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Isle Of Man Steam Railway

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by David Bigcheeseplant, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. estwdjhn

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    SVR boilers are all the same barrel diameter, however the last one will have a shorter and deeper firebox (same as the newly repaired boiler for no4).
     
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    So which one is that last one destined for? (Wondering if one of the 'long term stored' ones might get a look in!)
     
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    As much as we'd all like to see No5 run again. I expect it is more likely a long term replacement for the Hunslet boiler on No4.

    Tim
     
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    The core fleet is 4,8,10-13 and 15. The previous Director of Transport publicly stated that there was only a need for one small boilered loco which was why the decision was made to only cosmetically restore No1. At the same time he stated that there was a need for a larger loco for the heaviest trains which is why No 16 is to be removed from the museum this winter for assessment for eventual restoration to working order. I suspect that this will be the only one of the long - stored locos to be brought back in to traffic in the foreseeable future and that the boiler referred to above will eventually go on No4.
    Ray.
     
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    I would suggest that stating that the Horse Trams runs for a mile and a half along the prom before putting in a small footnote that at best they will only run as far as Broadway this year is a tad misleading
     
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    many years ago on a visit a number of us were in a taxi . As we crossed the fairy bridge we said our hello apart from one who said hello duckies . The next few days were a joy on the railway and on the last morning we were treated to the most stunning light . This was in the era of film and much film was exposed

    Unbeknown to our unfortunate individual a frame at the beginning only partially wound on and on processing the slide mounting machine did its very worst, slicing each beautiful image in half . The fairies had cast their spell
     

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