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might 35028 have ever got a shed mate ?

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by martin1656, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. martin1656

    martin1656 Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    Heres one that has always got me thinking, did the MNLPS ever give thought to acquiring another MN from Barry ? And if they had, as an additional engine to Clan line ?And what engine would they have gone for ?
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    I'm just an ordinary member of MNLPS and not qualified to give a definitive answer but I would have thought that a small preservation group like MNLPS has enough on it's plate in keeping one MN on the main line. I think they have worked wonders over the years just doing that and it must be remembered that, despite the lucrative Belmond contract there was still a cash shortfall for last year's overhaul.
     
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    Couldn't agree more. The nearest to an exception I would make is that a spare boiler is a great thing to have ready to go straight on.
    The Bluebell have two and intelligently use them.
     

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