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  1. ragl liked jsm8b's post in the thread Saphos 2022.

    Last time 70000 was on test/running in at the SVR in 2018 she worked back to Crewe with a Class 47 for company. (19/10/18 passing Cranberry - there was a loaded test run the following week) Don't see why it should be any different in 2021. I'd...

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  2. ragl liked Wozzy18's post in the thread Sandringham New Build(s).

    In case you wondered what a 6' 8" driving wheel looks like when it it is knocked out of the mould. This first wheel will then be subject to normalising, shot blasting, mechanical testing, dimensional and visual inspection, magnetic particle...

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  3. ragl liked Miff's post in the thread Killingworth Billy now even older?.

    A lecture by Michael Bailey and Peter Davidson, to the Newcomen Society, about their archeological study of the Killingworth Billy is now on YouTube: [MEDIA]

    Jan 28, 2022 at 7:28 PM
  4. ragl liked NeilL's post in the thread Churnet Valley Railway General Discussion.

    Finishing touches being applied to the new sidings at Froghall. Jacking and packing to level small dips, and keeping the cant within limits and moving ballast around. Hard work but in bright January sunshine very pleasant. [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  5. ragl liked Chris86's post in the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    Having spent a good chunk of February and March under Traeth Mawr timber viaduct on a rescue boat... I can confirm the rain does indeed only come in parallel with the ground, from all directions. Chris

    Jan 28, 2022 at 7:21 AM
  6. ragl liked 5944's post in the thread Saphos 2022.

    Exactly, it's not under tension. There's a guy working on the winch at the far end of the trailer as well. It's a photo, a 500th of a second snapshot in time. For all you know, they could've gone for lunch as soon as the photo was taken. Just...

    Jan 27, 2022 at 2:39 PM
  7. ragl liked guycarr360's post in the thread A2 60532 Blue Peter.

    Trying to bring this thread back to 60532...., this appeared on LSL's FB page today. 'MEET THE TEAM TUESDAY' [IMG] This is Dan. He is a boilersmith at LNWRH. He has around 14 years of experience working with boilers and pressure systems....

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  8. ragl liked Dan Hamblin's post in the thread Saphos 2022.

    Changed back to the handhold type deflectors I see. Wonder if they are the originals from when the handrail type was fitted in the 1990's? Regards, Dan

    Jan 26, 2022 at 8:56 AM
  9. ragl liked Alberta 45562's post in the thread Cumbrian Mountain Express 2022.

    I was out at Blea Moor with my fiancee for yesterday's trip,my video captured by drone is below whilst Becky's photo is also included. [MEDIA] [IMG]45627,Ribblehead Viaduct by Mark Walker, on Flickr

    Jan 26, 2022 at 8:44 AM
  10. ragl liked steamvideosnet's post in the thread Cumbrian Mountain Express 2022.

    She'd be even more hacked off if she knew the car that was being driven to do it was a thirsty diesel Volkswagen... We didn't plan to chase it from Lancaster to Shawford, but having been delayed at Keele services by the longest queue in the...

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  11. ragl liked D1002's post in the thread SVR General Discussion.

    From Locomotive Services Facebook page. The locomotive, tender and support coach arrived safely at The SVR this morning: [ATTACH]

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  12. ragl liked frazoulaswak's post in the thread LE movements, ECS and test runs 2022.

    EE Class 40 No. D345 passes through Hartford station on 24th January 2022 whilst on a positioning move from Crewe to the ELR at Bury. [ATTACH]

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  13. ragl liked Cullen's post in the thread Industrial Loco Updates.

    Picton is a most impressive machine and was justifiably saved as a rare example in the UK of the many British locomotives specifically built for overseas service. It is good to see that Picton has been conserved and sheltered and the tyres do...

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  14. ragl liked Steve's post in the thread Industrial Loco Updates.

    We don't have a definite policy on what's next for an overhaul but look at various things, such as which has been out of service the longest but, it also comes down to what are peoples favourites and that differs from person to person. I'd like...

    Jan 24, 2022 at 10:17 PM
  15. ragl liked Steve's post in the thread Industrial Loco Updates.

    The small Manning Wardle's are indeed the quintessential Leeds built locomotive and, along with similar products from Hunslet and Hudswell Clarke, were everywhere in Victorian and Edwardian times, effectively the JCB's of that era. Just look...

    Jan 24, 2022 at 10:16 PM