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60009 Union of South Africa : Final farewell? ELR 6th November 2021

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by neildimmer, Nov 6, 2021.

  1. neildimmer

    neildimmer Resident of Nat Pres

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    Had a trip over to the ELR today to see No.9 on what could be her farewell public appearance
    Me in the cab!!!
    https://tinyurl.com/ecbfh3x8
    https://tinyurl.com/yxapezz5
    cab layout
    https://tinyurl.com/atrvjrk7
    https://tinyurl.com/4nk2wack
    https://tinyurl.com/2subnv5e
    on display
    https://tinyurl.com/54uw9pur
    https://tinyurl.com/vjrxshez
    https://tinyurl.com/xt94s5dw

    Neil
     
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    Its a damn shame that we are losing the only running A4 with 60007 out of commission.
     
  3. Fred Kerr

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    But shows the increasing fragility of owning / maintaining / operating steam traction especially with costs increasing; be grateful for what we have and enjoy it while it lasts
     
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    I may have missed this, but if this is possibly the last public appearance, where is she off?
     
  5. neildimmer

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    Stuffed and mounted on a farm in Scotland

    Neil
     
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    GWR4707 Nat Pres stalwart

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    Yeah I know about that, however as far as I am aware JC hasn't got planning permission for that yet so is she off somewhere else for storage like TGM?
     
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    dont think anyone has a clue

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    I am surprised nobody as commented on Heritage Railway page 7 JC was in hopital after a serious accident at is home and was desscribed as stable ,this was obivously a few weeks ago so hopefully is now at home recovering we all wish him well.
     
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    Well I for one wish him the best and thanks for the memories with regards to No9 and more lately the Marquess too.
     
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    I was speaking to one of the staff who was looking after No.9 on the Saturday, he mentioned the illness to me, and that JC had allready received a serious offer for the loco, which he declined

    Neil
     
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    I have read that John Cameron has had an accident at home and is, or was, in hospital. I hope it is the latter and wish him a speedy recovery.
     
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    Bit late there osprey, see post No 8 [ by keith6233] above reporting that JC was in hospital due to an accident.
     
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    Doooh missed it..fell off a ladder so it read....
     
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    I love your spelling of "Heritage"..reminds me of Elmer Fudd...no offence intended...
     
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    Is there any news on JC? I know he has a private life, but he is a very, very big personal donor to the heritage steam movement in more ways than one. I hope he's improving, I really do wish him well. I hope you all do..
     
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    I've just learned he is now out of IC, so hopefully he's improving.
     
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    I heard from JC yesterday [13/12] and he is recovering well but has decided that future tree climbing is now out of consideration; he'll probably stick to climbing footplates only !
     
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    Thanks for that..glad to hear he's progressing.
     
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    Heritage Railway mag reports JC has now returned home. It lists his injuries as 9 broken ribs, 3 vertebrae, fractured sternum, broken ankle and dislocated shoulder.:eek: Definitely more of a splat than a bounce!

    Good to hear he is recovering ok and I am sure all on here would join me in wishing him well.
     
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    What the hell did he do ? With that list of injuries he's a lucky man. Older people can't shrug things like that off as easily as younger folk do.
    I'm sure we all wish him well..
    A bit of advice Mr Cameron...............sit well back, take it easy, and be waited on hand and foot. Maybe a bit of gentle physio .:)
     
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