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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 24 - Summer 1975

Watford Water Tower

Our Second Water Tower

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D J Andrews - Watford Met Station, 1st December 1967

The illustration opposite [above] shows the tower at Watford Met Station which has been purchased and will be moved for reuse at Quainton. L94, the Pannier Tank is now restored and repainted as GWR 7752 at Birmingham Steam Museum at Tyseley. It made history on 6th June 1971 by working The Last Steam Train on the Underground from Moorgate to Neasden and it was withdrawn by LT on the following day. On the 9th it arrived at Tyseley and its overhaul was sufficiently advanced for it to appear at the Standard Gauge Steam Trust's first open day on 11th June 1972. 7752 was built by the North British Locomotive Company, Glasgow in November 1930 and it was sold to London Transport by the GWR in November 1959. Our own Pannier Tank, 7715, shown below has a somewhat similar history.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1975 and so does not reflect events in the 40+ 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.

Our Second Water Tower - Quainton News No. 24 - Summer 1975

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