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King George V

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by GWR4707, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. GWR4707

    GWR4707 Resident of Nat Pres

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    AFAIK she (he?) was set aside for the National Collection, but storage was an issue, given loading gauge limitations away from ex GW routes even then. (Weren't Kings limited to Kings Cross - York during the 1948 Exchanges?).
     
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    The Saggin' Dragon Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    There was a fair bit of politics and personal preferences going on both within the Museum service and the BRB at the time.
    Don't forget though that a lot of National Collection locos were stored at the time; Lord Nelson, the Q1 and others at Preston Park for instance.
     
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    46223 Part of the furniture Friend

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    Weren't some stored at Hellifield?
     
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    yes and some in Leicester
     

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