New P2 to be named 'Prince of Wales'

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Re: New P2 to be named 'Prince of Wales'

Post by STAFFORDA4 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:49 pm

I cant help but feel there should be more of a push to get an A2 back in traffic. Is all lost with Blue Peter?

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Re: New P2 to be named 'Prince of Wales'

Post by silverfox » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:29 pm

I just hope the 'founders' for this are given a bit more respect than they did with the A1

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Re: New P2 to be named 'Prince of Wales'

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Re: New P2 to be named 'Prince of Wales'

Post by markindurham » Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:12 pm

STAFFORDA4 wrote:I cant help but feel there should be more of a push to get an A2 back in traffic. Is all lost with Blue Peter?
I wouldn't say 'lost', but her owners are reported to have a very different idea of her value than the one thought of by other folk.

Shame, but ultimately it's their locomotive & they want the best price possible for her.

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Re: New P2 to be named 'Prince of Wales'

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Re: New P2 to be named 'Prince of Wales'

Post by West_Stanley » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:42 pm

There's a few on this thread who've expressed their dismay at the choice of 'Prince of Wales' as the name of new build LNER P2 2007. Well, there's two P2's being built, the other being a 'replca' of 2001 'Cock o' the North.' The names are fine by me, but they're the WRONG WAY ROUND. 'Prince of Wales' will have the W1 (Hush Hush) class front end, and 'Cock o' the North' a Silver Link A4 smoke box. It would make a lot more sense if 'Cock o' the North' was styled 'as built,' and 'Prince of Wales - the seventh locomotive of its class - was a continuation from the sixth locomotive and had the A4 smoke box

I hope the penny drops for those two groups and they swap nameplates

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Re: New P2 to be named 'Prince of Wales'

Post by 2392 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:47 pm

West_Stanley wrote:There's a few on this thread who've expressed their dismay at the choice of 'Prince of Wales' as the name of new build LNER P2 2007. Well, there's two P2's being built, the other being a 'replca' of 2001 'Cock o' the North.' The names are fine by me, but they're the WRONG WAY ROUND. 'Prince of Wales' will have the W1 (Hush Hush) class front end, and 'Cock o' the North' a Silver Link A4 smoke box. It would make a lot more sense if 'Cock o' the North' was styled 'as built,' and 'Prince of Wales - the seventh locomotive of its class - was a continuation from the sixth locomotive and had the A4 smoke box

I hope the penny drops for those two groups and they swap nameplates
Whilst I quite agree in principal. Bear in mind that both Cock O' the North and Earl Marischal had their front ends rebuilt in line with the rest of the class. Cock O' the North also having it's "poppet" gear replaced with the conventional Wealchart/Gresley conjegated valve gear. Personally speaking I'm glad both groups are producing the two original versions of the class, before the more drastic rebuild by Thompson during the War.

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Re: New P2 to be named 'Prince of Wales'

Post by chiggers » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:08 pm

Poor choice, me thinks and with an aircraft carrier to also be so named!!!!!
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Re: New P2 to be named 'Prince of Wales'

Post by Postman Prat » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:37 pm

The previous Prince of Wales was a very unlucky ship. Lets hope the ill-luck doesn't follow the name
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Re: New P2 to be named 'Prince of Wales'

Post by Danby Wiske » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:57 am

Postman Prat wrote:The previous Prince of Wales was a very unlucky ship. Lets hope the ill-luck doesn't follow the name
With the weather we've been having recently, the P2 might be in danger of sinking...

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