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Kent & East Sussex Railway

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by martin1656, Apr 10, 2017.

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    Was planning to visit the Railway this weekend. Does anybody know which locomotives will be operating this week?
     
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    Kent and East Sussex Railway, 7th September 2023.



    As I was at Bodiam decided go to the castle.
    Here is a short video of my visit:

     
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    Hello. Anyone heard of news on Poplar?
     
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    Negotiations ongoing with the insurance company.
     
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    .... and on to the more serious stuff - after the Spam can visit, there's only one way to go - onwards and upwards! Has a Merchant Navy, A4 or Coronation pacific been booked for the next Gala yet?
     
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    They are all a bit quiet though. With Tenterden Bank something like a single chimney Jubilee, Black 5 or U Class (right area) surely.:D
     
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    Well, you can forget anything RA9 for the foreseeable future....
     
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    Now there is a thought how about the single chimney 9f

    Not sure if the chimney or the wheels would make more noise........

    Andrew
     
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    Towing four mk1's up the hill? It would hardly notice the load.

    To get a decent bark, you need something that is all out to get up the hill. A real "regulator in the roof" job.
     
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    Seems to be ongoing for a long time, or this standard for insurance claims....
     
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    (Somehow posted twice)
     
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    It often is, or at least that was what I found when I was at work. With one startling exception, I seem to remember when the B777 crashed at LHR due to the "slush puppy fuel" the insurers paid out on the hull in 3 days.
     
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    I believe that discussions have been taking place for the visit of a Class 45 diesel
     
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    What happened to Poplar?
     
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    Mangled its valve gear at the Bluebell last summer during their Terrier gala.
     
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    Ivatt 2mt or a standard 2 are always great performers.

    Chris
     
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    The last conversation I was in about those led me to believe they aren't powerful enough to do the job in poor conditions. We had the Severn Valley's Ivatt for a while years ago, but that was only hauling four coaches.
     
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    I am told that this is fairly standard where the claims are unusual.
     
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    Thats quite interesting- In my head the Ivatt 2-6-0 must be broadly similar to Norwegian?

    Is that a power or adhesion problem? I have been really impressed when we have had a few runs with with 78022 at the KWVR, she seems to cope remarkably well with the stiff climb out of Keighley and up the valley- we had a run with her in thoroughly miserable conditions early this year and she made a brilliant sure footed getaway and climb up to Ingrow on Load 5- more so than many of the locos we have been hauled by- I remember a really difficult run with 45212 when we visited!

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