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City of Wells for sale - now purchased by the ELR

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by iancawthorne, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. The Green Howards

    The Green Howards Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    So am I!
     
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    Fantastic news! :Happy: No. 34092 "City of Wells" is my favourite unrebuilt SR West Country class!
     
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    To be extremely pedantic, although it might only just have been announced, the deal and financial aspects were completed in October 2018, well within the timeframes agreed.
    I understand though that Mr Greenwood and Mr Adams are currently at the Moors with her, enjoying not having to worry too much anymore.
     
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    You'll have @Spamcan81 after you now with his donation tin!
     
  5. RalphW

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    I still can't get my head round 'unrebuilt', it's either rebuilt or it's as original, or has it been rebuilt then returned to original...
     
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    Quite so. To be 100% accurate it's either a Bulleid Pacific or a Jarvis Pacific (detuned). :)
     
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    Would it be more correct of me to say original with streamlining?:)
     
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    It would be correct to say original with air-smoothing

    *ducks*
     
  9. torgormaig

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    I'm afraid not.What you call streamlining was referred to on the Southern as air smoothed casing, which is even more of a mouthful to say. Better stick to unrebuilt for simplicity if not for accuracy. We all know what you're talking about.

    Peter
     
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    It’s a Bulleid Pacific. End of.
     
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    IIRC Bulleid's thinking with regards to the "air smoothed" casing, was to allow the loco to be driven through the carriage wash. Whilst hauling/propelling the carriages through......
     
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    Thanks Peter!:)
     
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    I've never had a problem with "unrebuilt" meaning "not rebuilt and still having the streamlined casing as originally built".
    But then again, what do I know about SR locos, I'm a GWR person. :)
     
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    Probably a lot more than I do or even want to...:rolleyes:
     
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    Apparently not. We've had this discussion at least twice in recent years ;)
     
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    John, you're forgetting that repeat something often enough and it becomes fact..... ;)
     
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    A Bulleid Pacific or an improved Bulleid Pacific
     
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    We all have our crosses to bear ;)
     
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    :):D
     
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    That might be a matter of opinion. :D:Angelic:
     

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