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Standard 5 73156 at the GCR

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Raimondo, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. Raimondo

    Raimondo New Member

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    The GCR has posted a nice pic of 73156 out in the sunshine yesterday in the finals stages of its restoration.
    Only clue to its return to steam is 'sometime in 2017'!
     
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    Not sure how to embed the image properly!
     
  3. The Saggin' Dragon

    The Saggin' Dragon Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator Friend

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    Looking good. That's going to be a very popular machine when it enters service.

    When you upload an image, there should be a small 'button' next to the thumbnail saying 'full image'; click on that.
     
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    A lovely photo and great to see the 5th (and highest numbered) surviving Standard 5 almost ready to join its classmates in steam. I remember this loco quite well as it sat in the line at Barry Scrapyard directly behind 4277, the loco I was involved with extricating from the yard to the GWSR at Toddington at the time. Indeed, the Standard 5's footplate had made an impression in 4277's bunker! The photo was taken in August 1984, when there were still a fair few locos at Barry. Regarding the graffiti on 4277's side tank, well it was left to others to carry out that request! 4277 is now in fine (albeit in a somewhat faux livery) fettle on the Dartmouth-Torbay line.
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    Heritage Railway said it would be ready for GCR autumn gala.
     
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    Fantastic!
     
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    She lives! Well done to all concerned.
     
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    Lovely!
     
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    At last!

    Well done everyone. Can't wait to see her in the flesh.
     
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    Looks fantastic! every standard 5 has now been restored, a preservation milestone, And the youngest 5 (still in existence) at that! On the opposite end, here is a link to the restoration blog of the oldest 5 http://thewatkinsontrust.blogspot.co.uk/
     
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    26D_M Part of the furniture

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    Indeed a fabulous acheivement, more than a few envious and wistful glances from East Lancashire that the Bolton Loco Company engine was not able to be completed nearer 'home'. Our loss very much GCs gain and congratulations to those that had the determination to get it restored - well done.
     
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    Wonderful! and congrats to everyone involved. :)
     
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    Brilliant . And great for the restorers and for the GCR. I would say one of the best, most powerful , useful locos ever produced for their size, plus a rocking grate & hopper ashpan! Bonus!
    Incidentally you seem to have a dog as an indication lamp.!
     
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    It looks absolutely splendid, almost a shame to get it dirty with all that nasty coal and oil!
     
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    Absolutely brilliant well done everyone concerned.
    And to the lads I stood next to in Barry scrapyard in the mid-eighies whose ambition was to buy it and get it runnIng again two words :
    Top Turkey!!!
     
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    green five Part of the furniture

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    Very nice! Well done to all involved in another Barry resurrection.

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    WHAT! A machine.

    Those who achieved this, ought to be very proud.
     
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    Great news. It's looking like a good year for Barry survivors back in steam for the first time.
     
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    Fantastic restoration job, PS I was there with JEB 245584 at Barry!!
     

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