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44871 Light Engine move

PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:27 pm
by willig
Here's a couple of shots of 44871 on its journey to Keighley, KWVR, via Carnforth.

Here she is just after setting off, near Middleton:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/graham_...n/photostream/

Running through Moses Gate:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/graham_...n/photostream/

PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:30 pm
by sng60007
sorry graham, link not working for me

PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:34 pm
by gedj2
At the risk of asking a silly question, would 44871 have gone via Bolton and Horwich Parkway on it's way North?

Ged

PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:41 pm
by willig

PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:43 pm
by willig
gedj2 wrote:At the risk of asking a silly question, would 44871 have gone via Bolton and Horwich Parkway on it's way North?

Ged


Yup.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:47 pm
by gedj2
Missed it going passed cos I was helping a colleague but everybody else shot to the window to look, they were all surprised to see a steam loco going by, the usual traffice is TPE and Northern DMU's, Ijust saw the smoke as it had gone by.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:10 pm
by malc
gedj2 wrote:Missed it going passed cos I was helping a colleague but everybody else shot to the window to look, they were all surprised to see a steam loco going by, the usual traffice is TPE and Northern DMU's, Ijust saw the smoke as it had gone by.


Same here. I was "working" in Manchester city centre today and got out of the building at about 11.30 - just in time to see the trail of steam as it passed through Salford.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:12 pm
by sng60007
reason for strange route is that it was going to carnforth first to collect newly painted coach and then via smithys branch line to kwvr I believe

PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:15 pm
by willig
According to Mr. Riley on another forum, its ended up facing the wrong way, because of a points failure at Keighley.

They are hoping to take it to Shipley triangle tomorrow to turn it.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:23 am
by Simon
willig wrote:According to Mr. Riley on another forum, its ended up facing the wrong way, because of a points failure at Keighley.

They are hoping to take it to Shipley triangle tomorrow to turn it.

0Z70 - 10/02/11

KEIGHLWVR 11:36
SKIPTON 11:52 11:54
ENGSHEDJN 12:49 12:54
LEEDS 12:59 13:03
KIRKSTLDL 13:12 14:20
KEIGYSTNJ 14:45 14:47
KEIGHLWVR 14:50

PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:21 pm
by charterboy
willig wrote:According to Mr. Riley on another forum, its ended up facing the wrong way, because of a points failure at Keighley.

They are hoping to take it to Shipley triangle tomorrow to turn it.


Does the turntable at Keighley on the KWVR not work or is 44871 too big for it ?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:42 am
by peter winstanley
charterboy wrote:
willig wrote:According to Mr. Riley on another forum, its ended up facing the wrong way, because of a points failure at Keighley.

They are hoping to take it to Shipley triangle tomorrow to turn it.


Does the turntable at Keighley on the KWVR not work or is 44871 too big for it ?

Too big.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:35 pm
by Scott Cooper
peter winstanley wrote:
charterboy wrote:
willig wrote:According to Mr. Riley on another forum, its ended up facing the wrong way, because of a points failure at Keighley.

They are hoping to take it to Shipley triangle tomorrow to turn it.


Does the turntable at Keighley on the KWVR not work or is 44871 too big for it ?

Too big.


Pity :-(

Nice pics Graham, nice to get LE shots very unusual these days.