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Chevalier

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

  1. Kre1979

    Kre1979 New Member

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    Chevallier is currently back at whipsnade, and is running well. A good sight to see.
     
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    I don't suppose anyone has any pic's of her at the Zoo per chance?
     
  3. Kre1979

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    IMG_0118.JPG a photo of Chevallier takin in one of the paddocks in the evening on monday.
     
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    kscanes Part of the furniture

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    Any idea how long he will be staying?
     
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    Been told hopefully the rest of the summer
     
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    Thanks ever so much for that, she is looking mighty fine indeed. Lovely machine in my opinion.

    I wonder if the move will become permanent, thought I expect that she is very powerfull compared to the other loco's in the fleet.

    R.
     
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    Of course, he (or she?) has been there before ..... attached was taken in 1983. Note the differences.
     
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    regauge the Corris or the Tallylin to 2'6"!:behindsofa:would be better!
    regards
    noel
     
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    Mmmm..... I know the new Glyn Valley Tramway has been mooted as a 2' 6" line (given that the original was 2' 4" plus or minus a bit) but I wonder why they didn't consider 2' 3" - it would have allowed the preserved Glyn Valley stock from the TR to visit......

    Foxy
     
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    It is difficult enough to source equipment for 2ft.6ins let alone the infinitely more obscure 2ft.3ins or 2ft4.5ins.

    Paul H.
     
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    I'd say more the opposite, it's really easy to obtain 2ft 6in equipment, most railways are busy regauging it to 2ft!
     
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    paulhitch Part of the furniture

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    A case of exaggeration I suspect

    Paul H.
     
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    There's an element of reality in this - the last big MoD systems to close at Trecwm, Dean Hill and the one in Scotland were all 2ft 6" gauge, I think and these provided a great deal of rolling stock such as box vans.
     
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    Nice to see her out and about, next stop S&KLR perhaps?
     
  15. Kre1979

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    Doubt she will go there due to her weight. She is however running well at Whipsnade.
     

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