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Just how far south did ex L&Y locomotives get?

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by L&YR 2-4-2T 1008, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. std tank

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    L & Y N0.350, LMS No. 12341, BR No. 52341, withdrawn November 1960 from 26A Newton Heath.
     
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    The Hughes Dreadnoughts were drafted to Euston-Carlisle after January 1922 as they were needed for the heavy trainsand, after rebuilding, on paper at least, the finest express passenger loco in the UK. Such a shame many pre grouping 4-6-0s were lost to preservation, all these extraordinary engines, we miss a Cardean, a G&SWR Manson, and we could have saved in 1950s a Highland Clan,a GCR B7 a NER B16 and a PoW and Claughton at least.
     
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    I saw L and Y 2-4-2 50646 outside Bedford shed 15D in late 1956, I am sure it stayed there for a couple of years.
     
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    Correct. Online says allocated from Royston to Bedford 15D in February 1956, to store July/August 1958

    Patrick
     
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    According to Shed Bash UK, 51202 and 51212 were both at Barrow Road in the mid 50s.
     
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    And were both loaned to Radstock on occasion, as I posted earlier.
    Pat
     
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    There are photos of it working Bristol Docks in preservation. There are quite a few photos of them at Bristol.

    I think this is it at Radstock

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    Having gone South, how far north did L&Y engines ever end up?
     
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    Up to October 1952 51202 was allocated to Bath S & D shed.
     
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    How far north--- any advance on Workington and Moor Row?
     
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    Yes, that's the one which had the strange haircut!
     
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    Had the Dreadnoughts been fitted with Schmidt-type piston and valve rings, without Hughes' ballbearing bypass valves, I think they'd have survived a fair bit longer. They were certainly on top of the job after rebuilding. What a pity 50455 didn't survive.

    Richard.
     
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    Oooh, I grew up in Berkshire and had one of those - does that count?

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    The Belgians really had a thing about massive chimneys, didn't they? This one is huge! The square-section chimneys looked most odd to me, but I am biased, being from England. They are still a think of beauty!

    Richard.
     
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    I always wondered why Airfix modelled it with hydraulic buffers? Dumb question, I know...;)

    Richard.
     
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    I have just sent Richard Greenwood a photo of 'his' Pug 51218 I took at Swansea East Dock on 2 August 1964, there were about 30 locos on shed but all were withdrawn, and included a SR W tank and four Q1s.
    Happy days.

    Dave
     
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    I wonder why they weren't fitted with sprung buffers? When first introduced I assume there might still have been quite a few pre RCH standard (1886) colliery owned wagons without sprung buffers at both ends so would be a bit of a jolt if they ever had to shunt them about.
     
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    To prevent buffer locking on the very tight curves over which they worked.
     
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    If you’ve ever had buffer locking and had to sort it out, you’ll know why.
     
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