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  1. Steve replied to the thread Embsay Railway Updates.

    Illingworth? Edit: Eventually found something on Facebook. Nothing about it on the website.

    May 23, 2017 at 12:17 AM
  2. Steve replied to the thread Ton up Tornado.

    If you've ever stood inside a railway coach and watched the adjacent coach through the gangway, it looks as if it is going all over the place yet yours appears to be riding steadily. If you clamp a camera to a loco cab side and film the...

    May 22, 2017 at 6:51 PM
  3. Steve liked 61624's post in the thread Wensleydale Railway - Northallerton West.

    I can only say as I see and hear - and I've heard this from officials there. A high level of enthusiast-oriented events is not necessarily indicative of a thriving day to day business.

    May 22, 2017 at 6:29 PM
  4. Steve replied to the thread Wensleydale Railway - Northallerton West.

    I've had similar vibes although admittedly not hot off the press. The Corwen extension didn't do it any favours. Perhaps things have changed; I don't know. I agree with your comment about galas not being indicative of a success story, though,...

    May 22, 2017 at 6:29 PM
  5. Steve replied to the thread A2 60532 Blue Peter.

    Apart from the multiple valve regulator, I can't think of any foibles and quirks that it doesn't share with LNER locos in general, especially the Pacifics. It has a round topped firebox so you need to be more careful with high water levels but...

    May 20, 2017 at 7:59 PM
  6. Steve attached a file to the thread Tank v Tender Locos.

    The RCTS book on the BR Standard locomotives gives a substantial amount of information on the MR/LMS/BR power classification system, which did vary over the years and, indeed, did end up as the lower of nominal T.E. or factor of adhesion for...

    power classification.jpg May 19, 2017 at 8:07 PM
  7. Steve replied to the thread North Norfolk Railway General Discussion.

    Except it wasn't Conway! Try Colwyn instead.

    May 19, 2017 at 11:56 AM
  8. Steve replied to the thread Tank v Tender Locos.

    4277 & 5224 were well up to the job of hauling heavy trains and steamed well enough to do the job. And so they should be. They weren't allowed on diners except in an emergency for the usual reasons with GW tank locos. They seemed to drink a lot...

    May 18, 2017 at 7:25 PM