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North Staffordshire Rolling Stock Trust

Discussion in 'Heritage rolling Stock' started by Avonside1563, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Avonside1563

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    This weekend is on the passenger section between Caverswall Rd and Dilhorne Park only.

    Couldn't possibly comment on any future opportunities.
     
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    Couldn't possibly expect anything more ;)

    But a charter out of Foxfield and up the bank might prove a financial boost - where's Sidmouth when you need him ?
     
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    The Trustees will do any thing if it brings in funds !. I doubt that we would run them on the bank in public before any charters however, and we did recently run No61 on the CVR so perhaps the end of the year...
     
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    Post christmas event - perhaps ?
     
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    I'm sure a few ideas will present themselves ..................... leaving possible "sales stand items" aside !
     
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    I gather that the Knotty Heritage Train was due to be "in service" for the Foxfield Autumn Gala - hope all went well !
     
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    Steam Rly Mag made public that an additional 3x coaches have been found nr Rudyard. Going off Dave's reports there isn't much left of them to restore in their own right, but enough to help with 28 restoration and the planned Brake Coach.
     
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    The weekend was very successful, loadings on the Knotties were good, one train carrying almost 60 passengers over the two coaches. Here's a couple of snaps I grabbed whilst on guard duties.

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    Seen from the brakevan round Stansmore curves with the Beyer Peacock in charge.

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    A Victorian boy admiring a Victorian locomotive between Victorian coaches.
     
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    Given that the remains of the WHHR buffet car arrived in the back of an estate car ....... there is quite a bit of those carriages at Rudyard (and before you ask, yes - I've seen them and not just images .......) quite enough to be the base for restorations.
     
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    Some excellent news in the latest KCT newsletter.

    *3x Coach Bodies recovered from Rudyard Lake (2x 1st + 1x Brake)
    - Brake Coach to be restored as Accessible Brake Coach capable of carrying 2x wheelchairs.
    *Remains of NSR Brake Van found on Kingsley Moor and recovered (original Knotty emblem still visible!)
    *Formal agreement signed for NSR28 restoration
    *Foxfield agreed KCT to take charge of shed developments at Caverswall Rd
    *KCT to take centre stage at Warley Exhibition with Bellarophon and NSR127 on display
     
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    Further to lil Bear's post here's two photos of the NSR brake van sides prior to recovery last week. (Photos Dave Scragg)

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    That is good news, and it is lucky you were pointed to these remains and now you have many years work to bring them back into use for a good size vintage train.
     
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    The thing about the Rudyard coaches is that no less than three books have been written about the NSR owned enterprise that was a ( perhaps the ) major attraction a the area a century ago. That there were once a great number of coaches in the area is know understood, this one site had four ( a further burnt out frame was on the site ) but the coaches were only found in March.

    The discovery of the two firsts and the latter discovery of the brake 3rd is significant. In the last three weeks we have secured a frame for the 3rd, recoverd the remains of all three coaches and delivered the brake 3rd components to Stanegate. Our aim is to restore NSR 1st No28 and the brake 3rd within two years, coach five will be in effect be the spare to allow one coach to recieve TLC on rotation, this may well be one of the Rudyards - perhaps restored as a 1st / 2nd compo ,we shall see. Actions speak loader than words but the is a great deal going on.

    The Brake van sides are now at Foxfield, what a week !.
     
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    Excellent article on the KCT in latest SRM. Hope 2015 is even better than 2014 for you guys, and look forward to catching up at some point :)
     
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    The Knotty Trust will be taking coach 61 to accompany Bellerophon as the centrepiece display to the National Model Railway Exhibition at the NEC over the weekend of 22nd & 23rd November. An ideal opportunity to raise the profile of both the NSRRSRT and Foxfield Railway.
     
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    Website got a little update with some of the above details too.

    http://www.knottycoachtrust.org.uk/news.html
     
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    Web site wash and brush up continues as part of the Warley show build up - our largest gig so far !. The Trust have constructed the best stand yet following a few dry runs this year. If you are at Warley please come and say hello, we should have something new to show you ...
     
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    I am very sure that the Trust's stand at Warley will be interesting ! :D;) so see you there.
     
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    Love to come, but got other plans. Look forward to seeing how well you guys get on, and intrigued what you guys are going to pull out the hat next..!
     

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