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Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by WesternRegionHampshireman, Oct 22, 2022.

  1. WesternRegionHampshireman

    WesternRegionHampshireman Member

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    Oh now, come on! Do we really need to see another BP go to another SR railway it's too big for?
    Why don't you just start with something smaller?
     
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    mdewell Well-Known Member Friend

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    May I be cheeky and suggest an alternative . . .
    http://www.heritage-railways.com/events.php :D
     
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    What an odd remark.
     
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    They did. . . . in 1974. They may have built it up a bit since then. ;):D
     
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    Gladiator 5076 Part of the furniture

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    I thought the 01 looked big when it visited from the Bluebell in 2009. A Spamcam will look massive on a true branch line. Would I go possibly, but only the once, although it is a long way from Swanage, but I am a fan of the loco. Guess they will need to ensure they have a crossing keeper for Cranbrook Road, as on low days I have seen the footplate crew operate the gates. Be a challenge restarting a Bulleid on a damp day on that bank. Mind you may make for good video.
     
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    Basically you have a massive engine on what is a light railway, surely it is going to cause no end of trouble for p-way staff and railway structures.

    If you wanted something big [and/or practical] then a Maunsell Mogul or a BR 4 Tank would be better.
    Powerful but light and economical.
     
  7. Jamessquared

    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    The axle load on all three types is about the same - 18 tons.

    Tom
     
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    At least the mogul/tank were built for branch lines!
     
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    Matt37401 Nat Pres stalwart

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    And what were those 110 Light Pacific’s built for? ;)
     
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    From what I have seen, mainline express trains, perhaps the minimal amount of freight working the SR had, but mainly express trains and dining trains.
     
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    Ah yes - the famous Padstow Belle express diner ... :rolleyes:

    IMG_2460-2.jpeg

    Tom
     
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    flying scotsman123 Resident of Nat Pres

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    I can hear the indignation from the IoW from here...
     
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    Yes, OK, you got me. :p
    There was a few other branch lines they travelled on, Ilfracombe to Barnstaple I.E.
     
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    Sidmouth Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Moderator

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    well its going
     
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    Apparently Belmond have an idea for a tour involving 35028 going to Shanklin… ;)
     
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    Gladiator 5076 Part of the furniture

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    Ideal loco type for the third visitor at the Bluebell Branch Line Gala then:)
     
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    Let's not go too far..... :p
    I think it's a Hunslet Austerity that's the final visitor for the event, probably Jessie.
    It did wonders at the Severn Valley, now let's see it tackle Sharpthorne bank!! :eek::eek:
     
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    Jessie isn’t an Austerity but an 18” Hunslet design.

    The other problem with Jessie is that it’s currently in lots of pieces at the Flour Mill undergoing its 10 yearly overhaul ;)
     
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    Yeah, I got that, whoops. :oops:
     

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