Aug 30, 2015
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Still a beast isn't it? wait till they get the P2 built. the money raising is ahead of schedule. Although I saw many of the Peppercorns A1s when they were still in front line service as a youngster on family picnics at places like Ranskill on the east Coast main line I never saw a P2 or even one of the Thompson rebuilds of them.
Wish I could till have a summer afternoon on the ECML with these going past
Loco is 60133 Pommern
Saw all the A1's numerous times Kev, but was too late to see the P2's. Hope I live long enough to see one completed. Magnificent machines.
Saw the Thompson rebuilds though as they were local to our area. Travesties of the original locos. and not very successful. Thompson did some good work in his own designs, but wish he had left Gresley designs alone as he invariably ruined them.