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35028 Clan Line

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Big Al, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. RalphW

    RalphW Part of the furniture Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    But since the general public would never have noticed let alone known that there were various sizes, did it really matter that much except to rivet counters?
     
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    Big Al Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Moderator

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    No it didn't matter except that for a while some folk were saying on here that they were 'correct' when they were not. All it needed was someone to share what was going on and the issue would die an immediate death. In one post JS has done just that.
     
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    Funny idea of correct - the numerals may be the right size now but they are the wrong ones for the engine. It is after all 45699 in reality.:) But yes it does look good!

    Peter
     
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    In 1965 35022 twice did Waterloo to Yeovil Jct 123 miles without stopping for water. I was on the first with Spot King driving and Dave Wilson firing. 90 mph max from memory and easy running uphill
     
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    Thanks Don - I had a vague memory of reading about those trips, but couldn’t remember the details - what was the occasion?

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    Big Al Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Moderator

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    !n 1965 the Exeter route switched from steam to diesel so the Exeter Flyers were 'swansong' trips that also covered the branch lines off the LSWR main line between Yeovil and Exeter.

    I was on the trip on 28/2/65 with MN22. It should have been non stop to Yeovil but Woking signallers had other ideas where we were stopped for over three minutes. We were also slowed at Basingstoke and there was a tsr before Gillingham. But we hit 88 through Andover and touched 90 at Sherborne, running to Yeovil in a little under 133 minutes. The train divided with options that covered Lyme Regis, Seaton, Sidmouth and Exmouth but you couldn't do all of those in one hit. Coming home we took unscheduled water at Salisbury and had bad checks beyond Basingstoke so it wasn't even time to London and going down we passed Salisbury in 91 min because of the delays.
     
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    Yes though they were the LCGB East Devon tours. Photo on front cover of my book Twilight of Southern Steam and full story inside
     
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    As we are not going to see any new videos of Clan Line for the foreseeable future, I thought it might be worth resurrecting a compilation video I produced a few years ago:


     
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    I do like the late thirties streamline moderne/art deco type look of the early MNs.
    (Yes, I know it was early forties, but the styling has a strong prewar flavour).

    Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk
     
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    Thank You very much.
    The numbers corresponds very well with the later Britania all out(two firemen) Ais Gill visit and the BR is 4 tons more
     

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