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ex-Nene Valley Railway French 4-6-0 no 3.628 now restored

Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by Steve from GWR, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. The Green Howards

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    Maybe some of my fictional Euromillions lottery win should go here as well as the new-builds discussed elsewhere (although the Sturrock 2-4-0 as rebuilt by Stirling is ringfenced ;))
     
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    Well,

    this is how it was today:

    Swedish 4-6-0_2.jpg

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    Thank you very much for your photos! :)She`s look absolutely great.

    I hope they, in the future, will get a shed to it and to more of the rolling stock too.:)
     
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    An attractive modestly sized engine. Probably well engineered and constructed. It deserves to be well cared for and to be in working order. Languishing should not happen. It is not exactly cheering when it does.
     
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    Give NVR the money and I'm sure they'll overhaul it. It was bequeathed to the railway on the death of its owner but AFAIK no money for its overhaul was part of the bequest.
     
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    What interested me when I arrived and got out of my car is that I noticed the carriage this engine is coupled to (an ex-DSB driving trailer) appears to have the bogies partly constructed of wood! Did other countries do this?
     
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    Yep, we did in NSW. We have several carriages still in preservation use, with timber bogies. The bogie frame and bolster are timber, with various steel castings and fabricated bits.

    There are three 'families' of carriage with these composite bogies still serviceable.

    ABX 1007 is one of four carriages, Australian built to an American Pullman Car design, that make up Set 88.

    BX 1142 is now a static exhibit. Its 'sisters', HCX 868, HCX 1187 and LFX 1776 are stored serviceable. This basic type of carriage made up nearly one third of the carriages on the NSWGR.

    'End Platform Car' is 'sister' to eight carriages fron Set 63. These eight carriages are in use now and will be given major overhauls through next year. These were originally steam hauled suburban carriages and made up half of the NSWGR locomotive hauled carriage stock.
     

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    Well, here's the DSB example:

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    I too have been to the Mulhouse Museum about 18 years ago. One of the exhibits that was very interesting was two coach bogies, one from a 1930s coach similar to the types we are familiar with and another alongside from a TGV and it was like looking at a Space ship, so many cables and sensors etc, but getting back to Steam, whilst they might have built some interesting locos "back in the day" how many steam locos in France are running today, ? very few from what I can see.

    I am interested in what is running today or tomorrow. Locomotives that were scrapped before I was born are of less interest as I can't see 'em

    French steam enthusiasts (if there are any), must be disappointed that so few of their steam locos run today. One 231 k22 only Survives because it was saved by a Brit. Britain today is like a Steam Paradise in comparison.
     
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    Forgive me, but I think the issue at hand has less to do with "preservation" levels as levels of design and workmanshobservation "what know they of England, that only England know" seem to apply.

    PH

    (P.S. See corrected version below)
     
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    I am a bit unsure as to what the level of "preservation" has to do with standards of design and workmanship. Reminds me of Kipling's "What know they of England that only England know".

    The C.F. de la Baie de Somme, to take one example is a excellent steam line by any standards.

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    Returning to continental steam, raffle tickets were being sold yesterday on the NVR "Winter Warmers" to go towards the completion of the restoration of an example of a DSB Class F 0-6-0T. The NVR's is no. 656 and is known as Tinkerbell :)

    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/DSB_F

    Should I win a prize, I am minded to hand it back and put it in the restoration pot :)
     
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    French steam enthusiasts (if there are any), must be disappointed that so few of their steam locos run today. One 231 k22 only Survives because it was saved by a Brit. Britain today is like a Steam Paradise in comparison.[/QUOTE]

    There is some active steam - if you know where to look and plan to be in the right place, right time to see it. The attached photos were taken in Aug 17 on a rail trip from Rouen to the channel port of Dieppe. In general the day was a lot less ambitious than might be usual for a rail tour in the UK but enjoyable nonetheless. I have the impression that most French preservation sites have a lot more support from local & regional government than UK ones and such support is probably vital to their existence.
     

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