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Who could resist a loco called Luckie Mucklebackit?  4 people couldn't, and it won, beating Somme with 3.

 

There are some comparably wonderful names in classes D29 and D30, so we'll go for those today. If you aren't familiar with the locos, just get out your old Ian Allans and remind yourself. And if you don't have any, why not?

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Not being an aficionado of Sir Walter Scott, these names (and some of the previous ones discussed) don't mean anything to me, but "Madge Wildfire" sounds silly enough to deserve a vote...

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What an interesting selection of names for this poll! Sadly they had all gone before I started serious spotting. My choice will have to be Wandering Willie - It is such an appropriate name for a loco.

 

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Wandering Willie, because it reminds me of a former boss - that's wasn't his name but it described him quite well.

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4 hours ago, great northern said:

Who could resist a loco called Luckie Mucklebackit?  4 people couldn't, and it won, beating Somme with 3.

 

There are some comparably wonderful names in classes D29 and D30, so we'll go for those today. If you aren't familiar with the locos, just get out your old Ian Allans and remind yourself. And if you don't have any, why not?

Being far too young to see many steam engines I have gone and done some research and discovered D29 and D30 were old 4-4-0 classes. Sorry my early Ian Allan ABCs only have a few steam locos (not  D29 and D30 classes) but have all the diesels. :locomotive:

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11 minutes ago, Clive Mortimore said:

Being far too young to see many steam engines I have gone and done some research and discovered D29 and D30 were old 4-4-0 classes. Sorry my early Ian Allan ABCs only have a few steam locos (not  D29 and D30 classes) but have all the diesels. :locomotive:

I am sure you will fill this glaring gap in your library very quickly Clive.

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Many of them seen in the west of Edinburgh on local trains to and from Fife and one of the regular visitors was THE PIRATE. In one of the Scottish Railway videos of about 20 years ago by Stuart Sellar he has a lovely colour sequence of this loco on one these local trains taken in the western suburbs with a panoramic view of Arthurs Seat in the background.

 

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11 hours ago, great northern said:

There are some comparably wonderful names in classes D29 and D30, so we'll go for those today. If you aren't familiar with the locos, just get out your old Ian Allans and remind yourself. And if you don't have any, why not?

62411 'Lady of Avenel'

 

One of those odd-ball post-war / early BR locos that got such a livery. This an old GEM kit, hacked about a bit, with a scratchbuilt chassis of mine, for service on my Dad's layout. She's since acquired her name as the final touch. Lovely runner.

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At the moment I’m unable to post you a like for that photo’, Gilbert, for this site has developed some kind of fault. I’ll try again later on.

 

Rob.

 

P.S. the site has immediately gone back to normal....

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21 hours ago, Metropolitan H said:

The Walter Scott novels are a rich seam of names for locos - and I'm torn, but will plump for "Jingling Geordie".

 

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Chris H

I agree . Scott’s novels have produced  a number of names that superficially could be said to be among the most charismatic steam locomotive  names in the country. However , a few years ago I decided that in order to be a “ proper “ LNER  fan I ought read a few of Scott’s novel, to find out something about the characters behind the name. HUGE mistake !  
Scotts novels are dull as ditchwater, boring beyond belief. So dull they even make Moby Dick seem interesting, And worse still , some of these characters , such as Guy Mannering only have small parts in the story. So now I tend to not look too closely behind the names.

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A fishy emergency this morning, but now sorted, and I have counted the votes. If the words "I agree" in Jazzer's post above refer to Chris H's choice of Jingling Geordie, then it beat Wandering Willie 4-3. If however it was agreement generally, it is a 3-3 draw. I wonder if World Cup Willie was a descendant of the wanderer?

 

 

I think we have now run out of LNER names, so today we will consider the Jubilee class 4.6.0s of the London Midland and Scottish Railway. Any suggestions for classes from other railways that we could look at? Not things like Halls though. Village Hall, Community Hall, Booking Hall, Harry Hall, that sort of thing.

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