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  1. sir gilbert claughton liked 45669's post in the thread FR Locomotives as found.

    I didn't know that FIRE QUEEN was ever undiscovered : [IMG]R0735. FIRE QUEEN at Dinorwig. August, 1961. by Ron Fisher, on Flickr

    Jan 16, 2018 at 7:01 PM
  2. sir gilbert claughton liked LMS2968's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Oh dear! now what can I do to astonish the world? I'll have to work on that! Most of my information on the Postal comes from Allan C. Baker, so all I can do is refer you to his writings. 'Crewe Sheds' is a good start.

    Jan 14, 2018 at 9:03 AM
  3. sir gilbert claughton replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    I agree . but liked by some

    Jan 13, 2018 at 7:54 PM
  4. sir gilbert claughton replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    yep = i know this , but data on the running of the Postal is hard to find .... as you say , it was beyond the abilities of many . if you have any links to further info I would be grateful. I had a feeling you would mention the Postal - you are...

    Jan 13, 2018 at 7:50 PM
  5. sir gilbert claughton replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    mainly because they would have been used for 700+ tons which we don't need . probably not needed when they were designed for that matter . had oil burning been a realistic option at the time ,the LMS may well have done exactly what I have...

    Jan 12, 2018 at 1:17 PM
  6. sir gilbert claughton replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    the Duchess's were never optimised for maximum performance because they did all that was asked , but I would like to see a new oil burning 46256 , redraughted to modern standards and with the niggles in the valve gear sorted . bathtub optional....

    Jan 11, 2018 at 11:08 AM