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Rolling Stock For Sale

Discussion in 'Heritage Rolling Stock' started by steamwife, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. Autotank

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    With work to redevelop Wallingford Station gathering pace, we need to free up siding space so a run round loop can be installed. Three vehicles have initially been identified as surplus to requirements and we would be interested to hear from other preservation sites that could offer them a home.

    The first is Siphon 1043 of 1955 (http://www.cs.rhrp.org.uk/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=95). The body is no more sadly, but we believe the bogies and underframe to be in reasonable condition. The second is a German Flat wagon, of which we know very little. At some stage it was fitted with a hydraulic lift, but this has since been largely removed. Lastly is Saxa Salt Van 45, this is a wooden bodied vehicle in quite poor condition.

    For pictures see https://twitter.com/CWRailway/status/1337653508372389889?s=20

    If you are interested in viewing any of these vehicle at Wallingford or finding out more then get in touch! Send us an email membership@bunkline.uk, or drop us a line through social media.

    Edited 14th Dec - email address updated
     
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    The Saxa salt van must be quite a rarity - I do hope that someone will take it on!
     
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    I agree, but by the time you pay to transport it elsewhere, plus the restoration costs, I would think you will end up with spending a rather large sum of money on it.
    Presumably the prototype for the Hornby Dublo model? At least I do have one of those in the loft.....
     
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    Might, or might not, be ideal for Swanage.
    However costs are likely to be substantial. They've not run for some years, there's Asbestos to remove and road transport of both vehicles to Dorset.
    Like many other heritage railways, Swanage is suffering major financial worries. Expenditure reduction is an important part of trying to keep running as opportunities for increasing income are more than a little restricted at the moment.
    Shame because I'd love to see a Thumper back on the branch.
     
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    It appears from the Bluebell Blog that Pullman car No. 76 ("Lillian") has been sold.

    Tom
     
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    The December edition of HRA News, page 9, has 3 water towers from Network Rail, and (an seemingly odd listing of) BR Class 442 401 (amid other items) from the Science Museum Group.
     
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    77382 from 442401 is currently set aside at Eastleigh Works for the NRM, it was designated some years ago. Presumably no longer wanted, rest of the set has already been cut up.
     
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    Gone to Carnforth.
     
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    Is a 1928 built Pullman permitted on NR ?
     
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    Belmond have about half a dozen of that vintage.
     
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    They must be pretty well built then!
     
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    "Lilian" (*) is one of the all steel Pullmans. The Bluebell strategy for Pullmans is, AFAIK, to concentrate on wooden-bodied vehicles for which we have the skills in house to maintain. The steel bodied ones are, as I understand it, quite specialised in repair terms, since the bodies are a semi-monocoque design, so you can't simply remove corroded parts and weld in replacements as you can with, say, a Mark 1. You have to find a way to brace the entire body so that it doesn't twist when you cut our corroded sections. that's my understanding anyway.

    OTOH, for mainline use, the all steel cars have the virtue of being very strong and fitted with buckeye couplers.

    (*) The name is Bluebell vintage; originally as a third class car it would have been unnamed, just Car No. 76

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    Yes, if of all steel construction.

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    Some of the Belmond train are still timber framed but metal clad and are permitted to run on NR because they were registered under grandfathering rights before those were terminated. They are part of the reason why Belmond retain a fleet of unrestored all-steel Pullmans. If one of the active examples was badly damaged it might not be allowed back on the main line and one of the reserve vehicles would take its place. The same would apply if NR called time on the grandfather rights and forced the withdrawal of the timber frames cars.
     
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