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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 46 - Spring / Summer 1982

Society Notes

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J R Fairman - Ken Ashman and the new Mixer

We welcome Ken Ashman to the Executive Committee. Here is Ken with a reconditioned new concrete mixer, donated by Wingets; we thank them most sincerely for their kind generosity. Ken is, of course, in charge of that most important department, Depot, and needs all the help you can give him in his king-sized DIY job.

Shenfield electric set cushions are to be used temporarily to complete the Gresley BSK and will later be used on 3188.

The springs on GC coach 1076 have been sent away to Wolverton for setting up and repairs and new oil pads purchased. The GN Brake coach was turned when the crane was on site. Frank Boait, John Carter and others are banishing the BR blue on refreshment coach W64 and it is emerging in GW chocolate and cream livery. Belated but timely good wishes and congratulations to Joy and John Carter who celebrated matrimony on 8th May.

Coventry No.1 has been hard at work again this season, but a mechanical overhaul is overdue on motion, horn guides, axleboxes, eccentrics, wheels and tyres. The Pannier is back on its wheels and the boiler will be replaced later this year. We look forward to 7715 in GW Brunswick green livery next year. Swordfish has had much work done on it and boiler tubes are now being withdrawn. Swanscombe is a non-runner; its boiler certificate has expired. Nigel's useful Hibberd diesel sports the Deltic name Ballymoss! Is this official, Nigel?

The Berkeley Club Rally of micro cars was a great success on 27th June and we were pleased to welcome owners of Messerschmidts, Heinkels, Bonds, Trojans, Isettas and others to the up yard.

After being 'on the go' all day, without a break, in the Refreshment Coach on the 27th, Miriam Ashman appeals for recruits, wives and girlfriends to give just a couple of hours for catering; it would help so much. Please!

Red Rover Omnibus Ltd. are running from Aylesbury Bus Station to Quainton on Sundays and Bank Holidays until 19th September, leaving at 12.05 and 15.05 (7 mins. later at the railway station) via Stoke Hospital and Waddesdon Village and returning to the Bus Station at 15.49 and 18.43 via Calvert, Grendon and Waddesdon Village as a circular service.

Now the trains are running again on BR, a reminder that 1982 has been a Merrymaker through fare from London (Baker St.) to Quainton Road for the first time since 1936! You use BR to Aylesbury and then Red Rover to Quainton every Sunday, £5 adult return and half fare for a child (5 to 15 years). Happy travelling, as they say!

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1982 and so does not reflect events in the 32+ 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.

Society Notes - Quainton News No. 46 - Spring / Summer 1982

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