NLG Christmas 2019 meeting

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Horsetan
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NLG Christmas 2019 meeting

Postby Horsetan » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:27 am

Some of last night's test track candidates....
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That would be an ecumenical matter.

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Re: NLG Christmas 2019 meeting

Postby 45609 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:59 am

Looks like Dave Holt has paid a visit. What is the heritage of the A3? Finney?

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Re: NLG Christmas 2019 meeting

Postby Horsetan » Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:34 pm

45609 wrote:....What is the heritage of the A3? Finney?


It is a Finney. Think it might be one of the ones that the late John Hayes built.
That would be an ecumenical matter.

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Re: NLG Christmas 2019 meeting

Postby bobwallison » Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:04 pm

I wouldn't want to be the fireman of 45701 if he has need of the fire-irons during the course of the journey. One never knows what objects may descend from the sky to pluck him off the top of the tender.

Bob

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Re: NLG Christmas 2019 meeting

Postby Dave Holt » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:37 pm

Bob.
The location of the fire irons is based on several photos of Newton Heath allocated Fowler tendered Jubilees. I presume they thought it better than burying them under tons of coal, which completely covered the official fire iron rests for their longer turns.
Dave.

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Re: NLG Christmas 2019 meeting

Postby bobwallison » Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:56 pm

Hi Dave.
It felt like the sort of unusual detail that would be based on photographic evidence.
Did the Newton Heath Jubilees have any long non-stop runs? If not, then the difficult access to the fire irons while on the road wouldn't matter.
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Bob

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Re: NLG Christmas 2019 meeting

Postby Dave Holt » Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:41 pm

Bob,
I don't think so. Probably their longest regular duty was Manchester to Glasgow, which would require coaling to the absolute limit with the small tenders. I'm sure there would be quite a few stops on the way (Bolton, Preston, Lancaster, Carlisle, Carstairs, Motherwell, etc?).
Dave.


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