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Disused Tracks in Surrey

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by robgolding96, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Allegheny

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    If you go exploring on the Geograph website, this track is also in the vicinity.

    http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2032236

    This is the one that I was thinking may have continued along the farm track.
     
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    Here is a plan of the railway, downloaded from the planning application details on the council's website.
     

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    At an educated guess, it looks like an NG15 2-8-2, one of 120/121 or 146; SAR anyway I would think, judging from the large patch where the number
    plate would have been. I'm not so sure about the smaller oval though, perhaps a works plate?
     
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    Looks different to this NG15 cab - https://www.flickr.com/photos/theabbott/21226054238/ (not my photo) which also looks similar to the WHR NG15 cabs.
    The NG15 cab seems to have a cutout on the back edge for an additional handrail which doubles as the pivot for the swinging seat, this is not evident in the pic above.

    I guess there are a few contenders from that particular location!

    Keith
     
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    Keith, I've since looked at other photos of NG15s and think you're right. There were two builders of NG16s, Henschel and Anglo-Franco-Belge and neither of these used oval works plates. The Henschel ones were rectangular, as in your photo link, and the AFB ones were a sort of threepenny bit (or 50p!) shape. It doesn't look like the other contender, their NGG13 No.82 either, as the Garratt worksplates were mounted on the boiler cradle. I'll have to do a bit more background sleuthing!
     
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