69999 LNER Garratt

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neildimmer
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69999 LNER Garratt

Post by neildimmer » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:27 am

Hi All

69999 LNER 2-8-8-2 rather unusually heading a train, possibly near Dunsford Bridge instead of Banking on the Worsborough Bank
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 08425.html

Neil

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Re: 69999 LNER Garratt

Post by neildimmer » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:38 am

neildimmer wrote:Hi All

69999 LNER 2-8-8-2 rather unusually heading a train, possibly near Dunsford Bridge instead of Banking on the Worsborough Bank
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 08425.html

Neil

Can anyone confirm if it is pulling or shoving this freight train?

http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 08425.html

Neil

Bill Bedford
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Re: 69999 LNER Garratt

Post by Bill Bedford » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:21 am

neildimmer wrote:
neildimmer wrote:Hi All

69999 LNER 2-8-8-2 rather unusually heading a train, possibly near Dunsford Bridge instead of Banking on the Worsborough Bank
http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 08425.html

Neil

Can anyone confirm if it is pulling or shoving this freight train?

http://www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.n ... 08425.html

Neil
It is pulling. This is one of the test trains put together after the
loco was converted to oil firing in 1953/4

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coachmann
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Re: 69999 LNER Garratt

Post by coachmann » Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:06 pm

Adding a bit more to what Bill B. has said, conversion to coal firing took place in 1952 according to Eddie Johnson (Woodhead Part 1 - Foxline). Some kind of test working took place between Dewsnap sidings to Crowden and back again, hauling a wagon load of around 600 tons. Two pictures appear in the book dated 12th April 1954. There may have been more than one test however seeing as the wagons are different in each shot, as are the headlamps. Indeed, the wagons are different again in the opening photo on this site.

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