Peaks - 44/45/46s

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Masboroughlad

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What are the chances of seeing a 'Peak' on the mainline again?

Once mundane - I would have curled my nose if one appeared in the late 1970s/ early 1980s, but would love to be hauled by one again today.
 
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I would think that it is quite likely that we will see a Peak back on the main line before the end of the decade: It's not long since 45112 was taken off the mainline, and before that of course there was "Ixion", which ended the mainline preserved diesel ban in the nineties.
 
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As soon as it happens, I'd like to be there. The noise from that engine is only behind a whistler and a deltic. Had my head out the window on the GCR not that long ago. It was magnificent.

I remember stopping of at whitemoor yard in
March to see 30 or more of them rusting away in the late 80's. As a 9 year old, it was a sombre experience.
 

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I just saw a Peak in a siding attached to an engineering train at Derby a few moments ago as we crawled past. (well it was an all over blue locomotive with four axles per bogie.... I don't know many other surviving classes that fit that description)

I also saw a random stretch of OLE.... maybe I am seeing things.
 

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Yes its 45118 "The Royal Artilleryman" from the Northampton and Lamport railway. Its undergoing repairs but has been at derby for some time now.....Years
 

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Heard a few months back that 45118 is undergoing work when RVEL have time to fit in the workshop with the existing work (maintaining NR fleet, work on 73104/139/211).
Hope this helps, Sam
 
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