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  1. 26D_M replied to the thread 1014 County of Glamorgan.

    Wholeheartedly agree but that topic has been discussed to death. It is just a sad fact that the same resourcefulness, energy, determination and endeavour going into the "new builds" wasn't given to the donors.

    Sep 21, 2018 at 9:02 PM
  2. 26D_M liked marshall5's post in the thread 1014 County of Glamorgan.

    ..... and we wouldn't have lost a perfectly restorable Hall and 8F in the process. Ray.

    Sep 21, 2018 at 8:50 PM
  3. 26D_M liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread Tornado.

    And may I add (being one of the few people to commit his words to print in the railway mags) the vast majority of us were respectful in our disagreement. And I still disagree that retiring either engine is the right decision. But the die has...

    Sep 21, 2018 at 8:49 PM
  4. 26D_M liked marshall5's post in the thread 1014 County of Glamorgan.

    Sep 21, 2018 at 6:13 PM
  5. 26D_M replied to the thread Crowdfunding appeal for 6201.

    Not entering a "whinging and moaning about appearance" session on this one, it will simply be fabulous to see the loco back performing. Suspect it will be some while before the loco resumes contributing to its own coffers though, expect to see it...

    Sep 21, 2018 at 5:02 PM
  6. 26D_M liked Big Al's post in the thread Tornado.

    Quite a saga, this Tornado business isn't it? Perhaps the answer is to draw a line under 2018 and for the A1ST to attempt a proper restart with the loco next year. Purely by chance, apart fron the original failure, I've only been affected by one...

    Sep 21, 2018 at 8:53 AM
  7. 26D_M liked Spamcan81's post in the thread Tornado.

    No different to how some of us feel when we're shot down for saying say that we recognise and respect John Cameron's right to do as he wishes with No.9 but wish he'd take a different path.

    Sep 21, 2018 at 8:52 AM
  8. 26D_M liked green five's post in the thread 60009 Best remembered moments.

    She could have an extra year in steam on the NYMR going by the report in HR. She may be based at the NYMR for 12 months from July next year. Sent from my D6603 using Tapatalk

    Sep 20, 2018 at 9:45 PM
  9. 26D_M liked JohnRobinson's post in the thread Pendle Dalesman 20/09/18.

    [ATTACH] 20/09/2018 - LMS 2-8-0 8F - 48151 on the "Pendle Dalesman" - steam from Hellifield to Carlisle and back - pictured at Langcliffe

    DSC_13817.jpg Sep 20, 2018 at 7:26 PM
  10. 26D_M liked GWR4707's post in the thread Tornado.

    I would imagine all helping to offset the rather large hole in his pocket from the last 12/18 months with the various unexpected works No.9 has required, in light of the impending retirement of her he could have quite easily just decided to pack...

    Sep 20, 2018 at 5:10 PM
  11. 26D_M liked Victor's post in the thread Tornado.

    OK Danny, I can live with that.

    Sep 20, 2018 at 4:32 PM
  12. 26D_M replied to the thread Tornado.

    It's a light hearted quip, in response to the "ill wind" remark. Obviously A1STs loss is Mr Cs gain to some extent but clearly he won't actually be willing them ill as nobody is. Go take out your disappointment on someone else please.

    Sep 20, 2018 at 4:06 PM
  13. 26D_M replied to the thread WCRC Santa Specials 2018.

    Ideal job for 6201 ....... [emoji3] The only thing about the WCML is that it does not lend itself well to the slower daunder typical of the Santa trains and which the Little NW is perfect for.

    Sep 20, 2018 at 2:25 PM
  14. 26D_M replied to the thread Tornado.

    Indeed, timing wise things have worked out quite well with 60009 enjoying a swansong of greater proportions than might have been expected. Mr C must be quietly hoping the inspector carries on scrutinizing the A1 a while longer ....

    Sep 20, 2018 at 12:30 PM
  15. 26D_M replied to the thread Sugar Loaf Mountaineer : 7/07/18 - now 23/09/18.

    Indeed, the train on Sunday is vac braked. The point I was raising is that the DBC fleet is exclusively air braked so access to a vac fitted diesel has presumably been arranged from a third party? Perhaps VTs 47, if LSLs aren't dual fitted?

    Sep 20, 2018 at 11:59 AM