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Baie de Somme - Reading Station - Reading Simulator

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Baie de Somme

St. Valery, 28 April

Cows look on as CFBS 101 'Ainse' storms up the bank with a delayed and well-loaded train bound for Cayeux.

(Mike Walker)

The D2 crossing between Routhiaville and St. Valery, 28 April

SNCF X212 approaches the crossing, with POC 101 following closely behind. Signals and block working are unheard of on the CFBS!!!

(Mike Walker)

St. Valery Pond, 28 April

A convoy of light engines , 11, 25, TIV 75, 1 and POC 101 passing the pond as they leave St. Valery for Noyelles and Le Crotoy.

(Mike Walker)

St. Valery, 27 April

CFBS 101 passes the pond as it leaves St. Valery bound for Noyelles with a mixed train.

(Mike Walker)

Lanchéres-Pendé, 27 April

POC 101 gets underway as it leaves Lanchéres-Pendé bound for Cayeux .

(Mike Walker)

Lanchères-Pendé, 27 April

CFBS 1 'Ainse' waits as POC 101 arrives with the 11.00 Le Crotoy to Cayeux service.

(Mike Walker)

St. Valery Canal shed, 26 April

POC 101, CFBS 1, CFBS 25 and CFBS E332 all lined up outside the shed in the glorious evening light.

(Mike Walker)

Former Côtes du Nord Autorail 11 at Noyelles, 26 April

It was built by DeDion Bouton in 1932 as one of their model JM4 and was visiting from the Musée des Transports a Vapeur et des chemins de fer Secondaires Francais.

(Mike Walker)

SNCF 150P 13 at Noyelles, 26 April

The loco was on static display during the CFBS Fête de la Vapeur. The 2-10-0 was built by ANF (442/1941) and is usually displayed at Mulhouse

(Mike Walker)

CFBS No 15 taking water at Noyelles, 26 April

The 2-6-0T was built by Haine St. Pierre 1316/1920

(Mike Walker)

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Reading Station

Northern Escalators, 25 April

The north escalators leading to the new transfer deck

(Tim Edmonds)

Southern Concourse, 25 April

The impressive south stairs and escalators leading to the new transfer deck

(Tim Edmonds)

Transfer Deck, 25 April

The new extra wide transfer deck looking towards the northern entrance

(Tim Edmonds)

View East, 25 April

The view east from the new transfer deck showing where the old overbridge used to be

(Tim Edmonds)

View West, 25 April

The view west from the new transfer deck showing the safety walkway to the new depot

(Tim Edmonds)

MDRS Group in Control Room, Reading Station, 25 April

The society is shown the new control room during the conducted tour of the new station by Gareth Taylor.

(Tim Edmonds)

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Reading Simulator

Reading HST Simulator, 29 January

A small group of MDRS members visited the First Great Western HST Simulator. This is an acurate reproduction of a HST cab, showing the driver's side of the cab.

(Roger Woodham)

Reading HST Simulator, 29 January

A small group of MDRS members visited the First Great Western HST Simulator. This view is showing the first man's side of the HST cab.

(Roger Woodham)
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