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6024 King Edward I - Overhaul progress

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Moylesy98, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Lord Belborough

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    Well done to all involved. It's great see this engine getting closer to being let loose on the mainline. A warm welcome awaits at Didcot. The rivet counters can then compare to their hearts content!
     
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    Richard Corser of DB Cargo was quoted in steam railway magazine last month as saying that the King will be regularly operated by DB Cargo when it returns. Interestingly enough UK Railtours who use DB Cargo as their train operating company say that it will be used on their steam tours along with Tornado and Clan Line. The society have said that Bristol will be their operating base for mainline trips.
     
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    Dan Hill Part of the furniture

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    Whilst I'm not too familiar with how Saphos operations work, but I've always been under the impression LSL use DB Cargo crews anyway, and Richard Corser worked for LSL before DB Cargo?

    I'd hope 6024 gets a run out for SD, as I've only been behind 6023 at Didcot so far and 6024 is the last of the Kings I haven't seen in preservation.
     
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    Both LSL and VT have hired in DB crews for routes that their own crews don't cover or if a trip goes beyond allowed hours for one crew member. As LSL and VT pass more drivers, this requirement should reduce, but it does demonstrate a level of cooperation within the industry.
     
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    Yes and involved the former CME for the King whose day job was at Tyseley. Best to leave it there.
     
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    Not any issues between 6024 society and Tyseley , Tyseley have actually carried out quite a bit of work to the bogie, driving axleboxes, pistons, valves and motion this overhaul.....
     
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    Could be good news for the purists if this turns out to be correct.
     
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    Richard Corser is also a member of the 6024 Preservation society.
     
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    D1002 Resident of Nat Pres

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    New update.
    Maybe small but not insignificant-drain cock valves:
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