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3801 Overhaul

Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by 76079, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. huochemi

    huochemi Active Member Friend

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    I don't think there is now any connection between this company and the loco is there? Having been the custodians, I seem to recall that they had their noses put out of joint some years ago when the loco was put (back?) into the custody of Thirlmere.
     
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    As you say, there's no connection now. 3801 Limited had a 20 year lease on 3801 but the lease was not renewed.
    Haven't a clue as to the reasons - and will stay out of discussions as I suspect matters must have got somewhat 'messy'!
     
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    Steam Locomotive 3801 is safe and its (somewhat protracted) overhaul to full registered traffic condition continues.

    The company have no connection except for the name. At the risk of dredging up old and settled matter, for the custody, cast your minds back to FSS attempts to regain operational control of Doncaster 1564 of 1923. Similar desire, similar result.
     
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