Union of South Africa

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burnie
LNER J39 0-6-0
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Union of South Africa

Post by burnie »

Ran today from Linlithgow to Aberdeen and return, made good time and was certainly moving.
Down journey
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and the return journey
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Autocar Publicity
NER C7 4-4-2
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Re: Union of South Africa

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Nice to see them running at a decent speed. On a heritage line 25mph is like putting a hobble on a racehorse.
MediaLover
NER Y7 0-4-0T
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Re: Union of South Africa

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Is NO. 9 still in service or retired?
burnie
LNER J39 0-6-0
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Re: Union of South Africa

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My understanding is that the certificate for it to run on main lines has now expired, I haven't spoken to my pal who knows it's owner, so as of yet unsure what the future for this engine is, there's talk of a static display, but the local council turned down a plan for a railway museum.
harvester
GNSR D40 4-4-0
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Re: Union of South Africa

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I thought No9 was to spend some time of it's remaining boiler ticket in 2021 running on the East Lancashire Railway , It's there now.
STAFFORDA4
NBR D34 4-4-0 'Glen'
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Re: Union of South Africa

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I understand that this will be until April 2022
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