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« on: January 29, 2013, 01:49:37 PM »
Read railway mag in Tescos yesterday, there was an article about the class 50 diesel loco that was for a short time in the hall next to the steam museum, and then it went to London, for some driver scheme and when that finished it was taken up to the railway centre just outside Birmingham, and has been stuck outside ever since, going rusty, they are now looking for someone to buy it and do a refurb job, interesting thing
 was the article said the loco is owned by the swindon borough council!!!!!!!!!!!! :wink: :wink:



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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 02:04:44 PM »
Would that be City of Truro?  I doubt it belongs to the Borough.

Hagley Hall is still in the Outlet centre is it not? - ages since I've been down there.
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 05:10:24 PM »
I doubt it belongs to the Borough.

Why? If you have a list of the Borough's assets please share!

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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 05:18:30 PM »
No it is a class 50 diesel, cant remember the name it has, but is a very big one and was used on the western region for the long haul trips plymouth to london etc.. the pictures in the magazine show it is now only fit for coopers but I dare say those in the know, could bring it back to life at a cost.. if it is owned by the council, why and is this another example of spending without consultation.... last time I looked at the loco in the outlet village, it was a manor class steam loco..
again awaiting refurb/overhaul which costs a lot of money.. :wink: :wink:

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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 05:51:39 PM »
I'd say that I would get the books down and have a look Ko, but in this house and amongst the family Muggins, diesels are an abomination as is anything that belongs to any other railway company. Could it have carried the Riviera Express badge?

I doubt it belongs to the Borough.

Why? If you have a list of the Borough's assets please share!
As it happens I do have a list - but think it's only the commmunity buildings and open space etc, I believe the link it was up on another thread last week.

Do you think that all the exhibits in the Steam Museum are the property of SBC then?  Genuine question, never thought about it before.  Worth having a look onthe SBC web site - Good Luck with that :)

If they are and we have drawn attention to them God help the Museum.
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2013, 05:52:45 PM »
It is owned by the Borough, says here

http://www.steam-museum.org.uk/steam/steam2007-archive-brunel-2.htm

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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2013, 05:56:41 PM »
Blimey! We are in trouble.
Oi! Listen mush. Old eyes, remember? I’ve been around the block a few times. More than a few. They’ve knocked down the blocks I’ve been around and rebuilt them as bigger blocks. Super blocks. And I’ve been round them as well.  The Doctor (Night Terrors)

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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2013, 06:00:32 PM »
And see this, it's classed as in an unservicable condition,

http://www.flickr.com/photos/42802953@N03/7426462894/#

These were not Swindon locos, but the very fact we're treating an engine in such a way doesn't reflect well on the town's boasting on heritage.

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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2013, 06:03:14 PM »
Mugs, the diesels have their place in railway history and some of them are of the best there are,  and as for other company units, if its the best, then look at the coronation class of stanier locos like the city of lancaster or city of stoke on trent to name a few, all great locos, which sadly went to the scrap yard..and yes that 50 clas cloco could have well carried the riviera badge.....

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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2013, 06:13:34 PM »
We know Ko, but it's a standing joke in our family - there was no other railway except the GWR!
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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2013, 06:14:55 PM »
and great it was, but it was not the first........ :wink: :wink:

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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2013, 06:15:41 PM »
Get it under cover, or at least covered in tarps.

Then bring it back to town next year and make it the flagship project for the new Technical College to rebuild!

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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2013, 12:19:53 PM »
Have just received a reply to a FOI questionon the class 50 diesel, the name given was Glorius, and it is stated that the loco was transferred to the council from the railways without cost, I haVE NOW ASKED WHY IF THAT IS SO, why not thengive it away and make somebody happy with the project :wink: :wink: