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  1. martin1656 replied to the thread Should the T3 be Steamed Poll.

    One possible option would be if the engine was turned out in its 1930's Southern livery, this would enable Maunsell era coaches to be used with it, there are several of these at both the Swanage Railway and Bluebell, and it would be easier...

    Apr 26, 2017 at 9:52 PM
  2. martin1656 replied to the thread Should the T3 be Steamed Poll.

    these coaches once restored would in effect almost be as good as new, new underframes, means just routine inspections, any metal supports replaced, or re enforced all wood remade, rot cut out, compare this with a 70 year old Mk 1 that as...

    Apr 26, 2017 at 7:58 PM
  3. martin1656 replied to the thread Should the T3 be Steamed Poll.

    In an ideal world, yes every railway should be able to re create its past, an 4mt on green Mk1,s, or a Bulleid set at Swanage, or a LSWR push-pull set with a M7 , who can say they would not like that, but we have to be practical ,we are in the...

    Apr 26, 2017 at 7:35 PM
  4. martin1656 replied to the thread LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2017.

    facebook photo seems to be unavailable, lets see if anything is activated on RTT tomorrow with No9 also being due for light and loaded test, have carnforth ever sent two engines out on test on the same day ?

    Apr 25, 2017 at 11:31 PM