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  1. John Petley replied to the thread Green Arrow.

    Correct. When Gladstone was withdrawn in 1927, it was fitted with a Marsh-type boiler. In order to preserve it in original condition, that boiler was exchanged for a Stroudley boiler which had been fitted to either No. 175 Hayling or No. 177...

    Aug 17, 2017 at 2:54 PM
  2. John Petley replied to the thread Green Arrow.

    I think he was called Michael Peagram, but am open to correction - it was some time ago.

    Aug 17, 2017 at 1:16 PM
  3. John Petley replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    It's not quite as simple as that. At the one end of the spectrum is Tornado, where virtually everything is new build (maybe 100% - I'm no sure) At the other is 2999, which contains a lot of 4942. Importantly, however., there are also a number of...

    Aug 17, 2017 at 11:37 AM
  4. John Petley liked 5098's post in the thread Dalesman 2017 from York or Chester to Carlisle.

    One from me at Armathwaite: [ATTACH]

    upload_2017-8-16_21-11-6.jpeg Aug 17, 2017 at 8:16 AM
  5. John Petley liked iancawthorne's post in the thread Dalesman 2017 from York or Chester to Carlisle.

    46115 looked superb today with the Thames Clyde headboard and 13 matching mk1.s. That's going out in style! Armathwaite and Greengates... [IMG] https://www.flickr.com/photos/iancawthorne/35758258954/ [IMG]...

    Aug 16, 2017 at 8:46 AM
  6. John Petley replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    I stand corrected! Thank you for so doing.

    Aug 14, 2017 at 12:23 PM
  7. John Petley replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Facebook says 30120 and 31806 on trains today, although it seems the need to give 30120 a steam test has resulted in the first train being worked by the Crompton. No update on the website, where the headline news is about bookings opening for the...

    Aug 14, 2017 at 9:47 AM
  8. John Petley replied to the thread GWR 2818 transferred to STEAM.

    I must admit, after reading that one further NRM Loco was going to be removed from the collection, 2818 was not remotely on my guess list of likely candidates. The NRM only owned two 2-8-0s in total, both with an important story to tell, yet it...

    Aug 12, 2017 at 7:50 PM
  9. John Petley replied to the thread 35018 British India Line.

    My big hope is that regardless of the differences in the overhaul/rebuild, there will be a distinct similarity in performance. If 35018 can match Clan Line's recent achievements, she will soon become one of the most popular engines on the main line.

    Aug 12, 2017 at 8:16 AM
  10. John Petley attached a file to the thread British Pullman with 35028 - 11/08/17.

    Go to Walmer or Martin Mill on 13th September. She will be even louder there! (Gradient 1 in 74 or 75 I believe as opposed to 1 in 96 up to Gomshall) When I took the attached photo in 1995, you could hear the sound for a long time before she came...

    35028 Martin Mill-page-001.jpg Aug 12, 2017 at 8:13 AM
  11. John Petley liked Rumpole's post in the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    "When it was demolished, however...".

    Aug 11, 2017