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Photo: Arthur P
Item #: 24158
Not an engine associated with the northwest. Was based on the western region for most of its working life.
Named after a very famous architect, builder, Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
nice duff had it a few times for haulage the name plate has been used on 60081 which is now a sorry sight at toton depot in nottingham....and for good measure duff 349 poking its head out as well gggrrrr brush sulzer power
Spot on Carl. Isambard Kingdom Brunel what a Great British genius of a man. A mechanical Civil and Structural engineer a Draftsman. Great Western Railway, Steam Ships and Bridge Genius, such as the Clifton Suspenion Bridge and Royal Albert Bridge to name afew...All done Without computers, he's top man of his generation.
How right you are, Arthur.....heath and safety would be the excuse, and yet when I was a little girl my much-older brother, when he went for his wages, used to take me up on the footplate of the engines watching his fellow-workers shovel coal into the fire. I feel privileged to have had that experience which would be denied to children now and I certainly never came to any harm.
Always think Health & Safety...many young lives lost on the railways.Remember H&S is there for a reason.
SUSPENTION Bridge, Colin. you missed the T off.
Garry, let me educate you. There is no T in the word Suspension, and I don't need people like you to tell me how to spell. However, sometimes quick typing or rushing can cause spelling errors, after saying that, I'm sure most people could understand my comment even though I made a spelling mistake.
Gary "IT IS BETTER TO BE THOUGHT A FOOL THAN TO OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND PROVE IT"... What a plonker
Excellnt comment WIGANER; Garry should check his spelling.
I always wanted to see this loco but never did. I think it's in a yard somewhere in the midlands waiting to be restored.