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4003 Lode Star and 4965 Rood Ashton Hall
4003 Lode Star and 4965 Rood Ashton Hall at Tyseley 30 Oct 2010 : Richard Cadge

Stars At Tyseley

4003 Lode Star was saved for preservation and was restored to original condition at Swindon for display. Probably the only engine still 'untouched' since leaving Swindon Works it is unlikely to steam again.

It visited Tyseley for an Open Day on 24 October 2010 and a Photograhper's Evening on 30 October 2010.

Stars are no strangers to Tyseley.

4058 Princess Augusta was allocated to Tyseley at the time of Nationalisation and remained a Tyseley engine until withdrawal in April 1951

4056 Princess Margaret (the last active Star) visited Tyseley to haul an SLS Special in 1956. It received 'The Tyseley SLS Treatment' i.e. BR smokebox numberplate removed and GWR style bufferbeam number applied.

4056 was withdrawn in October 1957. However parts of it live on!!!!!! The reverser from Princess Margaret was saved and still sees active use on 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe.

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4003 Lode Star & 4965 Rood Ashton Hall
4003 Lode Star and 4965 Rood Ashton Hall
Two Swindon No 1 boilered engines!
Phil Neale
4003 Lode Star
4003 Lode Star
Tyseley Open Day 24 Oct 2010
Phil Neale
4056 Princess Margaret
4056 Princess Margaret
at Tyseley in 1956
Pat Whitehouse

 

4003 Lode Star & 4965 Rood Ashton Hall
4003 Lode Star and 4965 Rood Ashton Hall
By Night - 30 Oct 2010
Phil Neale
4003 Lode Star
4003 Lode Star
Photo Shoot 30 Oct 2010
Brian Wilson

The above photograph of 4056 shows how 4003 may have looked prior to withdrawal in 1951. Note the differences between 4003 as preserved and 4056 in later form e.g. outside elbow steam pipes once added to 4003 now removed, earlier style chimney returned, square covers over inside cylinders, tender.

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4003 Lode Star
4003 Lode Star
Tyseley Open Day 24 Oct 2010
Brian Wilson
4003 Lode Star
4003 Lode Star,
Photo Shoot 30 Oct 2010
Richard Cadge
4003 Lode Star
4003 Lode Star
Tyseley Open Day 24 Oct 2010
Brian Wilson

 

4003 Lode Star
4003 Lode Star
At Night 30 Oct 2010
Phil Neale

4003 Lode Star
4003 Lode Star,
Tyseley Open Day 24 Oct 2010
Michael Whitehouse
5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe & 4003 Lode Star
4003 Lode Star,
5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe

Tyseley Open Day 24 Oct 2010
Brian Wilson

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