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#1 by Voltman , Tue May 05, 2015 5:14 pm


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RE: Great Western Railway

#2 by Sheldonboy , Tue May 05, 2015 8:10 pm

Great these railcars, being painted brown and yellow, they were nicknamed
"Flying Bananas"
This is my model, I picked it up for 25 I have seen them for sale at 65


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RE: Great Western Railway

#3 by Slow Jo , Tue May 05, 2015 8:22 pm

That's an old one, even I don't remember seeing one of them.


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RE: Great Western Railway

#4 by Sheldonboy , Tue May 05, 2015 8:31 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #3
That's an old one, even I don't remember seeing one of them.

No mate you probably wouldnt, they would have been seen around the West Country kind of area, quiet Branch lines in the country etc. They were more like a kind of bus service.
38 of them were in service from around 1934-1962.


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RE: Great Western Railway

#5 by Slow Jo , Tue May 05, 2015 8:40 pm

I suppose they went when beeching closed all the small branch lines.


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RE: Great Western Railway

#6 by Sheldonboy , Tue May 05, 2015 8:43 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #5
I suppose they went when beeching closed all the small branch lines.


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RE: Great Western Railway

#7 by mikejee , Wed May 06, 2015 12:42 am

They did visit Snow Hill,as seen here, apparently on the service to dudley


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RE: Great Western Railway

#8 by Voltman , Wed May 06, 2015 10:14 am

I wonder why the covers are off from the side of the Railcar.

That must be Taylor and Challen in the background.


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