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N7 No. 69621

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by kieranhardy, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. Johnme101

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    I heard her is planned to be overhauled.
     
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    Be nice to see the N7 back at the NNR.

    Maybe the N7 deserves a separate thread
     
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    Just to bump this thread...

    Are there any plans for overhaul?
     
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    I remember seeing the N7 69621 in steam double heading with N2 69523 at the 2012 N.Y.M.R. gala in steam unfortunately 4 me i was going on the Esk valley rat run to Battersby from Whitby with 75029 so missed it, but got my only mainline run on a 4.6.0. 4mt. It most certainly would be lovely to see the N7 again in a few years time maybe.
     
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    that is for the EARM/loco owners to answer
     
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    Aww, can't we start a long thread about what they ought to do and what livery it should be? ;)

    (Sorry, the older I get the more cynical I become. :D)
     
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    The N7 has a special place in my heart - I had the pleasure of riding behind it several times before she was withdrawn, including my first night-time steam train ride at a time when the CVR ran Halloween trains late into the evening (I absolutely adore night-time steam now, I'm glad that places like the SVR give us the occasional opportunity for it!)
     
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    In the late 1970's when restoration of 69621 first started at Chappel (before it was realised just how bad a condition she was really in), she was given a cosmetic restoration in full GER blue livery as number 999.
    Totally historically inaccurate I know as she was rebuilt by the LNER.... but absolutely stunning to look at.
    Not sure if I have any photos of her from back then (I was still at school) but I'm sure someone on here probably has one or two.
     
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    We're bringing that back this year! (Well not the N7. We did offer to overhaul her for EARM, but they said they wanted her to have a period on display at their museum sadly).
     
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    I'd certainly love to see the N7 running again myself, though if I remember right, I think I heard somewhere that the EARM stated the engine was in a VERY worn out state. Apparently it was said to be in such a worn out state, that the EARM was considering building a whole new REPLICA of the N7 instead! Not sure if I can believe that though, few engines could be said to be in THAT bad a state, and I find it hard to believe No. 69621 itself could be that bad.
     
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    Not looking it's best in 1979 I have to say.

    69621_Colne Valley_1979.jpg
     
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    Looked in better condition when on Churnet lines

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    I think it’s a very handsome locomotive.

    Must be handy for heritage railway use, power wise isn’t it a class 4?
     
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    Class 3 according to the wiki page
     
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    She was very tired, but nothing that couldn't be fixed in time. I was her final fireman on her last day, and even then she was still steaming like a witch! Would like to think one day she'll make a return visit, she wasn't so keen to climb our hill but she loved storming along the valley section with 4/5x on.
     
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    I seem to remember seeing/hearing her operating not long before withdrawal at the CVR- she sounded very off beat.

    I have a vague recollection of her sat in the yard at Cheddleton with the Lambton Tank as well?

    Chris
     
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    Thank you for posting the photo, agree she was not at her best back then but in 1979, she had been cosmetically restored for 2/3 years by then and all the work was being done outside. The only covered accommodation at the time was the goods shed (also the workshop) and if I recall correctly it would be around 1983 before the current restoration shed and workshop were built.
     
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    this was 69621 looking much better at the Cambridge network south east gala in 1991 I believe

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    Much better condition, though I can't help liking the GER livery.
     
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