Green Arrow

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Re: Green Arrow

Post by chaz harrison » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:08 am

Not my best photo of Green Arrow; a bit too much clutter for my taste, although it's always nice to include a signal.
V2 - 8.jpg
This is at Loughborough. It's not a SPAD, the loco is coming towards us. Incidentally the home arm is not connected, only the shunt arm and the disc are in use.

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Re: Green Arrow

Post by Flamingo » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:59 am

Here's a shot of Green Arrow on shed for you. Who can identify the location and date? (I know the answers).
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Re: Green Arrow

Post by manna » Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:51 pm

G'Day Gents
Now this is a pure guess on my part, I'm saying Top Shed-- 1937, almost new :?
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Re: Green Arrow

Post by Flamingo » Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:06 pm

manna wrote:G'Day Gents
Now this is a pure guess on my part, I'm saying Top Shed-- 1937, almost new :?
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Sorry Manna, wrong on both counts.

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Re: Green Arrow

Post by jwealleans » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:14 pm

Where was it stored after preservation? Dinting? There was a story about the motion having been stripped off and lost; Dick Hardy was in a shed somewhere with a load of preserved locos and decided to eat his lunch in the cab of the J17, only to find the V2 motion stacked up in the tender.

I wonder how well it would have run with the proposed wooden replacements....

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Re: Green Arrow

Post by Flamingo » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:55 pm

Not Dinting, but it is a shed not usually associated with V2s.

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Re: Green Arrow

Post by 52D » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:42 pm

Dont know the shed but the double girder crane above it is fitted with a Morris WG (worm gear) hand operated hoist block.
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Re: Green Arrow

Post by Flamingo » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:13 pm

52D wrote:Dont know the shed but the double girder crane above it is fitted with a Morris WG (worm gear) hand operated hoist block.

I'll take your word for it. Does this pic help to ID the shed?
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Re: Green Arrow

Post by Diamond Gaz » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:20 pm

Is it Bury on the East lancs railway?

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Re: Green Arrow

Post by Flamingo » Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:37 pm

Diamond Gaz wrote:Is it Bury on the East lancs railway?
Not Bury. The shed is on Green Arrow's home region.

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Re: Green Arrow

Post by chaz harrison » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:47 am

Stratford?

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Re: Green Arrow

Post by 61070 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:44 am

Norwich?

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Re: Green Arrow

Post by Flamingo » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:59 am

Yes, Norwich. The photos date from Summer 1972 when 4771 was at Norwich where its restoration to working order was being led by Bill Harvey, who used to be the shedmaster at Norwich.

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Re: Green Arrow

Post by Bryan » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:33 pm

52D wrote:This pic shows 60836 turning at Tweedmouth this could be at three periods in 1966 first two could show her being turned before returning home after rail tour duty or the other period was for about 3 weeks she was borrowed by Tweedmouth for cover as one of the resident K1s was out of action and there were no spare locos.

If you look closely behind the Snowplough you will see two wagons, i photographed them from every angle but lost the pics in a house move. One is an LNER fish van in faded blue with NE on the side and the other is a Sulphuric Acid tank these would be invaluble today for modelling purposes.
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Just been through the photo again and it appears that the plough is 982 built at Gorton Delivered 1957 - 8
Frames are ex J11 0-6-0s
These new ploughs 981 - 992 enabled the withdrawl of 12 of the former NER timber ploughs.
Leaving just 900572 / 573 + 574 as the last 3 Timber framed ploughs with the 4 NER steel bodied ploughs all remaining in service. 900573 was finally withdrawn in 1962.

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Re: Green Arrow

Post by 52D » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:33 pm

Glad to help, do you know the allocation history of it? Whilst on about Tweedmouth the Breakdown crane was a Cowans and Sheldon 35 ton LNER 901630 supposedly allocated from 1937 to 1960 then to Thornaby from 1964 to 1967 where was it inbetween times and did Tweedmouth get another crane after 1960 because im certain they had one till about 1965.
Hi interested in the area served by 52D. also researching colliery wagonways from same area.

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