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Hardwicke - where and when?

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Tim Light, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. jsm8b

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    Thanks, not up to modern standards I'm afraid but Photoshop can bring a lot out of these old pictures.
     
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    Nice shot. You would struggle to get this shot today due to lineside vegetation, security fencing and OHL.

    I have a very poor picture somewhere of the train going in the reverse direction at Dockfield.

    Dockfield was one of our preferred trainspotting locations when I was a nipper in the early 60s. Lots of variety in those days.

    This shot was taken from a nearby bridge on August 6th this year. The light had almost gone, hence the blurred result.
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    Can't remember where I scavenged this picture. Probably Flickr. Or Plumb Loco. Anyway, apologies to the photographer. Hope you don't mind me sharing.

    This is the same train near Apperley Bridge.
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    No photos but I was on one of the two trips that day that used that combination. The LCGB grip used 790 + 92220 from Carnforth to Leeds and the LNER Soc. trip used the pair from Leeds to York via Harrogate.
     
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    A long day out from Bedfordshire but worth it for 790 haulage.
     
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    Just been watching a dvd, West Riding Stean Volume 2. A brief glimpse of Hardwicke and LMS Compound 1000 at Leeds City station. Six Bells Jct indicates it was a Gainsborough Model Railway Society special from York to Carnforth on 24th April 1976.
     
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    790 also piloted Scotsman around the same time .there is a Transaccord recording of the event

    the OP original pic shows a WD behind , so that at least gives a backstop to the date
     
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    Meanwhile here are some of mine from 9th May 1976. If my notes are correct.
    187-189 Hardwicke departs with the 13:25 for Grange while a Class 47 waits to follow with the 14:00 LNER Society charter (07:30 from Euston).
    190 Hardwicke awaits departure with the 15:00 for Grange.
    Anyone know where and why it was turned between these trips?
     

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    Hardwicke is an Improved Precedent. This was a development of the Precedent, which was a development of the Precursor, which was a development of the Newton, which was a passenger version of the DX goods. There were various other smaller and larger versions of the Jumbo in early and late phases... It's all very complicated. Some of them were rebuilt from older to newer specs, but most were replaced.
    Although the whole Jumbo family look very similar, there were some very significant developments such as steel replacing iron. The later engines were a whole epoch removed from the earlier ones and a huge leap forward in technology, despite the superficial similarity.
     
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    I concur with 9th May 1976. A long drive from Bedfordshire and back but well worth it for a trip behind Hardwicke. Not sure of the "why" ut the "where' would have been the turntable inside Steamtown surely?
     

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