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Lord Phil to arrive at Peak Rail

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Peak Rail, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Peak Rail

    Peak Rail New Member

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    The 0-6-0ST Austerity loco No.3883, known as ‘Lord Phil’ will be arriving at Peak Rail on April 1, ready to work trains over the Easter weekend and through the season. The loco is privately-owned and has just completed a full overhaul at its maker’s, Hunslet Steam Company. Now, “as good as new”, Lord Phil comes to Peak Rail on a long-term agreement and will soon be a regular sight on Peak Rail services between Matlock Riverside, Darley Dale and Rowsley South.

    Lord Phil, originally HE2868 and Coal Products No.6, was built in 1943 and modified in 1962 after which it worked for British Rail in Swindon. It was purchased from the Rutland Railway Museum in 2008.


    Steve Broadbent, Peak Rail press officer
     
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    cct man Part of the furniture

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    Forgive me please, but I could not help noticing the date and thinking this is a wind up?

    Regards
    Chris:
     
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    Not another repaint for WD150?! :lol:
     
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    Another thread has reported the gas producer modifications have been removed. A pity in my opinion. Good as new but not as good as rebuilt perhaps? :confused1: (no disrespect meant to the team at Statfold who I've no doubt will have done an excellent job in accordance with the spec. required by their client)
     
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    Yes the loco has been retro restored to a conventional austerity so far as I know. The photo at the weblink below has a photo of the loco with conventional firebox without the secondary air holes.

    http://www.peakrail.co.uk/DieselandSteamWeekend.html

    The loco as bought from the Rutland railway had most if not all its gas producer system still in it. It would have been interesting to see how it performed with it all restored. It has to be born in mind that the loco was restored as a hire loco and so it needs to be 'basic'. However leaving the Kylpor blastpipe and chimney would have been a good move for preserved line use where the loads are light but speeds higher and distances longer than in industrial use. For information about the modifed austerity locos have a look at http://www.martynbane.co.uk/modernsteam/ldp/austerity/portaausterity.htm

    Meanwhile thanks for keeping us informed about the locos arrival and I look forward to seeing it in action at Peak Rail.
     
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    We acquired the stoker for the NRM I am pleased to say, thanks to Graham & Henry.
     
  8. Peak Rail

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    Thanks to Dave Winter for the private message, unfortunately this system does not allow me to reply, us oldies are sometimes not too good with modern stuff.

    SB
     

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