Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by 14xx Lover, Jan 4, 2010.
I'm not surprised. Let the speculation begin.
On the basis of what is still apparently going to be auctioned, with journalists spin taken into account, I guess could mean they have a potential deal with the trust to take on the unsaleable things such as the website, and with a bit of luck as well the certain assets mentioned is the section of track.
Will await official reports with interest...
Indeed, I think it’s safe to assume the ‘interested party’ is the Llangollen Railway Trust.
It says there is lots of interest in the Rolling stock, so hopefully the Mk1s will end up at good homes.
Interestingly there is no mention of the PLC owned track. The auction list states 10 Mk1's plus the the converted Mk1 BSK "function" coach erroneously described as a Mk3a but I only counted 9 Mk1's in the list from HR posted earlier - hmm.
Also a type 13 shunter? Not sure what that is, all of the class 13s were scrapped.
That’s the EE shunter - they’ve got confused.
I did work on its last boiler repair. Very nice thing
I remember being on Jennifer when she was on hire to Epping - the gyration led to a rather crude nickname - fitting for the infamous film job.
Hopefully the Trust can secure what it wants from the auctions.
Jennifer (HC 1731/1942) seems to be of a similar design to S102 'Cathryn' (HC 1884/1955) which the EVR note "Though powerful, the class was not renowned for the smoothness of operation." I believe there are a number of other locos of this type (or very similar) in preservation, and was wondering if there is an accepted solution to the shuttling action that could perhaps make both Jennifer and Cathryn more useful? TIA
Sounds like Jennifer is a mini Maerdy Monster, alright in shorts spurts but no good on long runs.
That was the argument that its initial owner in preservation, and his supporters, could never come to terms with! Whilst talking of types not renowned for their ride qualities, whatever became of RSH
I think realistically that's true of most industrials (and some ex BR locos, from experience J72 69023 comes to mind as falling into that category) because that's exactly what most of them were designed for - shunting heavy loads at low speeds, punctuated by periods of inactivity to recover). My experience with Hunslet Austerities and the RSH Uglies on 18 mile round trips (admittedly with rather minimal gradients) shows they are capable (even if the Austerities felt like they were at the edge of their comfort zone at times), and I reckon the smaller Hunslet locos like Ring Haw have proven their capability for preserved railway duties, but I wonder how many others would be deemed suitable for taking 5 Mk1s along at 25mph
Zebedee is now at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway under overhaul by its new owner
Currently undergoing overhaul at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway. I remember seeing an update on NP (possibly on the Industrial Loco Updates thread) suggesting the boiler is nearing completion and the rest of the loco is basically ready for action
Thats what I said lol
The one major thing your overlooking with the locomotives you have experienced is that they are inside cylinder, and therfore the reciprocating masses of the cylinders and motion are much less than a short wheel base hudswell with coil. Springs and 16 inch bore cylinders
You evidently beat my to pressing 'send' by a few seconds
That was never PLC property.
It ended up as plc owned unfortunately.
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