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Transport / Re: Major timetable change May 2018
« Last post by Nimbus on April 02, 2018, 06:25:27 pm »
This of course is all to enable through services to some places south of The River. But as far as I can determine, we're not even provided with any opportunity for a cross platform interchange from our southbound services. The rearrangement of our remaining services may just increase my customary round trip time to the point where I abandon the associated activity.

On the other hand, it's an ill wind etc. Perhaps there will be less daytime parking pressure when drive'n'park commuters discover the service from the Hertford loop is so much better than ours!
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Transport / Major timetable change May 2018
« Last post by James Bentall on April 02, 2018, 05:18:19 pm »
The time of EVERY train from Brookmans Park towards London or Welwyn Garden City will be changing on the 20th May. Local residents are strongly advised to check the times of new trains in advance to ensure they get to their destinations in time!

Despite claims of 'massive improvements' claimed by the rail companies, as I have mentioned before we are actually suffering a reduction in service from our station during off-peak times, so I strongly recommend you check! Updated timetables can be found on timetable planners such as

http://www.traintimes.org.uk

or from the rail company's information site at

http://www.railplan2020.com/timetables
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Great info from these maps but I noticed the 1991 os map on this link does not include shrublands or Woodlands which would date that map pre 1979.

Thank you Brooky P - You are correct, the map cannot be 1991 - we will check the date of the map and amend accordingly.
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Great info from these maps but I noticed the 1991 os map on this link does not include shrublands or Woodlands which would date that map pre 1979.
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Transport / Re: Overnight Railway - warning of noise
« Last post by Nobby on April 01, 2018, 04:32:00 pm »
I can think of many better ways to improve the railways than the costly erection of miles of hideous fencing along rural stretches of the line.
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Tut tut!

"The Flying Scotsman" is the service. "Flying Scotsman" is the loco.
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Transport / Re: Overnight Railway - warning of noise
« Last post by Nimbus on March 29, 2018, 03:11:27 pm »
They are doing extensive fencing all along that part of the line I travel frequently - even where you'd think the risk of trespass is quite low, like Potters Bar & Hadley Wood tunnels. It's ugly palisade fencing, the concession to toning down by application of green coating being well offset by shiny vicious 'chariot blade' capping. That'll stop enthusiast photographers poking their lenses over the top!

I have to say it heightens my feeling of a country no longer at ease within itself whenever I travel, but then there have been well-publicised accounts of essential railway cabling being stolen from tracksides, and that is perhaps most likely in just the kind of quietly rural stretches I have noted.

Being a railway model maker with a fondness for the local scene (as was), I must get out and take detailed measurements of the old order before it's too late. Back in 1974, I made quite detailed measurements of Brookmans Park's footbridge.
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Transport / Re: Overnight Railway - warning of noise
« Last post by Colin_H on March 29, 2018, 01:46:00 pm »
Is part of this work also putting up a fence? Looks like they are putting in a metal fence next to the track which potentially won't look that great from my garden.

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Genealogy and Local History / Memories of growing up in Bradmore Way in the 1950s
« Last post by Editor on March 29, 2018, 11:37:00 am »
A former local resident who grew up in Bradmore Way in the '50s has sent in her childhood memories so that they can be added to the memories section of the North Mymms History Project. Judy Marchant (nee Watson) writes about the day the transmitter mast fell down, skating on Gobions Lake when it was frozen, and Russ Conway playing in the primary school summer fete. She was also a keen trainspotter. Judy also shared some of her childhood photos which are now published on the piece "Memories of growing up in Bradmore Way in the 1950s".

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It seems North Mymms had its fair share of trainspotters in the '60s and '70s. Were you one of them?

Having read through the memories on our history site, spotting trains from the various bridges was a popular pastime. A reader called Peter has added a comment to the piece on our news site about the defence emplacement found near Brookmans Park station.

Peter picked up on the train-spotting angle, mentioned by another local resident, and wants to get in touch. You can read his comment by scrolling to the foot of the article where you will also find his contact details.

A former local resident, Judy Marchant nee Watson, has just sent in her memories of growing up in Bradmore Way in the '50s, and she also remembers train-spotting, and seeing some of the famous steam engines of the past such as "Mallard, Silver Fox, Sir Nigel Gresley, and of course The Flying Scotsman" from the Brookmans Park railway bridge.

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