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Author Topic: Steam layouts, a dying breed?  (Read 7394 times)

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Re: Steam layouts, a dying breed?
« Reply #105 on: December 02, 2012, 10:01:34 PM »
Some steamers may not be what they seem!

In doing some light research for something else, I came across the fact that some Castle Class loco's were actually Oil Burners. Several ran out from Laura Shed from 1947 having been converted from coal.

Apparently they were easy to spot..... they were always nice and clean while those not converted were always dirty, covered in soot!    :smiley-laughing:

Phew  :D :D thankfully they converted GWR locos back to coal burners very soon afterwards, seems the imported oil bill was so high the authorities nearly fell over when they got the bill, besides coal supply got back into close to full swing  :thumbsup:

That's the bit I left out ;D (cat amongst the pigeons and all that :D) They were all reverted back by the end of 1948.
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Re: Steam layouts, a dying breed?
« Reply #106 on: December 03, 2012, 11:22:20 AM »

Good taste on the other hand is in the glass of the beer holder.  :beers:

Now that's a statement I can wholeheartedly support
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