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Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.

Postby glencairn » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:29 pm

Lady G suggests it could be somewhere near Consett County Durham? Plenty of 9Fs in 1960s and sentinel locos in 1930s!.

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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby Ex-Pat » Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:09 am

Apologies Your Ladyship - but it's South of County Durham.

The train's journey from start to finish generally took less than 20 minutes.

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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby Ex-Pat » Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:04 am

Pollitt E2 class was among the first locos to be allocated to this train.

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Postby glencairn » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:14 pm

I think we could be on the old GCR? The 9F being the GCR classification. The LNER classification N5. If I am correct? some more investigation is required :D

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Could it be "The Bollington Bug" running from Macclesfield to Bollington.

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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby Ex-Pat » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:26 pm

Yes - the train ran on the GCR (if I gave you the actual first class of loco to haul it then a Google search would give away the train itself). The 9F reference however was the "modern" BR classification i.e. "Evening Star" type - quite some once-off power for 2 coaches!

Carry on investigating!

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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby glencairn » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:32 pm

Ex-Pat wrote:Yes - the train ran on the GCR (if I gave you the actual first class of loco to haul it then a Google search would give away the train itself). The 9F reference however was the "modern" BR classification i.e. "Evening Star" type - quite some once-off power for 2 coaches!

Carry on investigating!


I thought I was correct :lol: . I am going to be rather busy this afternoon. Will be back investigating again this evening ------- unless someone else answers. :)

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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby Ex-Pat » Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:33 pm

The final 3 locos to be allocated to the duties were 84004, 84006 & 84007.

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Postby Bushey Troughs » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:20 am

Ex-Pat wrote:The final 3 locos to be allocated to the duties were 84004, 84006 & 84007.

According to my little purple book. In the early 60s 84004, was allocated to 1E Bletchley, 84006 & 84007 were allocated to 16D Nottingham.

So something that ran somewhere around those sheds?
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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby Ex-Pat » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:52 am

Bushey Troughs wrote:
Ex-Pat wrote:The final 3 locos to be allocated to the duties were 84004, 84006 & 84007.

According to my little purple book. In the early 60s 84004, was allocated to 1E Bletchley, 84006 & 84006 were allocated to 16D Nottingham.

So something that ran somewhere around those sheds?


Forget Bletchley and concentrate on Nottingham area.

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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby Ex-Pat » Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:36 pm

Looks like I need to give you route 1 info - the first loco to do this duty was a Sacre.

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Postby bike2steam » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:34 pm

I'm thinking Rushden & Higham Ferrers, from Wellingboro', but I'm a little dubious about 84004 !?!? Oh, and one time loco used on the passenger train was a O1 2-8-0.

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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby Ex-Pat » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:40 pm

Sorry bike2steam - it's definitely in the Nottingham area.

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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby bike2steam » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:41 pm

Ah, then it leaves just one possibility, the Annesley 'Dido' ?? I should read the posts, you said GCR.

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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby Ex-Pat » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:50 pm

Yes - that's the train - the question was also "What is believed to be the reason for its name?"

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Postby bike2steam » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:13 pm

Ex-Pat wrote:Yes - that's the train - the question was also "What is believed to be the reason for its name?"


Oh yeah - forgot - old age - 'cause the train ran 'Day In, Day Out' :) .


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