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Re: Bertha, lovely Bertha, sometimes I think your a dream...
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2015, 03:37:54 PM »
'Big Bertha' , the Lickey banker especialy built for the job ,  stationed at Bromsgrove , was helped out by a fleet of 0-6-0 tanks when she went in for overhaul , sadly replaced by a BR standard class 9f 2-10-0 in the late 1950's . Hence diesel traction turned up and there was little use for assistance .

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Re: Bertha, lovely Bertha, sometimes I think your a dream...
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2015, 03:40:37 PM »
Ah, as soon as I read "Lickey Bank" I remembered seeing Bertha before, yup: speed/cornering not an issue, just loads of grunt!
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