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Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by TseTT, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. TseTT

    TseTT New Member

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    https://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/18309610.change-historic-keighley-railway-bridge-replaced/

    In amongst the world wide events, work still goes on.
     
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    Very impressive ... to do such a big project using volunteers. At £150K that must be a massive saving compared with commercial prices.
     
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    Railway now closed till further notice.
     
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    No trains at K.V.W.R. until after 1st august at least and also the final stage of the bridgework is recommecing on the 17 july to lift the concrete beams in on the new bridge structure in place
     
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    What are they going to do with all those Pacers? I don't suppose that Northern Rail will need them back anytime soon.

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    They all went out to play on the Aire Valley line last week in batches of 3 or more.
     
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    Interesting. Presumably just exercising, to keep them in working order.

    I assume they'll have to go elsewhere if KWVR wants to run full line services.
     
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    The most important thing is that the wheel bearings will need to be rotated every couple of weeks to stop them brinnelling (getting dents and hardening). Though you can usually get away with moving them up and down a few feet rather than several miles!
     
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    We always used to find an excuse to run the 50's up at the SVR during the winter about 20 odd years ago! Don't want that main genny getting damp do we? :)
     
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    Just read that Northern are keeping the Pacers and 153s in service until the end of the year, to provide longer trains for social distancing.

    They'll have to remove them from the KWVR if full line services are going to restart.
     
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    Bridge work re starting. BLS owned 50t crane in position for lifting in the remaining bridge beams.
     

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    Spent an hour+ on saturday afternoon watching the final 2 bridge pieces go in. Great to see the BLS 50 ton crane working so well. bSAM_1084.JPG bSAM_1097.JPG bSAM_1118.JPG bSAM_1128.JPG bSAM_1084.JPG
     

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    Theyre in sidings and gradually going away. thank god
     
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    My visit to the K.V.W.R. my local heritage line and the 4F 43924 celebrating its 100th year in service since it was built at Derby Midland loco works back in 1920 if anyone has plans to come and ride her this w,end and maybe next w,end
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    Lovely shot. On all my photos of right hand drive 4Fs from the sixties the tenders don't have coal rails.

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    To me, the 4F is the flagship of the line. It just belongs to be. The Ivatt tank is next favourite of mine, and the red KWVR livery suits fine. Happy memories of 1968 and my first term at Leeds University.
     
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    There are certain loco’s you associate with certain lines, The Crab at the Lancs, 6443, at the SVR, 4555 at Dartmouth for example but the 4F and the Ivatt really fit like a glove at Keighley :)
     
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