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The real fate of Hunslet Nesta does anyone know?

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Track_basher, Apr 4, 2013.

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    I was told at the Vale of Rheidol Steam Gala last September that Nesta and Cegin would be back here within six months. I didn't know whether to believe him...
     
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    According to UKLocos the pair arrived at Statfold on 27/4 (so could tie in with the May date) and only 'Cegin' will be remaining at Statfold with 'Nesta' immediately sent off to a new owner.


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    It will be so nice to see them again. We ought to be so grateful that there are people out there with the money and enthusiasm to repatriate these engines for the rest of us to enjoy. I don't know who they are in this case, but, whoever you are, I take my hat off to you.
     
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    Amen to that!


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    "Amen" indeed, although I'm now miffed that I decided to give Statfold a miss this time...!!
    That will teach me......

    Chris
     
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    Yes I am missing it too. I am missing it due to helping with GCSE revision. Grrr!!!
     
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    Thanks for the link. Hopefully there will be a few more pictures as the weekend progresses.
     
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    Another fascinating day at Statfold, thanks to Mr G Lee and his team for all their efforts.
     
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    Any ideas where NESTA has headed off to?
     
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    Road 2 in a south american shed next to Lew ? :eek:
     
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    According to the Railway Magazine, the new owner, one Rob Gambrill, has moved her to his private workshops for restoration.
     
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    I've just googled Rob Gambrill and found that he's the secretary of the Phyllis Rampton Trust - at least, he was in 2010 which is when the article is dated.

    In 2013 he was quoted in Heritage Railway as being from the Vale of Rheidol Railway.
     
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    Just seen on Facebook that rob is now the proud owner of NESTA. Well done Rob!
     
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    Yes Rob is involved in the Rampton Trust and so turns up in connection to the Rheidol for time to time and is also involved at Holycombe, visiting the FR with Jerry M during that memorable time 8 years ago!
     
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