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

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  1. Miff

    Miff Part of the furniture Friend

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    It’s a very long time since I tried to climb a tree! Respect and good wishes to JC.
     
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    Mrs V ...step forward.....
     
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    Or nurse Nichola...enough to aid a quick recovery. But get well soon Mr C...we owe you a lot, a big lot...
     
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    I'm not even sure I'd walk that one off and I'm almost a third of his age! I hope he kicks back and relaxes.
     
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    Any news of John Cameron with all this excitement about 60007's return. I hope he's getting there.
     
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    All the traction engines have now found a new home at Statfold so there should be plenty of room for everyone to stare at 60009.
     
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    Along with the traction engines there was a vintage tractor, a water cart and a low loader.
    This kit obviously took up a great deal of space which will now be available for Number 9.
     
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    The items moving to Statfold certainly could not be going to a better home. The standard of display and of presentation of items at the site puts most museums to shame.
     
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    Minor correction to your text; Wkipaedia note = Gresley began his career at Crewe as a premium apprentice before becoming a pupil under Aspinall at Horwich.
     
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    I was referring to his employment, not his training. AN
     
  16. Fred Kerr

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    Surely as an apprentice he was still employed ?
     
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