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  1. Nice Class 50 pics, thanks, Mick. What make is that colour light signal please? Looks very authentic.
  2. DGR does globalisation: first run of the intermodal train Class 66 waiting for work Bringing home a train of containers - literally all the way from China Then it was time to form up another rake at Northdown container terminal: Before heading off again
  3. Your trees are looking great, Mick. Silver birch, perhaps. More happy leafing!
  4. A new kid on the block The 1st October celebrations in Dorking and Beijing mark an important milestone for the Fat Controller and the People's Republic of China. The date is also the anniversary of the opening of the DGR in 2012, and for all these reasons it frequently results in new stock arriving in Dorking. This year was no exception, seeing the DGR finally escape from the steam age with the acquisition of our first diesel (about time too, I hear Mick say) and what should be a decent train of intermodal wagons to complement it. Getting the too-bright and shiny intermodals couple
  5. Not the Night Mail Some old negatives recently came my way, courtesy of Julian, which look like photos from sixty years ago of the overnight mail trains that ran in both directions between Paddington and Penzance. Presumably these are summer photos, taken when the train could be seen in daylight. The trains had originally been known as the Great Western Up and Down TPOs and that continued after nationalisation. The Travelling Post Office vehicles are in the striking Post Office red livery used for the new Mk 1 mail train stock (1959 onwards) until their repainting into blue and gre
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