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    Excellent screenshots Frank. A NER Atlantic, - what's not to like.
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    Default July 1914 Newcastle Central

    More N.E.R. Atlantic depiction. Here, during July 1914 and the fading summer sunlight a Z Class Atlantic stands in the shade of Newcastle Central station after bringing in the 2:20 p.m. from London Kings Cross. This being a Saturday it is the last daytime express passenger train from London for Edinburgh. There will be no further daytime express passenger train out of Kings Cross for Scotland until 9:50 a.m. on Monday. The only option for travel to Scotland from London is by the overnight trains departing on Saturday and Sunday nights. Even during the summer, if a passenger wishes to get to Fort William or Mallaig on the West Coast of Scotland there is no overnight sleeping car train leaving London on Saturday or Sunday.



    On Saturdays the East Coast 6-wheel Diagram 37 Luggage van is replaced by a Great Northern Gresley 61ft6in Corridor Brake Composite, which would be detached at Newcastle. Any passengers in the Brake Composite who wished to dine en-route would have to make their way through the 56ft 6in Corridor Brake Van separating it from the rest of the train. All brake vans running on the East Coast Main Line had specific instructions relating to each of them regarding the loading of baggage, mail and other packages. the N.E.R. Timetable for October 1912 to March 1913 has several pages on charges for carrying baggage, parcels, packets, bicycles, tricycles, sociables, scissor grinders, hand carts, perishable items and other items (such as Harps and Violoncellos, bass viols and drums!). It mentions "Children's mail Carts" and "Children's Folding Mail or Gamage Carts". I wonder, just what were "Gamage carts"?

    The brake may well have been well loaded with baggage and other items. The Brake Composite will not linger long at Newcastle, heading south on an overnight Up train from Newcastle to London.





    The fading summer sun can be a metaphor for the fading of the pre-war world. Few in Great Britain realised at this time that within the month they would be at war with the German and Austrian Empires. The Austrian ArchDuke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated at Sarajevo on 28th June 1914 but in July the news regarding the deteriorating situation across europe still viewed the situation as "foreign stuff" and going on "far away" from home. By the time peacetime summer trains ran again, five years on during 1919, the world would have changed almost beyond recognition.
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    Really excellent Frank. Your prototype notes are always a good read.
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    Default 1919 Screenshots in Contemporary Style

    A small diversion for the bank Holiday weekend.
    Two screenshots of a N.E.R. BTP Steam Autocar approaching Leamside station with the 7:45 a.m. express passenger service to Durham.
    Both are in the best quality styles available to wealthy photography enthusiasts in 1919, the autochrome process and the platinum process.
    Technically, anyone with a camera taking photgraphs not destined for commercial work was a relatively wealthy individual.
    The equipment, the film and processing were all out of reach of most people.

    The autochrome shot: An early means to produce colour shots pioneerd in 1904 by the Lumiere brothers.



    The platinum process shot: Using platinum and contact between the paper and the negative to produce stable, long-lasting photographs.


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    Certainly interesting effects Frank. I suppose it should make us thankful for the pre-grouping era photos that we do have available to us.
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    Thanks Annie, of course we will now never know just how much has been lost to us over the years. I know from an enthusiast who happened to be visiting Darlington works during the early 1960s that they were throwing out piles of old documents and burning them. I think he was with a friend who had a small car and they rapidly filled it. After that, because they were out of room, everything just went up in smoke.

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    Yes it does make you think how much went up in smoke when the old steam era works were cleaned out by BR.
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    The GNR brake (composite? I can't quite see) shown in post #527 looks interesting.

    Nice vintage shots in post #529!

    Rob.

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    Default North Eastern Railway 1919 Cigarette Card Collection

    Some vintage cigarette cards from 1919.......







    Only kidding, just some autochrome style fixing of some screenshots.

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    re post #534 borderreiver

    A wonderful idea, they look most splendid. More please.

    Cheers, evilcrow.

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    Here's another one for you Evilcrow. Enjoy.


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    Yes robd its a
    GNR brake composite to D171, available in GNR, LNER early, LNER late and BR liveries from Paulz Trainz

    http://www.paulztrainz.com

    Paul of Paulz Trainz (est 2004)

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    A closer look at the 61ft 6in Diagram 171 GNR BCK of 1909





    By 1935 in LNER days on the S Area GN Section, the four Diagram 171s were working the following through carriages:

    Harrogate attached to the 10:10 a.m. London Kings Cross to Leeds
    Saltburn attached to the 5:30 p.m. London Kings Cross to Newcastle
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    re post #536

    Thank you borderreiver.

    Cheers, evilcrow

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    No "pre-grouping cigarette cards" tonight I'm afraid, I have been tied up doing some research.

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