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"The only parts bought in were the wheel castings"

That is amazing engineering! Notice I left out "model"!
I never cease to marvel at the skills people often display. Thank you for showing us that.

Trevor

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Mike,  

Stop posting photographs of Great Western filth on this forum please, this site is for NER aficionados only!!

You can keep your gleaming Castles and Kings pounding out of Paddington, give me a J27 shuffling mineral wagons laden with coal (or slag) from  Backworth Colliery  to Percy Main anytime!!. True Northern grit!

PS Pub quiz question. On what date did the last ever British Rail standard gauge steam locomotive run and where did its journey end?



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Was it the Black 5 45110 on August 11 1968 ending at Liverpool?

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Nope.

Much nearer home to this forum  surprisingly!!

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The question could potentially be ambiguous, as a preserved loco built by British Rail probably ran somewhere yesterday.  But I presume you refer to a steam loco owned by British Railways so a privately-owned one wouldn't count.

And do you mean hauling a passenger train (and then timetable or charter), or in any revenue-earning service, or a loco movement to disposal?

But I wonder if you are referring to The B12 4-6-0 now on the North Norfolk Railway, which ran a 'Wandering 1500' railtour very, very late in the steam era.

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The last regular use of steam on British railways was London transport till 1971. Though the NCB used steam until 1975. I doubt they went onto mainline railways.

Sorry A nice GWR locomotive again even if in the wrong colours..


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completely off thread and i apologise for butting in but i am a newbie and trying to start a threaad for the sale of my boat but the draft OP doesnt appear in the forum after i submit it.  is there a waiting time for moderation purposes or am i doing something wrong?  any help would be appreciated

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Go on then answer below!!

On Sunday 11th August 1968 British Railways brought down the curtain on steam traction by running the 15 Guinea Special from Liverpool Lime Street to Carlisle and return.

Four steam locos were involved including Britannia Class 70013 Oliver Cromwell that hauled the leg from Manchester Victoria to Carlilse.

Although the Black Five 45110 hauled the last leg of the special to Liverpool and was therefore the last steam loco to haul a passenger train under BR, another journey occurred overnight.

Yes Oliver Cromwell ran under its own steam overnight via the Settle and Carlisle line and Lincoln and Doncaster and arrived at Norwich Thorpe about 1.30 pm on Monday 12th August 1968.

It then dropped its fire and was hauled dead to Diss four days later before being taken by road to Bressingham Steam museum.

There are a number of photographs of the engine in steam on that date near to the running lines leading to the old steam shed (with a smattering of enthusiasts sat on the bank opposite).

So yes indeed BR standard gauge steam finally ended in sunny Norfolk and not the North West!! Ironical really given that the Eastern Region of BR was the first region  to eradicate steam in the early sixties!!





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Loco traction (pairs of Class 37s) in use still till the new stock arrives

They were also using pairs of 68s last year.

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