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William Stroudley introduces the Gladstone 0-4-2 class (LBSCR).
Allen Sarle of the ‘Gladstone’ class
The Barry Railway introduces the first British 0-8-0 type, with outside cylinders.
Crewe Works builds its 3,000th locomotive.
‘Races’ from London to Edinburgh reduce journey time to 7 hours 45 minutes.
All remaining broad-gauge lines are narrowed to standard between March and May; last broad-gauge passenger trains run’ on 20 May.
David Jones introduces the ‘Big Goods’, first 4-6-0 to run in Britain (HR).
(Right) The first British 4-6-0,
No 103 of the Highland Railway, built in 1894 and now preserved, is seen on a special mixed-train run on the Dingwall-Skye line, skirting Loch Carron between Plockton and Strome Ferry, with the Skye Cuillin in the background.
(Above) GWR ‘Castle’ class 4-6-0 No 5032 Usk Castle emerges from the Severn Tunnel, Britain’s longest at 4 miles 628 yds (7km), with a South Wales-Paddington express. The crew are at pains to minimize smoke output, despite the adverse gradient as the line rises to ground level.
‘Races’ from London to Aberdeen this summer reduce journey times to a minimum 8 hours 32 minutes (East Coast) and 8 hours 38 minutes (West Coast) on 22 August.
J G McIntosh introduces the big-boilered 4- 4-0 Dunalastair class.
The Dunalastair Class
H A Ivatt builds Britain’s first Atlantic type 4-4-2, Henry Oakley (GNR).
| Birch Grove
R.T. Billinton designed the E4-class 0-6-2 radial tank engine for the London Brighton & South Coast Railway in 1898. ‘Radial’ refers to the bar allowing the pony wheels to adjust independently to sharp curves. Restored class member No 473 Birch Grove is seen here on a winter day at Hoisted Keynes on the Bluebell Railway.
Wilson Worsdell builds the first express 4-6- o engines to run in Britain (NER). Dugald Drummond introduces the T9 class 4-4-0, nicknamed ‘Greyhounds’ (LSWR).
Sir John Aspinall introduces his ‘Highflyer’ inside-cylinder 4-4-2 type (L&YR).
‘Claud Hamilton’ 4-4-0 class introduced on the GER.
Wainwright/Surtees ‘D’ class 4-4-0 introduced on the SE&C.
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Terry Gibson is one of the millions of "night people" who seldom have a chance to enjoy the sunlight, and who consequently have to take advantage of every tiny moment of the daylight hours.
Read the whole article and see
the naughty pictures HERE
Warning: Nudity do occur in this article. If you are under age or live in a country where watching images of nude women for some reason is against the law I take no responsibility if you click the link above. In other words you’re flying solo from here on – Ted ;-)
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AutoBianchi Bianchina Cabriolet
The Autobianchi Bianchina is a minicar produced by the Italian automaker Autobianchi, based on the Fiat 500. It was available in various configurations: Berlina (saloon), Cabriolet (roadster), Trasformabile (convertible), Panoramica(station wagon), and Furgoncino (van). The car was presented to the public on 16 September 1957 at the Museum of Science and Technology in Milan.
AutoBianchi Bianchina Trasformabile
Initially, the car was equipped with the smallest Fiat engine, air-cooled 479 cc producing 15 hp (11 kW). In 1959, the engine power was increased to 17 hp (13 kW) and in 1960, the cabriolet version was launched.
AutoBianchi Bianchina Panoramica
In the same year, the Trasformabile, whose engine cylinder capacity was increased to 499 cc (18 hp), was made available in a Special version with bicolour paint and an engine enhanced to 21 hp (16 kW). Transformabile featured fixed B-pillar and partial roof, as the rest of the opening was covered with foldable fabric hood. Cabriolet version had no B-pillar. Also this was the only version to feature suicide doors. In 1962, the Trasformabile was replaced by a 4-seat saloon. The engine and chassis were the same as in the Trasformabile.
In 1965, a minor facelift was made. In France, the models were sold under different names: the Berlina became theLutèce, the Familiare the Texane, and the Trasformabile was marketed as the Eden Roc.
Text from Wikipedia
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All posts material: “Sauce” and “Gentleman’s Relish” by Ronnie Barker – Hodder & Stoughton in 1977
It’s no good trying to win him over
by wearing a pretty nightie.
He’s bound to see through it.
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