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Re: Lostock Junction

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Thanks Chops,
In the UK the standard convention is that the UP line is the one heading towards the more major terminus on the line. So, for example on the lines out of London, the Up trains are always the ones heading towards London, whereas the Down trains are always the ones heading out of London irrespective of whether they are heading north to Scotland, south to Dover, west to Bristol or east to Norwich.

In previous years, given the multitude of different routes operated by competing companies, it was occasionally possible to see two Up trains passing each other going n opposite directions on a particular stretch of line.

At Lostock Junction, the Up line is deemed to be the circuit closest to the edge of the baseboard.
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Re: Lostock Junction

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Following on from post 58, on this occasion, instead of returning to shed, Control have instructed the 2-6-0 to proceed light engine to the Exchange Sidings.

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She is seen here exiting the yard

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and crossing over to the Up Main heading towards the Exchange sidings.

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Meanwhile in the Exchange Sidings, the ICI loco pulls a rake of open salt wagons out of the works. It looks like they have just been into the workshops for refurbishment.

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After arriving in the Exchange Sidings, the 2-6-0 collects the salt wagons

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and is seen passing through the station on the Down Main

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before heading onto the branch to take the wagons to the salt mine.
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Re: Lostock Junction

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Inbound and outbound, I get it now. Wonderful photography, looks like something would see in a museum of fine art.
Regrettably, some of my British pieces, like the vintage Electra, refuses to stay on the rails unless she is traveling anti-clockwise, to the right. :o
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Re: Lostock Junction

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Thanks Chops.
I've got a few older locos that are a bit like that too. Some are very jerky when running and others definitely don't like going over points. In the latter case I thinks it's because the wheel flanges are a little too deep for the point frogs.
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Re: Lostock Junction

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When I told a very good friend of mine that I was going to attempt building a model railway he purchased a second hand Hornby flying Scotsman on E Bay as a gift to start me on my way. It is tender-driven and has traction tyres.
Will it stay on the track for more than five minutes? No.
I do cherish that little green monster as it was such a kind gift from my buddy and it will always have a place on my layout but it will be standing in a siding somewhere.

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Re: Lostock Junction

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I've got a display cabinet with a few locos like that, plus a few that don"t fit in with the era of my layout (mid 1950s to mid 1960s).

Although my dad never had a layout of his own, he was a member of a local model railway club for several years and bought tons of locos and rolling stock which he ran on the club layout.

When he was unable to go to the club any longer he said I could have as many of the items as I wanted and we sold the rest on e-bay. It was that which prompted me to start building Lostock Junction.
Sadly for the last few years of his life he wasn't able to get upstairs at our house to see my layout, but I was able to show him pictures of some of his old locos and stock on my part completed layout.
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Re: Lostock Junction

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That is nice that you have some of your fathers old wagons and locos on lostock junction.
I should imagine that a lot of layouts here on the forum will have a few items on them that hold fond memories of people dear to them.

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Re: Lostock Junction

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The next two semi-fasts bring a bit variety:

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First the 1-20pm Down train appears, comprising a K3 2-6-0 pulling a rake of coaches in Carmine and Cream (aka Blood and Custard) livery seen here in the station
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and then passing the signal box.
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Then the 1-40pm Up train approaches behind a BR Standard Class 4 4-6-0.
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The fact that it includes a buffet car suggests that the train is a local portion of a longer cross-country service.
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The train is then seen leaving the station.
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Re: Lostock Junction

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The next working to interest the photographers is the daily pick-up freight.

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This is normally worked by a 0-6-0 tender loco and is seen at 2-05pm entering the station on the Down Main

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It then pulls onto the branch

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before reversing into the bay platform, where the brake van is detached

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Today 2 coal loaded coal wagons are to be delivered to the coal siding and two empty ones collected. First the loaded wagons are moved to the headshunt and detached.

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Then the empty wagons are collected

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and attached to the loaded ones on the headshunt.
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The train is then shunted to the coal siding, where the loaded wagons are uncoupled.

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The final stage of this part of the shunting operation is for the empty coal wagons, plus any other wagons / vans for other destinations to be reunited with the brake van in the bay platform.
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Re: Lostock Junction

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The next working to interest the photographers is the daily pick-up freight.

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This is normally worked by a 0-6-0 tender loco and is seen at 2-05pm entering the station on the Down Main

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It then pulls onto the branch

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before reversing into the bay platform, where the brake van is detached

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Today 2 coal loaded coal wagons are to be delivered to the coal siding and two empty ones collected. First the loaded wagons are moved to the headshunt and detached.

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Then the empty wagons are collected

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and attached to the loaded ones on the headshunt.
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The train is then shunted to the coal siding, where the loaded wagons are uncoupled.

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The final stage of this part of the shunting operation is for the empty coal wagons, plus any other wagons / vans for other destinations to be reunited with the brake van in the bay platform.
The next part of the operation, dropping off and collection vans from the goods yard, will be posted when the photographer has had his next roll of film developed.
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