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#201 luckymucklebackit

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 13:49

It used to be in the museum at Utrecht, but probably wasn't in keeping with that museum's artistic redevelopment.  Is it still a static display or has it been restored to working condition?

 

I don't think that it is in working order, according to the website it is on permanent loan from Utrecht, there is another tram loco HTM 8 "Stork" that is in use.

 

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#202 whart57

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 10:49

Someone mentioned the Class 158 Sprinters that went to Thailand, and I have just taken delivery of some 3D printed body shells of those from Shapeways. Back in the 70s some Hunslet shunters were sold to the SRT and although they have now all been withdrawn, one is on display in the "Railway Hall of Fame" in Chatuchak Park, Bangkok

 

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Before that though there wasn't a great deal of success for British locomotive builders selling their wares to the Thais. You have to go right back to 1920 and a large class of 4-6-0s to a design created for the Indian metre gauge lines. That sale was facilitated by WW1, and Siam (as it was then) joining the Allied side, wiping out the competition from Germany. A few years ago one was gently mouldering at the side of Makkasan works

 

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Just a few yards further along the same siding was this curious 0-6-0T

 

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Curious because it was built by Brush Electric Engineering, a rather unusual source for steam locos.


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#203 sir douglas

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 11:59

brush built many steam locos before moving onto diesel and electric, it used to be Falcon works, one of the Corris loco's was built by them


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 13:56

brush built many steam locos before moving onto diesel and electric, it used to be Falcon works, one of the Corris loco's was built by them

Yes, originally Henry Hughes & Company after its founder, then Falcon Engineering (after the name of the works he founded), later becoming Brush.  Surviving steam locos from all three eras exist - in diverse locations as they had a thriving export business, but with a total combined output of some 350 locos (including around 100 steam tram locos)  they are nowhere common.  The Thailand (then Siam) loco is one of the last steam locos built by Brush engineering, SRT no. 61 being b/n 322 of 1911.

 

Talking of Thailand, another Brush loco, an 0-6-0ST of the Sri Maharacha Timber Company (SRJ no. 3, Brush 290/1903) was last seen at an old mattress factory in Chumpon, Si Racha, in 1993 (along with a Barclay 0-6-0ST), but had disappeared by 2010.


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 22:16

Pictures from a trip to Bulgaria two weeks ago at https://mark5812.smu...r-October-2017/

 

Includes 85005, various 87's and 88034.

 

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#206 EddieB

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:27

Nice photos, Mark.  Although there are now quite a few ex-British locos in Bulgaria, finding and predicting when they are out on line can be a bit hit and miss!  I expect that Pirdop is getting used to British enthusiasts dropping by - but good to see that the line-up of Class 87s there changes frequently.



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 22:51

The DVD Locomotives Von Krupp (Eisenbahn Kurier8300) shows a batch of 2-8-0s being built for Iraq in the 1950s.These had Stanier 8f fittings even down to the cab but they parallel boilers which gave them an Indian Appearance and American style bogie tenders as per the S160!
Not British built but with British Ancestry!

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 19:49

...Stanier 8f fittings even down to the cab but they parallel boilers which gave them an Indian Appearance and American style bogie tenders as per the S160!
Not British built but with British Ancestry!

 

Interesting beast.  Found here.

 

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The site I found that in is an absolute treasure trove, truly Fabulous Beasts and Where to Find Them.


Edited by Dr Gerbil-Fritters, 08 November 2017 - 19:51 .

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 09:13

ive gone through all of that flickr profile some time ago and faved many of them, some brilliant stuff


Edited by sir douglas, 11 November 2017 - 09:01 .


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 16:29

An actual electric locomotive from English Electric... in the Japan Railway Museum just north of Tokyo (kind of like the equivalent of the NRM in York).

 

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ED17-1 in Omiya by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

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ED17-1 - "English Electric" by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

However judging by the instruments in the cab, the actual electrical bits have long since been replaced by Japanese versions.


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 18:14

Further to Railsquid post ,I know there are a number of British built locos preserved in Japan.Somewhere on YouTube there's a museum (Kobe?)which has a Glasgow built saddle tank.
Sky 507 is NHK world and there's a roughly monthly programme called Japan Railway Journal It's on YouTube and issue 40 has a Tobu Railway 4-4-0 built by Better Peacock on it(11 minutes or so)
The programmes in English with an English presenter but I'm still wondering where they get all the female Japanese railway enthusiasts!
Next one is on on Thursday and Friday
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 00:54

You're probably thinking of JGR No.12 at Meiji Mura:

 
 
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