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NP Loco of the year

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by david1984, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. industrial fetish

    industrial fetish Member

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    It was Tanfield Railway, we put Sir Cecil A. Cochrane through it's ten year overhaul in the 60 days as you said.
     
  2. 37255

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    Fancy borrowing Robert Heath for a couple of months? ;-)
     
  3. Spamcan81

    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    So why is the thread called "NP loco of the year" if it's nothing to do with being a locomotive? :-k
     
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    8-[ Thank you. I knew someone had done it, and produced a BLOODY good looking engine too!
     
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    going off topic slightly

    but didnt Ian overhaul 76079 in some stupidly short time when he first got it too?
     
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    Personally I think it would be M7 30053, only cause despite being over 100 she manged to work through last season quite well on Five Coach trains (Although I remeber her failing once). Was in use on the 30th and depite extra demand for steam haeting still coped just about.

    However overall it be beaten by Mr Ian's Black Five and 'Pocket Rokett', I don't remember them having probloms this year...
     
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    She'll cope well enough with 5 on and the steam heat, never fired her myself with 6 on (on the Santa diners) but I gather she went well enough on them as well. Bear in mind what they used to do 'back in the day', particularly what they would take out of Waterloo ECS.

    Been on her the most out of all of our engines this year, and only had a problem with her on one day; I think that is probably the day you remember her failing (Tuesday of Carnival week?). Blown packing on the steam reverser IIRC meant we could only get full gear in either direction, she would go but was failed so as to replace the packing (saved me a fair bit of work as well!). Ironic that the replacement loco was then failed as well, by mid afternoon we'd arrived at Norden 3 times, on 3 different locos...

    All in all a cracking little loco, that just seems to get better each time!
     
  8. Coal Sector

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    1. Mainline
    30777....2 Cylinder loco, Got it Leaving Morpeth loop on the 20th Dec and i was blown away. what a noise...
    for southern engine to impress a "northerner" is a great achievement.
    Not bad for 88 year old loco.

    2. Main Line Newcomer
    haven't really seen one worth voting.
    i know 49! it went on the mainline for NRM :-#
    (clearly joking :lol: )

    3 Preserved line engine.
    Bellerophon.....Cracking loco and put on a good show at Tanfield.
    Also put on canny Show at Foxfields Gala...(nice to see it running up the bank on its own with out the Beyer Peacock)

    4 Special Acheivement.
    Sir Cecil A. Cochrane for speedy overhaul.
    and overall cracking engine....(make sure to catch it, Feb 15th when it's hauling the coal train)
     
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    1. Mainline Locomotive: 76079

    2. Mainline Newcomer: 46115

    3. Preserved Line Engine: 9017

    4. Special Acheivement: 7812
     
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    Stu in Torbay Part of the furniture

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    Certainly was the achievement of the year (but that's not relevant to this thread [-X )
     
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    Yes that was then. Quite intreseting. Rember waiting with 80104 at Harmons Cross for a while waiting for for the other train to get out of the way. Gave the passengers a chance to get up close to the Standard anyway.

    Back to Engine of the Year, would not 4965 Rood Ashton Hall be a cadidate as well? Or should that be engine of the decade considering how well it worked since it returned to steam?
     
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    1. Main Line Loco : Well it's between 60019, 35028, and 60007. For me it has to be 60007. The setup
    of the loco at the moment is spot on.

    2. Main Line Newcomer : 46115 has been very impressive. But for me it has to be 70013. Performed
    magnificently wherever she went last year and stirred the emotions for me on a cracking run to
    Bath and Bristol. I am really looking forward to the Red Dragon on March 1st. \:D/

    3. Preserved Line : A tough one but it has to be 73096. She just gets on with the job and manages to rescue other
    loco's which have a bit of trouble with the "Alps"........... Oh and she sounds bloody good doing it!

    4. Special Award for Achievement: It's predictable but it has to be 60163 Tornado. I must admit I was one of the
    people who said in the beginning "It can't be done" but I am very happy to have been proved wrong! A
    very big achievement for the preservation movement .
     

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