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Chevalier

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by paullad1984, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. 61624

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    Far more have come into the country than have left, so I don't think we can really copmlain about the relatively few that have gone - and some of those have gradually been making their way home in recent years!
     
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    Campbelltown & Machrihanish anyone?
     
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    Or, at the other extreme, Pentewan?
     
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    Nice idea; wrong gauge. But what the hell ....?

    Meic
     
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    Without a doubt. More Tractive effort than a Bayer Peacock, slightly heavier, should be more than adequate for most, if not all the single headed trains on the W&L.

    R
     
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    I concur Mr Charman.
     
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    Wrong gauge, although another 2'3" gauge line would be nice.....

    Richard
     
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    No apparently there are too many preserved railways in the UK........
     
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    That's easy - expel Scotland from the Union, get rid of Gordon Bean & Alistair Darling, and rebuild the Campbelltown & Macrihanish - positives all round ;-)

    Richard
     
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    I wouldn't lose the Union for anything, doesn't mean I don't think there could be another 2' 6" line...Upnor?
     
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    Having fired Chevallier at W&L (whilst boiler restricted to 100 psi) she coped well with the 1:29 on a single headed train. I would love to see her on the line long term. No obvious reason why she would not be suitable for regular service. Surely more historically relevant to the W&L (or S&K etc) than a loco from Romania!
     
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    Having confirmed how Chevallier is spelt, how is it pronounced?

    Is it like that French chap, Maurice? Or, I've heard it said "Shev-a-leer".
     
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    I've always gone for the Maurice version " Sank evens for M&W"
     
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    Sir William Mcalpine the ex-owner always insisted the R at the end was pronounced!
     
  15. Can anyone enlighten me as to why we think that chevealier is to go abroad eventually could it be possible that it may be used at welshoppl and its gala visit is some what a proving trial?
     
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    Simples; the speculation is due to the owner having an active involvement with the restoration of the 2ft 6in (760mm) Sibiu-agnita line in Romania.

    See:

    http://www.sibiuagnitarailway.com/
     
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    Either with a frog in the throat or affectionately by crews as 'shoveller'.
     
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    Talking to the owner yesterday, he says it as in Maurice
     
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    One word if wisdom picked up on my travels was deposito. If a french word ends with one of the letters of that word then it is not pronounced. Now why did they not teach me that in school..

    As there is no R in deposito then it is pronounced.
     
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