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Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by acorb, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Mick45305

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    Many happy memories with the Mighty Mogul, welcome back. :)
     
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    2968 begins loaded test runs Bridgnorth - Kidderminster tomorrow.

    Edit - Sorry, make that Monday!
     
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    Any chance of a rough idea of times? I’ll try and let Dad know.
     
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    Only Tuesday's, when the West Country is also running.

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    Cheers Brother :)
     
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    Last Wednesday, Highley.
     

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    2968 opens up through Northwood Halt on a loaded test run earlier today.

     
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    I've missed the sound of that whistle in the valley!
     
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    It looks and sounds the business, doesn’t it?
    And no I am not biased at all. :)
     
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    Especially the prolonged whistle for the un-gated farm crossing outside Highley, pure magic. :)
     
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    7812 returned to Bridgnorth from the WSR today in readiness for winter season SVR service including the Winter Gala on January 6th & 7th.
     
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    How come the mogul doesn't have a Caley-style hooter like most Stanier locos?
     
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    The first thirty of the class were given Midland 'bell' whistles, such as 2968 has and always had. Only the final ten got Stanier hooters.
     
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    Apart from one Christmas when it mysteriously obtained a spare hooter from the Riley boys for a few days!
     
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    As an aside, isn't there a traction engine, and also a narrow gauge loco that have gained Stanier hooters?. I'm sure that one of them came from one of the last-running 8Fs.
     
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    Yes Andy, I'd heard about that! Apparently, it fitted without any modifications being needed.
     
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    5164 is now at the doors of the NEC awaiting entry for display at this weekends Warley Model Rly Exhibition - Warley Exhibition Home (thewarleyshow.co.uk)

    It has come from storage at Barrow Hill after being under cover there for almost a decade.
     
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    I enjoyed (probably) my last chance to see 43106 running back at the autumn gala. I've just put together a short video focusing on the loco at that event, including some cracking on board runs and being banked up to Bewdley tunnel by Taw Valley :)
     
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    2968's last hurdle, the steam heating, passed its insurance exam today. With only a few pieces of platework now to attach, she should be available for regular traffic next week.
     
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    I have some bits to pick up in Kidderminster on Saturday. I see that 43106 is running light to bewdley. Is bewdley station likely to be open to see it arrive? I'll obviously chuck some money in a collection bucket if available.
     

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