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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 97 - April 2007

Where are they Now?

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S A Leleux© - Manning Wardle No 14, taken 14th June 62 at Irchester Quarry South Durham

Members tell us that keeping tabs on previous stock is of interest so the qn team is pleased to oblige. Allan Sturrock provided these pictures from his collection of locos that have at various times been Quainton Stock.

No 14 arrived for the second time in preservation at Quainton in 98, leaving in 05 and is currently under restoration at the Middleton Railway, Leeds.

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S A Leleux© - Left Andrew Barclay 2138 Swordfish, Right Hawthorn Leslie 3138 , taken at S&L Mineral's Glendon East Quarry on 30th April 62

Roger and Sandy Wornham owned 2138 Swordfish when it was at Quainton. It was bought by the current owner, Clive Thompson, from John Jarvill (Rutland Railway Centre) and is under restoration at the Swindon and Cricklade Railway. 3138 is owned by Mr T Buck of Windsor. He also owns ex Quainton locos Hornpipe and Sir Vincent.

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S A Leleux© - No 1 Sir Thomas HC 1334 taken on 4th Nov 61 at Penhill Farm Shed Oxfordshire Ironstone.

Sir Thomas has been owned by the Society since 1969 and earned the distinction of heading the Society's first passenger train. She had to be taken out of service in 1971 and became a static exhibit. The loco currently sits in the Wembley shed and is unlikely to ever be restored to working order.

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S A Leleux© - No 2 Isebrook taken on 29th Sep 62 at Thos Gray. Burton Latimer

No 2 arrived at Quainton on May 31st 1972 and took 7 years to restore. Her first steaming in preservation was in August 1979. She left Quainton for Rosemary vineyard, Ryde, IoW on 3lst May 2001. She is now at the Lavender Railway, Isfield, East Surrey [Note 1].

1 - Returned to Quainton in 2008

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 2007 and so does not reflect events in the 7+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Where are they Now? - Quainton News No. 97 - April 2007

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