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  1. 2392 liked Bean-counter's post in the thread LMS Hughes Crab 42859.

    Crabs are undoubtedly ideal locos for heavier preserved line work and it is shame only one survives in operating condition. However, why the obsession with 'mainline', especially for 'smaller' locos - surely the point of the mainline is that...

    Feb 22, 2018 at 12:53 AM
  2. Matt37401 liked LMS2968's post in the thread LMS Hughes Crab 42859.

    You underestimate them. These engines worked turn and turn about with the Stanier version for over thirty years, and I suggest you have a look at 2968's main line exploits in 1996 to 1998.

    Feb 22, 2018 at 12:52 AM
  3. Paul Kibbey liked Kinghambranch's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I never saw an SAC (Senior Aircraftman) with pilot's wings during my 25 years' RAF service but I did in 2016 at the NYMR wartime weekend! If we're talking about delusions of grandeur then, in RAF re-enactors, it tends to be whether one's an...

    Feb 22, 2018 at 12:38 AM
  4. Paul Kibbey liked Snifter's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I am sure I have seen customers shaking their trouser legs to get rid of some earth close to the boundary fence. Perhaps I have discovered the real reason why the track moved just after the crossing.

    Feb 22, 2018 at 12:35 AM
  5. Matt37401 replied to the thread Tornado.

    Oh dear, pass the tin opener I fear a can will be opened...

    Feb 22, 2018 at 12:22 AM
  6. Matt37401 liked RLinkinS's post in the thread K&ESR Yank Tank - LMR No.300.

    LMR 300 on Saturday 17 February creating a splash of colour in a winters landscape between Wittersham and Rolvenden.[ATTACH] Also at Orpin's crossing.[ATTACH]

    DSC_5537a.jpg DSC_5556a.jpg Feb 22, 2018 at 12:19 AM
  7. Bluenosejohn liked Bean-counter's post in the thread LMS Hughes Crab 42859.

    Crabs are undoubtedly ideal locos for heavier preserved line work and it is shame only one survives in operating condition. However, why the obsession with 'mainline', especially for 'smaller' locos - surely the point of the mainline is that...

    Feb 22, 2018 at 12:09 AM
  8. Bluenosejohn liked 26D_M's post in the thread LMS Hughes Crab 42859.

    I only have experience of 42765 on ELR but I would have no doubt the Crab would be very well suited to some of the repeat itinerary work on the mainline in northern England and Scotland. Powerful with good adhesion, free steaming and economical...

    Feb 22, 2018 at 12:08 AM
  9. Bluenosejohn liked LMS2968's post in the thread LMS Hughes Crab 42859.

    You underestimate them. These engines worked turn and turn about with the Stanier version for over thirty years, and I suggest you have a look at 2968's main line exploits in 1996 to 1998.

    Feb 22, 2018 at 12:08 AM
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