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GCR "Last Hurrah" Gala - 18/19 November 2017

Discussion in 'Galas and events' started by Johann Marsbar, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. Johann Marsbar

    Johann Marsbar New Member

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    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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  3. Johann Marsbar

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    Used to be NCB "Robert", from memory.
     
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    The only genuine J94 survivors are 68077 and 68078. Neither are in working order. 68077, formerly at the K&WVR is now at the Spa Valley, stored and awaiting overhaul. Probably little will be done to it until 47493 is working. 68078, I think, is at Sellindge, keeping 35011 and 35025 company. At one time it was going to be overhauled and sent to the Kent & East Sussex but there may have been a change of plan. Maybe others know more?
     
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    A former Bold Colliery resident? Shame it's lost its NCB identity but at least it will be a working loco ere long.
     
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    Pete Thornhill Part of the furniture Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes it was the one went from Bold to the Rocket 150 celebrations.
     
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    Have some pics and sound recordings of Robert working at Bold. Back in the days when the safety briefing was along the lines of "keep your eyes open and don't get run over." :)
     
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    Like at the Goods Galore Gala in May, there will also be a 1230 Non/Stop Express on Saturday and 1235 On Sunday passing through a Quorn at 25mph.
     
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    And before that, WD 75091.
     
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    I had a similar safety briefing when I used to go round March shed back in the 70s...
     
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    Roster now on GCR website.
     
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    We never had a safety briefing at all bunking sheds in the 50s and 60s. :)
     
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    Absolutely although I do remember standing in a turntable road at Newport and being politely told by a nice Welsh gentleman that it was not a good idea when locos were running tender first!
     
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    My 4 year old knows don't go falling down the pit and watch for moving engines. Plus hold my hand. Mind due I think she already has more common sense than some adults!

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