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Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by acorb, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Matt37401

    Matt37401 Resident of Nat Pres

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    Ooh nice, I’ve not seen an NSE Hall before or is it going Large Logo? ;)
     
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    VoR locos carried blue with double arrows. Just saying...
     
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    I heard she's going to be purple because Taw Valley is going back green later in the year and purple has been so popular with the public ;-)
     
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    D1039 Part of the furniture

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    The current all-diesel service (in place of the planned steam and diesel service due to the current fire risk) to continue until at least Tuesday 26th July.

    Taw Valley in its purple guise will be in steam to haul the baton relay special train this Saturday 23rd July. "It will be assisted by a diesel locomotive in order to help prevent the chances [sic] of a lineside fire."
     
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    Rather liked it .... until all that fussy lining went on.


    I'll just get my coat ....... :Bag:
     
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    Me too
     
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    2999 Lady of Legend will run its last 2022 SVR services this weekend before returning to Didcot. (via SVR Twitter account)
     
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    Matt37401 Resident of Nat Pres

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    Viewed at Bewdley earlier today, rather strange I’ve had a visit up to Mum and Dads and not had chance for a trip on ‘the railway at the bottom of the garden’
    Various other attractions in the Bewdley area have been rather willing to take cash off me though.
    I’m sure Ms Smith and her team know what their doing… ;)
     
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    hire costs and to the general public its just another steam engine
     
  10. Matt37401

    Matt37401 Resident of Nat Pres

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    Had a little stroll up to the station earlier 2999 was on rock siding didn’t look in particularly good external condition.
     
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    Looks about how you'd expect after not being used for a few weeks and being outside in the recent rain. Nothing that a good clean wouldn't sort, and I'd be surprised if it didn't get one before it leaves.
     
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    I'm sure it'll get a good clean before leaving shed at the weekend.
     
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    Due to the ongoing hot weather and lack of rain, an all diesel service will be in use until at least Sunday. There will be footplate rides at Bridgnorth and Kidderminster.
    This past Saturday there were numerous lineside fires, and while Sunday was better, it seems wise to pull steam for the time being.
     
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    4930's painting has been completed and was moved out of the TMD today. More testing due this week.
     
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    4930 ran light to BH this morning. It is due to do other test runs today but those might be canned due to late running today (Taw Valley having issues on Highley Bank).
     
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    I've seen some photos of 4930 and I must say it looks tremendous. I'm looking forward to seeing it in the not too distant future!
     
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    Brand new at Bridgnorth today, 22 August 2022 DSCF8586s.jpg DSCF8587s.jpg
     
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    She looks amazing and is a real credit to the people who manage to get her steaming.

    ...

    This does show it is possible for a separate group of supporters that comes under an umbrella of a railway, to raise funds and organise working parties to get a really knacked engine based on said railway in running order, and this is despite COVID 19 and other outside factors in the background...
     
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