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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 100 - October 2008

Letters to the Editor


Dear Jeff,

In Quainton News 99, on page 17, the right hand spur only went to the tree line in the background and never under the left-hand arch of the road bridge. When we first started we removed the buffers and a length of rail as our first loading point for engines from Luton, but later on we used the buffer depot siding, just where our footpath now comes from the museum with sleepers in-between the rails. The big tree on the right was where we put Holy War's container just in front of it. There was a Daily Telegraph colour supplement showing Quainton on the first Open day.

Regards,
Bob Mellish.


Lance Adlam writes with some answers on Rewley Road.

Dear Jeff,
Rewley Road

The query on p l6 regarding the coal office at Oxford: when I came to look at the Rewley Road building in 1998 on Q's behalf, this building had already been removed and did not form a part of the Listed Building.

If you look at the book that Bill Simpson and I wrote on Rewley Road (copies available at the Quainton Shop at a very reasonable price of only £9.95p), a picture on page 4 shows that it was a free-standing structure. Had it not been, then there would have been no door or windows in the sidewall of the 'Oxford Room'.

The picture is also interesting as it pre-dates the use by Regional Tyre Services, who cut through the central cast iron column between the 2 sets of main entrance doors to create a bigger opening to get vehicles in and out! See the picture on page 50 of the book. You can also see the brick panels below the side wing windows, which were added after 1935, but prior to 1951.

Lance Adlam


Dear Jeff
Napier Powerex 200.

I would like to say that the Napier event was one of the most interesting events I have been to at any railway centre in recent years, I must congratulate all at the Bucks Railway Centre for organising it.

The atmosphere inside the Rewley train shed was brilliant and everyone so friendly, surely that building must be the envy of all the preservationist movements. The Deltic was truly awesome to see and hear.

The whole site looked so clean and very well presented and the museums second to none.

Well done.
Regards,
Michael Hunt.


Notes:
The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 2008 and so does not reflect events in the 6+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Reference:
Letters to the Editor - Quainton News No. 100 - October 2008


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