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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 101 - April 2009

Gallery of Locomotives previously located at Quainton


Since the Quainton Railway Society set up base at Quainton 69 locomotives have arrived, 32 have departed to other bases and of these, one has returned to Quainton. Space and a lack of material precluded me from featuring all of these locos. I have therefore featured those for which I have obtained good quality, interesting, photographs. Tony Lyster comprehensively detailed the movement of carriage and wagon stock in and out of the collection in the last edition of QN.


Photo:
Bob Randall - GWR King Class 6024 King Edward I under restoration in 1973. 6024 is currently working on the main line.


Photo:
Bob Randall - BR Standard Class 4MT 76017 at Quainton in 1973 in ex Barry condition. Currently out of service in store at the Mid Hants Railway Ropley.


Photo:
A Bratton - Hunslett Works No 799 Holy War in 1970, returned to her native Wales in 1975 and is operational at the Bala Railway.


Photo:
A Bratton - A&P 9449 The Blue Circle at Quainton in 1991. She left Quainton on 14th Feb 2005 for the CPRR. The loco is operational and re-liveried as Thomas character Fergus.


Photo:
A Bratton - Vickers Armstrong Ltd Sir Vincent at Quainton in 1993. Currently operational at a private site at Fifield, Berkshire, where she joined another ex Quainton locomotive Hornpipe.


Photo:
Alan Gosling - A&P Works No 3567 Sydenham at the 12th Oct 69 Quainton Open Day. Operational at Chatham Dockyard on a repair loan agreement that could see her return to Quainton in 2009.


Photo:
Alan Gosling - Hunslett Cunarder, minus watertanks, at the 28th Match 70 Quainton Open Day. Currently under overhaul at South Coast Steam.


Photo:
Bob Randall - Manning Wardle No 14 and the photographer, Bob Randall, at Quainton in 1970. The loco left Quainton at the same time as the owner's other loco Blue Circle on 14th Feb 2005 and went to the CPPR. The loco then transferred to The Middleton Railway in Leeds in April 2006, where it is undergoing extensive restoration and has been renamed E B Wilson.


Photo:
A Gosling - Avonside 2068 Robert at Quainton Open Day 28th March 1970. Robert transferred to Foxfield from Quainton in October 1971 and moved to Peak Rail in April 1986. It was subsequently by LDDC and put on display outside Stratford Station. Due to works for the 2012 Olympic Games, it was moved to a temporary home at the East Anglian Railway Museum in March 2008 and is expected to return to Stratford in 2011.


Photo:
Alan Gosling - HE 287 Trym at Quainton 18th April 1970. Currently under restoration at the Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust


Photo:
A Bratton - Bodmin at Quainton in 1973. Now a main line certified loco currently based at the Mid Hants Railway.


Photo:
A Bratton - Société John Cockrill 0-4-0VBT No. 2945 Yvonne at Quainton 2004. In late 2005 the loco went to the Stotfold Barn Railway, Staffordshire.


Photo:
K Lobley - Sentinel No. 2 Isebrook was restored to operation at Quainton in 2001 and went shortly afterwards to the Isle of Wight and then to the Lavender Line. She was purchased by a QRS member in 2008 and returned to Quainton.


Notes:
The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 2009 and so does not reflect events in the 10+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Reference:
Gallery of Locomotives that have remained resident at Quainton - Quainton News No. 101 - April 2009


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