Pete Waterman may sell Britannia

"Mick Bryan" wrote
No it means I want to see the locomotives that are already preserved (whether steam or more modern forms of traction) restored to working order. The Brown Boverie gas turbine, the BTH class 15 and the MetroVic would be a good start.
Apart from the inevitability that we will ultimately want a class 66 in preservation, I think mostly those diesels currently working on the national network are already represented in preservation.
John.
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John Turner
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":::Jerry::::" wrote
Oh I wouldn't disagree with that, but assuming the money was available then I think it could have been better spent.
John.
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John Turner
website.
Yes, and there are ex Barry scrap yard hulks still sitting in sidings (or in bits, scattered about old goods yards) around the country, 20 or more years after finally being moved from Woodhams yard (sometimes months if not years after purchase), in that context just what is the point you are trying to make?...
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:::Jerry::::
The boiler will have a standard ten year ticket. Doing it last makes perfect sense.
Pete
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mutley
Thanks. I think the L&M version is much nicer-looking. The Barsi one seems rather "stretched" and ungainly.
I enjoyed looking at the website very much. The old photos are very evocative of what the line must really have been like. Although I don't know the area personally, my late father was born in Stafford and travelled on the L&M as a boy, so I do have an affection for the line.
Andy
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Andy Kirkham
In message , Tony Polson writes
And when they have found the money to pay for it, how much is it going to cost to keep it in good working order over the next 50 years or so?
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Jane Sullivan
"Andy Kirkham" wrote
I enjoyed looking at the website very much. The old photos are very evocative of what the line must really have been like. Although I don't know the area personally, my late father was born in Stafford and travelled on the L&M as a boy, so I do have an affection for the line.
Andy
Thanks, I really must rehash the left hand side buttons now I have a new programme to do it with. Another "Fiev minute Job" as I keep telling SWMBO !
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Andy Sollis- Churnet Valley model Railway Dept.

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