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Well Hubby & I have had a mid life crisis & only gone & bought our selves a diesel locomotive, we heard that if no buyer could be found it was going to be cut up for scrap been railway buffs we could not see this happen so we bought it.

It is 1960 Ruston & Hornsby 88DS Rowntree & Co Ltd No3 Works No 441934 she spent 20 years working at Rowntree York, before going to Newcastle for the next 7 years then in 1987 she went in to preservation, No3 was on display at the National Railway Museum Shildon for a number of years, but her new home is on the Derwent Valley Light Railway York where hubby & I both volunteer.

We hope to having running in the near future.

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Title:Mid Life Crisis
Username:GlynnisFrith GlynnisFrith
Uploaded:10 Sep 2013 - 9:12 PM
Tags:88DS, Dvlr, Murton, Rowntree No3, Ruston & Hornsby, Transport, Works No441934, York
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franken
franken e2 Member 123124 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2013 - 9:46 PM

Well done and good luck with it.

Ken

GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 7GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2013 - 9:49 PM

Thanks Ken I just wonder what we have let our selves in for lol Tongue

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2013 - 9:54 PM

Many congratulations to you and Tony. Realising a dream . . . .
Regards
Bill

GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 7GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2013 - 10:05 PM

We still find it hard to beleve we bought it Bill, will great when its a runner not sure how long that will take to find what is wrong with it.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2013 - 10:11 PM

Full marks for splashing out in this way and I hope it will be up and running again soon: all tye very best in this new venture.
Ronnie.

cabbie
cabbie e2 Member 7cabbie vcard United Kingdom
10 Sep 2013 - 10:14 PM

Good luck and all the very best for the adventure I take it that photography will now take a back seat

Bob

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 2:29 AM

Have fun and good luck. It's a great looking locomotive.......Sandy

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 5:29 AM

You have a lifetime of work restoring her now, Glynnis, but I'm sure you will love every minute of it Smile Carol

kirkoid
kirkoid  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 6:09 AM

Good luck in your new venture. Keep us posted with the progress in getting her running again.
Dave

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2013 - 1:08 PM

Well, good luck, Glynnis - hope you both are able to keep her running Smile
Trev Smile

GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 7GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2013 - 8:48 PM

You & me both Trevor but first we have to work out why it's not running at the moment then sort it, hopefully its not too much wrong

Glynnis

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 6:58 PM

Have FUN both of you.!!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 7GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2013 - 3:05 PM

We had the loco running yesterday the fist time for about 4 or 5 years we were well pleased

Glynnis

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