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  1. stephenvane replied to the thread Project Wareham.


    Oct 18, 2017 at 10:15 AM
  2. 30854 replied to the thread Advanced steam tech for narrow gauge locos.

    Do I get the impression some consider a home on a certain railway not a million miles from the part built Girdlestone loco's current location may provide impetus for it's completion? This sounds a fascinating project which I would love to know...

    Oct 18, 2017 at 10:12 AM
  3. Tuska replied to the thread Best British Locomotive.

    I think, the Duke, was deliberately crippled by the incompetence and corruption of the then-BR board. They wanted to discredit steam, and push for the modernisation plan to implement diesel before the technology was even refined. Duke shouldn't...

    Oct 18, 2017 at 10:07 AM
  4. LMS2968 replied to the thread Saint Class 135 ish mph.

    Yes, it would act like that, and yes, it was done in emergency. I have a photo of two 8Fs in the Middle East following a head-on collision. Was is definitely in back gear.

    Oct 18, 2017 at 10:03 AM
  5. LMS2968 liked 30854's post in the thread Best British Locomotive.

    With you on the class 8. It's safe to say 71000's restoration ironed out the niggles which crippled the loco in BR service. I suspect you're right about the pacific names too. Sorry GW fans, but the "Halls" namings got a bit tedious. If they'd...

    Oct 18, 2017 at 10:01 AM
  6. neildimmer posted a new thread.

    McKintosh C.R. Dunalistair class

    The Caledonian Railway 721 Class (known as the "Dunalastair" class) was a class of 4-4-0 steam locomotives designed by John F. McIntosh for the Caledonian Railway (CR) and introduced in 1896. All survived to be absorbed by the London, Midland and...

    Forum: Photography

    Oct 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  7. sir gilbert claughton replied to the thread Saint Class 135 ish mph.

    yep , I realise that , but a loco travelling forward with the gear just in reverse , and the regulator cracked open , but not enough to drive the wheels , would give the effect of a counter pressure loco - or would it not ? whether anyone could...

    Oct 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM