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East Midlands Railway Trust/GCR (Nottingham)

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Flying Phil, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. alexl102

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    How many were there? Wouldn’t surprise me if Greg Wilson wanted another, he evidently loves them. But 3 plus an 8F is probably plenty
     
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    There was around two and a half in total
     
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    1631 was the nominally under restoration one, 2138 & another reputedly 2364 were the others. The incomplete ones were said to include chassis, wheels, cylinders, boiler, tender frame and misc. parts; how viable that makes either of them as projects in their own right I've no idea. They were put up for sale in the middle of 2022 so haven't exactly been quick to find a buyer, but I hope at least one of them gets restored.
    Shame really, I quite like them, but a kit of parts for a large loco is not what Ruddington needs right now, or any time soon really.
     
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    GCR(N) has now been reconnected to NR as track has been laid across the new A 60 bridge. I believe there is more work needed before trains can run to the North though.
     
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    A recent psot on soical media suggests it wil lbe a steam free railway wehn it reopens
     
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    Can you link said post? GCRN social media is basically non existent these days so I would be curious to know where you saw this?
     
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    Is that in the short term? Given that B1 no. 1264 is based there for overhaul I’d be surprised if that is a long term plan
     
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    Also several (steam) locomotives have been transported from Lbro on loan/hire over the years.
     
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    Would be surprised if its a strategy, more likely a statement of fact for any running in the near future (as the only things operational on site are diesels).

    I note last night that one of the lines into No4 building has been ripped out and replaced, looks far better from a curvature perspective
     

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