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Just a volunteer at LWR and stand to be corrected but seem to recall something about her being the ex station pilot and actually owned by Lincoln City Council

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15 hours ago, Pyewipe Jct said:

Not the best photo, but here it is in its 'stuffed & mounted' phase.
 

D3167 (08102) - Lincoln Central, 3rd June 1989

 

 

Externally it looks better here than it does now 

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I wondered if, by some quirk, it had a Ruston engine. Dont think it does though.

 

The Museum of Lincolnshire Life has some very good Ruston material, incidentally, including one of the copy-Deutz 4WPM locos built cWW1.

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19 hours ago, bradfordbuffer said:

why was it there?


As DOCJACOB said, I believe it was bought by the city council when it was withdrawn & 'plinthed' to represent the end of an era for Lincoln's railways (station pilots/shunter allocation, not sure which).

Here it is towards the end of its working life (1987/1988) sat in its usual home in what used to be Platform 3...
 

08102 - Lincoln Central, March 1987

 

08102 - Lincoln Central, 24th September 1988

 

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4 hours ago, Pyewipe Jct said:


As DOCJACOB said, I believe it was bought by the city council when it was withdrawn & 'plinthed' to represent the end of an era for Lincoln's railways (station pilots/shunter allocation, not sure which).

Here it is towards the end of its working life (1987/1988) sat in its usual home in what used to be Platform 3...
 

08102 - Lincoln Central, March 1987

 

08102 - Lincoln Central, 24th September 1988

 

Love the bent handrail and tail lamp on running board. My Bachmann 08 has both!

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Snowplough fitted D3758 at Swansea Eastern Depot April, 1967.

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The snowplough brackets were only fitted to the radiator, of a handful of  South Wales allox W.R. locos, namely D3258, 3744, 3748, 3758, 3819 & 3821  .

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I have a copy of the B.R. drawing for these brackets - somewhere.

 

Photographer unknown.

3758-Swansea East Dock-xx0467.jpg

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35 minutes ago, br2975 said:

Snowplough fitted D3758 at Swansea Eastern Depot April, 1967.

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The snowplough brackets were only fitted to the radiator, of a handful of  South Wales allox W.R. locos, namely D3258, 3744, 3748, 3758, 3819 & 3821  .

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I have a copy of the B.R. drawing for these brackets - somewhere.

 

Photographer unknown.

3758-Swansea East Dock-xx0467.jpg

 

That looks a right pig to couple up, I bet shunters loved them 

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11 hours ago, br2975 said:

Snowplough fitted D3758 at Swansea Eastern Depot April, 1967.

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The snowplough brackets were only fitted to the radiator, of a handful of  South Wales allox W.R. locos, namely D3258, 3744, 3748, 3758, 3819 & 3821  .

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I have a copy of the B.R. drawing for these brackets - somewhere.

 

Photographer unknown.

3758-Swansea East Dock-xx0467.jpg

Brill ....snowplough on a 08..and a set of ladders

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11 hours ago, russ p said:

 

That looks a right pig to couple up, I bet shunters loved them 

Try putting 2x31s in to air and vac with multiple working cables with two full sets of plows! In July!! On a slimy oily dark wind swept sidings...in the rain....am I selling this to you?   after the driver has helped you out by squeezing the buffers tight'!:nono: in stead of just kissing them....! Revenge is sweet when thay want to 'give you a go' on the return journey after a shandy or two and a couple of games of darts on break?....no your alright ill just make the tea! When all they wanted was a snooze!

It's a fair chance thay have all shunted off to sidings in the sky....so can't answer for them self's...I would never squeeze buffers tight for a member of staff didn't particularly like....oops :D

 

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On 22/05/2021 at 21:03, russ p said:

 

Wonder why no marker lights and a missing black stripe making it look very miserable! 

and the extremely  drunk life guards!!!, can see wires for markers and also missing air filters

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11 hours ago, bradfordbuffer said:

Try putting 2x31s in to air and vac with multiple working cables with two full sets of plows! In July!! On a slimy oily dark wind swept sidings...in the rain....am I selling this to you?   after the driver has helped you out by squeezing the buffers tight'!:nono: in stead of just kissing them....! Revenge is sweet when thay want to 'give you a go' on the return journey after a shandy or two and a couple of games of darts on break?....no your alright ill just make the tea! When all they wanted was a snooze!

It's a fair chance thay have all shunted off to sidings in the sky....so can't answer for them self's...I would never squeeze buffers tight for a member of staff didn't particularly like....oops :D

 

 

To be honest anything with ploughs is a pig. When we use the independent ploughs mainly for their yearly test but wee did use them in anger a few years ago coupling those to a 37 with ploughs is very tight to get in 

At the end of rhtt season putting all the 37s together is horrible as everything is covered in brown slime

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