's who played Seth Armstrong in Emmerdale. Taken outside the old "Woolpack" pub in the village of Esholt, West Yorkshire on his arrival for filming scenes for episodes in 1994 (shortly after Butch Dingle made his debut in the show). I think I stopped watching that drivel about 20 years agosmile

Saab 900s (particularly the pre-face lift/flat nose models) must be getting pretty rare nowadays. These were very good cars for the time IMO. My dad owned two 900s, one like the below and a 3 door hatchback Turbo (both early flat nose models), both of which of in the early 90s had done well over 100,000 miles and still performing well.



Edited by Jukebag on Monday 22 July 10:44

P5BNij

3,919 posts

50 months

Tuesday 23rd July
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Not sure if I've already posted this one or not - Old Oak Common depot a few miles out of Paddington on 21st November 1976, photo c/o Jim Ellington...


aeropilot

18,438 posts

171 months

Tuesday 23rd July
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P5BNij said:
Not sure if I've already posted this one or not - Old Oak Common depot a few miles out of Paddington on 21st November 1976, photo c/o Jim Ellington...

With the tops of the old chimney's of the old Acton Lane Power Station in the background.