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Favourite Preserved Locomotive

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Learner, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. The Black Hat

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    Dead easy question - K1... 62005! Easily the best and my favourite engine in preservation
     
  2. gresleyman

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    Got to be 45212, an absolute monster of a black five.
     
  3. Coboman

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    NER "1001" No1275
     
  4. KentYeti

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    LOL!

    But at least it meant they were both preserved Ralph.
     
  5. tomparryharry

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    I think I've said it before, but... If you search Youtube for class 26 Red Devil, then you will enjoy several minutes of seamless locomotive performance.

    I think I'll go there now....

    Regards,
    Ian
     
  6. Western Venturer

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    Has to be 6024 King Edward 1, was lucky to help with the loco for a time and had a wonderful time with it.
     
  7. Jamessquared

    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    It's a toss up between Stirling O1 No 65, and Terrier 672 "Fenchurch" for me. 65 because it is just such a great engine to fire, as well as being such a stalwart performer at a time when we were really short of engines. When all else was going wrong, 65 just kept on going and going - and seemingly it will steam with a candle in the firebox, a characteristic it shares with other SECR / SECR derived engines like 592 and 1638.

    And 672 because it was the first loco I got to drive a complete round trip on, just as a cleaner. And nothing beats the busy bark of a Terrier!

    Tom
     
  8. fentmar

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    Has to be 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe.

    Remember seeing it as a basket case above the coaling tower at Tyseley in the 80's; was emotional to be able to donate to help it return and then see it do what it did this year- unbelievable. The sound of a double chimney castle is really something special.

    Other engines for me are the Duchess class for their majesty and Flying Scotsman because it takes steam to a totally different audience.

    The best whistle has to belong to the A4's though
     
  9. Paul Grant

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    Many happy days with her as train engine. Also the first footplate ride I ever had was with her.

    My personal fave has to be 828. I'm always humbled by the power and sound, it belies the Victorian appearance. Also she is a beautiful machine and a credit to the engineering department.
     
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    I chose 60525 as it was the first of the final series of Pacific designs to emerge from Doncaster under the aegis of it's namesake Arthur Peppercorn
     
  11. irwellsteam

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    For me, its 5337 - beast!
     
  12. RobboH

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    Its a tricky decision, but it has to be Robert Stephen Hawthorn 0-6-0 Twizell No.3, a photo's provided incase you didnt know wat it was.
    Tanfield 6th Feb 008 2.jpg

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  13. Big Al

    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    Favourite locomotive? I am not sitting on the fence as I do have one but as this thread has shown, it's good that there is so much diversity. That's what keeps the steam preservation movement so healthy.
     

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