If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

SVR Loco Newsy News / discussions

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

  1. david1984

    david1984 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2005
    Messages:
    12,916
    Likes Received:
    1,386
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Edit: answered my own own question, facing south still it seems.
     
  2. Kje7812

    Kje7812 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,257
    Likes Received:
    671
    Location:
    Kidderminster/ Cardiff
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    60163 has been turned, just seen a pic on fb of her waiting on the diner this evening. So the 46100 is facing south and 60163 now facing north.
     
    David likes trains and david1984 like this.
  3. David likes trains

    David likes trains Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2014
    Messages:
    616
    Likes Received:
    2,197
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Colchester
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Thanks for the info! Photographed both yesterday before going for a ride behind both of them in the afternoon.
    60163 nearing Northwood Halt on the 1145 Kiddy dep.
    [​IMG]
    46100 passing a small gallery of photters at Northwood Lane on the 1225 from Bridgnorth.
    [​IMG]
     
    Matt37401 and Kje7812 like this.
  4. Matt37401

    Matt37401 Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2014
    Messages:
    10,694
    Likes Received:
    6,359
    Occupation:
    Nosy aren’t you?
    Location:
    Nowhere
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Love that pic of 60163 a real portrait of power
     
    David likes trains likes this.
  5. Matt37401

    Matt37401 Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2014
    Messages:
    10,694
    Likes Received:
    6,359
    Occupation:
    Nosy aren’t you?
    Location:
    Nowhere
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Possibly (in my own opinion) 2 of the best looking loco's that have graced those little bits of steel 4ft 81/4 inches apart.
     
  6. Kje7812

    Kje7812 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,257
    Likes Received:
    671
    Location:
    Kidderminster/ Cardiff
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Right, 34027 has been announced as the other service loco this coming weekend. Thus:
    46100 is on BS1
    34027 is on BS2
    60163 is on BN1
    So a big engine weekend then...
     
  7. michaelh

    michaelh Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2006
    Messages:
    3,087
    Likes Received:
    1,290
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Very comfortably early retired
    Location:
    1029
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Though I guess 4566 or 1501 will also be out on the diner on Sunday.
     
  8. Kje7812

    Kje7812 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,257
    Likes Received:
    671
    Location:
    Kidderminster/ Cardiff
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Probably, there's also an IFE on saturday and a DFE on sunday.
     
    michaelh likes this.
  9. Kje7812

    Kje7812 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,257
    Likes Received:
    671
    Location:
    Kidderminster/ Cardiff
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    The roster is now up and the IFE is 2857 while BS2 on sunday is now 2857 and the diner will be 34027! Plus the class 20 on the DFE.
     
  10. Kje7812

    Kje7812 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,257
    Likes Received:
    671
    Location:
    Kidderminster/ Cardiff
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Also note that AS2 Monday to Friday will be steam hauled, 4566 is booked. Saturday 31st onwards it'll be the DMU.
     
  11. Kje7812

    Kje7812 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,257
    Likes Received:
    671
    Location:
    Kidderminster/ Cardiff
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
  12. dhic001

    dhic001 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2008
    Messages:
    313
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    New Zealand
    andrewshimmin likes this.
  13. LMS2968

    LMS2968 Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2006
    Messages:
    2,705
    Likes Received:
    4,054
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Lecturer retired: Archivist of Stanier Mogul Fund
    Location:
    Wigan
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    It still had the brackets for the smokebox number plate when it went into the paintshop on Thursday.
     
  14. 1472

    1472 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,707
    Likes Received:
    1,998
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    No chance whatever of that.

    The owning group prefer BR post 1956 livery & for sound operational reasons want both 7802 & 7812 in the same livery to permit tender changes for maintenance reasons. Authentic GWR livery for Manors is rather drab unlined green (or black) with the "shirtbutton" or plain GWR on the tender all unlined. 7808 is currently in that livery though it does (like the other survivors) carry BR era modifications.

    Some photos of the overhaul here: https://www.facebook.com/ErlestokeManorFund?fref=ts
     
    michaelh likes this.
  15. Chris86

    Chris86 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2011
    Messages:
    821
    Likes Received:
    481
    Occupation:
    Safety, Technical and Offroad Driver Trainer
    Location:
    South Yorkshore
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Nice to see such swift progress on 7802! Next year is going to be a bit of a bumper year for 'Manors' in general! Potential for 5 operating throughout the country?

    Chris
     
  16. 1472

    1472 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,707
    Likes Received:
    1,998
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    6 in fact - 7802/12/20/22/27/28 ; two on the SVR & one each on LR, WSR, P&DR, G&WSR

    That leaves 7808, 7819 & 7821 none of which look likely to work anytime soon (though funding & material is being accumulated for 7819 currently)
     
  17. michaelh

    michaelh Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2006
    Messages:
    3,087
    Likes Received:
    1,290
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Very comfortably early retired
    Location:
    1029
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer

    7819 looks likely to be the first of the 3 to return to steam - unless a very generous benefactor appears for either of the other two. 7819 appears to be the only one actively seeking funding for overhaul currently.

    Given the current state of play at the WSRA, 7821 might be cold for a long time.
     
  18. MikeParkin65

    MikeParkin65 Member Friend

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Messages:
    491
    Likes Received:
    522
    Gender:
    Male
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Disagree that GWR livery is 'drab' but otherwise understand the rationale.
     
    mike1522 likes this.
  19. david1984

    david1984 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2005
    Messages:
    12,916
    Likes Received:
    1,386
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Not to mention they were pretty mediocre pre the BR draughting mods, why recall an era where a loco wasn't well regarded ?.
     
  20. Kje7812

    Kje7812 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,257
    Likes Received:
    671
    Location:
    Kidderminster/ Cardiff
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    2857 failed earlier today, 34027 taking over having finished its diner turn. Unfortunately all adding to the already late service.
     

Share This Page