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Swanage Railway General Discussion

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Rumpole, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Gladiator 5076

    Gladiator 5076 Part of the furniture

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    Latest issue of Swanning around has a picture of 30108 between the two Royal Wessex coaches and the branch set. So at least that day your summation was correct.
    Today (sat indoors with probable Covid, wife tested positive yesterday after 3 days of feeling awful but showing negative) noticed on the webcam the Royal Wessex headboard on the set without the Maunsell coach. Although not sure that headboard would look right on the U
     
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    twr12 Well-Known Member

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    Oliversbest, whoever you are, wherever you are.
    You are a wind up merchant.
     
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    Best advert for our railway, on another railway
     
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    Winding Up?. Commenting on the near wreck status of a Bulleid Pacific.? Don't you love that Railway euphemism Storage? One notes in the RM that such storage on the Bluebell has resulted in recent scrappings and one suspects on many a HR. Many of us had hoped many years ago that "Swanage" would be returning to its"home" town.Didn't happen.
     
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    I think Swanage's home town would generally be considered to be Brighton. Just saying :)

    Tom
     
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    Shedded at 71B 1955
    Evocative photo at Barry/ SmokeBox Door reads "Swanage Railway Society"
    34072 74A
    34028 72A
    34070 74C
    34010 70A
    34053 72B
    So a genuine steed for the SRC "Royal Wessex"
    although I only ever saw LN and MN classes hauling this train
    Bradley has 34028 as the first rebuild withdrawn 5/1964.34028 was rebuilt in August 1958
    564,587 to rebuild and 286,962 post.
    All but 6 of the Light Pacifics were built at Brighton. 34101 Hartland is the only survivor from the Eastleigh builds
    Locomotives of The Southern Railway Part 2 D.L. Bradley Its devoted to the MN and WC/BB classes and exhaustive.
     
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    Oliversbest , please research why 34105 is not being worked on at the Mid Hants , info is online..........
     
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    I take it he has run out of complaints about the Swanage Railway and is now having a pop at the MHR.

    Don’t read
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    IGNORE!
     
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    https://preservedbritishsteamlocomotives.com/34105-swanage/
    Most up to date info I could find, clearly no wreck but needing costly and novel replacements at a difficult time for everything.
     
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    Pete Thornhill Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Administrator Moderator Friend

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    That’s not the what’s caused the delay, as explained elsewhere on this forum, there are issues surrounding ownership.
     
  11. oliversbest

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    so,14yrs rusting in Barry and now 25yrs most out in the open at MHR. I am only saying that it is unfortunate that "Swanage" did not get a home at Swanage. A natural flagship for the SRC.
     
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    Put the nameplates and some different transfers on a different Bulleid flat-top - problem solved!
     
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    There is a reason why 34105 ended up on the Mid Hants and not at Swanage,how many know this I do not know,I was told many many years ago and I would not repeat it on here.
    It has visited here a few years ago.
     
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    Thag's alright for you LNER types to say. If tyre wear on one of yours goes out of spec, it gets its own sub-class. :)
     
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    From the Preserved British Steam Locomotives page if the current owner had not brought the Locomotive would have ended up as scrap? No knowing the full facts (part discussed in the The Mid Hants thread) The Mid Hants offered a home and part sharehold, With the cost of ownership and repairs, maybe like the Moguls the Mid Hants could either lease the full loco or buy the owner out?.
    When the middle cylinder is fixed it could make a visit to the SR?.
     
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    My understanding is also that there are ownership issues with 34105 that have delayed getting it back into steam. I have some awareness of what the causes are but not sure that it would be helpful to post. Quite sensibly the MHR is putting it's efforts into getting Canadian Pacific back in steam, which the MHRPS owns, rather than investing lots of money into a loco where the ownership is not clear. It would be nice to have at least one Bulleid pacific back operational on the line.
     
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    The SR and SSL have several Bulleid locos, one at Spa Valley railway, and Manston is also near ready. So although the name fits well, MHR is probably the best home for the Swanage named loco. (unless they do a swap?)
     
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    Let sleeping dogs lie
     
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    Thanks, I entirely agree.
     
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    something like putting Royal Wessex Headboards on a train that goes to Norden Gates?

    Its on ly make believe!
     
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