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GNR(I) 4-4-0 171

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Reading General, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Reading General

    Reading General Part of the furniture

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    171 has been in Shildon since January apparently, being renovated to working order. Dint know that!
     
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    Neither did I. Not sure where she was hidden on the two visits I made in the first quarter of this year.
     
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    Possibly not at the NRM SHildon....something like Northern Steam Restorations or similar I think.
     
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    Is that the people who are building the G5?
     
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    no idea, just came across the news on the RPSI website
     
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    there was something in the press at the time about it, though I'm not sure it's the whole loco.
     
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    pics are here/ jalf way down the page

    http://www.steamtrainsireland.com/news/

    I see frames, boiler and tender, so I'd say it's the whole loco
     
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    She is RRNE at Shildon for overhaul
     
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    so how will the owners react when they find out shes been re gauged to standard gauge whilst at Shilton :eek:
     
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    Next year should see no less than three GNR 4-4-0s in ticket.(85.131.171). That should be massive, quite unique in preservation I think. It's your bst yet excuse to visit Ireland, you won'tregret it, RPSI put on a good show (on-train real ale bar recommended
     
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    Real ale these days. That's an improvement. Last time I went it was endless Guinness.
     
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    I'm sorry....I don't see the problem.....:):):)


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    ah yes, thinking about I might have been a little over enthusiastic there, but the Guinnness was really good last time, even though not as good as real ale.
     
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    I rode a Santa ecs to Whitehead in the early 90s. It seemed my Guinness glass was self replenishing. :)
     
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    I know what you mean about the self replenishing glass. I went on the Portrush Flyer (in 88?) and did not even realise that we had arrived until after we started back....
     
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    After the ecs was parked in Whitehead I was taken for a "quiet" drink. This involved even more Guinness followed by a Chinese back at the secretary's house. This was washed down by a fair measure of Bushmills whiskey. Quite remarkable hospitality.
     
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    Heard today that RRNE has gone into liquidation
     
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    not good.
     
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    Not great news at all. I wonder if is was anywhere near complete?
     
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    Is the demise of RRNE factual and reported anywhere ? before wild rumours are spread ?
     

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