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Abandoned Tender

Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by The Saggin' Dragon, May 3, 2020.

  1. The Saggin' Dragon

    The Saggin' Dragon Part of the furniture Staff Member Moderator

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    image.png Imagine finding something like this in the UK!
     
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    Would be better if the livery was correct! :Hissyfit:;)
     
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    Was it placed there originally as a water tank?
     
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    I hope that S****t R****r hasn't seen this.

    Bob.
     
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    Plenty about it if Googled.
    Picture from 1980
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    It was indeed parked there as a water tank, You would have thought that they would have used a tank car by that date.
    Nice to see that someone has reinstated the 'Milwaukee Road' logo in the intervening years.
     
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    Could it be the same type as one in attached photo?

    Bob 20200503_224832.jpg
     
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    It is indeed, from an S-2 4-8-4 loco, a close relative to the currently operational Milwaukee No 261.
     
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    This rather reminds me of the YouTube video of the abandoned loco in a "paddock" at Forbes NSW - its no small loco either! I would post the link if I knew how to but I guess I'll have to let you look it up yourselves if you are interested.

    Peter
     
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    On the top of the reply box you'll see a number of icons, there is s smile face, an 'envelope/photo's and what looks like a film reel. Click on the film reel, a box will appear. Copy and paste the url of the youtube video into the box and with any luck you will have a video in your post.
     
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    Thanks MM. lets see if this works
    6042 GARRATT 4 8 4+4 8 4 Beyer peacock & co ltd built 1956 largest hemisphere done by drone pt2 done - YouTube

    It been abandoned there for at least 30 years

    Peter
     
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    Hopefully this will work.
     
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    Best photo I can find of an S2 from a quick search. No. 237

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    That's the one. Thanks.

    It tells a sorry story of an historic loco (officially, the last NSWGR steam loco to be withdrawn) but at least sister 6029 is up and running these days.

    Peter
     
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    That video could start a great rescue effort1 The ultimate challenge to the UK Preservation movement?
     
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    Ah..."A dreamer of wonderful dreams".:) Alas, I think the UK preservation movement has enough challenges on its plate at the moment.

    Peter
     
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    The history of this loco and how it got to its current resting place can be found at www.australiansteam.com. I am writing from Canada and never saw one of these magnificent beasts in action anywhere!!
     
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    That website lists 6042 as "stored", but looking at the photos of it I would think "left abandoned in a field to rust away" would be more accurate.
     
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    Ideal for the Isle of Wight steam railway. Just the right size.
     
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    To put this to bed, it wouldn't be allowed out of Australia. They're pretty fussy about their heritage.

    Bob.
     

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