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6233 Duchess of Sutherland

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by 6026 King John, Feb 18, 2024.

  1. 6026 King John

    6026 King John Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know what the current status of 6233 is? Is there any chance of seeing it out on the main line this year?
     
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    I was told recently that its unlikely to be out again this year.
     
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    acorb Part of the furniture

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    One of the mags quoted a source from the Trust indicating that what was thought to be a standard list of maintenence jobs has snowballed into a full overhaul. This has coincided with personnel changes at the society too.
    There is a full commitment to return the loco to the mainline however asap, along with a fresh look at the standard tanks too.
     
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    mike1522 Long Time Member Friend

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    Feel for them. That is tough.
     
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    class8mikado Part of the furniture

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    Certainly looks like a while away, but what stable of 8p's we might have in a couple of years time, A1, A2, A4, P2, BR 8p, and hopefully this one.

    Speaking of locomotive stables, Birmingham CC are so desperate for funds that they are considering selling off some 'Artifacts' allegedly. They do have a particularly large 'Artifact' that a certain wealthy individual might like to add to their 'collection'...:Bag:
     
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    46223 Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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