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Locomotives that should have been preserved, but weren’t.

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by 6220Coronation, Dec 15, 2021.

  1. 6220Coronation

    6220Coronation New Member

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    Which locomotives do you all feel should have been preserved?
     
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    Watch out for a list of LNER big stuff incoming!
     
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    Sort of, but my own 'near misses' list doesn't match my 'Euromillions' list and a couple to which I'm very partial appear on neither!
     
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    No.1 Linden, which survived 100 years and was scrapped in 1966
     
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    Martin Perry Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator Friend

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    Just the sort of forum I've been looking for!
    This would be MY candidate!
    Only 0-10-0 to EVER be built.
    Would look great somewhere like Severn Valley, Glos Warks, East Lancs, North Yorkshire Moors. [​IMG]
     
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    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    Too late. I’ve done it now :)

    Tom
     
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    30854 Resident of Nat Pres

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    If you feel you really must, Tom ....... just for the record, I was thinking in terms the GNRI 0-6-0s. Couldn't decide between Classes SG, SG2 and UG. Any one of 'em would've been a star turn on RPSI mainline workings. Ho-hum. :(
     
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    The GER also had an 0-10-0 tank which was an experiment
     
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    Well, at least one of the powered bogies would have been nice.


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    Just to be a bit different I’ll say this
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    The Irish version was a little bit better than the Leader, it didn't have sleeve valves and did actually do a bit of work on a few freight turns, as far as I know
     
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    I know.
    58100 or 'Big Bertha/Emma' looks nicer. :)
     
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    S&D Fox Walker saddle tank
    2P
    Johnson 1P 0-4-4T
    A few more 2251's
    3F
     
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    I've heard that Bertha was withdrawn because the second coupled axle journals were down to scrapping size. This axle was also cranked to clear the inside connecting rods, and a spare one had been made, but never fitted.

    a couple of years before the engine was withdrawn, a clear out in the stores at Derby turned up this unused part, and it was binned.

    If it hadn't been, the repair costs for overhaul would have been within budget so it would have been kept on, but the cost of forging another one tipped it over.
     
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    I have to agree, nothing spectacular, just a distinctive maid of all work. I'll now start the livery sub debate by saying that the colour photos of them in the UTA livery with red and straw lining looked very smart.

    Cheers, Neil
     
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    And just for completeness:

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    There, that's saved a lot of time and bandwidth, the latter of which the forum does seem to be struggling with, it fell over again an hour or two ago!...

    Edit - I see @johnofwessex has beaten me to it!!
     
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    You talking a Johnson 3F or Fowler 3F 'Jinty'?
    Though I do agree another 1 or 2 2251's wouldn't be bad either. ;)
     

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