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Hiya everyone. I dont know how i came across this forum but i am very happy i did

If anyone has any photos of Railway Alan that they have and could share and stories me and my family would love that. 

We lost him just after christmas 2019. 

Please feel free to get intouch 

Thanks for reading

 

Nicola (his oldest grandaughter) 

 

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He used to blow the horn on whichever loco he was driving whenever he came past our house. Sure the neighbours weren't impressed at 02.00! He had several boats before Tryphina, but I am struggling to remember any names. Will have a look for photos.

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He had one named after my cousin. I can't remember what it was called. i will ring my mom later and ask her. Think one had my middle name in it. Isabella

 

haha my grandad did give zero sh!ts I really do bet ya neighbours loved that. I loved that when he was doing the redditch - lichfield route he would let me sit in the front with him. i loved it. it was so cool. back before the days of health and safety etc.

 

Thank you thats amazing!

 

 

 

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Alan was a great character! I often tried to talk to him about his career on the railway but he didn't really want to know - he would be quite happy to talk for hours on canals and boats however!

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3 hours ago, RailwayAlansgranddaughter said:

I am 95% sure i have found Tryphina....it has been renamed. i wish i had 22 grand to buy it. but i'd rather hold on to the memories i had on the boat

 

https://www.abcboatsales.com/boat-sales/ariel/?fbclid=IwAR2vyul3XnCSIUbqFQiyplDnhxyw4y4DN-jI2rkwtgibOrs1JrOXbNPrzFA

Are you sure?  Ariel is a 45ft boat and based on the middle of an old working boat and Tryphina was apparently 50ft.

 

 

Paul 

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On 14/06/2021 at 12:11, RailwayAlansgranddaughter said:

I am 95% sure i have found Tryphina....it has been renamed. i wish i had 22 grand to buy it. but i'd rather hold on to the memories i had on the boat

 

https://www.abcboatsales.com/boat-sales/ariel/?fbclid=IwAR2vyul3XnCSIUbqFQiyplDnhxyw4y4DN-jI2rkwtgibOrs1JrOXbNPrzFA

Isn't that the other half of @Liam's Ariel?

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