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Rebuilt Bulleid light pacifics west of Exeter

Post by jrdaddykins on Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:27 am

As a child in the 50s and 60s I lived in Plymouth and was used to seeing Westcountry/Battle of Britain pacifics on the old Southern main line to Exeter via Okehampton and on the Okehampton to Bude and Padstow lines. We only ever saw the air-smoothed engines. Am I right in thinking that the rebuilt locos were barred west of Exeter?

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Re: Rebuilt Bulleid light pacifics west of Exeter

Post by johnc on Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:29 am

My understaning is that rebuilt light pacifics were allowed Exeter - Plymouth but not on any other SR routes west of Exeter.

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Re: Rebuilt Bulleid light pacifics west of Exeter

Post by jrdaddykins on Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:42 am

Hi johnc. That's interesting. Maybe they were allowed in theory but never actually diagrammed on any regular workings.

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Re: Rebuilt Bulleid light pacifics west of Exeter

Post by 34028 on Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:54 am

I was under the impression the the rebuilts were too heavy for lines west of Exeter. Must away and check my reference books.

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Re: Rebuilt Bulleid light pacifics west of Exeter

Post by 34028 on Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:29 am

My understaning is that rebuilt light pacifics were allowed Exeter - Plymouth but not on any other SR routes west of Exeter.


That is basically what my references are telling me.

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Re: Rebuilt Bulleid light pacifics west of Exeter

Post by Nickt on Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:05 am

johnc wrote:My understanding is that rebuilt light pacifics were allowed Exeter - Plymouth but not on any other SR routes west of Exeter.

JC

Yes, that what I thought too, however I think it was unusual for rebuilts to work to Plymouth, and I don't think I have a photo of one doing so. Can anyone offer something to prove the point?

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Re: Rebuilt Bulleid light pacifics west of Exeter

Post by 34028 on Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:28 am

I've found a picture of 34096 TREVONE at Plymouth Friary ( page 157 of The book of the WC and BB Pacifics) and another of 34062 17 SQUADRON on the line to Okehampton (page 131 of the same book)

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