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Bahamas's Overhaul

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Moylesy98, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. daveannjon

    daveannjon Active Member

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    Am I right in thinking only 5000, 5025 and 45110 of the 18 have the domeless boilers?

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    Yes I think you are right and 4767 is the only one with the later boiler with the top feed on the front ring
     
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    Doesn't 45491 have this type of boiler, as well?
     
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    Maybe I was only thinking of those that have already been restored
     
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    It shouldn't have, unless it had a repair at St Rollox, of course.
     
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    It must have been a St Rollox overhaul in 1962 when it acquired boiler no. 12823 which is a front ring top feed unit, 12870 is fitted to 4767, so I would say yes it does have the later boiler design. I'm on the GC tomorrow for a charter so I'll have a look.
     
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    Well, I was half right!
     
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    Was one of them Mr Reeder, by any chance? :)
     
  10. The Saggin' Dragon

    The Saggin' Dragon Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator Friend

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    1968? Not likely. Several of them went on to much greater success in railway preservation.
     
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    Curious to know how well progress is going on Bahamas. Are they still hopeful for a 2017 return?
     
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    According to the last Society Journal I received the answer is yes so it won't be long before we have a Jubilee back in proper BR livery.
     
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    I was told the society hoped to have it steam before the end of the year......
     
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    And which of the many 'authentic' BR liveries would that be?
     
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    It'll be the one they choose, and why not?!
     
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    I said proper meaning the one people remember, 5690 is correct in that it and several other Jubilees appeared in BR lined Black, to be 100% right for that engine it should have BRITISH RAILWAYS on the tender. The red one is of course totally wrong.
     
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    It's already chosen, lined green
     
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    Strictly speaking, John, this engine didn't acquire its double chimney until 1961 so for full authenticity we are looking at BR lined green with the later crest on the tender.
     
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    I think that is the livery that has been chosen. The Society still has a lot of the original members on the management committee so is less likely get it wrong. Prior to the double chimney I think it ran with a Fowler tender for a few years
     
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    Entirely agree, but green would be my choice.
     

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