The original station at Gunnislake was north of the road leading down the hill to the village - note the low bridge signs.
More Northampton Heritage
Alan also reports that two more vehicles have recently joined the collection of the Heritage Transport Trust. He took a trip on one of them last weekend.
Hulleys Holiday Offer
Sadly when you read this, half term will be over. But it is good to see that Hulleys of Baslow are still in the business of attracting passengers to their service - a task which is becoming more and more rare!
And, Talking Of Cheap Offers ...
H M Government has finally decided what will happen when current bus subsidies run out at the end of March.
Breaking news: Three-month extension to Bus Recovery Grant and Bus Fare Cap Grant in England
After months of lobbying and negotiation by CPT, £80m of Government funding has been confirmed to extend the Bus Recovery Grant in England for a further three months to 30 June 2023.
CPT welcomes this announcement as it is an opportunity to provide some breathing space while we continue to negotiate a longer term settlement that gives the industry, and local authorities, the certainty needed to make longer term decisions on investment.
The Government has also announced £75m for a three-month extension to the Bus Fare Cap Grant in England. We have made it clear to Government that operators will need time to consider the implications of this for their business before agreeing to take part – for example whether it causes overcrowding issues on certain tourist routes that are more popular during the warmer months, and whether any uplift for inflation is sufficient.
So, another three months of support for the industry and encouragement for passengers.
Why not make them both permanent. It should help HMG's oft vaunted "green" agenda.
Can you identify this station. It is now a terminus ...
Weathering Powders : Phooey
Modern railway modellers are not in favour of pristine out-of-the-box locos, wagons and coaches. Even scenery needs dealing with. The answer is to spend a lot of money of "weathering powders" ...
... to enable you to add realistic "mud, sand and dust to your precious models. The above "starter pack" will cost you bout £12. But that's only the beginning. You can make your underframes resplendent with "dirty grease". you can cover you coach windows with "weather grime" ad spread "slime and mould" on all your damp places.
fbb has a better - and cheaper - idea.
Leave you models out in the real weather. (NOTE : not advised for cardboard buildings!)
Here is the glazing from fbb's scratch-built platform canopy.weathered by the weather. They are being replaced by new clear plastic for the indoor re-siting, so, if fbb ever manages to refit the lighting, his visitors will be able to admire it through clear "glass"!
Next Variety blog : Sunday 18th February
The mystery station makes me think of Avocets.ReplyDelete
GRP 260D is surely a Bristol MW. Bristol SU coaches were only built for Southern/Western NationalReplyDelete
Ah, P480. I suspected it would be that in the photo, and it was. Gunnislake through and through, that one was!ReplyDelete
Half-term is just STARTING west of Offa's Dyke! And Cardiff Bus at least are promoting things to do: https://www.cardiffbus.comReplyDelete
Anonymous (09:22) - don't forget the pair of SU coaches that United Welsh had!ReplyDelete
Emergency funding in Wales also extended by three months.ReplyDelete