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  1. torgormaig replied to the thread Jacobite 2024.

    Never had much involvement with the 8f up there. Although part of NELPG's support crew I was not employed by WCR until 2006 and never worked on 8151 on the Mallaig Road. Indeed apart from Maude I think that it is the only loco in recent years...

    May 25, 2024 at 12:58 PM
  2. torgormaig replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Where on earth are they going to store all these big locos on the railway between now and the event? Peter

    May 22, 2024 at 8:02 AM
  3. torgormaig attached a file to the thread Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway.

    Twelve months later (3/8/68) it had been turned and repainted in maroon - behind it is 42073[ATTACH] Peter

    4 6441 42073.jpg May 22, 2024 at 7:11 AM
  4. torgormaig liked marshall5's post in the thread Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway.

    46441 is stored behind LT&S 'Thundersley' at Carnforth MPD. I have the date down as July 1967 some 3 months after 46441's withdrawal. Ray. [ATTACH]

    LT&S Thundersley Carnforth MPD.jpg May 22, 2024 at 7:05 AM
  5. torgormaig replied to the thread Jacobite 2024.

    Most likely because it was not, at the time, envisaged that they were needed in the future. Peter

    May 21, 2024 at 5:10 PM
  6. torgormaig liked Selsig's post in the thread Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway.

    I think it was the result of an uncoupling between Peter Beet and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite when he steered more towards making Steamtown Carnforth an attraction in its own right rather than a maintenance base for the L&HR. John

    May 21, 2024 at 3:24 PM
  7. torgormaig liked alexl102's post in the thread Kent & East Sussex Railway.

    Well that is entirely subjective. That £35 bought you a roughly 22 mile round trip on a steam hauled service (for comparison, a railway near me charges £15/adult for a roughly 10 mile round trip with similar traction on a normal operating day, so...

    May 21, 2024 at 7:07 AM
  8. torgormaig liked Dunfanaghy Road's post in the thread Tornado.

    The 3 ex-OSE WDs came with 1 spare inner box, and one spare assembly (inner & outer). From memory they didn't have thermic syphons (at least as carried by Bulleids), but just a pair of tubes from bottom to top. The single S160 came with a...

    34.JPG May 21, 2024 at 6:59 AM
  9. torgormaig replied to the thread Tornado.

    Are you sure about that? I think that the thermic syphones were the achilles heel of Bulleid boilers as they were (are?) almost impossible to repair. Didn't Eastleigh have a stock of spare Bulleid fireboxes so that they could be replaced as a...

    May 20, 2024 at 10:52 PM
  10. torgormaig liked acorb's post in the thread FR & WHR & WHHR News.

    Hoped to be launched at the Superpower weekend in September according to the last FR News. Mountaineer has a provisional slot booked at Boston Lodge for its boiler this winter if sufficient funds can be raised too.

    May 20, 2024 at 11:53 AM
  11. torgormaig replied to the thread FR & WHR & WHHR News.

    No mention of NG15 134. I understand that its overhaul/restoration is nearing completion at Dinnas. Peter

    May 20, 2024 at 9:26 AM
  12. torgormaig replied to the thread LE movements, ECS and test runs 2024.

    It did, just as planned. As for tomorrows move........it wont take a lot of working out what it is likely to be. Peter

    May 19, 2024