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  1. Bluenosejohn liked LMS2968's post in the thread 6201, her new lease of life..

    It was. When we tried to take 2968 back on the main line back in 2003 we paid a lot of money to have through air piping and an application valve fitted, but not a pump. It was one of the conditions.

    Feb 29, 2024 at 9:03 PM
  2. Bluenosejohn liked LMS2968's post in the thread 6201, her new lease of life..

    Only if they relay the troughs.

    Feb 29, 2024 at 9:03 PM
  3. Bluenosejohn liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread 6201, her new lease of life..

    And given how much all that improves access in terms of more people enjoying the restored loco, I'd have thought fitting of such would strengthen an application to HLF or similar, not weaken it. The HLF are not as interested in 100% 1950s...

    Feb 29, 2024 at 9:03 PM
  4. Bluenosejohn liked acorb's post in the thread 6201, her new lease of life..

    Well unfortunately it's that attitude that will bring an end to mainline steam. If you want to see steam working on the mainline then we must accept it remains a working asset that must adapt to the the environment in which it is being put to...

    Feb 29, 2024 at 9:02 PM
  5. Bluenosejohn liked LMS2968's post in the thread 6201, her new lease of life..

    £176k isn't an overhaul but a fairly minor repair. Overhaul costs start at £1/2M and rise rapidly.

    Feb 29, 2024 at 9:01 PM
  6. Bluenosejohn liked steam_mad's post in the thread Strathspey Railway.

    Boiler back in the frames of 46464: The Carmyllie Pilot Company Ltd | This week we put the boiler back in the frames | Facebook

    Feb 28, 2024 at 10:41 PM
  7. Bluenosejohn liked 5944's post in the thread Windcutter Wagons.

    With a lump of metal hidden so you can lift it out with a magnet on a stick at the end of the line?

    Feb 28, 2024 at 10:39 PM
  8. Bluenosejohn liked Jonnie's post in the thread Spa Valley Railway - Latest News.

    This might be a controversial statement, but I think as enthusiasts we have had the best of it and whilst there is a future for heritage railways we either adapt to the modern world or we suffer and run the risk of closing. When I say the best...

    Feb 28, 2024 at 10:38 PM
  9. Bluenosejohn liked Flying Phil's post in the thread Windcutter Wagons.

    For those people who wonder exactly why we have spent the past 30 years (yes really!) working on our fleet of 16T mineral wagons, one of our team (Gavin Thomson) took this picture on a recent photo charter event. (Please click on the icon to...

    Feb 28, 2024 at 1:19 AM
  10. Bluenosejohn liked Flying Phil's post in the thread Windcutter Wagons.

    More work has seen the side doors repaired, one hinge beam repaired and the other replaced. The headstocks de-rusted and primered and a start made on trimming the new floor sheets to fit. Our two new volunteers have settled into the team very...

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  11. Bluenosejohn liked 84H's post in the thread Telford Steam Railway - Latest news.

    Hi all The latest news update is available on our website. Preparation is well under way for our reopening on 31st March. If you have any questions about the railway, I’ll do my best to answer them....

    Feb 28, 2024 at 1:17 AM
  12. Bluenosejohn liked Jonnie's post in the thread Spa Valley Railway - Latest News.

    Hello everyone, An update on how the remainder of February did and a breakdown per day of events recently. Tuesday 13th February – 207 visitors, loss of £518.05, steam and diesel, no dining. 187 standard tickets, 20 Virgin Experience Days VED....

    Feb 28, 2024 at 1:15 AM
  13. Bluenosejohn liked Paul.Uni's post in the thread Statfold Barn Railway - Spectacle of Steam - 16 & 17 March.

    Highlights include: Loco swaps at Oak Tree Halt on the High Level line Opening of the Mease Valley Light Railway extension Confirmed locos, so far: Trangkil No. 4 The Goose Burton & Ashby Tram no. 14 Info from...

    Feb 28, 2024 at 1:10 AM
  14. Bluenosejohn liked MikeParkin65's post in the thread 4920 Dumbleton Hall.

    Could be that £1m is the gross total cost of the deal to WB including works at Carnforth and delivery to Japan by an agreed date. I should imagine expenses between the state the loco was in and getting it to its destination were considerable.

    Feb 27, 2024 at 7:06 PM