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I Forgot about the Locomotive @ Binbrook..!

Postby Ray C » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:31 pm

During my drive around Binbrooks middle section last Sunday, I came across a Locomotive in sections,
It was clearly in the midst of restoration....! Would you like me to post some pictures....?
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Re: I Forgot about the Locomotive @ Binbrook..!

Postby Dougs » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:42 pm

Do bears poo in the woods ;)
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Re: I Forgot about the Locomotive @ Binbrook..!

Postby Aceyone » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:12 pm

Does Jiggy like a good dirty joke ?
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Re: I Forgot about the Locomotive @ Binbrook..!

Postby Jigsaw » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:39 pm

Aceyone wrote:Does Jiggy like a good dirty joke ?


Moi? :D

Post away please Ray ;)
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Re: I Forgot about the Locomotive @ Binbrook..!

Postby Ray C » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:24 am

Your wish is my command...

I know nothing of these fine machines, however this "Old Girl" looks a very BIG task for those restoring her.

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Re: I Forgot about the Locomotive @ Binbrook..!

Postby Minty4371 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:12 pm

Locomotive is LMS Hughes Crab #42859

Information on locomotive type is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LMS_Hughes_Crab with a small update on this locomotive near the bottom.

I will see if I can find out what is happening to her at the moment.
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Re: I Forgot about the Locomotive @ Binbrook..!

Postby 34053 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:38 pm

This is a VERY sad and somewhat complicated tale: -

Briefly, as mentioned in the Wikipedia article, the Locomotive's Driving Wheels and Tender Frame were recently 'removed' and taken away, without permission from the Owner. The former owners of the Site at Binbrook Airfield are 'in Receivership'. There was a claim that these items were taken 'in lieu of unpaid rent' -something which is not backed up by the Receivers.

However, the good news is that the Driving Wheels have been found (by the Skegness Police, who were carrying out an unconnected raid on another Industrial Unit on the Site, looking for stolen property). The Locomotive's Owner is taking Legal Action against those responsible for the 'theft' and the Locomotive is currently under the protection of a Court Injunction, which will remain in place until this matter has been legally resolved. Meanwhile, any 'Restoration' work is at a standstill. The Owner wants to reassemble the Locomotive, sufficiently for it to be removed from the former Airfield site on a Low Loader. He is, however, most concerned over his personal safety, having '...been subjected to an assault during a visit to Binbrook' and fears further '....intimidation from the defendants and their associates'.

That's all that I know of the position. Not a very nice situation. Let's hope that it soon gets resolved appropriately. Any 'more up-to-date' info' Minty?

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Re: I Forgot about the Locomotive @ Binbrook..!

Postby Jigsaw » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:36 pm

Thanks for that snippet of info. Not avery nice position for tis poor chap to be in. Even worse thatit is not of his own making. I think we can guess the sort of pond life this refers to. It makes my blood boil X(
I hope it draws a satisfactory conclusion in the not to distant future.
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Re: I Forgot about the Locomotive @ Binbrook..!

Postby Minty4371 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:41 pm

The locomotive has been moved from the Binbrook site to an undisclosed "safe haven".
Posted on Nat Pres Forum today at 12:12 pm.
Not sure what was moved, and when.
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Re: I Forgot about the Locomotive @ Binbrook..!

Postby Ray C » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:17 pm

Although I'm not particularly into trains this is good news....why is Binbrook unsafe...?
It's in the middle of northern Lincolnshire....!
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Re: I Forgot about the Locomotive @ Binbrook..!

Postby 34053 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:19 pm

Ray C wrote:Although I'm not particularly into trains this is good news....why is Binbrook unsafe...?
It's in the middle of northern Lincolnshire....!


It's not really the 'location', but all the aggro' that the Locomotive's Owner has had to endure, plus the very real risk of further parts 'disappearing'. Good news about the move though.

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