ROY GREGSON - MY BLOG! UPDATED! 2013

Tuesday, 26th January 2010, 17:29

Roy Gregson

Welcome to my blog page

Thank you for visiting my website hope you enjoy the new design and steam models you see.

Since the age of about 4, I have always taken a great interest in anything Railways related and over the years this developed into a real passion. 

I have worked on the Railway for 22 years and followed my family tradition which spans over 80 years. I Started on the Railway as a Junior Station Messenger at Preston and worked my way through 26 positions covering a variety of Roles including Station Manager to Board of Directors. I have a big passion for Full Size operational trains to miniature trains. My grandad, Great Grandad, Uncle, Dad and me have all worked on the railway.

From the age of 7 I started to enjoy steam locomotives when I stood in my Fathers workshop watching him build his steam locomotives and visiting my Grandad at Preston station where he worked for 44 years starting as a Cleaner to top link Driver and towards his Retirement worked as the Train Crew Supervisor. My dad encouraged me to get involved and now in my thirties and given my ever increasing collection of engines, I think he may regret this!!

My daughter who is 3 loves watching me steam engines and run them at the track. She acquired her first engine this year and loves it!

Train 1

 

Train 2

 DUKE OF GLOUCESTER DEPARTING LIVERPOOL LIME STREET 2007, I HAD ONLY A SHORT  TURN ROUND TIME WITH THIS CHARTER SERVICE R/A L.A.F.P.W POWER BOX HAD PRESSURE ON ME TO TURN ROUND THIS PRITTY QUICK BECAUSE OF ITS PATH ETC. BRAKE TEST AND BOARD ALL THE PASSENGERS AND IT WAS AWAY RIGHT TIME DEPARTURE HOWEVER IT WAS A DIFFERENT STORY AT MCV (MANCHESTER VICTORIA) FAILED R/A POPPET VALVES SO IT HAD TO BE TOP AND TAILED WITH A DELTIC.

 

 

SCOTS GUARDMANS The Cotton Mill Express - 13.02.10. ARRIVING INTO WIGAN NORTH WESTERN.

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MY OLD BOSS AT MACHESTER VICTORIA NOW RETIRED FROM THE RAILWAY (ALBERT SEYMORE) IS NOW WORKING FOR WEST COAST AT CARNFORTH DRIVING THE  ROYAL SCOT COTTON EXPRESS.

Running my 5 Inch gauge Duchess Princess Alice at Mayday steam Urmston Club, great weekend. I have more pictures of this locomotive and many others which you can look at on facebook or twitter, please click onto facebook on my home page.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc1sjA4Kh4A

 

 Sothern Rally at Worthing 2010

White Star Merchant Navy stood on the steaming bays belonging to Gordon who Purchased this from steamdays few years ago, waiting for its turn on the Main Line!

 Sothern Rally at Worthing 2010

Dad and his Scratch built 5 inch gauge A1 Alcazar.

 

Dennis Evans

5 inch gauge Duke of Gloucster locomotive

 

FOR 2013  (JOHN ADAMS DUCHESS 7 1/4 INCH GAUGE SIR WILLIAM STANIER) HOPE TO USE THIS AT THE LMS DAY AT LEYLAND AND TAKE IT AT A FEW RALLIES.

JOHN ADAMS 7 1/4 INCH GAUGE DUCHESS

 

My Early Years on the Railway.

                       

                          

 

 

STANDARD CLASS 5 LOCOMOTIVE AT LEYLAND SOCITY OF MODEL ENGINEERS

 

 

My Early days running steam locomotives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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