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LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2021

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Big Al, Dec 29, 2020.

  1. neildimmer

    neildimmer Resident of Nat Pres

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    hibernating i think, only 3 humans watching this through Huddersfield
     
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    Victor Nat Pres stalwart Friend

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    Nah, the cat disappeared the day 45581 B&O shook the place to it's foundations after a standing start at Hillhouses.:eek:
     
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    46100 in light steam+support coach towed backwards by 47 just arrived back at Crewe
     
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    I wonder what its milage was ,that is 44871, after it left home for the pre Christmas tours.
     
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    44871 has certainly been a reliable mainstay of steam operations in England and Scotland this year. A great representative for its class and for Riley's.
     
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    I just wish riley would hurry up and get 35009 done and have that available for the same tours next year :)
     
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    John Petley Part of the furniture

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    Have you ever heard the saying "The impossible we can do right now miracles just take a bit longer?" To be able to complete a full overhaul of a Black Five in just a few months is an incredible feat. 35009, however, needs umpteen new parts (including a completely new tender) and of course its restoration has to be fitted in around contract work and keeping the current operational fleet going . I absolutely agree with you (and note the smiley!) and would put 35009 alongside 32424 and T3 563 as the most eagerly-awaited returns to steam of the decade, but even given the remarkable productivity of Riley's, I think we'll have to be patient for a while longer.
     
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