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SwinDid 1922 09/11/2009 at 08:42 #208
tonyreese
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It looks like my west country 1922 simulations are proving popular and I thought I would look at extending them to Swindon and Didcot.
However, this is not really my area and I am not familiar with history, so it will take some time to research.
If anyone has knowledge of the following as they were in 1922 (1960's info is useful and a pointer to what existed in 1922) please let me know
Location of engine sheds and carriage sidings at Swindon, Didcot and other places on the route, and what exists today, and on simsig.
Branch lines and junctions which can be included in SimSig where the stub of the line exists as a siding.
Doubling (and singling), Quadrupling and Avoiding lines and when they were built.
General practice of changing engines at Swindon on long-distance expresses.
Slip coaches
Scheduled and unscheduled freight movements
Many thanks
My SwinDid 1922 TT currently has 3 trains - it may be a long time before it is ready for publication!
Tony

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SwinDid 1922 09/11/2009 at 08:42 #3943
tonyreese
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It looks like my west country 1922 simulations are proving popular and I thought I would look at extending them to Swindon and Didcot.
However, this is not really my area and I am not familiar with history, so it will take some time to research.
If anyone has knowledge of the following as they were in 1922 (1960's info is useful and a pointer to what existed in 1922) please let me know
Location of engine sheds and carriage sidings at Swindon, Didcot and other places on the route, and what exists today, and on simsig.
Branch lines and junctions which can be included in SimSig where the stub of the line exists as a siding.
Doubling (and singling), Quadrupling and Avoiding lines and when they were built.
General practice of changing engines at Swindon on long-distance expresses.
Slip coaches
Scheduled and unscheduled freight movements
Many thanks
My SwinDid 1922 TT currently has 3 trains - it may be a long time before it is ready for publication!
Tony

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SwinDid 1922 10/11/2009 at 17:45 #3976
Tristan
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I know that there was the Didcot Newbury and Southampton line line that diverged at Morton Cutting Junction, Also the sight of the Power Station was a munitions factory. Also there were many Yards in the area, one bieng morton yard on the rellief side of morton cutting junction. Engine shed at didcot was located in the triangle so entrance is roughley where the entrance to th TC is at the up end.

A good idea might be to try and get hold of some of Harrold Gassons books. He was a Fireman at Didcot and later a signaller at Milton. Also these books contain lots of useful information about working practise, particcullarly in the Didcot area, However I am not sure how or weather you can get hold of them.

Hope I was some help.

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SwinDid 1922 11/11/2009 at 09:39 #3982
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Thanks for that - it was quite helpful.

Unfortunately there is no exit on SimSig near Moreton Cutting Junction.
(Unless someone tells me that the Reading-Didcot section was only double, not quadruple, in which case I could use the relief line to simulate the Southampton/Newbury line).
If the engine shed was at the TC point, I wonder where the carriage sidings would have been?

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SwinDid 1922 11/11/2009 at 13:37 #3983
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The Adrian Vaughn books (Signalmans xxxxxxx series) could be a useful reference, being pre-MAS era and between Swindon & Didcot (he worked mostly at Challow).

There is also the SIAM simulations for 1954/55 along the GW, taken from working timetables I think they are fairly accurate for freight.

Bill

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SwinDid 1922 11/11/2009 at 21:13 #3991
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With regards to the Didcot,Newbury and Southampton line it left the main line at Didcot east Jcn.. The branch trains used a bay platform on the down main side where there was also a horse/cattle dock..

The Power Station was built on the site of the Didcot Munitions Depot although the rail entrance was on the curve just north of Foxhall Box although it had been removed before i went to Foxhall box..

There were no sidings at Appleford..

There was a branch between Cholsey and Wallingford which ran from a bay platform on the up relief side..

If i think of anything else i will burst into print again..

cheers Ruddles

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SwinDid 1922 12/11/2009 at 16:35 #4000
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To be pedantic, there still is a branch to Wallingford from Cholsey. It's a preserved line and still has a connection to the main line, although not shown in the sim.
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SwinDid 1922 10/03/2011 at 21:59 #13987
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The Cholsey & Wallingford Railway has no conection to the relief lines at Cholsey the last time I was there. Unless NR have reinstated it.
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SwinDid 1922 11/03/2011 at 18:55 #14008
Albert
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Google Maps does not show a connection, but their photos can be quite old.
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SwinDid 1922 11/03/2011 at 19:27 #14011
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According to the data in the bottom left of the Google Earth image, the date is (in English format) 30/05/2009. Google admit that these dates may be wrong by a few days, but nothing more than that. The alternate 01/01/2005 image shows exactly the same rail configuration as the 2009 shot.
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SwinDid 1922 11/03/2011 at 23:11 #14015
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There is no connection and has not been for donkeys years.
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SwinDid 1922 13/01/2014 at 03:38 #53833
uboat
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what is the latest on this timetable?
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