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  1. 30854 replied to the thread BR Standard class 6 No. 72010 'Hengist' and Clan Discussion Thread.

    Just had a poke around and can only confirm the post by @Kinghambranch There claims to be a Facebook page "over 18's only" which, like any news on 77021's progress, is invisible to the public at large. 72010 looks to be picking up pace nicely...

    Nov 23, 2017 at 1:37 AM
  2. 30854 replied to the thread Irish loco album.

    This design originated during Maunsell's reign in 1912, when the GWSR board approved a 3-cyl heavy shunter for Kingsbridge yard. The desired notion of all cylinders driving onto the second axle of the proposed 0-8-2t proved an insurmountable...

    Nov 22, 2017 at 11:43 PM
  3. 30854 liked gwalkeriow's post in the thread Bluebell Matters.

    http://www.vintagecarriagestrust.org/surveystatus.asp It is a very useful register.

    Nov 22, 2017 at 10:55 PM
  4. 30854 replied to the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Extension plans.

    With the sad history of flooding in the area, it's only natural the matter is raised. It's essential that the railway and Exmoor Associates assist all efforts to mitigate a potentially serious issue. I've absolutely no doubt that civil engineers...

    Nov 22, 2017 at 10:52 PM
  5. 30854 liked paulhitch's post in the thread Great Central Railway after the link up.

    [MEDIA] Hope the above works! It is not the shot with the fireman drinking his tea alas! I appreciated your post very much although I wouldn't be favouring dark smoke over blowing off steam myself. Paul H

    Nov 22, 2017 at 8:45 PM
  6. 30854 Patriot »

    Nov 22, 2017 at 8:43 PM
  7. 30854 liked Reading General's post in the thread Irish loco album.

    Lone voices in the wilderness we are, Irish Railways are a fascinating subject, largely unknown in the UK. We don't have much left but what there is, is well worth the trip at least once.

    Nov 22, 2017 at 7:34 PM
  8. 30854 replied to the thread Irish loco album.

    I admit I chickened out when it came to railcars! There are simply so many. My own favourite 5'-3" gauge example is the ex-SL&NCR "Railcar B" currently at Downpatrick and in desparate need of some TLC. There's a piccie, showing it's present...

    Nov 22, 2017 at 7:34 PM
  9. 30854 liked Reading General's post in the thread Irish loco album.

    plus the wonderful railcars of course, CDRJC in the forefront of these but there were others on both gauges.

    Nov 22, 2017 at 7:19 PM
  10. 30854 replied to the thread Irish loco album.

    Assuming I can add up, my sources indicate the stock (steam and diesel) in 1949 comprised 315 non-CIÉ broad gauge locos and 27 NG. This doesn't include industrials. The significance of that date is the formation of the UTA. The GNRI was still...

    Nov 22, 2017 at 7:09 PM
  11. 30854 liked Reading General's post in the thread Irish loco album.

    yep and were all replaced by GM motors fairly early on, the first time GM allowed their motors to be used in other manufacturers locos.

    Nov 22, 2017 at 4:23 PM
  12. 30854 replied to the thread Irish loco album.

    Yep. Those were the Crossley units fitted to CIÉ diesel classes A and C, both built my Metropolitan-Vickers. Edit: @Reading General beat me to it!

    Nov 22, 2017 at 4:22 PM
  13. 30854 replied to the thread Irish loco album.

    "Outstandingly successful" isn't exactly the first description of the Crossley engined diesels which leaps to mind, is it! I've seen two photos of the Turf Burner on what look to be separate freight turns. As both predate Photoshop by some years,...

    Nov 22, 2017 at 3:39 PM
  14. 30854 liked StoneRoad's post in the thread Whillan Beck (The Train from Spain) - RERPS.

    @Nigel Day - my thanks for sharing the images ! Whillan Beck looks great, and good to see progress on Esk. Looking forward to the new operating season !

    Nov 22, 2017 at 2:59 PM
  15. 30854 replied to the thread Irish loco album.

    Beyond chain coupled bogies with BFB wheels, the Turf Burner had surprisingly little in common with Leader. The driving wheels were smaller (3'-7" against Leader's 5'-1"), the boiler was a complete departure, being of two rectangular sections...

    Nov 22, 2017 at 2:51 PM