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  hunslet1915 Chief Train Controller

There were a number of boilers stored at Thirlmere prior to their relocation by the Office of Rail Heritage so as to allow the transformation into Trainworks to proceed.   As I understand it, not knowing any better, ORH arranged for the boilers to be transferred to open storage in a disused quarry not far from the Museum, being stored "on the ground" rather than elevated.   I'm sure that there was a report published (may have been through a Questions and Answers at an Annual General Meeting of the RTM) that at least one of these boilers had "fallen over" while the others were deteriorating rapidly owing to incorrect storage.   The RTM Committee was aware of the situation, but owing to the Museum's financial problems at the time, could not afford relocation.

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  allambee Chief Train Controller

There were a number of boilers stored at Thirlmere prior to their relocation by the Office of Rail Heritage so as to allow the transformation into Trainworks to proceed.   As I understand it, not knowing any better, ORH arranged for the boilers to be transferred to open storage in a disused quarry not far from the Museum, being stored "on the ground" rather than elevated.   I'm sure that there was a report published (may have been through a Questions and Answers at an Annual General Meeting of the RTM) that at least one of these boilers had "fallen over" while the others were deteriorating rapidly owing to incorrect storage.   The RTM Committee was aware of the situation, but owing to the Museum's financial problems at the time, could not afford relocation.
hunslet1915
Upturned boilers? dumped in a quarry, that's a good story for the Herald. - are they still there?
They run tours supposedly making money, relocation would not be that much of a burden on their bottom line. - lets see, museum volunteers plus one 25t Franna and a semi hired for 2-3 days over a (long) weekend would be a good estimate.

ORH =  The same government organisation that bent frames on relocated locomotives and sent tenders to the scrapyard.
I was expecting Gladys to clean the lot out. 2yrs on since the election don't think that has happened,
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
They run tours supposedly making money, relocation would not be that much of a burden on their bottom line. - lets see, museum volunteers plus one 25t Franna and a semi hired for 2-3 days over a (long) weekend would be a good estimate.
allambee
I assume you're a member of the NSWRTM and as such are privy to their financial dealings then? Their income, their financial obligations and such? If you don't know the facts of the museums finances, you're hardly in a position to comment on what they could/should be doing.
  locojoe67 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Gen X purgatory/urban Joh-land
*******3830's a much better looking engine than its sibling with the disguise.*******

At the risk of igniting flame wars, I heartily concur.  .  .
  hunslet1915 Chief Train Controller

A recent on-line questionnaire circulating in the UK found that 3801 was the second most popular steam locomotive in the world ... next to 4472 Flying Scotsman ... but the British would favour their own locomotive!
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
A recent on-line questionnaire circulating in the UK found that 3801 was the second most popular steam locomotive in the world ... next to 4472 Flying Scotsman ... but the British would favour their own locomotive!
hunslet1915
The British may favour their own locomotives, of which they have a large number, but 3801 still came in second apparently... Smile
  hunslet1915 Chief Train Controller

That's what I said!!!!!
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
That's what I said!!!!!
hunslet1915
I think Graham is saying that whatever bias the English might have to their own locomotives, 3801 still pipped all but one of them to the post to come in second, as opposed to tenth or something further down the order.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
That's what I said!!!!!
hunslet1915
No, you said the British favour their own locomotive (singular). I said locomotives (plural). True bias on their part would have all (or at least many) of their steam locomotives before 3801. That was the point I was trying to make. Thanks Raichase.
  mikado5910 Chief Train Controller

Location: Kurri Kurri NSW
Speaking of 36 Class bo