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Back Of The Shed

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by James F, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. 46203

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    I've always thought this as well. The list including names/renamed within the RCTS book doesn't show the names originally allocated to locomotives, therefore it shows 4488 named as UoSA when built. There are various internet sites re the A4 class that show 4488 was originally allocated the name Osprey but was actually named UoSA as you have described.
     
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    Did I read somewhere that this Austerity (not sure of it's true identity) actually has the boiler that came from the original 68009?
     
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    The original ID of '68009' was 'Robert' this little 0-6-0 had the honour of running on the mainline to get from its place of work to Bold Colliery for the Rocket 150 celebrations in 1980.
     
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    Hang on a mo John yes there are a few more Austerities wearing their genuine identitys these days and long may that continue, what's wrong with having a bit of colour to brighten things up? What's wrong something wearing its genuine identity rather than pretending to be something it's not? You make a point of saying GC's a mainline railway but didn't Alfred and Judy fit in rather well there when they visited or would you paint hose BR Black too? Also and more pertainatly the GC has something unique and that's a mile and half industrial branch line! As ever we have digressed into livery froth so maybe it's a good idea to leave this for now.
     
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    I never said there was any thing wrong with a bit of colour and I just viewing it from the owners point as he grow with BR steam. So he wants his locomotives to wear a livery that he has a emotion connection from his children hood and if you owned a locomotive would you not want to paint it in livery that you have a connection to and like I said there are plenty of other Austerities in more colourful liverys. Why are you get so mad over one Austerity when there are other and surely you could ask him to repainted. Currently 68009 is at the Midland Railway at Butterley on loan and the GCR do 3809 currently being overhaul which could appear in non BR colours in due time. Alfred and Judy don't live at the GCR and live at the Bodmin and Wenford railway. Which 71578 lives and is WD green livery. I know the GCR has the Mountsorrel branch but it is not signal probably with the rest of the GCR and it currently does not get much use. Surely it not be best to argue the owner's choice of livery and I like all liverys equally.
     
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    You are getting two different Austerities mixed up.

    “68009” is/was Hunslet 3825 /1955 and was new to the NCB. On the GCR from 1981-1993, then to North Norfolk and now at Kirkby Stephen.

    “68067” is Hudswell Clarke 1752 /1943, and was WD 75091, later NCB ‘Robert’. On the GCR 2007-present (visits elsewhere excepted).

    I do remember reading in ‘Main Line’ that the number “68009” was picked because the boiler had been on that loco, but can’t verify this personally.

    As for “68067” I did try to convince the owner that original WD khaki livery was the way to go (one of very few locos to carry it) but he was having nome of it! The original 68067 was also a Hudswell Clarke machine (1792 /1946) and was allocated to various GC sheds during its career, so it’s not a bad choice really.


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