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British Rail Scene: The 1970s and early 1980s in Photographs
British Rail Scene: The 1970s and early 1980s in Photographs
by Andy Sparks
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.88

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5.0 out of 5 stars Railman., 30 Jun. 2017
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A nostalgic journey into the past: the railway scene of the early 70s was very much my era, and this book adds the early 80s for good measure. This book is the story-in pictures of some of the authors travels throughout the network, with his thoughts attached to black and white pictures; at many locations in Britain. Pictures that sum up the era perfectly, and viewed now as a much different time indeed. I visited all the locations shown, indeed some several times, although as an aside, page 26 mentions difficulties at getting round Gateshead and Old Oak Common: personally on my many visits to these two depots, I hardly saw anyone at all and never encountered any difficulty. Also on page 26 (and the cover) is an excellent picture that illustrates the atmosphere at many depots of the era. This is the third, (more to come hopefully) book covering the railway scene of the times, and all are highly recommended. Although I usually prefer books, and indeed life itself in colour, b&w seems to perfectly reflect what is shown here. Who could have thought at the time that society and infrastructure would be so very different 40+ years later, and how many of today's youth would consider railways as an interest, particularly as there are so many barriers to the hobby now? For those interested, the picture referred to on page 74 is not on page 155 in his first book, but on page 115.


Railways Around East Lancashire
Railways Around East Lancashire
by R. Wilby
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman., 25 Jun. 2017
A little gem of a book. Copiously illustrated in black and white with appropriate text, and short histories of the relevant lines. Some of the pictures are uncommon, which all adds to the piece. I originally came from that area and remember many of the lines quite well, the Preston to Colne lines mainly. For a seemingly industrial part of Britain, there was much countryside between Bamber Bridge and Cherry Tree in particular, but as I have not been to the area for many years, that could have changed by now. Highly recommended as a souvenir of a railway system, although not as extensive as it was, can still produce interesting traffics accessing West Yorkshire or Settle to Carlisle. Very much a book that leads the reader to find out more about the L&Y. There is mention of a follow on to adjacent areas, but I have not seen such.


20 x Duracell Procell AAA Alkaline Batteries 1.5v MN2400 LR037
20 x Duracell Procell AAA Alkaline Batteries 1.5v MN2400 LR037
Offered by PoundMax
Price: £7.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman., 21 May 2017
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Great quality batteries, which is what you want when you need them.


TUFFskinz Premium Quality Apple iPhone 6 / iPhone 6S Screen Protector : Anti Glare Matte Edition [2 x skinz]
TUFFskinz Premium Quality Apple iPhone 6 / iPhone 6S Screen Protector : Anti Glare Matte Edition [2 x skinz]

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman., 21 May 2017
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Does what it is supposed to do very well.


Scotch C5066F6 Packaging Tape - Brown, 6 Rolls
Scotch C5066F6 Packaging Tape - Brown, 6 Rolls
Price: £6.58

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman., 21 May 2017
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Very good strong parcel tape.


Atlas Glove Medium Bamboo Nitrile Gloves C5371M
Atlas Glove Medium Bamboo Nitrile Gloves C5371M
Offered by Keanegardeneur
Price: £7.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman., 21 May 2017
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Very good quality gardening or even housework gloves.


Neudorff Organic Tomato Feed, 1 L
Neudorff Organic Tomato Feed, 1 L
Price: £5.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman., 21 May 2017
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Good tomato feed that is easy to use.


Aquamarin 3 Tier Stainless Steel Shower Shelf
Aquamarin 3 Tier Stainless Steel Shower Shelf

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman., 21 May 2017
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Fantastic product that has never shown any signs of rust in the months that it has been in place. Be aware though that occasionally a rust coloured mould can appear at joints, but this is easily removed.


Glade Shake N Vac Fresh Lemon 500g x 12 Packs
Glade Shake N Vac Fresh Lemon 500g x 12 Packs
Offered by E4 Emporium
Price: £20.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman., 21 May 2017
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Great product that does it's job well and smells nice.


Cairn Terrier (black) DOG CHROME KEYRING ATG 54
Cairn Terrier (black) DOG CHROME KEYRING ATG 54
Offered by The Lazy Cow Printing Company Ltd
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman., 21 May 2017
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A nice quality key fob with of course the added pleasure of having Cairn Terrier pictures on it, which look very similar to one of our dogs.


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