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Brighton Belle
Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, November 25, 2021 7:26 AM

1.  The website www.brightonbelle.com does not appear up-to date.   Does anyone know the current state-of-affairs?

2.  Was only one set saved?  Is aniother available wsaiting reatoration?

3.  Any other original UK Pullman's saved?  Southampton Belle cars?

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Posted by NorthBrit on Thursday, November 25, 2021 7:48 AM

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Posted by 54light15 on Thursday, November 25, 2021 3:16 PM

I was at the Barrow Hill roundhouse a few years ago and the Brighton Belle was there in the early stages of restoration. I've restored cars before but not a train but I see that the process is similar except everything is a lot heavier. Also the Tornado, Bittern and Mallard were there as well as some others. 

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Sunday, December 5, 2021 4:26 PM

54light15

I was at the Barrow Hill roundhouse a few years ago and the Brighton Belle was there in the early stages of restoration. I've restored cars before but not a train but I see that the process is similar except everything is a lot heavier. Also the Tornado, Bittern and Mallard were there as well as some others. 

 

Interesting,but this should be in the Steam And Preservation forum, which deals with restoration.

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Posted by 54light15 on Sunday, December 5, 2021 6:08 PM

I agree with you but how does one do that? 

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, December 6, 2021 12:54 AM

It's as easy as posting on this Forum.  Just pick the right Forum before  you post.  And start a new topict.  

But I'm not so picky.   For me, it's OK here, because right now it should be possible to arrange to ride it.  And not restricted by any means to just tourist-trauin and museum tracks!

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, December 6, 2021 4:49 AM

54light15
I agree with you but how does one do that?

The immediate way is to get one of the moderators to do it.  I have seen a number of instances where the topic has been moved; in the 'olden days' it would appear in both places for a few days, then disappear from the first and 'erroneous' place.  More recently I've seen it just vanish without warning to reappear elsewhere.

The other approach is just to post the topic again, in the 'correct' forum, and let nature take its course.  

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, December 6, 2021 7:56 AM

The restored Belle equipment, for the most part, do not operate in museum or heritage service, but in high-class tourist and dinner-train service.   There is a fine line between the categories

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