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Steam Railways in Preservation in the 1980s-90s, From May 14, 1993. Rebuilt West Country Class 34101 ‘Hartland’

Steam Railways in Preservation in the 1980s-90s, From May 14, 1993.

Rebuilt West Country Class 34101 ‘Hartland’

Following a successful steam test on April 15th (1993) rebuilt West Country Class 34101 ‘Hartland’ is now making excellent progress towards full restoration at the Great Central railway.
The locomotive is presently estimated to be returned back to full working order by mid-summer.
Thanks are being offered to all those who have made this possible, but further donations are still urgently required for the 34101 Restoration Fund at the Great Central Railway. A donations box is also situated at the bufferbeam end of the locomotive.

Hartland at Grosmont34101 “Hartland” at Grosmont Crossing
The 34101 Hartland, West Country Class 4-6-2 built in Brighton in 1950, rebuilt 1960, pulling out of Grosmont station on the NYMR.
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Steam Locomotive BR 34101 HARTLAND
SR Classes WC & BB Bullied 4-6-2 Pacific
Rebuilt West Country & Battle of Britain loco
Heritage & Preserved Steam Locomotive Engines
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Technical detail specifications of locomotive 34101: Boiler pressure of 34101: 250 lbf/sq.in., Weight of 34101: loco 86.0 tons, tender ~42-48 tons, Wheel diameter of 34101: 3′ 1”, 6′ 2″, 3′ 1″, Valve gear of 34101: Walschaerts, Cylinders (diameter x stroke) of 34101: 16⅜” x 24″ (3), Tractive effort of 34101: 27720 lbf., BR Power classification of 34101: Class 7P
Bullied SR 4-6-2 pacific design, (34101 HARTLAND originally built with air smoothed casing, removed in rebuilding), thermic syphons and Boxpox driving wheels.
Steam locomotive 34101 HARTLAND was built in 1950 with air smoothed casing at Brighton Works, but was rebuilt by Jarvis in 1960 at Eastleigh Works. It is currently being rebuilt and hopefully restored to full working order at NYMR’s Grosmont workshops on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. http://www.docbrown.info


A Weekend Off!

A Weekend Off!

It’s one of those things you say you’ll do – but never get round to.  I have wanted to visit the north-east coast, around Scarborough, for more years than I care to remember.  This year I made it!

We decided to have a long weekend away, taking in the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.  Early on Friday morning, we set off towards the M1 and Whitby passing through Pickering – where the North Yorks Moors Railway starts and where we were booked to stay for a couple of nights.  On to Whitby and our first port of call – the Abbey. Passing through the town it was strange to see a name which I had not heard of since I left school in Lichfield in 1954, Caedmon.  At our school there were three ’Houses’ – Spencer, Chaucer and Caedmon.  We were told that they were poets but, although I had heard of the first two, I had never heard of Caedmon before or since.  Apparently he was the earliest English poet to be remembered by name and became a Monk in Whitby Abbey.  The Abbey proved to be well worth the visit and we ate our lunch there, overlooking the bay, in the warm breeze.

Lunch over, we left the Abbey and went down into the town for a look round.  The old life-boat came up the estuary, returning from a short trip taking passengers around the bay.  That seemed like a good idea so off we went on the next trip.  The weather was fine and the sea calm – just right!  While we were on the boat we heard a steam whistle and were told that it was the local steam bus – a Sentinel called ‘Elizabeth’, so, back on dry land, off we went in search of the bus stop and had a trip around Whitby with Vern and Viv. 

Vern wasn’t always a bus driver!!

Afterwards it was back to Pickering, book in and find somewhere to eat – we went to the Black Swan and a first class meal.

Saturday morning, early breakfast and a walk to the station to catch the first train of the day to Grosmont, over the North Yorkshire Moors.  Of course, we had to visit Goathland, home of ‘Heartbeat’ also known as AidensfieldA great day on a great railway with a bit of a problem after lunch due to the hot, dry weather and a fire on the moors.

After we got back to Pickering we decided to have a quick trip to Scarborough.  It’s somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit, we didn’t stay long – just fish and chips on the front, a look at the sweeping bays and we found the building used when filming the hospital scenes in the ‘Royal’.

Next day it was the start of the long trip home – via Rievaulx Abbey and Nunnington Hall – both lovely places to visit.  At Rievaulx there was a display of old crafts such as pottery and wood-turning, all before the days of electricity – fascinating.  Then we went to see the Abbey from the Terrace and temples – a marvellous view over the Abbey and countryside.

Back to the car again for the final visit of the weekend – Nunnington Hall.  Another lovely place, with the added attraction of Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang on the lawns.  The Carlisle Collection of Miniature Rooms is housed in the attic, fully furnished in the styles of different periods, and is worth a visit in its own right.