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by denis carthy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Companies
Topic: Richards and Wallington
Replies: 59
Views: 14077
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Re: Richards and Wallington

Fairly sure that at one time they ran some D8s and scrapers - would have been mid-sixty's . Yes they did, I was on for them a few times, we tramped some 631's from either durham (A1M) or some road job jut north of Newcastle, we tramped them up to that Scots Blackwater dam near Blairgowrie. I was al...
by denis carthy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Scrapers
Topic: TS14 Single and Twin.
Replies: 6
Views: 392
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Re: TS14 Single and Twin.

By 1965 Blackwell had bought 4 TS14 single bowl which were employed on the Marlow to Loudwater section of the By Pass. I would be interested to know if any past operators of that era are still around. I was on that section around that time ( lost track of certainty of years ), I was on a 631 the ye...
by denis carthy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Companies
Topic: Dick Hampton
Replies: 194
Views: 30578
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Re: Dick Hampton

I think the very last job I was on was almost certainly 1971


No it was not, the very last was Blackwells Marlow By Pass, (well I think it was)
by denis carthy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Companies
Topic: Dick Hampton
Replies: 194
Views: 30578
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Re: Dick Hampton

My Blackwell days included---------------High Wycombe by pass I was on that section, I think on a 631, I remember a few guys but the only name I remember was 'Ollie', a blond guy, I think, he was on a 657 but could have been a 631, the guy who had the shout was a welsh guy with a permanent limp, no...
by denis carthy
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Companies
Topic: Dick Hampton
Replies: 194
Views: 30578
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Dick Hampton

fORSTER QUOTE: Uneedus and the McGeady's I did know. Gypsy Smith I believe worked for Shellabear Price in the early 60s. I would be surprised if any of these people are still around. I knew Uneedus the McGeedy's, ''Big Duffy'' referred to on here somewhere as ''Long Duffy'' Gypsy Smith as well as '...
by denis carthy
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Scrapers
Topic: ts 24
Replies: 24
Views: 3895
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Re: ts 24

PS to above......there was a plant hire outfit from Durham somewhere around then called 'Cataplant' all their mounts had heaters in & on the odd occasion I came across one the operators were quite clearly more relaxed & comfortable than those of us lucky enough to have a mount in winter
by denis carthy
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Scrapers
Topic: ts 24
Replies: 24
Views: 3895
Flag: Great Britain

Re: ts 24

What were the no-cab versions like to drive in the winter?


No winter cab anythings were appalling most times especially on the cumberland sections of the M6, Alfred Mac & his henchman 'Ted Whittle drift through the mists of youthful long gone memory as well as Hamptons A1M on the eastern side.
by denis carthy
Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Companies
Topic: Dick Hampton
Replies: 194
Views: 30578
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Dick Hampton

bigkit
but this bloody site wont let me upload them! I'm fed up

DC
If you download a program called 'Video pad editor' you can convert them (any still) into video form@ upoald to youtube.Vid pad gives appx 14 days free then you must buy.
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by denis carthy
Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Scrapers
Topic: Box Scrapers
Replies: 8
Views: 1560
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Re: Box Scrapers

Hamptons local chancers spent 4 out of 5 shifts threading ropes they broke every other tip :arrrrgh:
by denis carthy
Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Track Loaders
Topic: International drott
Replies: 3
Views: 1668
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Re: International drott

rockstar91 Whoa, I never heard of this company, how did you come across this equipment? They were very, very common here in UK in 1960's, the TD6 was the smallest, had a 4 in 1 bucket, quite a bit smaller than a cat955 of that period & nowhere near as robust as cats. International also made some...

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