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Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Thompson1706, Dec 10, 2020.

  1. Thompson1706

    Thompson1706 Well-Known Member

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    While visiting Cashmore's scrapyard in 1966 we were walking from the station towards the yard and went down a road which had locos in a siding alongside the road. Can anybody tell me whose site this was ?

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    Buttigeigs?
     
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    Commercial Road?.
     
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    Bob,

    I asked your question on the South Wales Railways group on Facebook, see the attached answers (Thanks to the chaps who answered!)

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    Thanks for seeking that out Martin.

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    That's interesting to see - locos without tenders. I always though it was Woodhams (and other scrappies) who sold the tenders but it appears that they arrived at the scrapyards without them. Did BR sell them?
     
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    Would that depend on what BR thought was useful for further use for things like Snowploughs and other departmental work?
     
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    I doubt that they travelled to the scrap yards without tenders. No brakes!
     
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    Good point. They could possibly attach a van. It’s usually possible to couple a 3 link.
     
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    Some yards separated and cut the tenders quite quickly.
     
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    I thought that most loco to scrapyard moves were unbraked anyway?
     
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    They'd either have a rider on the loco or a brake van attached. Except where allowed in the Sectional Appendix the last vehicle always had to be a brake.
     
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    I have a recollection of travelling somewhere near Normanton, heading downline to NE and seeing lots of high-sided tenders on the up side piled up in a scrapyard. I am sure this was in mid70's, but I have always doubted that I did.
    Would anyone be able to cast any light on it?
     
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    I can remember Ian Storey telling me in the mid 1970s that there was half of a J27 boiler that had recently been uncovered in a mountain of scrap at a yard at the appropriately named Choppington, which suggests that some stuff did linger on.
     
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    Lots of tender underframes were sold off to steelworks. Look out the Steam for Scrap series of books. Fasnicating
     
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    I think a lot of steam loco bits would have survived for a long time in scrapyards but, alas, only a few complete(ish) locos. Fireboxes especially tended to hang around.. One item that I well remember ( although not a loco) was the coach section of the Nidd Valley Railway railcar (ex GWR), which survived well into the 1960's. It still had its gong and other fitments. It was a brave person who explored it, though, as there were several hundred tons of scrap on top of its wooden body.
     
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    From what I’ve read 34087 took five months to cut up at Cashmores.
     
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    Willougby’s yard. The remains of ex North Eastern electric loco 26502 were found near there a few years ago.


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    What are the chances that there is still anything left at any UK scrapyards, apart from the four Barclay 0-4-0s at Thomas Muir in Kirkcaldy? I’m guessing nothing as there appears to be an awful lot of documentation recording the sad demise of steam. However, as mentioned above, could there be some forgotten parts still lurking in abandoned places?
     
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    There's three or four? Diesel shunters at a scrap yard in Shipley of Hunslet, Sentinel , Ruston origin they can be seen from Google Earth .
     
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