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  1. Spamcan81 liked martin1656's post in 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 7:40 PM
  2. Spamcan81 replied to the thread Should the T3 be Steamed Poll.

    Playing the victim again I see. You make contradictory statements so don't be surprised if people pick you up on them.

    Apr 26, 2017 at 7:39 PM
  3. Spamcan81 replied to the thread Flying Scotsman.

    I suspect you're hoping that torgormaig's post will settle the matter. Wouldn't hold your breath on that. :)

    Apr 26, 2017 at 6:23 PM
  4. Spamcan81 liked torgormaig's post in the thread Flying Scotsman.

    Sorry Fred - you should know better than to take as gospel what you read on Nat Pres. I have the operating instructions, dated 15/4/17, which clearly state that on departure from the photo location at the Sidings Restaurant "Azuma sounds Warning...

    Apr 26, 2017 at 6:19 PM
  5. Spamcan81 replied to the thread LSWR T3 563.

    [MEDIA]

    Apr 26, 2017 at 5:39 PM
  6. Spamcan81 liked 7P6F's post in the thread Holt extension.

    Reminds me of the letters page in Railway Mag and TI in the 60's when the Severn Valley Railway was proposed.

    Apr 26, 2017 at 5:27 PM
  7. Spamcan81 replied to the thread National lineside permits.

    That is a question only the respective railways can answer. Some lines at present obviously think it a worthwhile exercise.

    Apr 26, 2017 at 2:50 PM
  8. Spamcan81 liked Johnb's post in the thread Flying Scotsman.

    Fred, it was a publicity stunt for the media and to advertise a new era on the ECML and as such it succeeded by getting airtime on TV and extensive newspaper coverage. You didn't support it, you went to see it and chose the wrong location with...

    Apr 26, 2017 at 1:16 PM
  9. Spamcan81 liked D1002's post in the thread Flying Scotsman.

    To be fair to NR, testing is a time consuming operation, as can be seen from this video of the gauge testing unit in action: [MEDIA]

    Apr 26, 2017 at 1:02 PM
  10. Spamcan81 replied to the thread Should the T3 be Steamed Poll.

    Gets my vote. That's what I like about the Shuttleworth Collection, if it can be restored to working order it will be at some stage.

    Apr 26, 2017 at 12:48 PM
  11. Spamcan81 liked Cartman's post in the thread Should the T3 be Steamed Poll.

    And, if you do assemble a rake of pre Nationalisation or pre grouping coaches, I would still run Mark 1s or 2s alongside them so as not to cause excessive wear and tear on your older coaches. The IOW Railway never had any newer vehicles due to...

    Apr 26, 2017 at 12:46 PM
  12. Spamcan81 liked fergusmacg's post in the thread LSWR T3 563.

    Yes +1 from me too - glad to see someone has taken the bull by the horns unlike some of the moaners on here.

    Apr 26, 2017 at 11:30 AM
  13. Spamcan81 liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread LSWR T3 563.

    Excellent, well done. Top stuff.

    Apr 26, 2017 at 11:30 AM
  14. Spamcan81 replied to the thread Should the T3 be Steamed Poll.

    Quite so plus the fact that railway history didn't stop the day before the first Mk.1 appeared.

    Apr 26, 2017 at 11:28 AM