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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #90 on: March 11, 2018, 09:35:40 pm »
They looked awful with a double chimney :goggleeyes:

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #91 on: March 27, 2018, 09:02:13 pm »



Has an 'H0/00' gauge driver somehow managed to get on to the footplate of one of the Table-Top Railway's Union Mills locomotives?

Toodle-pip.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #92 on: April 15, 2018, 07:57:04 pm »
A True Princess

I think I first met her here in 1973 and it was lovely to become re-acquainted with Princess at Haverthwaite.  We had a gorgeous run to Lakeside and back in the spring sunshine with primroses blooming.  Mrs Train Waiting and I travel on the L&HR a couple of times most years, but Princess had been shy - until now:-
 

[Princess and her train waiting to depart Haverthwaite.]  Perhaps it's a bit overlooked by enthusiasts nowadays, but I always enjoy the L&HR.

Thank you for looking.

Best wishes.

John

PS Princess is Bagnall 2682/1942.  16" x 24" cylinders and 3'6" wheels.  She went to Preston docks and then to Haverthwaite in 1973 via the Lytham Creek Motive Power Museum.
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #93 on: April 15, 2018, 10:39:55 pm »
Thanks John, I'll be up in Cumbria in a few weeks time so maybe I'll get to see her riding the rails. :thumbsup:
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #94 on: April 16, 2018, 08:30:52 am »
Thanks John, I'll be up in Cumbria in a few weeks time so maybe I'll get to see her riding the rails. :thumbsup:

Thank you, Mike.  If you are on the train, the East side (beside the lake at Lakeside and the station buildings at Haverthwaite) gives the best views.  Between Haverthwaite and Newby Bridge Halt the line has a long right-hand curve which is a good place to see the engine working from the train.  There are excellent connections with the 'steamers' at Lakeside.  These go to Bowness and Waterhead (for Ambleside).  Swan and Teal are LMS vessels but the lovely old Tern goes back to the days of the Furness Railway.

If you are line-siding, around Newby Bridge Halt is very nice and has good access from public roads.

I hope you have a lovely time.

All the very best.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #95 on: April 22, 2018, 09:32:52 pm »


Hexham, with a train waiting to leave for Carlisle. 


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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #96 on: May 15, 2018, 09:24:46 pm »


Whillan Beck and train waiting to depart Dalegarth and, in so doing, crossing the bridge over Whillan Beck.

What do you think of her livery?

The whistle is, perhaps, a tad overscale but sounds fabulous.
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #97 on: May 15, 2018, 09:53:18 pm »
A superb looking engine. :thumbsup:

Sadly my visit to the Lakes last week didn't give an opportunity to visit the Ratty. :(
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #98 on: May 19, 2018, 07:40:30 pm »
What-ho, Chums.

Thank you for your kind response to my picture of Whillan Beck.  I've a few more for later...

Whillan Beck, the 'Train from Spain', has been a lovely story and congratulations to the R&ER Preservation Society on its achievement.

But there was a darker story involving the R&ER's locomotive affairs in recent years.  In a wicked criminal act, the workshop at Ravenglass was almost destroyed by fire.  Dear old River Esk was in the workshop for an overhaul and although, in an act of courage, her frames were wheeled out of the blaze, pretty much the rest of her suffered a terrible ordeal by fire and water.  That was March 2013.  Since then the workshop in the former Furness Railway goods shed has been rebuilt.  But what of 'Esk'?

Well, on the day Mrs Train Waiting and I visited the 'Ratty' (to see Whillan Beck), just as we were about to depart Ravenglass car park, she pointed out an engine in steam at the entrance to the workshop.  I toddled off to investigate. 'Rock' is up the line, 'Mite' is in faraway Kent and 'Irt' is under overhaul.  Who could this be? 



['Esk' reborn!  Ready for a test run up the line when the public has gone for the day.]

I was fortunate to have a conversation with Mr Day, the engineer in charge of her re-birth.  She is "90% new by component count" and has been restored from "fossilised rust".  He remarked, with feeling, that, "She nearly died!"

What could I say?  What I did say was 'thank you very much' and 'congratulations'.

Mr Day's reply?  "The pleasure in keeping these engines going is seeing the pleasure they give to other people."

There was no answer to that...

Tickety-tonk.

John
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #99 on: May 19, 2018, 07:53:25 pm »
A wonderful story of a Phoenix from the ashes. :thumbsup:   Thanks for the details.

Trouble is John, you are making me even more sad that I failed to get around to Eskdale last week! :(

Next time! ;)
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #100 on: May 19, 2018, 08:54:19 pm »
Smashing to see 'River Esk' in steam again, and what a tribute to the railway!

 

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