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29 minutes ago, 3rd Rail Exile said:

Blimey - a wide variety to choose from there!  Much as I like 70047, I think it's going to have to be a vote for Britannia herself...

70047 for me.

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I suppose I should go for Moray Firth as I do not need to go far to see it, But it would have to be Lord Roberts as the nearest I get to a loco named after me.

 

My wife has a loco named after her - 'Lady of Legend', after a student put on their feedback form a long time ago 'Lloyd is a legend ...', but the lecturer who took them in pointed out that there was a definite gap between the third and fourth letters!

 

Lloyd Roberts

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I think I remember seeing and cabbing Britannia at an exhibition when she was new in 1951.  Marylebone or King's Cross?

 

So she has to be my choice, although years later I enjoyed a footplate ride on a sister loco.

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38 minutes ago, great northern said:

I must remember not to upset your mule when we next meet.

Mule, even I know it is a 'orse.

 

Now do I show Mrs M the above post?

 

Are you brave enough to let me show her it?

 

Will you feel guilty when she doesn't cook my diner or wash my smalls as punishment for what you have written?

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16 minutes ago, Clive Mortimore said:

Mule, even I know it is a 'orse.

 

Now do I show Mrs M the above post?

 

Are you brave enough to let me show her it?

 

Will you feel guilty when she doesn't cook my diner or wash my smalls as punishment for what you have written?

It was addressed to you in your Eastwood persona. I've never forgotten going to see a Fistful of Dollars, and wondering what the hell is all this when Clint told the gunslingers that they had upset his mule. We soon found out.

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20 minutes ago, great northern said:

It was addressed to you in your Eastwood persona. I've never forgotten going to see a Fistful of Dollars, and wondering what the hell is all this when Clint told the gunslingers that they had upset his mule. We soon found out.

Ah But Mr Eastwood hasn't come across Mrs M when cross. :scared:

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I'll split my vote between 70046 (ANZAC) for the obvious reason, and 70014 (Iron Duke).

I wonder if a certain A3 will vote for 70022 ;) 

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8 hours ago, great northern said:

 

Bit of a change today. Best name on a Britannia.

Ooh! That's a good one.

 

Another vote here for Coeur-de-Lion (70007), great sounding romantic name. BR obviously had a penchant in naming locos after those who could loot and pillage with the best of them ... 

 

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7 hours ago, Oldddudders said:

Britannia, which I cabbed stone-cold outside Redhill Control where I worked. She was there for safe keeping Christmas 1968. 

Spotted at Haywards Heath around the same time.

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