Steam locomotive on the M6.

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  1. pieguyrob

    pieguyrob Member

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    Last night (Tuesday the 15th of October), I was on my way to Cammel Laird's at Birkenhead, when I passed a steam engine on the back of a low loader. I passed it at junction 31 (Preston A59) it was heading south at approx 2215. It appeared to be maroon in colour and looked to be an 0-6-0. As I was driving I couldn't get a better look at it.

    My questions are:-
    1) Does anyone know what it was?
    2) Does anyone know where it was heading from and to?
     
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  3. lil Bear

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    Not Lynsey out of Carnforth? Or Furness Trust's Cumbria? Can't think of many maroon locos in the NW ...
     
  4. Ploughman

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    Could have been from further north than the NW.
    Anything Maroon in Scotland?

    Or from Embsay?
     
  5. pieguyrob

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    I only managed to glance at it. It was dark as well wich doesn't help.
     
  6. SquireBev

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    Tank or tender engine?
     
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    Not to sure. I was doing seventy and paying more attention to the road, so only managed to glance at it.
     
  8. Ploughman

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    Elsewhere I have seen a comment that Lindsay is now at Andrew Goodmans yard in the Midlands.
    No idea if it is to remain there or move on somewhere else.
     
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    I think Cumbria was already back at Embsay, but has Wheldale been sent off for overhaul or is that happening in-house?
     
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    Looking at pictures of Lindsay, it is quite possible that was the locomotive I saw. The back of the loco is remarkably similar. Ta very much.
     
  11. lil Bear

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    Confirmed on Facebook it was Lindsay, being transported to a new location following her sale to James Bunch Jnr. Overhaul to begin shortly.
     
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    Ok. Thanks for the info.
     
  13. pieguyrob

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    There is an article about it in the November issue of The Railway Magazine.

    According to the article, Mr. Bunch is going to return it to steam.
     

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