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Tyseley Single Wheeler.

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by j4141, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. j4141

    j4141 New Member

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    I just went past Tyseley Loco Works and there was a green single wheel 2-2-2 running around.

    It didn't have boiler casings on, but it was definitely in steam.

    Anyone have any more info?

    Bloomer for the mainline?

    Where would you put the TPWS?
     
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    I hope you're right - always wondered why Tyseley haven't pushed this project recently. It will be an interesting addition to the ranks of working locomotives.
     
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    They seem to be concentrating on mainline engines - COULD the Bloomer go mainline???
     
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    The Bloomer isn't intended to go mainline

    Would be great to see it running.....I didn't know it was close but it did benefit from a Grant a couple of years ago.

    It has been under construction for over 20 years!
     
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    now that would be a sight, piloting one of the halls i can see the inspectors face, "you want me to pass that!!"and at 75mph
     
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    I've heard it'll be used to Pilot Peckett 2004 (tongue firmley in cheek).
     
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    No.... 'Hardwicke' would be a better proposition.
     
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    If it was the bloomer, and to be frank, I can't see what else it might be, its made fantastic progress since the October 24th Open day, when it was photgraphed sans Driving wheelset, chimney, pipework, boiler fittings, smokebox door etc etc etc - much the same state as when I last saw it in 2005ish. Fair play to the Tyseley crew for *seriously* getting on with it!
     
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    Yes ,An interesting addition to the steam fleet. I know we cant do anything about it now, apart from build replica's of appropriate engines, but i've always thought the 19th C engines were seriously unrepresented(for obvious reasons) & forgotten about. Some elegant & beautiful designs there.
    We tend to forget there was a railway history before 1948!
     
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    Be fair, I think the cutoff point is more like 1930!

    Be nice to see this one, visited Tyseley when I was very little in the early 90s and got a 'Bloomer' badge, been waiting to see it running for years!
     
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    Any photo's of this?
     
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    fig3-lnwr.JPG

    Alistair Meanley and Dean Morris on the footplate, with a proud Bob Meanley standing below. :)
     
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    Ha!!
    Would be facsinating if we could talk to those characters.
     
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    Very good that.
     
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    I can't wait to see it go at 90mph
    :)
     
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    Hopefully it won't be long before someone posts up some YouTube footage ? Assuming some was taken that is.

    It would certainly make a nice addition to the roster at a Victorian steam gala.
     
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    Just need some air braked LNWR 6 wheelers to go with it ;)
     
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    LMS2968 Part of the furniture

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    No mate! Just the good old Clark & Webb chain brake. No problem at all!
     
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    Did they have camcorders in those days?:)
     
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    Which it usually did!
     

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