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Bulleid Pacifics - Past or Present

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by 34007, May 13, 2008.

  1. Steamage

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    You are welcome to link to my YouTube clips from 2007:

    I'm sure I uploaded the footage as HD (720P, I think) but YouTube has down-rez'ed it to 240P.
     
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    You are more than happy to use any from my flickr account.
     
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    An interesting point made by @69530 from the 35011 GSN thread on ability for Bulleid Pacifics to share tenders in preservation rather than build & maintain one for each loco.

    This prompted the question in my mind of which Bulleid's yet to be returned to steam in preservation, have a chance of so doing, or considered little or no chance?

    Those that from my reckoning are still in the 'to be restored' from scrap condition are :

    34010 Sidmouth - a strong contender as the next to be restored by SLL at Swanage
    34051 Sir Winston Churchill - no requirement for restoration imho
    34058 Sir Fred Pile - a long term prop for MHR
    34073 249 Squadron - in my view the least chance of being restored as things stand - at Carnforth
    35009 Shaw Savill - under restoration at Riley's ?? I have no idea what progress is being made however?
    35010 Blue Star - a long term contender needing a new cylinder - at Colne Valley, Essex
    35011 GSN - stands to be a strong contender at S&C Rly
    35022 HAL - not sure what prospects are for this one - at LSL Crewe
    35025 Brocklebank Line - recent acquisition for SLL at Swanage
    35029 Ellerman Lines - museum piece

    Any I've missed, please correct and any comments on prospects and latest information would be welcome.
     
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    With 35009 we do get nuggets of progress thrown our way every so often. I remember seeing a photo of her bogie wheels fully restored and a photo of her front bogie coming together late last year.
     
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    Riley's are pretty good at showing stuff when there's something to show. Their facebook page gives an impression of people who like what they do and want to show it off.

    I have no inside knowledge, so this is nothing more than a guess, but I would imagine 35009 is an "as and when" job, when machines and people are free between contract jobs.
     
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    I think 35010 was donated the old tender tank from 35027 a few years ago, as a new one was made for 35005 as I remember.
     
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    Aren't they planning on using the tender frames from schools class tender snow plough for 35010
     
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    35025 Brocklebank Line is being worked on by an SLL team at Sellinge (Not Swanage) and steady progress is being made - it will be next in line, after 34010 Sidmouth, to be restored.
     
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    Yes, it is my understanding that frames from ADS70229 (T733) ex Schools 30923 'Bradfield' at Colne Valley Railway are to be used in conjunction with a recycled tender tank from 35027
     
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    Good point Phil - the locomotive resides at Sellinge and not Swanage/Herston.
     
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    Please can I ask all shareholders in Wadebridge 34007 Locomotive Ltd to contact us via the website if they have not received the newsletter and paperwork we sent out last month.
     
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    Not a shareholder Dave. However I will comment that the new website is a vast improvement over the the previous one.
     
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    It is good to see that 34028 Eddystone has emerged onto the Swanage Railway looking immaculate from the work done at Herston. The black backed nameplates are a nice touch.
    Another tribute to the SLL organisation.
     
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    First merchant navy haulage from this Saturday at the GWSR with 35006 rostered for the weeks running. Note: engine is on test later this week after a period of maintenance and so I’ll let you know how that goes.
     
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    35027 Port line. Been out of action for many years now
     
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    But has steamed in preservation, and therefore wasn't eligible for the list....
     
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    News and a question c/o John Storer. <BJ>

    ''34081 92 Squadron on low loader heading for Loughborough. Is this to GCR or Locomotive Services?''
     
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    Wansford MPD Facebook Page a few days ago confirm the loco is going to Locomotive Maintenance Services for inner firebox repairs (https://www.facebook.com/WansfordMPD/posts/300472998255012)
     
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    Correct. Easier to move the loco to the boiler smith than have them trek to and fro with all their gear.
     
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