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Mallard to move to Shildon

Discussion in 'National Railway Museum' started by Ploughman, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. northernsteam

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    OK, so lets enlighten folk a bit here, what locos would be turned on it, presumably not the tank locos, or the pacifics, come on lets paint a picture?
     
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    class8mikado Part of the furniture

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    About the Move to Shildon, the move itself was a great event and got steam locos in the news again... result.
     
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    I went for a spin on it back in '75 on 41241 from the KWVR (along with a Pannier) - we were facing the wrong way for the Grand Cavalcade at the end of S&D 150 do. It took a lot of persuading to move back then, they ended up using a Tirfor attached to some suitably immovable object to get it going, so goodness knows what it's like now, unless it's had some TLC since?
     
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    class8mikado Part of the furniture

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    A bit like KWVR'S Turntable, only ever used for Demos as its too short to turn anything bigger than a 2-6-0 tender engine and there arent many of those coming in off the mainline...
     

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