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Post by 35012 on Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:18 am

On Tuesday the 28th of September at 16:50 Britannia moved under it's own steam for the first time since 1990. The loco was run / tested the following day before passing it's boiler examination / test on Thursday the 30th. There is still some outstanding work to complete including repainting the tender, cylinder covers and part of the running plate but mainline trials are likeley sometime in the next four weeks. Still can't get used to the black livery but it does suit the loco!

For those that are interested the air pump will be mounted tight back on the running plate behind the firemans side smoke deflector.

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Post by 35005CP on Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:33 pm

Hi, Thanks for the info. But can you check the date please as I have found footage of her in 1992. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqnBTmV8Mx8
I can't imagine her in Black either.

incase you haven't seen the photos of her in Black. i have found some here. http://groups.google.co.uk/group/uk.railway/browse_thread/thread/0d876834583a2403


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Post by 35012 on Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:17 pm

35005CP wrote:Hi, Thanks for the info. But can you check the date please as I have found footage of her in 1992. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqnBTmV8Mx8
I can't imagine her in Black either.

incase you haven't seen the photos of her in Black. i have found some here. http://groups.google.co.uk/group/uk.railway/browse_thread/thread/0d876834583a2403

The 1990 date came from the LNWR guy's at Crewe. I spent the last week at the Heritage Centre and was there to see her move (and sneak some pictures).

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Post by 35005CP on Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:20 pm

Thats fantastic - Do you have any pictures that you can post of her move? I understand her boiler was in pretty bad shape? And with the repairs should sound alot better?

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Post by 35012 on Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:15 pm

35005CP wrote:Thats fantastic - Do you have any pictures that you can post of her move? I understand her boiler was in pretty bad shape? And with the repairs should sound alot better?

Yep can do, what size do you prefer images to be?

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Post by 35012 on Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:20 pm

35005CP wrote:Thats fantastic - Do you have any pictures that you can post of her move? I understand her boiler was in pretty bad shape? And with the repairs should sound alot better?

Here are a few pictures including one taken in August showing the air pump trial fitted:





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