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Bagnall 4-4-0 Sir George Newnes (WB2891 formerly Charles Wytock)

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Felix Holt, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. sitimela43

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    Unfortunately that post was incorrect. In the 1970s the loco was moved from its plinth at the Tongaat head offices to a new site, as "gate guardian" for a new industrial estate being developed on Tongaat land. This site was called Prospecton so CW was given Prospecton nameplates, which she carried until she reached England. Prospecton is a large industrial area near to Durban, KZN. Also the WB works number is 2819, not 2891.
     

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    Sorry, I got it from message 121 in this thread.
     
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    Steve Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    I'm probably to blame for the wrong works number being used as I suggested its use in the title in post 135. However, in my defence I did get the information from: https://www.lynton-rail.org.uk/railway/rolling-stock/charleswytock
     
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    Thank you for the heads up, the relevant web page has now been amended to show the correct works number.
     
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    Surprised the opportunity was not taken to also update with details of the new name?
     
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    I expect that will happen when the 'new' loco actually comes into use
    Mike
     
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    Presumably after the official naming ceremony? Thats a guess by the way!
     
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    We could invite Sherlock Holmes to do that job!
     
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    I see the Teifi Valley Railway now has sister loco Sinembe.
    The L and B thread occasionally mentions Sir George Newnes.
    Any further update on getting the loco back in service?
     
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    Earlier this month on Saturday 11th June, Bagnell 2819 was hauled out of Woody Bay shed to expose the engine in its newly applied livery and how close it is to returning to service. This photo image is borrowed from Facebook......

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    That's looking lovely- without wanting to start off a livery debate, red suits far better than the green it wore previously.

    Chris
     
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    "Without wishing to start off a livery debate ..."

    Erm?
     
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    ..... and he's perfected time travel........
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