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More Hall action on main line in the future?

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by mike1522, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. 7P6F

    7P6F Member

    Aug 22, 2009
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    If we are to see a Hall take a train along the sea wall will this be a first? I can only remember Hagley Hall double heading with 5051 in 1985 a couple of times and its unforgettable pairing with Hinton Manor after an overnight light engine run from Kidderminster to save the day, climbing Hemerdon with 13 on. But I don't recall a solo run with a Hall hauled train along the sea wall.
  2. 1472

    1472 Well-Known Member

    Aug 26, 2008
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    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Having tried out quite a few footplate wise I would rate 6960 more highly for power than some of the theoretically more powerful offerings. 6960 is a particularly good loco but does not figure as far as is known in any return to use on NR plan. That said it is earning a nice living on the WSR where its power is certainly appreciated and used.

    Under previous ownership & whilst SVR based 6960 did work out on the mainline in the 1980's.
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