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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby Minty4371 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:07 pm

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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby 34053 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:13 am

Thank you Robert. A great pic of 34053 after her first 16 mile 'Light Engine' run from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster yesterday. There could be another 16 mile run today and then, all being well, I understand that there may be a turn with some 'Goods' wagons behind the Locomotive in the next day or so.

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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby Minty4371 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:55 pm

Just spotted. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby 34053 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:17 pm

Fantastic clip Robert. Thank you. (Plenty of 'atmosphere' with the cylinder drain cocks wide open!).

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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby Dan4th » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:25 pm

That was Just Great to see!!!!!

SKP certainly makes enough STEAM,
doesn't she?

No wrinkled trousers for THAT crew :D

Thank You Minty :ymapplause:

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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby MOD » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:49 pm

To see more of Steve's vids try here :

http://bgrsteam.blogspot.co.uk/

Well spotted Minty.

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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby Minty4371 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:48 pm

No running in taken today, nor planned for tomorrow, crosshead and slidebar work required.
As posted today on the SVR Forum.
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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby 34053 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:00 pm

Minty4371 wrote:No running in taken today, nor planned for tomorrow, crosshead and slidebar work required.
As posted today on the SVR Forum.


Thank you Robert. In itself, nothing too serious to worry about, but may delay (what could have been) an imminent entry into service at SVR.

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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby Minty4371 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:40 pm

Some new photographs on here at the end of the set.
https://picasaweb.google.com/1168391414 ... 8/SKPAtSVR
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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby 34053 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:46 am

Thank you Robert.

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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby 34053 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:43 pm

Here are a couple of pics, taken on Monday (30th July) in the early evening, of 34053 'Sir Keith Park' on a 'light Engine' ('LE') run from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster.

34053 on the Victoria Bridge (between Arley and Bewdley):
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34053 at Bewdley (the Station before Kidderminster):
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My grateful thanks to Malcolm Garner for his kind permission to use these photos.

I understand that, on 31st July, 'Sir Keith Park' hauled its first passenger train in 47 years when it came to the assistance of a Pannier Tank Locomotive which was struggling with the (delayed) 2.55pm Service. (My thanks to 'Minty' for tipping me off about this).

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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:50 pm

Nice shots Ray, does Malcom have any other shots of SKP on that bridge? ;)
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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby 34053 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:12 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:Nice shots Ray, does Malcom have any other shots of SKP on that bridge? ;)


Unfortunatey not. Apparently, he was quite lucky to get that one. He had 'chased' the Loco, on his bike and (luckily) SKP stopped briefly on the Bridge (and the sun came out) so he was able to 'capture the moment'. He then carried on, down to Bewdley, for the second shot.

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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby MOD » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:26 pm

Malcolm's first shot on the Coalbrookdale Bridge is THE money shot Ray. :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

I can see that on next year's SVR calendar.

As a SVR member it is a bit disappointing not to get any 'heads up' on these runs.

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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby 34053 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:20 pm

MOD wrote:Malcolm's first shot on the Coalbrookdale Bridge is THE money shot Ray. :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

I can see that on next year's SVR calendar.

As a SVR member it is a bit disappointing not to get any 'heads up' on these runs.

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Yes, they do just seem to happen. Even Malcolm discovered this 'LE' move by accident. Just happened to be in the right place, at the right time (and on the right mode of transport!).

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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby Minty4371 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:42 pm

News on SKP.
According to the SVR forum, she made it to Kidderminster today (on test) at about 2:30pm.
Here is a picture taken at Bridgnorth.
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EDIT: She made a successful test run today (21 Aug), and should be available for traffic shortly.

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Taken today (22 August) by Rob Steward
EDIT 2: 34053 did two northbound runs today (22 Aug), 32 miles, unassisted. Same again tomorrow (23 Aug), first train off Bridgnorth, 10.55.
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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:43 am

How did she do TWO northbound runs and no mention of any southbound runs?
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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby Minty4371 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:29 pm

34053 will make its solo passenger debut tomorrow (24th Aug) on 10.55 and 2.55 departures from Bridgnorth.
Then on Sunday (26th Aug) 11.10 and 2.55 departures, and on the Bridgnorth BN1 diagram for rest of week.
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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby MOD » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:52 pm

Some shots of 34053 "Sir Keith Park"from today at the Severn Valley Railway.

SKP received a tow from 2857 on the 10.55 train from Bridgnorth. SKP then steamed back and 2857 freewheeled on the 14.20 to Bridgnorth.

According to the Driver and Fireman SKP will enter full independent service tomorrow (Friday 24th). Ray they were both genuinely amazed that SLL managed to carry out such a brilliant restoration job in a shed on a factory estate!!
There have only been minor niggles such as a couple of weeping glands and a bit of boiler work but the fireman said it is a real joy to drive and she looks stunning up close.

The 10.55 from Bridgnorth arrives at Kidderminster hauled by 2587.
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SKP at the rear.
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SKP takes on water.
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On the footplate.
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Is this Ray's handwriting?
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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby Dan4th » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:31 pm

How did you get in the "Office", Ian?

Posing as an Insurance Inspector :p

In any event, this is all wonderful to see!!!!!!!!

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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:40 pm

Nice shots Ian, but oh those weeping glands! :-o
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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby RLN » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:24 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:Nice shots Ian, but oh those weeping glands! :-o


I'd see the doctor, if I was you.
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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby MOD » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:59 pm

RLN wrote:
Xplumberlives wrote:Nice shots Ian, but oh those weeping glands! :-o


I'd see the doctor, if I was you.


I did Martyn but she just told me to wear incontinence pants or to strap half a dozen Tena-Ladies to the affected area. :-o

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EDIT: Danforth - The Fireman invited me aboard. As he was talking about how brilliant SLL had been with their engineering work the safety valve opened. It does this, apparently, when the boiler pressure reaches 250psi. He just carried on talking so I tried to appear nonchalant as I climbed down off the top of the coal tender!!!

His name was Frank *********ich, (he either has a Polish surname or he sneezed). Top bloke. :ymapplause:

Sir Keith Park and the Severn Valley railway is a match made in Heaven.


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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby Hydealfred » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:11 am

I really do like the rebuilt Bullied Pacific and this is great to see. A superb job all round and great photo's :) The Bullieds were the main stay of service through Winchester where I live not that I ever got to see any though except in preservation on charters.
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Re: Restoration of Locomotive 34053 'Sir Keith Park'

Postby 34053 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:22 pm

Mama Wedgy and I have been away for a week, so I am just catching up with things. Many thanks to Minty and MOD for all the info' and pics. Absolutely fantastic News about 'Sir Keith Park'. Makes all the hard work (not to mention the scraped knuckles, bruised and bashed fingers) really worthwhile. I am looking forward to the day when I will be 'on the Regulator'/'on the Shovel' on the Footplate myself and experience the Locomotive 'alive' at last!

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