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Very nice pictures, thanks for sharing them!

Please send them to Bachmann to remind them that a malachite green OO Lord Nelson would sell a lot with the real one doing all the advertisement for them.

Its a pity that here in Austria there are not any locos as beautiful as this one as I like photographing them as much as railway modelling.

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Dear Thomas,

There's usually plenty going on at Strasshof. Here is a picture of myself and an American visitor at Strasshof, Lower Austria

There are lots of interesting narrow gauge lines too. It's not so bad in Austria, but of course not the same as a proper SR Green Steam Loco.

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John Russell
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I might just be tempted down to the W/S to see Lord Nelson


QUOTE Grand Trains Extravaganza

Saturday & Sunday 21 & 22 October 2006
Grand Trains Extravaganza will feature an intensive timetable, with services over the whole 23-mile line, worked by a host of steam and heritage diesel locomotives. Variety is definitely the key, so come along and see just what is on offer……
LOCOMOTIVES
The following locomotives are rostered for action over the course of the event:-
STEAM
§ SR 4-6-0 No 850 Lord Nelson*
§ GWR 42xx 2-8-0T No 4247
§ GWR/WSR 2-6-0 No 9351
§ GWR '2884' Class 2-8-0 No 3850
§ S&DJR 7F 2-8-0 No 88
§ GWR '4575' Class 2-6-2T's No 5553
§ BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T No 80136
§ GWR 64xx Class 0-6-0PT No 6412
DIESEL
§ Class 33 No D6566
§ Class 25 No D7523
§ Class 14 No D9526
§ Class 03 No D2133
 

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Lord Nelson might be running during the WSR's autumn gala on from 5th-8th October.

Not sure why it was withdrawn on Wednesday, but one of the engineers did look at the inside cylinder area at Bishop Lydeard. There are some pictures on the 'unoffical' WSR site of 850 running in last week.

http://www.wsr.org.uk

the site hasn't yet listed the locomotive roster for the weekend.
 
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