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John Griffiths - 11/21/00 09:39:45
My Email:jgriffiths@paradise.net.nz
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Have noticed your sites before. People are now asking me to design web sites for them like the one of the Westport Railway Preservation Society. Hi,Hi!!!I'm currently back at Westport but tend to move around alot. Keep up the good work- PS Where are you based? Cheers- JohnG


Dave Waite - 11/18/00 00:23:29
My Email:waite@cadence.com
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I really enjoyed your site and appreciate you sharing these. The photos took me back to my trainspotting days around London in the 60's. I used to regularly sneak into Willesdon, Kentish town, Campden town, Kings Cross, Old Oak Common and Stratford and a most made it into Neasden a couple of times but got thrown out. How quickly it is lost forever. I now live in San Diego but still am very nostalgic about those days


Cass Franklin - 10/25/00 02:45:49
My Email:pockethammerless@hotmail.com
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Loved those drawings on the NZ page. I am looking for information on US export steam locomotives. Where did you get the drawings from? Thanks in advance, Cass Franklin


BEN DARBY - 10/20/00 19:59:24
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DAVE HANCOCK - 09/15/00 11:21:23
My Email:david.hancock@ntlworld.com
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good site.do you do a postal service for diesel photos.if so could you let me know


DAVE HANCOCK - 09/15/00 11:19:51
My Email:david.hancock@ntlworld.com
Comments:
good site.do you do a postal service for diesel photos.if so could you let me know


Malcolm Davenport - 09/10/00 17:23:46
My Email:mdmacky@ntlworld.com.uk
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very good, the pictures you have taken were before i held the position of water orton relief signalman and its nice to see it has it was.


Richard Gibb - 07/13/00 08:20:45
My Email:rick.gibb@bt.com
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Hello John Great site loved the pictures looking down the boilers of the BR5 and Jocko, brought back happy memories of my firing days at Cricklewood 14A 1957 -1965 I left when the green boxes came along, my old Dad was at Willesden 1A He stuck it to the end. Any way Thanks again for a great site and if you still fancy putting a bit round a box try this site http://www.battewell.freeserve.co.uk/ Kind regards Richard Gibb like you on of the un-lettered 70 thousand. PS. I will be Back


Richard Gibb - 07/13/00 08:19:10
My Email:rick.gibb@bt.com
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Hello John Great site loved the pictures looking down the boilers of the BR5 and Jocko, brought back happy memories of my firing days at Cricklewood 14A 1957 -1965 I left when the green boxes came along, my old Dad was at Willesden 1A He stuck it to the end. Any way Thanks again for a great site and if you still fancy putting a bit round a box try this site http://www.battewell.freeserve.co.uk/ Kind regards Richard Gibb like you on of the un-lettered 70 thousand. PS. I will be Back


Wally Rogers - 07/01/00 23:36:19
My Email:slgsghhs@earthlink.net
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Thank you for a fine tour. Your pictures may have been grey but your remarks were of passion.... Your 3-1/2" model is gorgeous. May it steam well. Many thanks again.... (I worked as a switchman nights (you know, the extra board) at the age of 20 in 1950 for the Southern Pacific, in their passenger and freight yards in Oakland accross the bay from San Francisco. Steam and diesels. How I would like to smell boiler-gas mixe with hot oil just once more again!).... The best of fortune to you....


jake kribel - 06/19/00 18:42:57
My Email:popogigo58@hotmail.com
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nice page!


KEITH HOWARD - 06/17/00 23:02:19
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San Francisco CA USA Great B&W pics of great old steam trains. 6/17th/00


stan lockie - 06/05/00 04:15:17
My Email:lockiefamily@xtra.co.nz
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excellent pics sent me back to my youth many happy hours spent "bunking" sheds all over the country searching for the ellusive locos.


Ron Rice - 05/30/00 22:17:46
My Email:rice_10685@msn.com
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D.DONNELLY - 05/30/00 21:22:47
My Email:d.donnelly@tesco.net
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well done - loved the prototypes - copied most of them - now going thro' Bullied site - cheers


Nigel Thompson - 05/05/00 17:21:03
My Email:nigel.d.p.thompson@lineone.net
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Thank you for letting me se your pics of rail track.I Wish more people would take photos like you have done. I work with rail track my self and like to se these pics


Steve davies - 04/30/00 20:53:54
My Email:ikbrunnel@aol.com
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Just to say many thanks for the great photos, I to was a train driver for 20 years , I now live in america and work for the american railroads ,what a differance like 1st & 3rd class british rail was a first class railway , america well less said the bett r, anyway like the photos keep them up.


Mike Jakeman - 04/29/00 10:15:00
My Email:sibyl.jakeman@cableinet.co.uk
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Nice site - especially the photos round Water Orton and Kingsbury. Found you quite by accident when looking to get hold of a copy of the "Titfield Thunderbolt" on video by following various links after initially "Asking Jeeves".


Geoff - 04/08/00 19:51:09
My Email:gebeer@lineone.net
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Brilliant


george ackerley - 03/19/00 00:17:37
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great site train mad 8 year old


Garvice Upton - 03/18/00 23:01:00
My URL:http://www.garvice.free-online.co.uk
My Email:garvice@yahoo.com
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Smashing site I am an ex Crewe North fireman and passed fireman having served in the Perth & Glasgow links firing lizzies so nice to see some more on the net. please visit my site and if you feel it worth a visit add a link I intend to link to yours garvice.


Brian Tucker - 02/20/00 17:13:59
My URL:http://www.btinternet.com/~b.n.t
My Email:b.n.t@btinternet.com
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I have browsed your'e sight many times,particularly like your'e shot of eastleigh yard.Its always good to read your'e comments about your'e experiences "on the job" so to speak,and the photos to look at aswell.if you get a chance have a browse at my site i would appreciate any comments,or a link? thanks brian


Darren - 02/18/00 21:52:18
My Email:spudrick@cwnet.com
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the picture of the class 57 is misleading: it was a class 28 that had the Co-Bo wheel arrangement...unless of course it was taken up into departmental use to test equipment that would have gone into the 57 (should they have arrived)


Eddie Bellass - 02/18/00 08:43:29
My URL:http://(In cold storage!)
My Email:eddie.bellass@btinternet.com
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Very nice site, of which I've merely skimmed the surface. Will return for a longer look at a time when standard British phone call charges (still applied here to internet access numbers)are much cheaper... i.e at weekends.


Alan Corner - 02/06/00 23:14:30
My Email:alancorner@paradise.net.nz
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Just arrived in NZ having to send back to the UK for models is there anywhere in NZ where they sell a good range of British Locos Steam & Diesel Best Regards Alan


Ralph Cleary - 02/06/00 05:35:01
My Email:cleary@alphalink.com.au
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I am a member since 1962 of Puffing Billy preservation Society,Belgrave,Victoria,Australia.


Geoffrey Griffiths - 02/03/00 17:26:44
My Email:griffithgm@aol.com
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ashley - 12/23/99 05:19:50
My Email:a1brother@hotlmail.com
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do you know of any sites that relate to derby with regards to steam trains and now defunct lines that ran through there?


Ian Fletcher - 12/23/99 00:09:30
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Very enjoyable!


Eric Brennan - 12/16/99 16:37:32
My Email:ebrennan@cybebeach.net
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Hello John, I am also an expatriot, living in Canada, Sudbury, Ontario to be exact. I have been searching for those flaming shed codes for about a year now. Thanks to you I have them! My fascination lies with LNER locomotives. I used to live in Manchester near Gorton tank works and shed. This pal of mine wants a picture of Blair Atholl (A3). Do you have any ideas?


Ray Sigvertsen - 12/01/99 05:17:27
My URL:http://http://www.geocities.com/pahiatuarailcar/
My Email:sigvert@xtra.co.nz
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John... Great site and thanks for all your help and advice... The Hornby-Dublo lay-out looks like a heap of fun... especialy so when you and your Dad were putting it together. Over & out for now... Ray


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Sean Healy - 11/09/99 20:13:01
My URL:http://www.esng.co.uk
My Email:sean@kerry.demon.co.uk
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i think that your pictures are out of this world. when i look at sites they don't normaly have many pictures but yours is great.


anthony williams - 10/18/99 10:26:18
My URL:http://yahoo.com.au
My Email:Attache_FM
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Chris Hyde - 09/24/99 04:59:36
My Email:chyde@alphalink.com.au
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Congrats on a great site - filled me with painful nostalgia! - since I grew up in close proximity to Saltley shed and passed Aston everyday on the way to school.Spent my formative years train spotting around those sites. Have been in Australia for 22 yrs ow and still miss the old place! Keep up the good work.


STEPHEN DAVIES - 09/23/99 16:27:18
My Email:WWW.IKBRUNNEL@AOL.COM
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I NOW LIVE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNA BUT ONCE LIVED AND WORKED IN ENGLAND ,I WAS AN ENGINE DRIVER IN THE DIESEL AGE BASED AT DIDCOT OXFORD ON THE WESTERN REGION AND AT RAMSGATE ON THE SOUTHERN I NOW WORK FOR A RAILROAD OVER HERE THE (BNSF) I LOVE TO LOOK AT A D PRINT RAILWAY PICTURES OF BOTH DIESEL & STEAM SO PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK .


Luigi de Sanctis - 09/10/99 13:49:11
My Email:desanctis@casaccia.enea.it
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I'm from Rome and a british steam "lover" Very good web site.


Gwyn Humphreys. - 09/04/99 13:10:27
My Email:Gwyn.farndon@virgin.net
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Hi John, Following our ICQ chat(I enjoyed my fish and chips)I`ve started going through your site, I`ve seen about a 10th. up to now, so far "Brilliant" is the word. Talk to you soon. Gwyn.


Ric Charnley - 08/03/99 23:35:54
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Calling from Los Angeles. Grandson of LMS driver (Fleetwood sheds) and great gradfather Lancashire & Yorkshire driver (also Fleetwood sheds) Lived in Coleshill 1977 till last year - still have house in High Brink Road. May be found in Green Man when in Coleshill. Currently working with Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra & playing clarinet in Covina Concert Band. Best Wishes.


merv higgs - 07/30/99 08:54:16
My Email:elmo99@wci.ab.ca
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Have visited your site several times I used to lived near the watercress line in hampshire. watched the troop trains heading for Suez. I saw the Bill Haley special go through Winchester while on my way to school. Have lived with my family near Edmonton Alberta Canada for the last twenty years. I really enjoy my return visits with my wife to the UK. On our last visit we travelled the GNER fron Kings Cross to Alnmouth. Shall visit your site again as I also have me ories of Weymouth. Great photo of Norms Gean.


merv higgs - 07/30/99 08:40:51
My Email:elmo99@wci.ab.ca
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Mark Armstrong - 07/27/99 17:49:28
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Unit 006 is a 4 Sub Numbers 975590(10833) & 975591(10834)


noel sherwood - 07/04/99 02:37:58
My Email:linda/rabit net ,com au
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thank you for this visit


noel sherwood - 07/04/99 02:35:16
My Email:linda/rabit net ,com au
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thank you for this visit


noel sherwood - 07/04/99 02:32:59
My Email:linda/rabit net ,com au
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thank you for this visit


Charles Weber - 07/03/99 22:13:50
My Email:weber@brinet.com
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Dear Mr. Griffith ; Because of your interest in transportation you may be interested in a proposal for a type of wide gauge express rail line which would be so efficient for transcontinental freight, economies of scale, and piggy back operation that it would make the Panama Canal obsolescent, shown below. You may see the article at; http://members.tripod.com/~charles_W/widerr.html WIDE GAUGE RAILROAD Charles Weber weber@brinet.com I would like to propose a railroad system which would have such low charges that a cross country freight line would make the panama canal obsolescent. It centers around the concept of wide gauge rails. The present system uses a rail gauge which tied right in with the wooden axles of Louis the XIVth stage coaches. With modern metals, equipment is possible with spans of a hundred feet or more. Back in the days when capital (especially steel) was hard to come by, when track had to thread through and around valleys and mountains, engines were small, and railroads had to go through towns, narrow gauge rails were logical, in fact essential. Now, we have massive freight tonnages, low cost Bessemer steel, hugh earth moving machines for leveling right-of-ways, and fleets of supporting trucks. It seems strange to me to make railroads using machines which can scoop up a whole railroad carload in their buckets, while the railroads themselves wander around the country using Toonerville trolleys. A railroad with, say a 47 foot wide track, would be able to field cars with up to 1,000 times the existing box cars for low density loads (like furniture). This would represent a substantial escalation in cube and the square of the gauge ratios for low density cargo. This would represent a labor cost between 0.1% and 1% of existing costs for such cargo. The fuel costs would be considerably reduced also. Air resistance should increase about proportional to the gauge for long trains while the capacity should rise about proportional to the square of the gauge for that same air resistance. Bearing frictional losses and maintenance cost differentials are more difficult to predict, but there should be considerable advantage. While it is true that inertial losses from starting and stopping would be about the same, this should be an express line with stations as much as 100 miles apart and no switching yards, so there would be little starting and stopping. In addition, short trains would be practical, as short as even a single car (analogous to highway trucking), so that with competent scheduling, a car might well go across the whole continent without stopping. Furthermore, it might be possible to use the same geared wheel used for accelerating out of a station to feed power back into the system or into an adjacent town upon stopping. With such large equipment, many clever devices would be practical which would be too bulky for the present tiny equipment, such as Cotrell precipitators for pollution control. The track would not require much more steel than existing tracks because the track would be almost straight. Flat 2 or 3 inch thick plates of manganese steel on top of high strength concrete bases running in the same direction as the track would probably work fine if separated by a rubber mat. Zig-zag end rail expansion slots would then be possible, thus permitting short rails and easy nailing (tie downs). The tie downs would be easy because manganese steel does not lost its great strength and hardness upon welding. If the wheel flanges were on the outside, the compressional strength of concrete could be used for the "ties," insulated against the worst temperature extremes of expansion. Where such a line would really come into its own, though, and the main reason for building it, would be as a piggy back operation. Trucks, barges, trailers, and railroad cars could be loaded and carried at right angles to the track. Thus, no layover loading time or switching would be required. The train could pull into the station, insert a punched card or disc into a computer, and in a few minutes, every device supposed to be unloaded there would be moved off the train with hydraulic pistons or cables on its own wheels or skids. Then, immediately after, or even simultaneously, hydraulic pistons could push on the vehicles meant to be loaded. Furthermore, it would be practical for drivers to ride along, for it should be no problem to maintain an average speed of 40 or 50 miles per hour. The cost overnight might well be commensurate with motel and fuel charges alone. There would be minimal demurrage charges. Ocean freight could not compete in safety, cost, or speed. Not even a new pipe line could compete moving oil or lignite from the west. Therefore, one right- of-way would do it. The advantage would not end there. As a system to reduce our miliary costs, it would dwarf the sue of railroads in the Civil War. A two ocean navy would be not nearly as essential, for ships as large as 70 feet wide by 300 feet long could be moved from one ocean to the other in less than half a week. Such a ship can handle any surface rockets and could even launch an airplane. If designed right, it could also land one. One submarine admiral when asked, estimated that capital ships would last two weeks in a major war. So these small ships might well be all we had to fight with anyway. There is one more problem that could be solved with los cost freight. Eastern garbage could be moved to a western desert valley, and stock piled there against the time when there was enough "ore" to "mine" it for its mineral and energy content. There would be no danger to ground water from such a storage if designed right, nor would it be necessary to allow odors to escape. There would be no one around to complain about real or imagined problems. Instead of going to great expense to throw this valuable "ore" away in thousands of dangerous and expensive dumps, it would inexpensively disappear from our cities. This system might be worth it for this alone. Air cushion vehicles might prove even more practical. Air flotation becomes more practical as vehicles become larger. The tracks should be much less expensive and the cars somewhat so. Moving disabled vehicles off the track anywhere along the line should be much easier. Braking is fail safe. It should be able to tolerate much sharper curves. One logical place for the test line would be between Ohio and Montana. Such a route would avoid the expense of bridges over the rivers of the southern Mississippi valley and be on easy terrain. If it proved practical, it could be extended coast-to-coast. If political problems could be solved, it might be a good way to link trade between North and South American, between Russia and China, and maybe even between Europe and Africa. It would make these areas noticeably more prosperous.


Michael Humphreys - 07/03/99 14:49:07
My Email:michael.y.humphreys@gte.net
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I got to your site by searching for dublo (I bought some new GWR Hornby trains in England in 1997) and was idly exploring what 'dublo' would turn up. I am English, have lived in New jersey, USA, since 1986, but went to boarding school from Reading to Taunton via BR/GWR in 1953-59. Brunel, the builder of GWR, is one of my heros! I like your site - a lot of work!! I am into G-scale mainly, but starting to think about modelling GWR in the 1920's,starting with my Hornby purchases. Any ideas? michel humphreys


Martin Blanchard - 06/24/99 23:43:26
My URL:http://www.fortunecity.com/wembley/highbury/214/lner.htm
My Email:martin@lincoln.college.adelaide.edu.au
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Hi, I thought your page was wonderful. Lots of great information (headcodes and signalling particularly) and very well set out. I was wondering if you would allow me to use your photo of the Morayshire, with acknowledgments of course, on my website. I am also intrigued by the movie of the A4 on your main page, where did you obtain that? Wonderful site. Martin


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John Bowes - 05/19/99 03:50:07
My Email:jebo@ihug.co.nz
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Just let you know my change of address. But a small querry if someone could give me some info on typical dimensions of inspection and ash pit's it would be much appreciated. Keep up the great work. John


Alan Spencer - 05/16/99 18:23:28
My Email:101745.2210@compuserve
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I started with BR at Bromsgrove (85D) in February 1963 and have progressed from Engine Cleaner to Driver and now I am a Driver Manager with 36 years service, in those years I worked at bromsgrove, Old Oak Common, Southall, Bromsgrove (2nd time), Bescot, S ratford (30A) then Wimbledon Park (my present depot). regards, Alan.


Pete Champion - 05/09/99 16:48:44
My Email:BRITTRAIL@aol.com
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Seems like we had a almost parralel life. I was also a fireman on Steam, but at Kings Cross and Hitchin, then went into the army (did'nt like Diesels) came back as a Guard on the line and came to the USA. Great page I really am enjoying it, good luck to you in New Zealand Pete


Diane Griffiths - 03/27/99 09:46:19
My Email:graceland@clear.net.nz
Comments:
Congratulations on your homepage. Rcognise most of the photo's


David Gilbert - 02/28/99 19:54:01
My URL:http://www.gilbert.freeserve.co.uk
My Email:d@gilbert.freeserve.co.uk
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I have enjoyed my visit. Thanks for sharing your memories. David


Mark Goodspeed - 02/23/99 13:33:33
My URL:http://ourworld.compuserve.com/HomePages/MarkGoodspeed
My Email:MarkGoodspeed@csi.com
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Nice site, like the graphics.


Roger - 02/23/99 02:26:51
My URL:http://members.tripod.com/~Bahnanlagen/index.html
My Email:kpevt12@hotmail.com
Comments:
Wonderful photos of steam. I envy you for being able to work on steam locomotives. Enjoyed your site and would like to link you to my site with your permission.


alfbuckley - 02/21/99 00:41:35
My Email:alfbuckley@yahoo.com
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Well John, What a surprise I got by clicking on your e-mail, not only a Brummie but a steam buff. I was born in Aston Newtown Row 1936, I worked for British Rail Vauxhall Depot 1957/59, got married and moved to live in Coleshill till 1972 moved away with my job then ended up 20 years later in Suffolk where I am now. Your site is great and its late at night at the moment but first thing tomorrow I will show my family your site because they all love railways. Thanks for the surprise it was great and I will pass on the info to as many of my friend as there are out there. By the way my best friend moved to Aus about the same time that you moved to NZ and Im in regular contact with him. Wonderful keep up the good work and would love to hear from you Cheers Alf Buckley


alfbuckley - 02/21/99 00:29:33
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Mark Bennett - 02/18/99 21:37:09
My URL:http://members.xoom.com/MGO148/gen.html
My Email:mark@6lda28b.freeserve.co.uk
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Just popped in to have a look at the diesel pages, an honestly written account of just about everything, the sort of things that make you think "I thought I knew that but didn't". You just can't beat being there which seems to make the pictures just that it special!


Fred Allcott - 02/01/99 15:40:10
My Email:fallcott@uniserve.com
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How your pages brought back memories, especially the Harrow smash - I left UK for Canada in 1975 and had been involved with UK clubs both rail and buses from about 1946. It is fantastic that yopu and others take their time to bring such happy memories. I always lived in GWR country in both England and Wales.


Arnar Oskarsson - 01/22/99 12:18:58
My URL:http://www.vefur.is/postcards
My Email:webdesign@altavista.net
Comments:
Hello John, and thanks for visiting my pages of Birmingham postcards. Glad to hear you liked them, unfortunately I don't have any additional information about the scenes as I live in Iceland and have in fact never been to Birmingham myself. Your Web site s very informative, keep up the good work, regards from Iceland - Arnar


toby ganbrand/stockholm - 01/21/99 09:56:18
My Email:toby_ganbrand@hotmail.com
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R. Milner - 01/05/99 20:26:21
My Email:robert.milner@virgn.net
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Good site, Lots of time gone into it


Fen Parker - 01/02/99 12:21:19
My Email:fen@station.freeserve.co,uk
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As I said before, You are a No 1, Class A GENIUS--------you found my friends after being lost to me for 26 years. Grateful thanks from FEN & MARGARET


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stephen c - 12/31/98 15:54:37
My URL:http://home.earthlink.net/~stcarr
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Nice site...please visit me, sign the guestbook!

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Kevin Tether - 12/23/98 15:18:17
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Via local Library Internet Stourbridge, West Midlands(West of Birmingham, England) John, Just calling to wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! From a Modern Traction Fan, Kevin (Just a thought for this time next year, just prior to the new Millenium. All the World will want to be over there to see the Sunrise, there will be more humans than the renowned sheep population.) I will keep in touch periodically in the New Year, John. Bye for now! Kevin


DJ Rowe - 12/23/98 11:02:16
My Email:he.rowe@xtra.co.nz
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I have just discovered your site. As it is nearly midnight, I have not got time now to really explore it but, believe me, I will do so over the Xmas/New Year break. If you do come to Wellington, I invite you to look me up. While I am a Kiwi, I model British trains. I am a member of the Wellington British Railway Modellers, and we have a web site (I can't immediately find the address but a decent search engine will o it for you) and some club rooms with some rather good layouts. Please keep in touch and warm regards, Des Rowe


GEORGE REEVE - 12/12/98 09:57:46
My URL:http://IRWELLPRESS.CO.UK
My Email:GEORGE@IRWELLPRESS.CO.UK
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John, I very much enjoyed your site - you must write something for BRILL! Let us know if you would consider a couple of thousand words on Saltley?


Tony Aldridge - 12/09/98 18:48:57
My Email:tony@internetwork.net
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correcting my email address.


Tony Aldridge - 12/09/98 18:47:13
My Email:tony@interneywork.net
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I grew up in Gloucester and "train spotting" was a wonderful pastime for me while my mother worked. GWR and LMS were the lines that came through Gloucester. I spent many a summer afternoon on the platforms collecting numbers and names as the trains came and went. Thanks for a chance to relive those memories Tony


Stephen Cross - 12/05/98 12:12:16
My Email:hiweigh@zip.com.au
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Excellent !


David G. Fischer - 12/02/98 01:04:12
My Email:www.dlkmeep@aol.com
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Dear Mr. Griffiths: I have been having a very good time viewing your web site the past couple of evenings. I especially enjoy your photos of steam equipment at work in normal, everyday railroading. I am a member of the Illinois Railway Museum here and I invite you to look at its web site at www.irm.org. if you have not previously seen it. The museum has operable steam, diesel, and transit equipment. Should you ever visit the States, I invite you to visit IRM as my guest, but bring plenty of film! Congratulations on your web s te and you are to be commended on your generosity in sharing your collection with railfans worldwide. Regards, Dave Fischer


David Fischer - 12/02/98 00:57:01
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colin reynolds - 11/25/98 18:03:28
My Email:creynold@tnc.com
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Enjoyed your site very much. I grew up near Dawlish in Devon and spent a fair bit of my childhood watching the trains from the cliff wall. I was born in 1945 and did my watching til about 1960 - I was taken back in memory very pleasantly. Thanks.


tony buller - 11/23/98 14:53:24
My Email:tony_buller@ccmail.manchester.gov.uk
Comments:
some interesting photos . i have not yet seen them all. i like duchess of montrose at crewe.i used to have the h/d model! more please.


Gary Payne - 11/18/98 23:43:08
My Email:evo@pemail.net
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Nice site John... Very atmospheric. Take care.


Simon Harder - 11/15/98 11:40:28
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Very nice web site. Im from 71b(swanrail)


D.B.Curtis - 11/14/98 18:51:23
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Very good, keep up the good work!


Jackie Atkinson - 11/02/98 01:22:06
My URL:http://www.angelfire.com/mb/odonata/odonata.html
My Email:janb@netcom.ca
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A wonderful experience and I've linked you to a web-site - Barry's World - I'm building for my 'equal-half.' Good wishes - Jackie (Winnipeg MB, Canada, formerly Norwich UK).


Geoege Anselme - 10/26/98 12:57:46
My Email:anselme@networx.com.au
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Just found your sight. Enjoyed it greatly. I am a Radio Technician with Queensland Rail and I am interested in early rail communictions and safe working systems as well as steam. Would love to hear from anyone with similar interests.


James Page - 10/20/98 16:56:51
My URL:http://members.xoom.com/jamesrpage/
My Email:railjrp@spyring.com
Comments:
Intresting set of pages and links. As a result I will be creating a direct link to you shortly.


Alan Spencer - 10/17/98 23:28:48
My Email:aspencer@cgocable.net
Comments:
Hi John from a Weymouthian living in Ontario! Have enjoyed your pages for a while now especially the latest Weymouth views; had a pint (or two) in the Somerset most nights in 66-67. Remember the two guys behind the bar? Always good for a chuckle! So gre t to see many volunteers reversing Dr Beeching's damage and bringing back the branch lines. Keep up the good work. Regards.


keith - 10/07/98 21:40:33
My Email:ian980@hotmail.com
Comments:
New and just browsing !


Paul - 10/03/98 23:32:02
Comments:
Just looked at the diesel train pictures, some interesting pictures, the railways in those days seem a lot nicer than now!!


Dennis Foster - 10/03/98 19:48:06
My Email:retsof@mcmail.com
Comments:
Thanks for posting your railway photos I too was born in 1944 and loved steam unfortunately have only a few photos but I would like to put them on a website but dont know how I took great pleasure in your photos and will be back All the best


philip warren - 10/02/98 03:19:34
My Email:jojomimiphil@worldnet.att.net
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Kevin Tether, Stourbridge, England - 10/01/98 12:29:32
Comments:
Just got time to say a brief Hello! I'm off!


Kevin Tether, Stourbridge, England - 10/01/98 12:28:12
Comments:
I've just got time to say a brief Hello!


Kevin Tether Stour bridge England - 09/26/98 10:00:02
Comments:
Just dropped by to say Hello! I've been diverted by other Links today and had difficulty getting onto your Home. I'm off this site in 3 minutes, so I'll have to call again in the following week. Bye John Saturday 26/9/98 1100 hours


Tony Wilson - 09/20/98 02:50:15
My Email:atony@achilles.net
Comments:
Thanks for raising my nostalgia level a few notches! As a long-time train watcher from the U.K., now living in Canada, I'm in steam heaven - I'll even forgive you for the picture of the 'King' (I'm a Great Eastern and Southern fan myself). Congratulations. We lived for two and a half years in N.Z. and loved it - almost as much as we love being in Canada! Best wishes


The dreamer - 09/19/98 00:54:28
Comments:
I called in to have a quick look at your trains today. They are wonderful.Love L.


Ed Griffiths - 09/05/98 20:16:58
My Email:edgriff@deskmedia.com
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Richard Birkbeck - 09/04/98 12:56:15
My URL:http://www.absl.com
My Email:Richard_Birkbeck@absl.com
Comments:
I have just been doing some lunchtime surfing and must now get back to work. Thank you for producing a very well constructed and interesting Web Site. I'm an ex railwayman too ( BR 1978 - 1981 ). Now IT Manager for this company (Advanced Banking Solutions Ltd - London). All the very best to you.


Colin Duthie - 09/04/98 06:38:49
My Email:tintrax@xtra.co.nz
Comments:
Very interesting! Pity no trains at Alexandra any more.


Michael Muntus - 08/19/98 11:42:53
My Email:michael.muntus
Comments:
Thanks for a page with a touch of humanity about it. Thanks for the BR head codes too. I'm attempting to model Rowsley (17D) in the 50's so thanks again..keep up the good work.


Eric Nicholson - 08/18/98 12:32:15
My Email:ericnick@starway.net.au
Comments:
How small this world is never ceases to amaze me. Many is the time I cycled down the Water Orton Rd. from Castle Bromwich to 'trainspot' from the top of the grey brick wall at the back of the 'Dog Inn' car park. At around about the time you were at Park H ll; I was finishing up at Castle Bromwich Junior;I left in 1958!!I seem to recall that a Mr.Waite was headmaster of Park Hall; if I'm right I remember this because they lived in the same street as us and his daughter, [Hilary, I think] was in the same cla s as me at C.B.Junior. I emigrated to Australia [Wollongong] in 1972. Got onto your site purely by chance via a search of UK steam sites and links; haven't had a proper look yet but am most impressed and nostalgic. Got sent a book of photos from UK recently titled 'Steaming into Birmingham and the West Midlands' by Richard Coleman and Joe Rajczonek - photos are superb;have you seen it? Hope to hear from you. Regards, Eric Nicholson


peetce - 08/01/98 06:23:13
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ranch/1896
My Email:peetce@mailexcite.com
Comments:
Nice page vee! The pics are very interesting :) I will add you to my "friends" link, as I am sure more ppl like trains also :) peetce


Bruce - 07/26/98 11:36:43
My URL:http://members.tripod.com/~Forest_3/index.html
My Email:flanagan@seaside.net
Comments:
Great stuff, never worked on a railroad but they were always a part of my life.


Julie - 07/25/98 12:39:31
My URL:http://members.tripod.com/~Jadzia_35/
My Email:jadzia_35@hotmail.com
Comments:
Had a bit of a look around, will be back to see more!!


Ron Cross - 07/20/98 00:43:49
Comments:
Best rail site I've seen so far. The b&w photos are great!


Sean Peare - 07/18/98 01:44:01
My Email:speare@axionet.com
Comments:
Very well done, I like the .WAV file. Keep up the good work. Sean Peare, At Eddy the Engine (Bear creek park 15" Train. Surrey. B.C. tel:(604)501-1232 Come see Chough the live steamer in British Columbia.


Martin Pyke - 07/16/98 10:52:51
My Email:mpyke@xtra.co.nz
Comments:
Good pages - thank you, from another expat BritRail fan 12,000 miles from his hobby! Still, the 'net makes it a bit easier. I've been in NZ since 1965, but UK will always be home, in all sorts of ways.


Martin Blanchard - 07/13/98 03:00:47
My Email:martin@lincoln.college.adelaide.edu.au
Comments:
Greatt site, had a little difficulty with some photos loading though.


Denis Turner - 07/07/98 22:23:46
My Email:dmt@mcmail.com
Comments:
John Pleased to see your web page as somebody born and bred in Weymouth. Started work like you at 15 at Weymouth Loco in 1960 and enjoyed every minute of the run up to the end of steam. Iended up in the passeger link as a fireman and in 1969 transferred to S rrey as a Driver but left the railways in 1972. I was the fireman on the last train over the Portland Branch in 1963 which was a very nostalgic event, (and a big mistake closing it). Glad you are enjoying life in NZ - best of luck and keep 'a bright fir !'


Richard Jones - 07/06/98 23:33:20
My Email:richardkjones@mailexite.com
Comments:
Fascinating site John - will revisit. Being 5yrs. younger than you I probably watched you firing (at New St. or Brighton Road, Camp Hill line). Your photos. are better than you think. Halesowen Jcn. photos interesting as I live near - did you know there's a station there now(Longbridge) and the line is elec. to Redditch. Best Wishes!


Geoff Watts - 07/05/98 06:18:14
My Email:g0evw@aol.com
Comments:
Hi John. Very interesting pages. My dad, Bill Watts was a driver at Weymouth all his life. He joined the Marine Dept in 1924 and was appointed a driver in 1946. I have no pictures at all of him at work even though I used to go with him as a boy and ride on the engine! Cheers from Weymouth.


- 06/29/98 04:45:05
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Patrick Monaghan - 06/29/98 04:42:07
My Email:tetotara@xtra.co.nz.
Comments:
thanks for the great page


Stephen Martin - 06/20/98 18:27:28
My Email:smartin@mnsi.net
Comments:
Super web site! Brings back memories of weekends spent at Shipley Junction, Hest Bank, Doncaster, York , Leeds Central. Thanks a million!


Mark Rogers - 06/17/98 09:27:41
My Email:erogers@actonline.com.au
Comments:
An excellent page with good photos. A sincere thank you! I've been looking on & off for some good BR steam era sites & I've finally found a good one. I will check out your links later. I'm a member of the ACT Model Railway Society & my first train was a Triang, which probably explains why I've been hooked on BR ever since. There is a small but active british interest group in the club but for some strange reason most of 'em are GWR! My nterests are somewhat more eclectic.


Murdo MacKenzie - 06/15/98 23:49:22
My Email:Snishival@aol.com
Comments:
Thank you for a very interesting site, much enjoyed, and much appreciated Moran taing (Gaelic for thank you!).


John - 06/14/98 21:55:29
My Email:j.bridgeman@btinternet.com
Comments:
nice site


jim lomgson - 06/09/98 23:39:29
My Email:longson@webtv.net
Comments:
my wife and i have used britrail passes since 1982. we hqve traveled uk fro, penzance to inverness, east and west coasts, and met many lovely people!!! the only way to go. now my age has caught up with me, but so many happy memories.very fond of wales o. thank you !!!!!o


John New - 06/08/98 22:18:58
My URL:http://www.johnrnew.demon.co.uk
My Email:johnnew@johnrnew.demon.co.uk
Comments:
Forgot to enter the web page address. http://www.johnrnew.demon.co.uk


John New - 06/08/98 22:18:47
My URL:http://www.johnrnew.demon.co.uk
My Email:johnnew@johnrnew.demon.co.uk
Comments:
Forgot to enter the web page address. http://www.johnrnew.demon.co.uk


john new - 06/08/98 22:16:33
My Email:johnnew@johnrnew.demon.co.uk
Comments:
Sit is interesting but a bit slow to load. I would have prefered links to each individual photo. Saw your entry on the Weymouth Guest Book as I am an employee of the Weymouth Council. You might like to look up the Weymouth Model Railway and Royal Manor orris (Portland) web site I am slowly developing. Will link to your diesel pictures page for the two Weymouth shots. Please link back.


geoff - 06/06/98 18:21:56
My Email:geoff@gnosall.softnet.co.uk
Comments:
An enjoyable site. Made me feel quite nostalgic. Thankyou.


David John Akehurst - 06/02/98 17:12:51
My Email:akehursd@cadvision.com
Comments:
From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Liked the pictures of Dorchester South, used to live in Cromwell road adjacent to DS, since a child I watched the steam trains and racing pigeons being released. Went to South Dorset Tech in Weymouth 70-72 and travelled in those old three car diesel units, real bone shakers, black exhaust, walking pace speed up the hill to Dorchester.


John B. Coop - 06/02/98 17:00:15
My Email:Jcoop@hatch.ca
Comments:
Great stuff! I will be back to see more of your pictures Looks like your 31/2" gauge model is a class 4mt standard 75000 class? Hope to make it my next but one project Cheers.


Eddie - 05/27/98 08:13:52
My Email:edgriff@clear.net.nz
Comments:

Excellent Dude, come and Visit my page!!

Just learned how to put images in messages.


Andy Garcia - 05/25/98 09:50:41
My URL:http://www.uclm.es
My Email:aghiguer@ind-cr.uclm.es
Comments:
Very nice photo's. I'll use them as front end for the practice work benchs of my pupils. I hope you don't mind that.


Graham Force - 05/23/98 10:15:28
My Email:FunForce@xtra.co.nz
Comments:
Hi John, Its good to find that I am not the only B.R man in New Zealand! Love N.Z but miss my B.R days. Graham Force, ex Huddersfield driver.


howard - 05/22/98 11:14:59
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/MadisonAvenue/5841/
My Email:howruth@tik.com.au
Comments:
Marvellous to see a site dedicated to steam.I have fond memories of ,as a young boy in N.S.W. , running from one side of the pedestrian overpass bridge so that the smoke from the train would push itself over my face twice in a matter of seconds. Keep it p .


glenda - 05/16/98 00:53:08
My Email:JV.Good@XTRA.co.nz
Comments:
Hi John & Vonda So thats what you do with C/E vechiles ??? love from glenda


richard barter - 05/14/98 14:24:13
My Email:rossmagpies@wyenet.co.uk
Comments:
Great site!


Martin Johncock - 05/14/98 06:23:35
My Email:archvis@gil.com.au
Comments:
What connection did the queen of hearts in Weymouth have for you with diesel locomotives.As I at one time spent a lot of time in dorset. regards martin johncock


Gillian Hillidge - 05/13/98 20:01:42
My Email:SMTP:hillidgeg@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Comments:
Oops, e-mail correction


Gillian Hillidge - 05/13/98 19:58:22
My Email:SMTP:hillidgeg@dfo-mpo-gc.ca
Comments:
Great to see the old RR station. We lived beside it.


Frank Vanderpool - 05/11/98 09:45:57
My Email:frankv@2xtreme.net
Comments:
I enjoyed your great pictures.


Peter - 05/09/98 18:45:04
My URL:http://hartingdon@aol.com.uk
My Email:hartingdon@aol.com.uk
Comments:
Thanks for letting me in!! Hope the weathwe is better than here Shipley,West Yorks.) Cheers.


- 05/09/98 04:50:25
Comments:
Stan here John, very interesting home page and photos. My father Jack Bailey was a guard on malcolm regis portland branch, for approx 30 yrs. I worked in Weymouth telegraph office for 3 yrs. cheers Stan


Barney FitzGerald - 05/06/98 20:54:46
My Email:bfitzgerald@effect.net.au
Comments:
Great web site, my interest is in the Weymouth photo's. I grew up in Weymouth and learnt to sail at Sandsfort Castle Sailing Club , which nestles just beyond the castle. Will visit again to watch develpoment of the Weymouth album.


TREVOR ELLIOT - 05/06/98 19:27:10
My Email:colltrev@telcomplus.net
Comments:
Great website. Keep up the good work. An exiled ex-Br (E) region trainspotter in the Pacific Northwest USA>


Roger Verduyn - 05/06/98 10:22:20
My Email:rverduyn@voyager.co.nz
Comments:
Great effort John. It all looks great with good content and layout. keep it up and yes I'll pop back regular for a brouse. Is that first photo really you at 17 years. You have weathered well. What's your secret? Regards Roger Verduyn / ALEXANDRA / NEW ZEALAND


Gareth Roden - 05/03/98 20:32:30
My Email:gareth@pooler.u-net.com
Comments:
Really liked the 'Mogul' shot - Thanks


Richard Martin - 05/02/98 10:07:14
My Email:evergreen@mistral.co.uk
Comments:
Great pics - although I was looking for posters from railway stations. Thanks


Nigel Fisher - 04/30/98 09:37:52
My Email:nigelf@memo.com.au
Comments:
G'day, found your site via visiting the Weymouth ,Dorset site. Smallish world, for a while I worked on the other end of the Weymouth boat trains as an R/O on the BR ferry Sarnia. A smaller world, my wife comes from Dunedin and has family still in Dunedin Milton, Alex., and Ranfurliegh. An intersting site, all the best, - I too miss my British Railways.


Charles Piercy - 04/26/98 22:45:26
My Email:cepiercy@sympatico.ca
Comments:
Thanks for a neat place to visit. Wish you well in your endeavours and in "firing up" your live steamer. cep


Eric Rush - 04/26/98 19:14:21
My Email:barbara.rush@virgin.net
Comments:
just surfed in and thought what an interesting site i live in Rugby myself have visited New St many times, steam is still the best... bye for now.


Doug Griffiths - 04/23/98 11:14:42
My Email:dgriff@voyager.co.nz
Comments:
Great Pages, good to see all the old piccies again.


Bruce & Scott Wallis - 04/23/98 11:03:02
My Email:wallalex@es.co.nz
Comments:
good interesting page. Will lookforward to seeing it grow.


sue and jenny - 04/15/98 03:04:28
My Email:jennyherring@hotmail.com
Comments:
interesting profile suits the man well!! (from Pattaya, Thailand)


just me - 04/14/98 05:08:05
Comments:
just getting the view pages text to add to url


bill - 04/13/98 06:40:32
Comments:
good


Vonda - 04/11/98 21:10:12
My Email:jetgriff@es.co.nz
Comments:
I love it!


John - 04/11/98 11:41:13
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/3879/
My Email:jetgriff@es.co.nz
Comments:
Great pages John. Nothing like a bit of self praise!!.


John - 04/11/98 11:38:13
My URL:http://mmm
My Email:xcbdb
Comments:
Great pages


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