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Post by 35005CP on Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:41 am

Hi all,

To start this topic off! Am I right in thinking there is only 1 BoB in Rebuilt form left in preservation today?

Thanks in advance

Andy

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Post by 34070 Manston on Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:33 pm

Hi Andy.

There are three in preservation - 34059 is the only operational one at present.

34053 "Sir Keith Park" is currently undergoing restoration by by Souther Locomotives Ltd.

http://www.southern-locomotives.co.uk/keithpark-hrstn1.php

It was intended to fit 34070 "Manston" with TPWS & OTMR and get it mainline certified, and the decision was made that given Sir Keith Park's role in the Battle of Britain, the money necessary would instead be used for the restoration of 34053, thus depriving people of the possible opportunity to travel behind an as-built BoB double-header on the mainline! Mad

The other one is 34058 "Sir Frederick Pile", but there does not seem to be a great deal going on at present -

http://www.34058.co.uk/Index.htm

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Post by 35005CP on Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:32 am

Thanks 34070 Manston - Sorry I meant BoB's in service - Be it rebuilt or unrebuilt.

I think there are plans a-foot for an unrebuilt pacific?

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Post by 34070 Manston on Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:32 pm

Admin wrote:I think there are plans a-foot for an unrebuilt pacific?

MN, or WC/BoB ? confused

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Post by 35005CP on Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:36 pm

MN..... Surprised

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Post by 34070 Manston on Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:19 pm

Admin wrote:MN..... Surprised
I posted something about this as a result of seing an article in The Railway Magazine a couple of montths ago. I don't recall, however, if it was on this group or the "round robin" email.

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Post by 35005CP on Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:27 pm

If my memory serves me correctly - Wasn't it Heritage Rail magazine?

It would be great to see a rebuilt MN turned to Unrebuilt form. I understand that whichever MN it is that it is planned to go mainline??

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Post by 34070 Manston on Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:14 am

I certainly saw it in The Railway Magazine - it was near the front on an odd-numbered ( right hand page ) , and on the opposite page was a photo of a 395 taken by Alan Crotty.

There were no names named, and the article said there were two possible donor locomotives, but don't ask me which ones.

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Post by 34070 Manston on Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:26 am

34070 Manston wrote:I certainly saw it in The Railway Magazine - it was near the front on an odd-numbered ( right hand page ) , and on the opposite page was a photo of a 395 taken by Alan Crotty.

There were no names named, and the article said there were two possible donor locomotives, but don't ask me which ones.
Hi Andy,

You'll be relieved to know, or not as the case maybe, but I haven't entirely lost my marbles! cheers cheers

I put a posting on the "Preserved Steam" section on July 8th, entitled "The Railway Magazine" Smile

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Post by 35005CP on Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:45 am

Thanks for that 34070 Manston - Trying to find my Heritage Rail Magazine as pretty sure it was in there as well???

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Post by 34070 Manston on Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:17 am

Admin wrote:Thanks for that 34070 Manston - Trying to find my Heritage Rail Magazine as pretty sure it was in there as well???
I wouldn't be at all surprised!

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