Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by david1984, Dec 12, 2008.
Any enthusiasm for doing a vote on it this year ?.
765 gets my vote \/
(sorry ...... gets coat!!)
In theory there could be a few contenders, but in practice there is only one loco of the year.
Got to be K1 62005, for its stint on the Jacobite this year.
Don't we normally have Preserved Loco, Mainline Loco and Railtour of the Year?
If so my nominations are:
7812 - Great first year following overhaul, and was definately in good form at the SVR ASG Gala.
5690 - Peformed brilliantly on numerous railtours inc. Scarboroughs, Dalesman, Cumbrian Coast.
Cotton Mill with 5690. 95 late leaving Preston on the ECS, 15 early into Bolton. Copy Pit wasn't even noticed \/
Probably Tornado but then again Cromwell has been a fantastic and reliable locomotive.
I'm not sure, I don't think Tornado has done anything yet, it's a great achievement but it's yet to haul a tour or anything, and others are more deserving candidates.
Preserved line: 9017
Main line: 34067 (gets on, does the job, often without the fanfare afforded to other main line engines)
Tour of the year: Probably 4965 to Didcot in March
I guess it all comes down to what criteria you use.
For example, a loco may draw the crowds when its in service once in a blue moon, but from a personal point of view I would prefer to name a loco of the year as one that has demonstrated impressive reliability operating high mileages over an extended period of time.
I agree Rumpole therefore there is only one contender 5407.
Could I be a teensy bit biased..... :-k
75029 gets my vote for mainline or preserved loco for her endless, reliable service that she has been giving to the NYMR's vital Whitby services this year.
In that case, and you may think I'm biased but it has to be 4965 Rood Ashton Hall, 10 years of exemplary service =D> =D>
Bellerophon... Well I seem to have posted that as a response to half of the threads on this forum, so why not? \/
Mine would be 60007 for a superb return to the mainline.
I agree - the loco of the year should be chosen from those which have done at least 10,000 miles in revenue earning service in the last year (pro rata for newly overhauled). These are the locos which are the backbone of the movement. The rest are just supporting cast!
OK 1472 so you have just got the job of listing all those that meet your criteria....
Engine of the year should be S160 5197, the engine has run at 5 railways/ events this year and has entertained where ever it has been!
The Quarry weekend with 1800 tonnes will stay in the memory for a long time to come!
Loudest engine of the year no questions!
Well if you include both Heitage Railway use and Networkrail operation, both 45407 and 76079 are in!
not the most reliable loco though is it i seem to remember it going pop on us in a spectacular fashon
Maybe hours would be more fair than miles? Mileage would surely favour something which has done one main line trip over something which has worked all year on a preserved line!
duchess of sutherland has completed another faultless year of mainline running, and a large part of it in the south were she is not normally seen therefore bringing the magnificent locomotive to a new audiance.
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