Diesels at Crown Point.

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The Yorkshire blood in me says throw nowt away.

Utilising old buildings. :) I did not want high ones as I may have to reach over.
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Shops on Queen's Road. Pink Champagne is named after our bridal business we had (a few years back :) ) Attending to weddings as far away as Peterhead and Portsmouth.
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The tram on Sovereign Street.
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Class 47 47401 North Eastern on its way to Crown Point Yard.
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The Elliott's who live at the end cottage, have a new fence around their property.
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The late) John Thompson, one of the drivers' for W. A. Glendinning''s of Shotley Bridge, County Durham, would regale many a tale well into the early hours. Here he is with his wagon
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And a model of his wagon.
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Re: Diesels at Crown Point.

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The model lorry is a lovely tribute to Mr Thompson.
It does not take me long to do five minutes work.
Nostalgia is not what it used to be.
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Puddles wrote: Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:58 pm The model lorry is a lovely tribute to Mr Thompson.
Thanks Puddles.

As a lad I seemed to be around road transport quite a lot. Drivers' of Companies would take me ( with my Aunt or Uncle's permission) to Hull or Liverpool (Hudson Ward Flour Miller's), then to the North East of England (Archbold's Storage & Distribution)

Then when I started working I moved to the North East of England and met John Thompson. At weekends, over a glass of whisky (or two) the stories of his road transport days would be told.
As an aside he told me he always wanted to fly in a aeroplane, but never had a chance. I won a ticket for a trip on Concorde. Aeroplanes are not my thing. His memory of the trip remains forever.

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The measure of a true friendship Glencairn.

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Puddles wrote: Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:25 am The measure of a true friendship Glencairn.

Puddles
He is mentioned in every book I have written by Bob Tuck (thirteen books top shelf.)
A lovely man indeed.
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D9008 'The Green Howards'.
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Overall view of Crown Point Yard from the control area.
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Re: Diesels at Crown Point.

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Loving that Diesel filled yard ! - was beginning to think you had gone fully over to the Steam and canal barges - LOL
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Hound Dog wrote: Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:39 pm was beginning to think you had gone fully over to the Steam and canal barges - LOL
Heck! No! What with 50 diesels or so AND train daft grandchildren -- Not a chance. :lol: The youngest grandchild ( now four year old) If she isn't amongst the 1-1 stuff at Waverley Heritage or Locomotion in Shildon, loves to be 'in charge' of a Class 55 or Class 52.

The 'fun' of the layout for me now, is that both steam and diesel trains run in the same area of Leeds; just 50 or 60 years apart. I just have to make sure when running diesels that all the relevant steam items are removed ( and vice-versa.) :lol:

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