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Saturday Night Out — Longmoor Train Crash


Saturday Night Out was originally hosted by Robert Beatty as ‘The Man with the Mike’. The memorable title sequence started with a picture of a telephone on a desk. This would ring and a voice would say: “Outside Broadcast, we’re starting now…”. The camera would then pan out of the window, where we saw the Outside Broadcast vans (“Roving Eyes”) on the move and a BBC doorman saluting. The action would then cut to show the camera on the roof on the Roving Eye travelling fast down a straight road towards a hoarding showing the inscription “Saturday Night Out”. The brakes would squeal and the camera would burst through the hoarding and cut to the OB live transmission for this week. So began a weekly, hour long, live programme which was never filmed. The firm rule was that it was always live. One week it would be coming from the Midlands, the next week Brussels and the following week it might be Paris or London. In February 1956 The Royal Engineer’s were planning to send a steam engine named Merlin, a 1919 engine of the King Arthur class along the track, blowing up the track so the train went over an embankment. The driverless train goes speeding along the track, whistle blowing, it arrives at the embankment, where there is an explosion, the train rises slightly in the air, drives down the embankment & comes to rest in the middle of the plain, whistle still blowing. The train, tender & three carriages still remain upright! Somewhat of an anticlimax to the expected wreck of

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Saturday Gang Video Reports 05.05.12 & 19.05.12


Saturday Gang Video Reports for 05.05.12 & 19.05.12 This is a combination of two weeks worth of videos. We’ve been busy though and continuing to make progress. Hope you enjoy.

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35028 Clan Line Saturday 16 July 2011 21:15 West Byfleet


Saturday 16 July 2011 21:15 BR Merchant Navy Class 4-6-2 no 35028 Clan Line, Departed Woking, approaching West Byfleet, in fading light – Up to Waterloo.

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Bluebell Railway Saturday 18th June 2011


My video from a busy summer Saturday at the Bluebell Railway. BOB no.34059 ‘Sir Archibald Sinclair’ and Std 4 no.80151 were in charge of the hourly service trains with E4 no.B473 on the Saturday shunt in the morning and then the afternoon Fathers Day Lounge Car sevice. Finally C no.592 was on a special ‘Wedding Belle’ charter train. The weather was mixed to say the least! Bright sunshine one moment then torrential rain the next, the clouds were moving so fast! Photos… www.flickr.com Locations and Locos… 34059 at West Hoathly. 34059 at West Hoathly tunnel. 34059 at Leamland Bridge. 92240 at Horsted Keynes. B473 at Horsted Keynes. 80151 at Horsted Keynes. 34059 at Horsted Keynes. 80151 at Horsted Keynes. 592 at Hollywell Water Works Bridge. B473 at Caseford Bridge. 34059 at Nobles Farm. 80151 at Three Arch Bridge. TheBluebell Railway is currently extending from the current terminus at Kingscote to a main line connection at East Grinstead. A cutting full of Household waste is blocking the path, for more details and to donate please see… tinyurl.com

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West Somerset Railway ’35th Anniversary’ Spring Steam Gala – Saturday 19th March 2011


For the West Somerset Railway 2011 marks the 35th Anniversary of the re-opening of the line, on march 28th 1976 the first WSR train left Minehead with a service to Blue Anchor and by 1979 the line finally reached Bishops Lydeard, this spring gala was to celebrate all the work the railway has done over the 35 years and played host to several visitors who are making their first visit to the railway, the highlight of the gala is guest locomotive 70000 ‘Britannia’ who just recently came into traffic and hauled her first passengers trains on the WSR. The full line up for the gala is — |BR 7MT ‘Britannia’ Class 4-6-2 70000 ‘Britannia |SR ‘King Arthur’ Class 6-6-0 30777 ‘Sir Lamiel’ |GWR ‘Manor’ Class 4-6-0 7812 ‘Erlestoke Manor’ |GWR 28xx Class 2-8-0 2807 |GWR 64XX Class 0-6-0 ‘Pannier Tank’ 6430 |GWR ‘Large Prairie’ Class 2-6-2T 4160 |SDJR 7F 2-8-0 88 |GWR ‘Small Prairie’ Class 2-6-2T 5553 |WSR ‘Mogul’ 2-6-0 9351 (Spare Locomotive) Saturday 19th was greeted with fairly good weather conditions and most trains kept to time throughout the whole day, another highlight for the gala was that select trains will not stop at Stogumber and one of the highlights of my day was 7812 speeding through Stogumber, thanks to theonlyadsrulz for a good day out. Shots in the video are — – 2807 steams through Bishops Lydeard to collect the stock – 2807 brings the Stock into Platform 2 at Bishops Lydeard – 2807 departs Bishops Lydeard with the 0900 service to Minehead – 6430 departs Bishops

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Cloughmills Vintage Rally on Saturday 30th July 2011


Cloughmills Vintage Rally on Saturday 30th July 2011 Please Visit BraidValley.com online Shop to see our wide range of DVD’S.Can be seen at www.braidvalley.com For up coming Vintage Rallies and Ploughing Matches please visit www.braidvalley.com If you want to be made aware of when I post new videos please join my mailing list at www.braidvalley.com Or be kept updated on our facebook Page at www.facebook.com Thank you

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M. Prozzo, Auctioneer Saturday September 18th, 2010 – 10:00 A.M. 1381 Howland Road, Hubbardton, Vt.

M. Prozzo, Auctioneer Saturday September 18th, 2010 – 10:00 A.M. 1381 Howland Road, Hubbardton, Vt.
ON-SITE AUCTION Comment: Pat and Liz Carvey, Life long collectors, have decided to prepare for retirement and are selling many of their valuable possessions that they have accumulated over their lifetime together. There are no additions, plan for a long day. Bring your own chairs and packing.

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Meissner’s Auction 1 of 2 Auctions: Saturday, September 18th Antique & Collectible Toy Auction 438 NY Rte 20, New …

Meissner’s Auction 1 of 2 Auctions: Saturday, September 18th Antique & Collectible Toy Auction 438 NY Rte 20, New …
Please note different start & preview times!!! Preview: Fri 12-4pm; Sat 9-11am; Start: Sat 11am

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