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Bluebell Motive Power

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Orion, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. ruddingtonrsh56

    ruddingtonrsh56 Well-Known Member

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    It's still perhaps a little earlier than one might have expected - unless it was either coming up to the renewal point of it's current agreement and/or the Bluebell thought "well there aren't really any other locos of that size/power that we could get in if needed so in case overhauls / repairs overrun it would be wise to lock it in before somebody else nabs it"
     
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    I'm sure it would be picked up by another railway rapidly if it turned out that it was surplus. Beachy Head hasn't even started testing/ training/ acceptance and 541 is still being reduced to component parts. Better to have it in the deck and not need it than be left fighting for something as capable. Can think of 2 to 4 railways who probably would welcome it with open arms.
     
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    With thanks to Tom for compiling the figures. The Bluebell News Spring 2024 issue has made its way to doors. I always have an interest for locomotive mileage figures and how they can differ each year. For those interested the figures are as follows

    80151 - 6,808
    73082 - 6,174
    6989 - 4,388
    65 - 3,900
    72 - 2,008
    D4106 - 922
    34059 - 885
    60103 - 531
    34070 - 222
    30541 - 190
    52322 - 186
    21C127 - 176
    15"Hastings" - 138
    11243 - 124
    44932 - 56
     
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    Nice picture of gleaming, freshly painted and lined out 34059 on the Bluebell social media channels. Just awaiting the fitting of its nameplate brackets and nameplates themselves.
     
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