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Old 03-04-2014, 11:31 AM   #1
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Just got this excellent book. Now the new layout can start
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:40 AM   #2
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You should have popped into Kent as you were nearby and driven towards Sheerness. The new Kingsferry road bridge and the old road / rail bridges are there. The new road bridge is huge humped back monstrosity IMO. I've had the fortune to have been both up on the old bridges link span when fully raised and also down below the river Swale into the tunnel that links mainland to island towers.

New bridge seen here in the background to the old twin towered lifting bridge. Link to picture Unless you already have seen out?
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Thanks for the link FB. Next trip down will go and explore.
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Just flicking thru this book I have found a picture of my grandfather I have never seen before amazing.
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Extract from this great book " An injury to a porter guard, 18-year-old Ernest Fardoe, which occurred on 8 July 1913, was properly reported. Fardoe had been using a coupling pole to attach a wagon to a moving loco when he slipped and caught his left hand between the buffers causing a slight injury. Although the incident was attributed to Fardoes inexperience the railway was instructed to issue instructions that coupling poles were not to be used until the buffers had touched. Fardoe remained with the railway and became station agent ( master ) in 1936 and retired in 1960 when the line closed.( My grandfather ). Brian
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That's fantastic Brian. What a great find. I bought a book about Eton a few years ago and opened it straight onto a page with a school photo and there was my dad.
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Brillant Brian. This book has 200 pictures all of this area and the locos used. Top buy 3-95
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No stopping you now mate. The big challenge will be the OO scale model of your grandad
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Haha I like that. Now because its 1950s period should I keep it to dc only.
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Not only DC but you should plug the controller into the light bulb socket
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