Y7 985 to leave Beamish

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Y7 985 to leave Beamish

Post by Rlangham » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:26 am

Sad news from the Beamish blog;
The Y7 is laid up at the moment pending tyre turning and then a return to Weybourne, its hire period having run its course.


Tantalisingly it later mentions a new and very relevant locomotive to arrive in summer for the next few years... Wonder what it could be?!

http://beamishtransportonline.co.uk/201 ... arch-2014/

The locomotive preparation stage looks really good too, and good to hear the signal box is getting some attention
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Re: Y7 985 to leave Beamish

Post by 2392 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:33 pm

With 985 having left, Beamish has had something of a void on the working steam railway engine in the town, so they had the one time North Yorkshire Moors resident Salmon visit for/over Easter. Salmon being on the move from the Swindon & Cricklade Railway to the Royal Deeside Railway based on part of the Balleter branch near Aberdeen. So here goes my motarge of Salmon at Beamish running with the former Great Eastern Inspection Saloon;

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/6aze1l7jscqz0br/Lo4pV_sUFU

Thankfully the label "advertising" the Royal Deeside outfit is of the "fridge magnet" type sticker and can be moved/removed with out damaging the paintwork and by chance is just the right size to cover Salmons' name painted on the tankside!

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Re: Y7 985 to leave Beamish

Post by Caledonian » Thu May 01, 2014 8:41 pm

Nice photos, is that the ex Aberdeen Gas Works one which was at Tanfield?
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Re: Y7 985 to leave Beamish

Post by 2392 » Tue May 06, 2014 7:16 pm

Unfortunately not it and another called I think Swordfish were a pair built for one of the ironstone quarries in Northamptonshire. Mind you I not sure how many there were other than minimum of two built in 1941-2. Salmon was first preserved in the early years on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway being their No2 with Mirvale [now at the Middleton in Leeds] as No1 and a Burrows Well Tank Nellie from Wallsend Slipway as No3 now at Tanfield. Unfortunately none were suitable for major service on the Moors hauling 5-8 coach sets from Grosmont to Pickering and back. Nellies main claim to fame is when operating one of the "members" specials with one of the Hull & Barnsley Coaches it "Blew off" it's smokebox door as she had been converted to burn oil. The flame went out flooding the tubes/smokebox with a highly flamable vapour as it was quite hot still in the firebox vapourising the oil, which when it re-ignited, it "exploded" with spectacular results.
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Re: Y7 985 to leave Beamish

Post by Rlangham » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:24 pm

With 985 now gone and 'Portbury' of 1917 now temporarily in place, is anyone aware of what 985 will be doing this year?
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