Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by BillyReopening, Apr 17, 2016.
The 'Edinburgh Flyer' is a Railway Touring Company tour.
Both good and bad news - 60009 won't be going to NYMR due to a parts supply delay but is apparently having her mainline certificate extended. This info comes from the "60009, Union of South Africa" pages in Facebook. I assume it is not an early April 1st joke being setup. Full text is:
"As some of you will have seen already, it is regretted that Number 9 will not be appearing at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway as planned. This is due to the late delivery of valve & piston rings due to a shortage of raw materials and the volume of work that the manufactures are currently experiencing.
On the plus side we can confirm that following remaining tests still to be done, Number 9’s main line certificate is to be extended for a further 12 months.
Keep an eye on our page for further announcements.
There is a possibility that Number 9 will visit the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in late September."
I went on city of wells anyhow in 2015 autumn steam gala when 31806 visited and she hadent been running all that long after her overhaul up at haworth quite a sight when she double headed up from pickering with 31806 and the U class was just gettting its mainline equip ready to be fitted at the time. Quite a nice S.R. gala and rempton was just in middle of been overhauled W.C. hartland 34101 expected back later this year or early 2020.
The thread is about 60009.
Indeed. It's entirely reasonable to put here the basic information that another loco is substituting for 60009 on the NYM, but anything else about that other loco would be better on a different thread such as https://www.national-preservation.com/threads/city-of-wells-for-sale.1037358
When is 60009 due out of baron road after its piston ring change?
For the second time in as many posts, this thread is about 60009.
But when j ca. And ian riley going t outshop U.O.S.A. on its next tour?
When it's ready I should imagine.
Thats the answer yes it takes alot to strip con rods and valve gear 1st just to get the piston rods out and then change the new rings over onto 60009 pistons i bet.
Lets hope J.C. keeps 9 running 4 remainder of this year and possibly in steam on heritage lines also mr buggati. Lads
I have no idea what your on about but we still have another year of No9.
Yes thats what i wanted to know but gresley and his daughter helped pioneer the bugatti nose gresley added his congugated valve gear. His daugher pressed the model version gresley had and thats how the unusual shaped chimney was formed matt37401 i think
To other matters namely 60009, I think it's reasonable to say that JC is looking to retirement (I've no evidence), I still think that at some stage in the future Mr Riley will take #9 on. He/they know every last nut and bolt on the loco, they have the skills and equipment to maintain it to their high standards. I've got my fingers crossed for when JC calls it a day, IR will step in.
All the above is just me thinking out loud, I don't have any info. or facts.
That's never stopped anyone on here before now.
I could be wrong but I think JCs concern was that if it was put through another 10 yearly he may not be around at the end of it and he just didn’t want it to spend years rusting away in a siding awaiting funds for another overhaul. I think he will need some firm guarantees about the long term future before he changes his plans for static display and I can understand that.
Scotsman and farmers are stubborn breeds and he is both so I wouldn’t get your hopes up yet
Sorry. But so many of your posts just don't make sense.
And 60007 coming along to join later its boiler is retubed at llangollen and the corridor tender been rebuilt and a new tender tank.
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