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NRM J17 at Bressingham

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Hicks19862, Jul 18, 2020.

  1. Hicks19862

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    At some point whilst browsing the internet I saw some old photos of the NRM J17 at Bressingham in the ‘70s.

    How long was the J17 there for? Surprised it moved on as being an East Anglian type Bressingham seems like the ideal place to display it.
     
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    One might have thought that the EARM or NNR would have made inquiries about it over the years!
     
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    Is it very knackered like the NRM Crab? It would seem to be a loco that ought to be a good fit on a preserved line but maybe it is a bit of a mechanical basket case?
     
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    what happened to the Vac and steam heat? - removed when restored to GER?
     
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    Lovely! I'd also love to get my hands on that E4 as well! :D
     
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    Get to the back of the queue my friend! ;)
     
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    E4 is definitely one of the most deserving locos there for overhaul, in lner livery she'd look perfect at NNR and as the type ran on the line she'd fit in at Kirkby Stephen East perfectly.
     
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    Awwwwww..... can you imagine that alongside the J21 in LNER livery at Kirkby Stephen East!!!

    I can.... that's the problem! :D
     
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    And it's a very long queue......
     
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    While you guys are arguing about who gets the E4, I am just going to slip out with this.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Cue Mutley Laugh!
     
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    I wouldn't mind seeing it back at Cambridge, shunting the 387's and 700's but then I wouldn't get any work done!
     
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    Or better still running to Haverhill on a Sunday so the CURC could play trains
     
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    Suspect you would not be the only one.....!!!!
     
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    Could we then have the rest of the Stour Valley line back as well, get the N7 out from Chappel as well and running over the viaduct to Marks Tey.
     
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    It's nice to have a little dream!
     
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    What about running the J69 at the EOR
     
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    Does anyone actually know the mechanical condition of the J17 and the E4? (And indeed the J69)? I'd assumed that they were very tired, but had never heard anything definitively.
     
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