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Galatea

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by grant1, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. Steve

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    That's akin to mentioning the war.
     
  2. Reading General

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    yes I do too
     
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    By the LNER, mind...
     
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    Now how would the Gee dub's 4-4-0 have looked in Apple Green?! (Ducking for cover)
     
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    well you can't begrudge them one decent loco
     
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    I don't think anyone will disagree that, of the big 4 railway companies, the LNER was the best at running a museum.
     
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    I would hope not. They saved some extraordinary exhibits pre-formation of the national collection. The LNER also ran a few of them (Stirling single, 251, 990).
     
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    I think you may have missed JimC's subtle joke there…
     
  9. Steve

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    For a GW supporter, it's a bit like the pot calling the kettle black. By the late 1940's, most GW locos were generally museum pieces in their design, if not build.
     
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    While I'll admit to a little subtle irony in the phrasing, nevertheless we do all owe a genuine dept of gratitude to the LNER directors of the time and their vision. Was that the very start of the commercial heritage industry?
     
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    Especially considering that LNER finances were usually in a pretty parlous state throughout its existence.
     
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    ...as were most steam locos. I just read a bit about an Aussie class of EE diesels introduced in 1951, alongside American locos of similar capacity, years ahead of the UK.
     
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    If profitable running your own tourist attraction is a win/win, since fare income increases as well.
     
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    Has Galatea had an overhaul? I know its ticket was up this year or next but it seems strange to me if it is on a test run despite only having a year or less on its ticket.
     
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    Beat me to it, not sure if its been an overhaul or just an extended winter maintenance job? Was the ticket up, I know that 46115 was due an overhaul and I remember seeing her freshly painted after restoration at the Carnforth open day in 2008 (god was it 11 years ago!) and Galatea was way off being finished then?
     
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    Re-tube to extend the mainline boiler ticket I believe. 45699 has been in ticket for about 6 years now. I think to get beyond 7, a re-tube is needed?
     
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    How long is the extension?
     
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    Not sure. 2 or 3 years at a guess.
     
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    Now all we need is a nice bit of BR Green for those last few years...
     
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    Not a chance
     
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