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  1. mdewell liked sleepermonster's post in the thread Wanderings in Northern France 2019.

    Wanderings in Northern France, June 2019. There was a general feeling that it was time for a break. We talked it over on the long winter evenings, there isn’t a big steam festival at St Valery this year, but if we went in June there would be...

    Jul 24, 2019 at 8:35 AM
  2. Fireline liked pwsw5054's post in the thread 5239 Goliath overhaul at ESR.

    Successful day at Cranmore today saw the boiler reunited with the frames.[IMG][IMG] Sent from my SM-A530F using Tapatalk

    Jul 24, 2019 at 8:34 AM
  3. Keith Sims replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Why can this not happen at Williton?

    Jul 24, 2019 at 8:32 AM
  4. Victor replied to the thread Pacers: The End.

    Folk who are getting all teary eyed for the b loody things should try standing room only on the 15:05 pm Carlisle - Leeds 0n a 2 car 142, I know, I've been there.:Arghh: The wimmin like them however on the Leeds -Morcambe, when they get bouncing...

    Jul 24, 2019 at 8:32 AM
  5. Dag Bonnedal liked 32110's post in the thread 5239 Goliath overhaul at ESR.

    The coupling rods have been refitted following careful alignment of the wheel centres and refurbishment of the rod bearings. Many fittings have also been fitted to the frames including the newly fabricated bunker. Over the last weekend the flue...

    Jul 24, 2019 at 8:21 AM
  6. mdewell liked pwsw5054's post in the thread 5239 Goliath overhaul at ESR.

    Successful day at Cranmore today saw the boiler reunited with the frames.[IMG][IMG] Sent from my SM-A530F using Tapatalk

    Jul 24, 2019 at 8:20 AM
  7. Jamessquared liked Jimc's post in the thread What Ifs, and Locos that never were..

    I've been thinking about this, and I think its not actually true, and due to a misunderstanding about how the books were kept. Even Bulleid wouldn't have built a 5 or 6MT 0-6-6-0 to do the same work as a 2P 0-4-4. The locomotive fleet was't...

    Jul 24, 2019 at 8:09 AM
  8. Jimc replied to the thread What Ifs, and Locos that never were..

    I've been thinking about this, and I think its not actually true, and due to a misunderstanding about how the books were kept. Even Bulleid wouldn't have built a 5 or 6MT 0-6-6-0 to do the same work as a 2P 0-4-4. The locomotive fleet was't...

    Jul 24, 2019 at 8:08 AM
  9. andrewshimmin liked MuzTrem's post in the thread Brighton Atlantic: 32424 Beachy Head.

    I think part of the Bluebell's great strength is that it has representatives of all the SR's pre-grouping constituents. As wonderful as it is to see locomotives and stock on their home territory, I think there is also something very special about...

    Jul 24, 2019 at 8:02 AM
  10. Leviathan liked pwsw5054's post in the thread The Royal Duchy.. 21/07/19.

    6 minutes 5 seconds for Hemerdon (MP242.5 to MP238.5) with a minimum of 23.5mph around MP239.5, speed onto the climb was 62 and fell rapidly between MP 241.75 and MP240.25 before maintaining high/mid 2os to the slackening of the grade. The run to...

    Jul 24, 2019 at 8:02 AM
  11. andrewshimmin liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Brighton Atlantic: 32424 Beachy Head.

    As others have said, an A12 or T1 isn't likely to arise from the Bluebell. (I'd also point out that from our point of view at least, our loco diagrams for smaller locos are generally built round the need to come on shed at least once during the...

    Jul 24, 2019 at 8:01 AM
  12. andrewshimmin liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Brighton Atlantic: 32424 Beachy Head.

    Probably not the thread for it, but just to answer that question: In the five full years 2014 - 2018 inclusive, which includes all the full years of running to East Grinstead, our mileages and days in operation have averaged just under 35,000...

    Jul 24, 2019 at 8:00 AM
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