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Barnum – Pushing on with our first sliding door…

The central partition of Barnum no.228 features a classic sliding door – again. This is the result of the re-insertion of the partition between the two halves of the passenger accommodation of this 64-seat carriage. Clues on the recovered door show that a brass band...

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Taking the Barnums to the Flicks!

We are looking for help in begging, borrowing, stealing from anywhere and anyone who has – any and every movie clip of the stately Barnums at work during their short lives with GCR, LNER or British Rail – that is from 1910 to the 1950s. And permission to publish, of...

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Well it must move…..easily

Part of the preparation to move the Barnum carriage at Ruddington is to top up the oil in the axle boxes to ensure that each wheel set turns easily when the time comes for its first vital shunt since arrival 20 years ago, across to the other side of the Engineering...

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We have separation – first Barnum partition….

First work on erecting the central partition which features a sliding door of the saloon of Barnum no.228 is helping to solve quite a number of detail issues which have been complicated by the lack of the original drawings. While the doors themselves are relatively...

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Getting screwed up about gussets and rubbers….

We have the end plates, painted up with anti-corrosion protective, we have the measurements sorted ready for pre-drilling. The next step is to fill holes gouged out of the main steel frames before the first stage body lift is extended to ease the insertion of the new...

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What a picture, what a photograph….

Taken from high above in the Malmaison Hotel on the Water Front at Leith, is our stunning “photograph of the year - 2018”, at that very moment when the assembled company, led by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, at the Eve of Armistice Service, saluted the fallen of the...

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