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yates_m



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:19 am    Post subject: GWR Collett 0-6-2T 6634 Reply with quote

From the latest SVR Press Release...

...the SVR will effectively increase its working steam fleet by one engine in 2010. The railway is taking on the repair and reassembly of an engine owned by pop music entrepreneur Pete Waterman - Great Western Railway ‘heavy coal tank’ No.6634 - and in consideration of the work done, will have full use of the locomotive for a period of several years.

The engine - colloquially known as a ‘Taffy tank’ because the type was mainly employed on heavy coal trains in South Wales - was bought by Pete Waterman in 1999. It was moved to the SVR from his L & NWR Heritage Engineering workshops at Crewe yesterday (Wednesday August 12th).
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant to have another engine on the line, will make traffic a relief!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news, and also to see the recruitment of additional staff at Bridgnorth on the mechanical and boiler sides.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the Nat-Pres site:

76079 wrote:
Basically it is a rolling chasis, although with no brake gear, motion etc.

I think it got as far as having the wheelsets done, but they will probably have to come out again at bridgnorth for additional work (sitting in the open for over 10 years cant have done anything for them).

It had new tanks and bunker and these have been on the frames for 10 years also and some of it has started to go quite rusty, so these will probably need sections replaced.

Cant comment on the boiler dont know what condition its in. (i think its one of the ones upturned with the back head and outer sides missing although this could be 4270).

I believe most of the parts are there for it.

Last time i was in Crewe it had been pulled out of its resting place for the last 3 years and down into the yard.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Mr Hassell mentions, also good to see four additional engineering posts being created to speed up overhaul throughput. Do we have an up and running apprenticeship scheme at Bridgnorth?

The GWR 0-6-2T must have been very high on many people's lists as a class of loco that would be both appropriate and welcome as an addition to the SVR fleet.

Would have been good to see the "Binbrook Crab" rescued and overhauled, but that loco is thought to be rather far gone. Nice to have the Fowler version alongside 42968 on the SVR.... Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when at Barry it was believed that 42859 had a very poor firebox . I suspect that given how preservation has progressed it is probably quite repairable . I for one think it would look superb on the SVR
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derby4 wrote:
Would have been good to see the "Binbrook Crab" rescued and overhauled, but that loco is thought to be rather far gone. Nice to have the Fowler version alongside 42968 on the SVR.... :wink:

Derby4


Yes, same here!

creese_m wrote:
when at Barry it was believed that 42859 had a very poor firebox . I suspect that given how preservation has progressed it is probably quite repairable . I for one think it would look superb on the SVR


Unfortunately, in view of the 'storage' arrangements, I suspect that the firebox is now the least of its problems.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hassell_a wrote:
Great news, and also to see the recruitment of additional staff at Bridgnorth on the mechanical and boiler sides.

Indeed. It's also good to see it's been posted on the company web site.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bowell_d wrote:
hassell_a wrote:
Great news, and also to see the recruitment of additional staff at Bridgnorth on the mechanical and boiler sides.

Indeed. It's also good to see it's been posted on the company web site.


Absolutely. Well done to all involved

bowell_d wrote:
hassell_a wrote:
Great news, and also to see the recruitment of additional staff at Bridgnorth on the mechanical and boiler sides.

Indeed. It's also good to see it's been posted on the company web site.


Even more absolutely, also for the company to have passed it to Malcolm to post here. Thanks to all involved.

Patrick
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Jeff Albiston



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A nice welcomed eddition to the SVR loco fleet. I can't remember when a Taffy tank was last on the SVR. Probably way before my time. Neutral
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff Albiston wrote:
A nice welcomed eddition to the SVR loco fleet. I can't remember when a Taffy tank was last on the SVR. Probably way before my time. Neutral


5619 visited the SVR in the Summer of 1987.

I have a vague idea that another one has visited more recently as well, but I'm not at all sure..
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shez5690 wrote:
Jeff Albiston wrote:
A nice welcomed eddition to the SVR loco fleet. I can't remember when a Taffy tank was last on the SVR. Probably way before my time. Neutral


5619 visited the SVR in the Summer of 1987.

I have a vague idea that another one has visited more recently as well, but I'm not at all sure..

Just checked my web site, 5637 was at the Branch Line Gala in March 2003

http://www.sharpos-world.co.uk/cpg/thumbnails.php?album=search&search=5637

The above will link to photos and before anybody asks - sorry about the miniature loco appearing at the end, it's .jpg filename includes the numbers 5637!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gosh, didn't Collett 7284 look rough!
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hassell_a



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff Albiston wrote:
A nice welcomed eddition to the SVR loco fleet. I can't remember when a Taffy tank was last on the SVR. Probably way before my time. Neutral


6619 at the Autumn 2005 Gala.

So that's 4 that have visited in preservation by my counting, allowing for the fact that 6634 is reported to have arrived....
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:12 pm    Post subject: Re: 6634 Reply with quote

yates_m wrote:
From the latest SVR Press Release...

...the SVR will effectively increase its working steam fleet by one engine in 2010. The railway is taking on the repair and reassembly of an engine owned by pop music entrepreneur Pete Waterman - Great Western Railway ‘heavy coal tank’ No.6634 - and in consideration of the work done, will have full use of the locomotive for a period of several years.

The engine - colloquially known as a ‘Taffy tank’ because the type was mainly employed on heavy coal trains in South Wales - was bought by Pete Waterman in 1999. It was moved to the SVR from his L & NWR Heritage Engineering workshops at Crewe yesterday (Wednesday August 12th).



Brilliant news - another GWR loco on this GWR branch line!
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