73119, 10.54 SO Relief to the ACE.

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73119, 10.54 SO Relief to the ACE.

Post by 34017 Ilfracombe on Fri May 22, 2009 5:18 am

About the Summer of1963, I had the pleasure of working this relief train, to the Atlantic Coast Express. We were booked a MN class loco, but my Driver and I had a Standard 5, no 73119. Charlie said to me, shall we go for it. I said yes. The timings were tight.

But we arrived at Salisbury early, Charlie had achieved a record. What a trip that was, she was over for steam all the way

Happy Days.

I saw Charlie 2 years ago, and he asked me the number. I had forgotten, Charlie hadnt.

Lets hope, when he learns of this forum; that he joins.

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Re: 73119, 10.54 SO Relief to the ACE.

Post by 35005CP on Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:46 am

An Interesting read here about the names being transferred from the N15 class to the Standards. http://www.kentrail.co.uk/br_standard_5mt.htm
Do you remember seeing 73119 with the namplate "Elaine"??

A picture of 73119 at speed is shown about half way down the page. As anyone knows - These Standards can surprise you. Great Work Horses!

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Re: 73119, 10.54 SO Relief to the ACE.

Post by 35013 Blue Funnel on Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:38 pm

Nice piece on the standard 5s - for a piece about their work on the LSWR check Steam Days issue 237 May 2009.

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