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Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by BillyReopening, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. The Green Howards

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    When is 60009's boiler ticket due to expire? If it's soon, I wouldn't blame Mr. Cameron for saying that it's time for an early retirement for UoSA. A cost/benefit analysis may show this to be the case.
     
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    So sad to hear this. Doesn't sound promising given the circumstances.

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    Somewhat rotten luck if both of Mr Cameron's engines end up being retired earlier than planned with serious faults.
     
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    On a positive note, Mr Riley and his men seem to be continuing with the cylinder repair, if all was lost why carry on throwing time and money at the loco. ?
    The men at Heywood have a reputation for working miracles when it comes down to loco. engineering................keep the faith.:Morewaitingisrequired:
     
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    60009 boiler ticket expires sometime in 2019.
     
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    Thanks for that - thought it was around then and I assume that's when JC intends to retire the loco from running.

    Maybe I shall have to wait a bit longer for main line haulage by 60009, but a pity it'll not be next week and on my early Christmas present to myself! Well, fingers crossed for a positive outcome.
     
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    Over on the works Ian has said we should see her out again next season...which suggests it is indeed fixable
     
  8. The Green Howards

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    Good news for next year then, will have to look at various calendars for a springtime trip one hopes.
     
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    One of my steam trips this year was the one to Weymouth on 23rd July, which I booked on the basis that, with only two more years of operation by this loco, there might be few or no more down south after this year.
     
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    On The Works Ian has just posted that they aim to have the loco fit for its run on 7th December.
     
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    Really?! Day after what would have been my Mum's birthday.

    Now.... can I afford two daytrips to York inside a fortnight...? :confused:

    But hang on... miracle worker though Mr. Riley would appear to be, I thought there was a boiler problem too?
     
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    Only reporting what the boss man has posted.
     
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    Mr Riley has had his men on overtime and the man says they are aiming for it to be a runner on December 7th. Riley& Sons DO NOT send loco's out unless they are fit for the road. Be happy, 60009 will be back amongst us
     
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    Excellent. I'm hoping for a sprint down the ECML behind her on 20 December. Looks like 46100 for the return journey. Fingers crossed no pushing from behind!
     
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    :Hissyfit: Working that day, sadly: I would love to do a run before Christmas (and I was very impressed with 46100 yesterday) but the choice is either end up being £400 up (day's work) or £700 down (lost day + cost of ticket) :(
     
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    £400 a day? Do you sell cattle prods to totalitarian regimes or something?
     
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    Just about the going rate theses days.

    Cheers,

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    No, but I can build you one... ;)

    In my line of work that's cheap. By contrast, a lead food stylist on an advertising campaign can earn half as much again (source: my mate's partner, who is indeed a food stylist).
     
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    Tell that to the legion of workers for whom £400 a day is but a pipe dream.
     

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