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    Centro 150s at Reading

    While sorting out old photos, I came across this one of a 6-car Centro-liveried 150 formation at that well-known West Midlands location, Reading. I assume some crisis in the Birmingham area was behind its exciting day out, but have no idea of the date, other than that it was probably in the...
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    Station Names on Platform Lights

    There was a time when platform lights incorporating the station name were a common sight - at least in certain areas. (I particularly associate them with the Kings Cross outer suburban area - but obviously they weren't confined to there!) There are clearly one or two survivors (like this one...
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    Lineside Chain Markers (?)

    Whilst travelling on the Chessington branch on Saturday I noticed small yellow numbered markers stuck into the ground lineside, which appeared to be "chainposts" (as the ones either side of a 1/2 mile post were 39 and 41). Where I first noticed them they appeared to be at one chain intervals; at...