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During a very brief visit to the Nene Valley railway last weekend I took these very sad pictures - the last time i saw the 64 was many years ago in steam at the same location.

Somehow, I double if they will ever steam again.
 

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QUOTE (Brian Considine @ 6 Jun 2008, 18:52) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>& again

**That is sad to see - Are there no plans to work on them or at least store them more sympathetically?.... Surely they'd be better placed in hands that will look after them. There'd be a riot on this list if a UK loco was seen rotting in a siding on an EU preserved railway!

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The Kreigslok was steamed relatively recently but it the the de Glehn that makes me cry....
When I worked on her in the late '70s and early '80s she was pristine! If only she could go back to France but even there I am not sure if she'd find a suitable home.... sniff....

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All very sad - it seems that no-one loves these old ladies any more. They deserve better treatment than they are getting, at the very least a scrub down with soapy water could only help.

I would say that looking at the photos any future steaming is very doubtful.

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QUOTE (Brian Considine @ 6 Jun 2008, 11:47) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>During a very brief visit to the Nene Valley railway last weekend I took these very sad pictures - the last time i saw the 64 was many years ago in steam at the same location.

Somehow, I double if they will ever steam again.


QUOTE (Brian Considine @ 6 Jun 2008, 11:49) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Try again

QUOTE (Brian Considine @ 6 Jun 2008, 11:52) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>& again

Well I suppose thats one way of getting your post count to catch up with Neil


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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 6 Jun 2008, 12:25) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>at the very least a scrub down with soapy water could only help.

As you have voluteered I'll arrange it for you & know of a nice hotel withing walking distance of the Peterborough station !

Richard has made a very valid comment about "if they were UK locos overseas............"

I did hear somewhere that the 52 is up for sale & "only needs a new boiler" - now if that euromillions ticket comes up today............
 

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The last time I saw these same locos there, they were stuffed away in some shed, filthy dirty then and that was some years ago. While trying to look at one of them, one of their members told me in no uncertain terms to "Keep Off!" Despite living not too far from there, I now refuse to support the Railway after the way they treated some of their volunteers back then, never mind their loco's.
 

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Hi Brian,

You all know by now my love towards steamers and specially the Krieg's.

As a nation which was packed with steamers from all over the world: UK, Germany, France,USA..... a heaven.. only a single one survived and is in running condition now. The rest ?... Some saved by an entrpreneur and resides in Camlık...the rest has returned to the public as razor blades.

Sad very sad indeed. That one is a treasure, but lost.

Here is ours taken last month at Haydarpasha station, fully operational now.





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QUOTE (ebaykal @ 6 Jun 2008, 16:41) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Sad very sad indeed. That one is a treasure, but lost.

Here is ours taken last month at Haydarpasha station, fully operational now.



Which is exactly how they should look!

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i am actually under the impression that there is a spare boiler for it which seems perfect to me (sort of one on and one in the wash).

But i think they have been for sale for a long time now.

seriously though i think there would be no problem getting a working party together but in the UK someone would have to do the risk assessment, then there's insurance.... we would all have to wear high vis vests that are certified to BS9434857089672869754643.329574358925.5235435 subparagraph 6.......

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QUOTE (60134 @ 6 Jun 2008, 12:40) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>but it the the de Glehn that makes me cry.... :
Looking in the cab it appears that most of the fittings are missing, although they may have course been removed for safety (as in stop them being nicked !).

When was the Kreigslok recently steamed - there was loads of rust (not just surface either IMHO) on the motion.
 

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QUOTE (pedromorgan @ 6 Jun 2008, 20:22) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>seriously though i think there would be no problem getting a working party together but in the UK someone would have to do the risk assessment, then there's insurance.... we would all have to wear high vis vests that are certified to BS9434857089672869754643.329574358925.5235435 subparagraph 6.......

peter
Don't forget the safety boots, gloves, eye protection & then we also have the working at height issues, so no ladders (generally) for working at over 2m. (& we'd all have to join the NVR).

On the other hand the 52 would just fit at the side of my house.......................
 

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QUOTE (neil_s_wood @ 6 Jun 2008, 22:32) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It's a real shame they don't put money into things like this. Isn't the lottery supposed to hand out money for causes like these?
That was the general idea but most of the money seems to go to artyfarty things & other causes that cannot be mentioned, although to be fair some lottery money has gone to preserved railway projects.
I don't know if these locomotive would qualify either because AFAIK the 52 is privately owned, the 64 I'm not too sure about.
 

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QUOTE (Brian Considine @ 6 Jun 2008, 20:50) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>On the other hand the 52 would just fit at the side of my house.......................

And I can just imagine the ensuing conversation, Mind you the 64 would fit easier................

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 9 Jun 2008, 12:34) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>And I can just imagine the ensuing conversation, Mind you the 64 would fit easier................

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It would probably be similar to the one when I bought the Fire Engine - "and you paid how much for this ?"

At least with the 64 I could run it back and forth a couple of metres !
 

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QUOTE (Brian Considine @ 9 Jun 2008, 13:15) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It would probably be similar to the one when I bought the Fire Engine

which one?

Mind you painting either of them would take longer than the average trailer.

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