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  1. JBTEvans replied to the thread GCR Winter Steam Gala 27-29th January 2017.

    I've not been for 5 years but I am sure they got more than '16 'normal coaches available just from the videos I've seen. I could be wrong but I'd be surprised if 100% of coaches were in action 100% of galas on a railway of the stature of the GCR.

    Feb 24, 2017 at 1:07 AM
  2. 85Merlin replied to the thread LMS 2P 4-4-0.

    I don't know where the idea that the 2Ps couldn't run came from. David L Smith, that expert on all things Glasgow & South Western, wrote about the warmth of their welcome in SW Scotland. He asked one rather cynical Stranraer man about how the...

    Feb 24, 2017 at 12:25 AM
  3. 61624 replied to the thread Rolling Stock Movements.

    There seem to be stories of Lydia, Isle of Thanet and Bertha changing hands and a different ultimate destination in the frame, but I'm not sure that their new intended destination is ready for them yet.

    Feb 23, 2017 at 11:55 PM
  4. Johnb liked Steve's post in the thread Galatea.

    For a GW supporter, it's a bit like the pot calling the kettle black. By the late 1940's, most GW locos were generally museum pieces in their design, if not build.

    Feb 23, 2017 at 11:54 PM
  5. Steve replied to the thread Galatea.

    For a GW supporter, it's a bit like the pot calling the kettle black. By the late 1940's, most GW locos were generally museum pieces in their design, if not build.

    Feb 23, 2017 at 11:45 PM
  6. Steve replied to the thread Your experiences of hiring locomotives(good and bad).

    It's not really fit for purpose, IMHO. Many railways hire locos without first inspecting them. That's at their risk. The NYMR have had their fingers burned in the distant past with some well-known locos and now always inspect potential hire...

    Feb 23, 2017 at 11:37 PM
  7. Dobbs0054 replied to the thread The Midday Scot, Saturday 11th March 2017..

    Indeed. Quote from @pjliners excellent report on last years tour. "On the downhill stretch she took until well after Low Gill to reach a maximum of 57 along the Lune Gorge, and any hope of a run at Shap had gone when she passed Tebay at 47. The...

    Feb 23, 2017 at 11:33 PM
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