Christ's Hospital - Schools Class locomotive

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Christ's Hospital - Schools Class locomotive

Post by Great Plum » Fri May 12, 2006 12:30 pm

I found out recently that there was a steam locomotive called Christ's Hospital that was one of the 'Schools' Class of locos - so called as they were named after famous public schools.

(This probably explains why there is a huge nameplate of CH in the model railway room)

It was used on the Tonbridge to Hastings line (mainly) and I don't think it ever actually went to CH.

It was scrapped at the end of 1962 but its tender lived on as a snowplough (!!) based at Thee Bridges where it may remain today.

You can see a pic of it here: http://www.southernrailway.net/search/s ... 20Hospital
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Post by marty » Fri May 12, 2006 12:57 pm

It's a shame we've just missed your birthday Matt - we could have all chipped in to get you a new anorak!!!
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Post by Mid A 15 » Fri May 12, 2006 1:07 pm

marty wrote:It's a shame we've just missed your birthday Matt - we could have all chipped in to get you a new anorak!!!
:lol:

You should join me as a Charlton fan Matt, other teams call us the trainspotters in derogatory terms :wink:

To be serious there is an Old Blue from the seventies who has written a number of books on the history of railways. I don't know if you've come across his work. I can't recall his surname at the moment :evil: but I believe his christian name is Adrian. Sudden flash :!: Surname is Gray I think.
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Post by J.R. » Fri May 12, 2006 1:15 pm

Sad but true.

I actually saw the loco in action, but I don't like to brag about it !
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Post by Richard Ruck » Fri May 12, 2006 1:25 pm

Mid A 15 wrote:
marty wrote:It's a shame we've just missed your birthday Matt - we could have all chipped in to get you a new anorak!!!
:lol:

You should join me as a Charlton fan Matt, other teams call us the trainspotters in derogatory terms :wink:

To be serious there is an Old Blue from the seventies who has written a number of books on the history of railways. I don't know if you've come across his work. I can't recall his surname at the moment :evil: but I believe his christian name is Adrian. Sudden flash :!: Surname is Gray I think.
Adrian Gray it is - he was in Mid.B
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Post by J.R. » Fri May 12, 2006 1:32 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:
Mid A 15 wrote:
marty wrote:It's a shame we've just missed your birthday Matt - we could have all chipped in to get you a new anorak!!!
:lol:

You should join me as a Charlton fan Matt, other teams call us the trainspotters in derogatory terms :wink:

To be serious there is an Old Blue from the seventies who has written a number of books on the history of railways. I don't know if you've come across his work. I can't recall his surname at the moment :evil: but I believe his christian name is Adrian. Sudden flash :!: Surname is Gray I think.
Adrian Gray it is - he was in Mid.B
Didn't he have a brother called Dorian ???
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Post by Richard Ruck » Fri May 12, 2006 1:37 pm

No, Doreen - he was a bit confused!
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Post by AKAP » Fri May 12, 2006 1:51 pm

Now you mention him, he must be on the photo I posted of Mid B, I will have a good look.

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Post by AKAP » Fri May 12, 2006 2:14 pm

I think that is him 7th from left front row

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Post by Great Plum » Fri May 12, 2006 2:30 pm

marty wrote:It's a shame we've just missed your birthday Matt - we could have all chipped in to get you a new anorak!!!
ha, very funny....

Actually I was bored and googled Christ' Hospital and this was one o the things that came up!
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Post by J.R. » Fri May 12, 2006 2:50 pm

Great Plum wrote:
marty wrote:It's a shame we've just missed your birthday Matt - we could have all chipped in to get you a new anorak!!!
ha, very funny....

Actually I was bored and googled Christ' Hospital and this was one o the things that came up!
DEFINITE qualification for the anorak !
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Post by Great Plum » Fri May 12, 2006 4:04 pm

That's what I feared JR!
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Post by englishangel » Fri May 12, 2006 7:02 pm

Perhaps you could borrow mine.
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Post by J.R. » Fri May 12, 2006 10:54 pm

englishangel wrote:Perhaps you could borrow mine.
YOU OWN A LOCOMOTIVE MARY ?????????
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Post by englishangel » Sat May 13, 2006 8:14 am

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