Lavender Line

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- International' started by DavRed, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. DavRed

    DavRed New Member

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    The lavender line is a preserved railway in east Sussex where I am a diesel driver.
    Heres some of the stock including the last of the thumpers (DEMU) that we have just got.

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  2. DavRed

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    Our Planet shunter 015.

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  3. DavRed

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    Our Kitson 060 in steam.

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    Another view of the thumper and some of our members.

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  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Pictures you have there :thumb: :thumb:
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    Lovely shots Davred, being expat I need to see more of our railway shots.
    :thumb: any more :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    How about some action shots from the cab :eek:
  7. DavRed

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    I will get some more shots next time I am down there, though I dont know about action shots from the cab. There is little more boring than driving a train, once you are going that is it, nothing to do until you have to stop.

    David
  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    An interesting group of photos David
  9. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Beautiful shunter. A British made critter? Know who made it? Other shots nice too!
  10. DavRed

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    As far as we know it was built by british army apprentices during or shortly after WW2.

    David
  11. DavRed

    DavRed New Member

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    Some more pics I found.

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  12. Keith.W

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    Hi I Just found this forum, and I'm a member of the engineering staff at Isfield (Lavender Line). The Lavender Line As far as I'm aware, Planet No 015 was built by F. C. Hibberd & Co Ltd. I'm not aware of any army apprentice connection. The Kitson 0-6-0 "Austin 1" is owned by the Llangollen Railway in Wales and is on hire to us while our own locomotive "Blackie" is restored. For anyone interested there are lots of good pictures of our line at Nikki's Gallery @ Fotopic.Net There are a few there so some searching is required.
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    RobertInOntario Active Member

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    Great shots -- I'd like to see more. FYI, I rode on a Thumper on the Watercress Line in 2004. Cheers, Rob
  14. Jim Krause

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    DavRed: Great bunch of photo's. I always enjoy seeing the British 1:1 scale equipment.