The way we were

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Re: The way we were

Post #451 by FOWLER MAN » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:33 pm

gah1950 wrote:
FOWLER MAN wrote:Hi Graham,


Hello Fred,
Nice to see Larry Ryans 38-RB in your photo, I done a few shifts on her up in Cambrian Colliery ,She had shovel tracks on her hence the short boom, I notice a Foden tipping to the Bomb navvie which i would safely say was one of Edgar Pyles. Did you ever see Ryans 61-RB that done a small opencast up at South Tunnell?..


Yes Graham,
It is one of Edgar Pile's Fodens. Pic below of Edgar and Brian Pile with the Foden rep. taken on the same site. They ran about six of them, one fitted with the "Foden Two Stroke" engine.
I never did see Larry Ryan's 61RB.
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Re: The way we were

Post #452 by gah1950 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:21 pm

Hiya Fred.
I was talking recently to someone from Deri and he insisted that Ryan had a 71-RB in Fochriw but i know it was indeed a 61-RB as the driver was Glyn Seaton AKA 'The Duke' from Pontypridd, It worked directly opposite the Disposal site at Fochriw ,Ryan had some coal from there but not as much as they had hoped for. I worked on a few Ryans sites where Edgar had the Fodens that also ran with Ryans own Euclid R15 dumptrucks. I'm just thinking would Brian Pile have any more photos of Ryans operations.


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Re: The way we were

Post #453 by gah1950 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:27 pm

Hiya Fred,
That looks like Terry Rowe on the 'Bomb Navvie' His father had a level near South tunnel years ago. He is still in Nelson and i'll have to ring him to see if he has any information on the 61-RB.


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