A 'period' classics pictures thread (Mk II)

A 'period' classics pictures thread (Mk II)

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P5BNij

9,691 posts

75 months

Tuesday 27th July
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Lily the Pink said:
I thought first that it was a School, but I never got that familiar with SR locos.

1661 (was 47 613/47 840) is in two-tone green, don't know where it currently is.
The Schools were slightly shorter with only four coupled driving wheels wink

Last I heard 1661 'North Star' resides on the West Somerset line, I used to drive it at Old Oak when it was 47 077 and like most of that batch of named 47s it was well looked after. Many a shed turn at OC was spent cleaning and polishing the nameplates on them to help pass the time between card games and pots of tea.

Back on topic, well almost - on the way home from work I spotted a 1970 / 71 Mini 1275GT in glorious BL Bronze Yellow which had the bottom six inches of the bodysides painted in black Hammerite, a real blast from the past hehe

mfmman

1,102 posts

152 months

Tuesday 27th July
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P5BNij said:
Back on topic, well almost - on the way home from work I spotted a 1970 / 71 Mini 1275GT in glorious BL Bronze Yellow which had the bottom six inches of the bodysides painted in black Hammerite, a real blast from the past hehe
Another year, another MOT, another two inches higher with the underseal

The life of the Mk4 or Mk3 Ford Cortina by the late 80s.smile

RichB

45,725 posts

253 months

Tuesday 27th July
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P5BNij said:
The loco in the background is one of the BR 'Standards', possibly a '4MT' built in the 1950s, and the lovely looking old thing in the foreground is a Southern Railway built 'King Arthur' or 'Lord Nelson' class, complete with an eight wheeled tender.
It's a King Arthur. The giveaway is the short smokebox, shorter than the Lord Nelsons. Other differences are the firebox and cab front windows but they are not clear in that photo.

Yertis

16,329 posts

235 months

Tuesday 27th July
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RichB said:
It's a King Arthur. The giveaway is the short smokebox, shorter than the Lord Nelsons. Other differences are the firebox and cab front windows but they are not clear in that photo.
yes The man knows his Maunsells. thumbup

velocemitch

3,289 posts

189 months

Tuesday 27th July
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What’s a Tug... in railway parlance?
I’m obviously way out of date with my knowledge of loco nicknames.... Duff, Hoover, Bag, Rat, Whizzo, Yep Got that, not Tug though.?

Rostfritt

2,970 posts

120 months

Tuesday 27th July
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some bloke said:


Wellington NZ, outside Parliament 1965. I think that's a 62 Ford Galaxie, probably a government limo.
Nice pic, not that I recognise any of the cars there. That would have been pre Beehive or Bowen House. I used to have my lunch on that lawn about 3 years ago. I don't know if you still can, as a lot has happened since then.

P5BNij

9,691 posts

75 months

Tuesday 27th July
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velocemitch said:
What’s a Tug... in railway parlance?
I’m obviously way out of date with my knowledge of loco nicknames.... Duff, Hoover, Bag, Rat, Whizzo, Yep Got that, not Tug though.?
Sorry should have said earlier, it’s a Class 60 wink

forsure

1,993 posts

237 months

Wednesday 28th July
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P5BNij said:
Lily the Pink said:
1661 (was 47 613/47 840) is in two-tone green, don't know where it currently is.
Last I heard 1661 'North Star' resides on the West Somerset line, I used to drive it at Old Oak when it was 47 077 and like most of that batch of named 47s it was well looked after. Many a shed turn at OC was spent cleaning and polishing the nameplates on them to help pass the time between card games and pots of tea.
Recently repainted in BR blue as 47 077 (at West Somerset) and now on hire to NYMR.

https://depg.org/our-locomotives/class-47-d1661-no...


P5BNij

9,691 posts

75 months

Wednesday 28th July
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forsure said:
P5BNij said:
Lily the Pink said:
1661 (was 47 613/47 840) is in two-tone green, don't know where it currently is.
Last I heard 1661 'North Star' resides on the West Somerset line, I used to drive it at Old Oak when it was 47 077 and like most of that batch of named 47s it was well looked after. Many a shed turn at OC was spent cleaning and polishing the nameplates on them to help pass the time between card games and pots of tea.
Recently repainted in BR blue as 47 077 (at West Somerset) and now on hire to NYMR.

https://depg.org/our-locomotives/class-47-d1661-no...
Very smart, just as I remember it but without the '80s headlight on the front. My brother's mate owns 47 484 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel' although I'm not sure where it's being kept at the moment (it was another of our pet locos at Old Oak wink).

dandarez

12,094 posts

252 months

Wednesday 28th July
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P5BNij said:
Lily the Pink said:
I thought first that it was a School, but I never got that familiar with SR locos.

1661 (was 47 613/47 840) is in two-tone green, don't know where it currently is.
The Schools were slightly shorter with only four coupled driving wheels wink

Last I heard 1661 'North Star' resides on the West Somerset line, I used to drive it at Old Oak when it was 47 077 and like most of that batch of named 47s it was well looked after. Many a shed turn at OC was spent cleaning and polishing the nameplates on them to help pass the time between card games and pots of tea.

Back on topic, well almost - on the way home from work I spotted a 1970 / 71 Mini 1275GT in glorious BL Bronze Yellow which had the bottom six inches of the bodysides painted in black Hammerite, a real blast from the past hehe
Lovely colour, I got wind of it coming in the late 60s from my dad who worked at BL, he was good pals with one of the top sprayers in the paint shop who agreed to respray my then boring Loch Blue Imp bottom half in it. He resprayed the top half in another BL colour, Faun Brown.

This was the moment I sold that car waiting for the buyer to pick it up. I'd just bought the met. gold Sunbeam Imp Sport in front .

It didn't stay gold very long, the same paintshop guy resprayed it for me in BL Glacier White and Rootes Wardance Red. I've always liked cars being two-tone colours.

Escort3500

8,464 posts

114 months

Friday 30th July
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Market day in Guisborough with a well-used example of Ford UK’s attempt at a woodie surf wagon smile


2 sMoKiN bArReLs

26,883 posts

204 months

Friday 30th July
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Escort3500 said:
Market day in Guisborough with a well-used example of Ford UK’s attempt at a woodie surf wagon smile

Great photo! Branch of Martins Bank, which was bought out by Barclays

bigothunter

2,103 posts

29 months

Friday 30th July
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2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
Great photo! Branch of Martins Bank, which was bought out by Barclays
And subsequently closed, no doubt whistle

RATATTAK

7,066 posts

158 months

Friday 30th July
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Escort3500 said:
Market day in Guisborough with a well-used example of Ford UK’s attempt at a woodie surf wagon smile

Numberplate says it's a Yorkshire car wink

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

26,883 posts

204 months

Friday 30th July
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RATATTAK said:
Numberplate says it's a Yorkshire car wink
Me duck (if Nottishamshire). I like your thinking.

(But Durham in real life hehe)

5pen

1,458 posts

175 months

Saturday 31st July
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A few I found from my late father’s photo album.

I think think this is a Jaguar (any help with identification greatly appreciated).


Bond Mini Car. He had this whilst briefly living and working on the Isle of Wight I believe.


Sunbeam Alpine. This must be around 1966/67.

Roy C

4,151 posts

253 months

Saturday 31st July
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5pen said:
I think think this is a Jaguar (any help with identification greatly appreciated).


Probably a 1934 or 1935 SS2 1½-Litre (pre-SS Jaguar).

P5BNij

9,691 posts

75 months

Saturday 31st July
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Wood & Pickett's workshop in Park Royal, West London in 1970, a Mk2 Cooper S is having a hatchback conversion....


Hugo a Gogo

23,078 posts

202 months

Saturday 31st July
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2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
RATATTAK said:
Numberplate says it's a Yorkshire car wink
Me duck (if Nottishamshire). I like your thinking.

(But Durham in real life hehe)
Guisborough used to be in the North Riding of Yorkshire, Durham was only North of the Tees. That was the olden days tho wink

Hugo a Gogo

23,078 posts

202 months

Saturday 31st July
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bigothunter said:
If a time traveller returned to his* favourite landmarks of London 74 years previous, what would his* impression would be? scratchchin

For the pc/woke amongst us, please replace "his" by "their"
The East London boozer I used to frequent in the 90s with a proper old school landlord is now the Faizan e Islam mosque