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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:31 pm    Post subject: Most useful Loco Reply with quote

Question:-

What is the Severn Valley Railway’s most useful locomotive?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Class 20.... Laughing


Think im gunna get some stick for this...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Most useful Loco Reply with quote

Plato wrote:
Question:-

What is the Severn Valley Railway’s most useful locomotive?


Maybe the 20 at the moment.... For the trains that we mostly run (i.e. 6 to 9 coaches) I'd take 7325 every time. Powerful, free running and economical.

In the last 15 years or so, in terms of miles and work put in, 7802 or 48773 would both be strong contenders.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Most useful ?"
Could be the 08's
Perhaps the question needs better definition
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

7802 defiantly in my book, i have never heard of a serious breakdown in the loco compared to any other loco, it runs extremely well when it does, and when it ran on the mainline, it still managed a very substantial running season at the SVR between outings. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

walton_cw wrote:
"Most useful ?"
Could be the 08's
Perhaps the question needs better definition


I will redefine the question then Chris!

Which locomotive, is the most suitable for the type of operation we currently run on the SVR?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diesel class 20. Always reliable, economical, perfect loco to do anything and also running on the line.

Steam I would say the Panniers (includes 1501). Powerfull, reliable and are the perfect loco's for a line like the SVR.

Thats what I think anyway.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

57xx are good if a little warm on hot days but for all round usefulness you cant beat 7325 in my book.

ideally suited to the line, economical and powerful.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

unfortunatly I wasn't around to see that loco and I'm guessing I have been missing out. Hence why I put pannier's although they are the kind of loco to do the job.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

7325 gets my vote.
5164 and 4150 (when completed) also fit the bill.
the manors are a nice size for 8 coach trains.

i cant wait for 2857 and one day 4930 to be showing what they can do.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would think any class 3 or 4, and perhaps the odd class 5, should be adequate to work all our traffic. Certainly nothing bigger required, hence the phrase uttered by others about the main line pacifics being like caged tigers.
Now how about a nice BR Std 3 anyone?
This thread also suggests the question of which is the SVR's least useful loco.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How would the GWR (or any other company for that matter) approach the question? What class of loco would be allocated for regular, short-haul, frequently stopping, 6-8 coach trains?

Something with a bit of grunt but with a light axle loading, maybe a Manor, a Grange or a 43XX. Praries or Panniers for the lighter loaded trains with maybe a Hall for reserve.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

for LMS Black 5 gets my vote for the line. Fantastic loco.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This would have made a good poll.

Anyway, 7325 gets my vote - ideal size and power for the line, and probably my favorite loco in the SVR fleet. Shame it won't be seeing action any time soon though.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about: The Standard class 4 2-6-4T ?

Also the Large Prairie(s)?

Both designed to run in either direction without wearing out the trailing coupled wheels excessively.

(and 82045 likewise)

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