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North Norfolk Railway General Discussion

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by NNR Engineer, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Matt37401

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    John, whilst it’s great to hear you had a lovely time at somewhere I love and enjoy spending time, Can I just pull you up on one point? It was Stephen Holden who designed the B12’s not Mr Thompson. I will agree though it’s a lovely machine and if I could I’d take it home with me! :)
     
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    Its a Thompson rebuild of a Holden design
     
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    Hi Matt - B12/3 was a Thompson organised rebuild of the LNER built Lentz gear examples of class B12/2 at Stratford works under Gresley’s direction.

    His assistant, A E English was also involved quite significantly in the rebuild of class prototype 8579 (and these rebuilds informed Thompson’s rebuilding of class D16 into D16/3).
     
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    One could also view that as a shame that it's necessary - why is there litter trackside to warrant a member of staff picking it up?
     
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    What can I say? :) Every days a school day on here :)
     
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    No trip today but was walking in the area. Gala was on, we saw four different locos from our walk without having to divert .
    Stopped off at Holt station on the way past, nice to see this lovely loco again.[​IMG]

    Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk
     
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    A few clips from the recent Autumn Steam Gala featuring 53809, 8572, 564, 76084, 90775 and 92203, filmed across the 4th and 5th September 2021.

    Video Available Here

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    I can't believe it has been nearly a decade in steam for the B12/3, no.8572, and now nearly at an end of its ticket.

    That particular locomotive brings a lot of joy to me every time I see it - hoping that we will see it back at work sooner rather than later. It's such a gem.
     
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    From what I’ve read in Joint Line the hope is it will be back in service in 2023. A lot quicker than it’s last overhaul and certainly quicker than its first overhaul in preservation!

    It can’t be more than a few years until 76084 and 92203 are due their ten yearly overhauls either.
     
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    I wonder if 76084 will stay on the NNR after it’s next overhaul?
     
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    Why wouldn't it? Wasn't a controlling interest in the loco bought by local supporter of the line?
     
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    I’d forgotten that. I’d just always wondered as it’s owned by a Northern based group it might make its way back up there one day
     
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