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BulwellBrian last won the day on August 18 2013

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About BulwellBrian

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  • Birthday 12/06/1942

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    St Albans, Herts
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    Railways & other transport, Coal Mining, & anything else that catches my interest.
  1. Sounds You Remember

    The sound of Rolls Royce testing jet engines at Hucknall, and like Col trains at Bulwell Common.
  2. Nottingham & Notts Books

    I have the Hepburn book, he was one of the best railway photographers.
  3. No Col the bridge on Cliff's map is the one I remember but the perspective of the photo make it look closer to the viaduct than my legs remember. My memory of the common is like yours with lots of gorse but no trees.
  4. Cliff. Ton, The bridge on the last photo is on the GCR/GNR connecton which was built at the same time as the GCR main line on the viaduct. The bridges were iron on blue brick abutments not red brick arches. I am a bit puzzled as I recall such a bridge on this line but I remember it as further towards Moor Bridge. Perhaps I mis remember. Fly2, there were two fish trains about 20 minutes apart in the 1950's. My mates and I called them big fish and little fish, I am not sure where they came from (Grimsby or Hull) or where they went, they always had some fish vans behind the guardsvan. In those days big fish was usually hauled by a K3 2-6-0 and little fish by a B1 4-6-0, in latter years Britannia 4-6-2 appeared.
  5. Buses in Nottingham

    I think chocks were sometimes used by trolley buses on route 43 when they parked on the hill on Highbury Road near the old town hall.
  6. A few random photos - 6

    Thanks Clif, what I like to see nostalgia! Victoria Station never looks quite right with LMS locomotives. It should be a B1 and a O1. Good photo though.
  7. Any organists?

    Stanley Middleton the school teacher & author was organist at Bulwell Wesley Methodist Church.
  8. A few random photos - 5

    My first car was a Ford Anglia like the one in the top picture. The second picture shows trolley buses with the tram tracks still in place. I always like the old photos you post Cliff, thank you.
  9. I never saw a B17 on the GCR, the footballer series with larger tenders did work there but went to east anglia before I was old enogh to be a train spotter. I think the B1's replaced them.
  10. I am not trying for one up manship but its just a factor of advanced age but I saw 990 and 251 in 1953 at the Doncaster plant centenary. I was 10 years old and my mother took me on a special train from Bulwell Common to see the locos. I particulaly remember 60022 Mallard as I walked through the tender to the footplate, I also remember 26020 as it was the first electric loco I saw. Also B17 61604 Elveden which was on the scrap road.
  11. '60s Nottm Video.

    My father worked for Sloans on the right of the Carrington Street view. I also remember the Bulwell Floods and similar ones in 1947 when I was 4 years old.
  12. A few random photos - 3

    I like the photos, this is why I joined, nostalgia.
  13. Railway Photos

    LNER 2554 Woolwinder as a class A1.
  14. A few random photos - 3

    Thank you Cliff Ton, they bring back memories of former days 50+ years ago.
  15. A614 The old Rufford Road 1950s

    When I was a child the family would travel to my Aunt & Uncle who lived near Grimsby. We would go from Bulwell down Oxclose line and up the A614, opposite the Clumber Park gates was a road that led to Retford that road was lined both sides with small corrugated iron huts that my Father told me were used to store amunition. This would be about 1947 to 1949. I remember the red centre lanes, I think they were common on trunk roads at the time. Of couse then traffic was much lighter and slower, it was quite common to come accross a lorry doing 20mph when the car was doing 35mph. What was safe then became leathal in later years.