Gresley N2 on Tour 2015

Ropley - GNR N2 class - 1744

This is just a quick guest blog post by Ian MacCabe, following our blog post on locomotive liveries:

Probably one of the most beautiful of liveries (is) worn by Gresley N2 No.1744 since its last major overhaul in 2009 and this year will be performing at the Great Central Railway until 17th February.

From 18th February to the 25th March it will be at the Nene Valley ready for the Gala 21st-22nd Febunfortunately due to overrunning repairs 1744 will not be visiting the Nene Valley Railway

It will then move to the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway from the 26th March to 24rd April. Ready for the GNR Gala 3-6th April

Epping and Ongar Railway will then host the N2 from late April all the way through to early September. When it will then return to its home shed on the Great Central. Please come and say hello.

For more information please see the Gresley Society’s website : gresley.org

Needless to say, it will be well worth catching this delightful 0-6-2T!

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  1. Thank you, I am sure this will help us to advertise The Gresley Society and help awareness for our work which has been lacking over the years to say the least A lot of our time and effort is currently going into our Sir Nigel Gresley statue project: The Trust has obtained authority from Network Rail, Camden Borough Council, and English Heritage to erect a statue of Sir Nigel Gresley on the Western Concourse of King’s Cross Station.It will be sculpted by Hazel Reeves, SWA, FRSA, and will depict Sir Nigel standing, accompanied by a mallard.  The statue will be cast in bronze.  A plaque on the adjacent wall will explain briefly about Sir Nigel.  It will also carry a QR code, so that those with smartphones may get into immediate touch with this website to learn about Sir Nigel and his work.We hope to fund this memorial by public subscription, and your generosity is sought to help us to do this.  We have to raise the expected cost of £95,000 in six months, so that we may place a contract with Hazel Reeves for the statue to be made and installed in time for a planned unveiling on Tuesday 5 April 2016, the 75th anniversary of Sir Nigel’s death.Hazel Reeves was commissioned by the Trust to produce a maquette of the proposed statue, and this is seen here, in a montage against the wall where we plan to place the statue. For further information please go to our website: gresley.org Kind regards,IanIan MacCabeThe GRESLEY SOCIETY12, Drury LaneHunsdonHertfordshireSG12 8NUian@gresley.org07583 988406

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  2. Latest News:
    Notice from the N2 Locomotive Manager

    “We regret to inform you that during scheduled winter maintenance a bearing problem was identified which will require some weeks to resource, machine and fit. As this will take at least four weeks to be completed, regrettably we have had to withdraw the locomotive from the Nene Valley Railway Gala on 21/22 February. We are confident that the work will be completed in good time for the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Gala 3-6 April.”

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