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Large Prairie 5164 Update

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Collett5164, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. Collett5164

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    Hi all,
    Having just joined the group I thought I'd bring anyone interested in 5164 up to date.

    5164 is still in storage at Barrow Hill Roundhouse, and as far as I am aware will be staying inside the Roundhouse during the work on the roof.

    I try to get up there as often as possible to keep the brass and copper gleaming and carry out small items of conservation work.
     
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    The Saggin' Dragon Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator Friend

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    Welcome on board, updates on locos are always welcome. What are the plans for 5164 long term?
     
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    The boiler certificate expired in January 2014 and we are waiting for a slot in the overhaul Queue, as there is no covered storage available on the SVR she was shipped off to Barrow Hill in March 2014, initially for a year but now more long term.
     
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    seems reasonable, perhaps they need another Engine House?
     
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    An interesting exercise Id like to carry out is to see how many people with shares or other interests in 5164 there are out there, I know of some but it would be nice to find others..
     
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    Latest update on 5164, still at Barrow Hill, I went up in the weeks before it reopened and gave it a good polishing, rumour has it that it may be coming back to the SVR in 2018, but we have no date for an overhaul yet.
     
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    Good work.
     
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    There are rumours that Hinton Manor is soon to be heading back from Swindon too. I wonder what is going to make space for them?
     

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