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Thread: A cab ride from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield.

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    Default A cab ride from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield.

    https://youtu.be/R_fEcLVHsWk

    Don Coffey does a nice job with his videos and this is another. I like the way he explains stuff about the infrastructure, lineside buildings, industries, sidings, and the various lines as we travel along.
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    He does make very watchable and informative videos.
    Many times I've had Google Earth on one screen and his video on the other and followed the route, pausing it at his information points to sheck out the lineside views.

    Here's one of a route I was familiar with in steam-hauled days, I was born just by where the video starts in Wavertree.
    Last time I was on that route I was in the co-pilot seat of a Virgin Pendolino, the driver was my neighbour, he's a driver instructor for Virgin Trains

    https://youtu.be/KQvqFFILSnU
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    I saw that video and commented on this one or the companion, I can't remember.

    I was thru Crewe in 1985 on a trip to Liverpool to research information, with my grandmother in tow, on my great, great, grandmother who was born there. Unfortunately there were no records to be had because the church was destroyed in WWII. She inherited the equivalent of $21 million back in the 1920s, but refused to go back to England to collect the inheritance! The Boston Record American, Globe, and other newspapers were willing to pay her passage, but nope she refused because she made her bread and butter in America! Sighs!

    But anyway I got to have an awesome train trip from Euston to Liverpool Lime Street. The approaches to that station and the station its self still fascinate me with all the hand-cutting, bridges, and portals. The way the station lights up everything at the end of the approach is as if there's a grand palace on the very end of a dark journey through the tunnels.

    What was interesting in 1985 was Crewe Jct. was completely devoid of tracks as the junction was being rebuilt. The train we took ran through on a temporary connection from one of the bypass lines and we continued our journey about an hour late because we had delays due to the trackwork.

    You were lucky to have a neighbour like that who will take you along. I'm not so lucky over here. I do the same with Google Earth!
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    You unlucky man with that distant relative all those decades before you John re the money! Heavens that is even worse than a Glaswegian (like me) told must live in Edinburgh!

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    John, that's what Scousers call an R A story

    Lime Street staion has now been brought into the 21st century, here's an interesting article with good videos.
    If I am able to I would like to travel from Runcorn to Lime Street when/if my health improves.
    When I was a boy and living in Wavertree I was given a cab ride from 8A (Edge Hill) shed to Lime Street in the cab of the prototype Deltic loco, my next door neighbour was..an engine driver! He features in an old video somewhere on youtube, I'll try and resurrect it for you to see.
    You should have seen those cuttings and tunnels in the steam loco days! I think atmospheric would be an understatement

    https://www.networkrail.co.uk/liverp...ew-dimensions/

    RJ, that's akin of me being forced to go to watch an Everton footy match.







    The exterior as it is after some local buildings were demolished....

    https://goo.gl/maps/bNqwHyuptRK2



    Oops sorry John, gone way off your OP.
    Last edited by euromodeller; February 1st, 2019 at 09:52 AM.
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    Yes that is one of the better cab rides on You Tube. Good quality filming, i.e. not done with a mobile phone propped up in a teacup. helpful and informative captions without being too intrusive. The Hope Valley line is well known as one of the UK more scenic routes but I was surprised how nice the section from Ashbury to Chinley was too. Never done it IRL so always imagined a grungy run through Coronation Street back to back housing.
    Last edited by Vern; February 1st, 2019 at 12:45 PM.
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