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Crowdfunding appeal for 6201

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Sidmouth, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. GWR Man.

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    MellishR Part of the furniture Friend

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    I dare say there's a bit more space available at Carnforth, so I hope that having 6201 stored there should cause minimal inconvenience to all the other work going on there, but it seems we're no further towards getting this loco back into working order. The fundraising so far has not been conspicuously successful and it looks after all as if nothing is changing in that respect. It would be so much better if the society would do a deal with the West Coast businesses, along the lines of "Fix her up and use her on your trains for N years".
     
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    Quote from here:

    “With no prospect of PRCLT being able to carry out any work on No. 6201 until at least July, the loco has been moved to Carnforth to be returned to main line operation,” 6201 Society chairman Clive Mojonnier told The RM. “The board decided this was in the best interests of the locomotive.”

    A nice clear statement from the chairman, better late than never. It still leaves us to speculate about potential deals, but this (and RM's headline for the story) sounds very much like it will be CRRES putting her on the mainline (which I can only assume is in return for operation)
     
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    26D_M Part of the furniture

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    The statement is clear to the extent it confirms the move and that PELS remain determined to see 6201 operational again. Bit light on the terms of its latest residency and, lets face it, nobody gets owt for nowt, especially where 10A is concerned. One hopes the PELS stakeholders are better informed than RM.
     
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    image.jpg I saw this on another 4-6-2 today.
     
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    Ten years with Tornado this year. A new P2 being built, a V4 with parts on the board, other exciting plans being funded and developed.

    Dare I say - the quality of people determine the vision and if it becomes a reality.
     
  7. MellishR

    MellishR Part of the furniture Friend

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    Absolutely, but even people who are brilliant at some aspects wouldn't get far without others in the team to cover other aspects. The A1 team has an impressively wide range of expertise.
     
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    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    And that is the secret of their success.
     
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    To be fair to clive, he does seem to have found a way to get her back into steam. Although Its unsure as to who is paying for the work. I'm guessing that West coast are doing it in lieu of steaming fees
     
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    MellishR Part of the furniture Friend

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    On the Society's page https://6201.co.uk/index.php/the-society/
    it says
    "Q. Where is the locomotive based now?

    A. 6201 Princess Elizabeth is undergoing repair now at PRCLT’s West Shed facility at Butterley in Derbyshire."

    If they can't even find the resource to update that, is it any wonder that they've had to do some sort of deal with West Coast? But they seem to be keeping quiet about what that deal may be.
     
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    I understand that steady progress is being made with 6201, but as is apparent, the speculation by some that she would be finished by the end of August was just that, speculation.
     
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