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 Posted: Fri Dec 9th, 2016 08:48 pm
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Had a surprise yesterday. This was on the centre turntable at the National Railway Museum at York. It is the preserved example of this wartime loco.

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Above loco is a Bulleid Q1 Class. Built as 'economy' WW2 locos minus all the frills & fancy bits - partly to simplify servicing but also to save on axle weight to increase route availability. Said to be the most powerful main line 0-6-0s ever to run in Britain - appearances can be deceiving.
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They were so successful that their withdrawal only started in 1963, the last one being retired  1966 and 33001 stayed in operation on the Bluebell till 2004.

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And you wonder why I don't like trains


I'm sticking with the Oldsmobile !

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A typical West Coast beach bum attitude - no appreciation of aesthetically beautiful design !
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All it needs is about $100 of PSC detail parts and some weathering and it will be up there with the best of them.

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I kinda like that loco, but where are the cylinders?  It also looks to be quite massive for an 0-6-0, must have been able to pull quite a few cars.

Just goes to show, trains don't have to be pretty, they just need to do their job.  Plenty of elegant locos out there couldn't perform well, and met the scrappers torch many years sooner than these ugly ducklings.

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jtrain wrote: I kinda like that loco, but where are the cylinders? 

Well, the British don't like to show the works that easily
 - this loco got inside cylinders



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It also looks to be quite massive for an 0-6-0, must have been able to pull quite a few cars.

Well, the Brits kinda liked freight power without any annoying accessories like pilot or trailing trucks. This was a real main line freighter, not some yard goat.

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