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A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Dan4th » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:20 am

Papa Wedgy:::::::::::::

I've decided I will post-up some Murkin
Locos for you over the next few days.....

I know how much pride you Brits take
in your locomotives, but we Murkins do
as well, and with equal pride in our own
iron horses!!!!!!!

This one is an absolutely typical 4-8-4
Mainliner which would have been seen
on our rail lines in the 1920s, 1930s and
into the 1940s. They were made in their
thousands, and people took them for
granted in those days!



These were the everyday inter-city locos.......

I will send as many as you can stand!

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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Xplumberlives » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:51 am

Cracking roadside footage Mr West! :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Dan4th » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:58 pm

One of the things that made our locos
different from yours is the distances
they needed to cover......

Here's another 4-8-4, but this one was
intended for the wide-open spaces and
to eat-up the miles!



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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Xplumberlives » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:06 pm

That's a JUGGERNAUT! :-o
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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Dan4th » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:40 pm

I like to do my planning retroactively!
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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby 34053 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:17 pm

Many Thanks, Dan. Most appreciated. As mentioned elsewhere, MW and I have been away on holiday for a week, so I am now trying to catch up with everything.

Keep 'em coming!!

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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Dan4th » Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:38 pm

Keep 'em coming!!


WILL DO!

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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Blue_2 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:43 pm

They make my favourite loco, the 9F, look tiddly! :-o
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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Dan4th » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:07 pm

It's Horses for Courses, Blue.....

That second one was a trans-continental
beast and had to cover thousands of miles
at a time.....

It was the differing requirements that made
our locomotives what they were...

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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Minty4371 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:12 pm

A 4-6-4 Royal Hudson #2860 in Canada.

She is not running at the moment :(.
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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Ducati Boy » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:59 am

Dan4th wrote:It's Horses for Courses, Blue.....

That second one was a trans-continental
beast and had to cover thousands of miles
at a time.....

It was the differing requirements that made
our locomotives what they were...

Danf.

Hey D4th just discovered this thread! Stunning locos mate. I stood by one over in Nevada on a trip to the Canyon, their really big things. I am 6 foot tall and the wheels were bigger than me, real power machines built to do hard work , but lack the beauty of an A4 Pacific. Was C&O 614 an oil burner?
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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Dan4th » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:41 am

Just about any steam locomotives still
running in the USA are oilers, with some
being converted coalers and others were
always that way.....

I think your Brit engines are beautiful
machines. Comparing yours to ours is a
little like comparing pocket watches to
sledge hammers, though :D

Both have their up sides and down sides.....

And I think we can agree they are all just
spectacular hunks of IRON!

Love 'Em!

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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:45 am

Dan4th wrote: I think we can agree they are all just
spectacular hunks of IRON!




Amen! :ymapplause:
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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby MOD » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:11 pm

Thanks Danforth. Watching those vids led me to do a Google search for the largest steam locos ever built and eventually the Guinness Book of Records and YouTube came up with this.

These are plug ugly but they weren't called Big Boys for their looks.



( Danfth I know you have probably seen this before but I never knew these articulated locos even existed so I am hoping these will be of interest to other 'Steam Heads' here as well).


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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:23 pm

WOW! Thats a BIGGY! :-o

Nice find Ian! :ymapplause:
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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Dan4th » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:30 pm

YUP!

I've posted that clip twice before :p

There is serious talk about bringing one
of the remaining "Big Boys" back in service!

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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby MOD » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:48 pm

Dan4th wrote:I've posted that clip twice before :p I had a feeling that you wouldn't have missed this ;)

There is serious talk about bringing one of the remaining "Big Boys" back in service! That I would love to see.

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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Dan4th » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:45 pm

You will not regret clicking this link:::::::::::

http://www.iconicaircraft.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=1610

4-6-6-4 :D !!!!!!!!!!

Second vid on the thread.........

The "Challenger" is the PAX Train "Big Boy".........

Probably the pinnacle of our steam locos.....

Except for the vid that's been removed :((

I'll go look for a replacement.........

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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby 34053 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:53 pm

Just Luuuuuuv those 'BIG BOY' Loco's. My grateful thanks to Dan and Ian for reminding us of these enormously powerful 'monsters'. Wonderful stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Ducati Boy » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:39 am

Does anyone know about a place called Barrow Hill Roundhouse near Chesterfield.
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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby 34053 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:05 am

Ducati Boy wrote:Does anyone know about a place called Barrow Hill Roundhouse near Chesterfield.


Here is some info' for you. Should, hopefully, tell you all you need to know:

http://www.barrowhill.org/

Yet another one of those places which I have still yet to visit on my 'Must Do' List!

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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:01 pm

Ducati Boy wrote:Does anyone know about a place called Barrow Hill Roundhouse near Chesterfield.



It's a CATHEDRAL with TRAINS! ;)
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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Ducati Boy » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:28 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:
Ducati Boy wrote:Does anyone know about a place called Barrow Hill Roundhouse near Chesterfield.



It's a CATHEDRAL with TRAINS! ;)
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Luvly!! Theres a beer festival on 18th and 19th May includes a train ride, thought I'd take a look. But even better on 13th -15th April theres a very special Fab 4 event in May with Mallard, Tornado,Blue Peter and Flying Scotsman present, thats got to be a once in a lifetime event. Thinking of making it a bike ride day. :D
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Postby MOD » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:37 pm

=P~ =P~ =P~




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Re: A Thread For Ray::::::::::

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:45 pm

What a BEAST! :D
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