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New website locomotive no.376

Discussion in 'Links' started by 240P15, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. 240P15

    240P15 Well-Known Member

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    Hello

    Posting a link to a fabelous new website of Kent and East Sussex Railways locomotive no. 376 (or no 19). Well worth a visit! The pages is created by the locomotive Trust`s superintendent Andrew H. Hardy.

    https://norwegianlocomotivetrust.com/

    and their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/376Norwegian/


    kind regards
    Knut :)
     
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    30854 Resident of Nat Pres

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    I'd reckon these little NSB moguls are an ideal light railway loco (almost a more modern 'Ilfracombe Goods') and they would likely have been high on Col. Stephens' shopping list, had their been a Norwegian reserve as a source of stock back in his day. The first time I was aware of their existence was during 'King Haakon VII's' stint with the Main Line Steam Trust.
     
  3. John Baritone

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    @30854: As I understand it, the design of No.19 was based on a Scottish design (HR, I think?).

    The Norwegians realised that they had the same problems as railways in the North of Scotland; fairly small amounts of freight, low passenger numbers, and long distances between stations - mostly in small towns and villages - and not much in the way of capital to build the lines. So they figured that the same design of engine would suit them; light overall weight and low axle-loading would minimise the demands (and costs) on the trackbed and bridges; a leading bogie would steady the engine climbing banks, minimising side to side nosing, so reducing the demands on P-way gangs; superheating, high boiler pressure and free-breathing valve gear would minimise coal consumption; and external cylinders and valve gear would make it easy for crews to check and oil part way through a long trip without needing access to a pit.

    They did make some additions, making allowance for the engines working up inside the Arctic Circle; a full tender cab; a steam turbine generator which powered not only the massive headlamp, but also 37 different working and inspections lights dotted about; and - sheer bliss on bleak winter workings - side windows with mirror surfaces, which hinged out, giving you a windbreak when leaning out and looking forward, and which acted as rear view mirrors to keep an eye on the train behind you when pulling out of stations!
    :)

    And then, the next firing turn, you'd be back on a Bucket . . . :(
     
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    Awesome! I always loved old trains, especially like that. It could be better if the latest news would be posted at least one time per week. Who is a fan of trains and railways, you won't regret checking that website. The site isn't looking that bad, but it can be upgraded. For that, you could contact an SEO. They can do fantastic work, which you won't expect. If you don't know anyone, you can contact for sure danielfoley.co.uk. I'm telling you about him, because I had a deal recently, and can't regret that I choose him.
     
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  5. Miff

    Miff Well-Known Member Friend

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    The website does look good but no news updates for years. I believe the loco is currently out of ticket and awaiting its turn in the Rolvenden queue.
     

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