Talk:LMS Ivatt Class 2 46521

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Buffer bell

So here's a fun question: at what point did 46521 acquire a bell, and how did that come about? Photo 1 Photo 2 (front right hand side of buffer beam) --Danny252 (talk) 21:06, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

A lazy image search on Google shows it with a bell in 1982 but not in 1983, if it helps in dating the image--Patrick Hearn (talk) 22:45, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
46521 didn't have the bell in August 1974 just after entering service (photo in SVRSevern Valley Railway News 33 p7), so it acquired it between then and David Rostance's photo in May 1975. That was just before the repaint as an Austrian loco for the Seven Per Cent Solution, although I haven't seen any photos of the bell in that guise. Maybe just 'owners prerogative' - an article in SVRSevern Valley Railway News 23 refers to Charles Newton's "liking for the SNCF locos" (French railways) while the note on Photo 1 refers to a "RENFE copy" (Spanish railways). --Robin (talk) 20:30, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
Some comments on Facebook back up that it was simply the owner's decision to fit it, with the same explanation applying to the unusually located whistle - this thread implies she had 3 fitted at one point! The bell does seem to have come off for the Seven Per Cent Solution going by the photos on this site, and reappeared later. --Danny252 (talk) 16:41, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Changes during Featured Article re-write

A couple of notes on Monday's edit (originally posted to 78019 talk page).

  • Prior to editing, the article stated "a second period of service commenced, this time ending on 24th August, 1984". I can't find a reference to that date in SVRSevern Valley Railway News, and the locomotive recorded a further 309 miles in 1985 according to subsequent mileage tables.
  • The article also stated "46521 spent the summer of 1993 on hire to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, as well as taking part in the London Underground ‘Steam on the Met’ festival the same year." Steam on the Met was in May 1993 and YouTube videos appear to show 46441 was there but not 46521, which I think would have been at the GWSRGloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (Commonly known as the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway) by then. 46521 did do the 'thank you 'special the year before which I have added.

Both statements appear in the current 46521 page on the GCRGreat Central Railway website but I think it is using the Wiki as the source.

SVRSevern Valley Railway News 124 stated "46521 and 80079; both are serviceable, but will be off on their double-headed trip on the main line in October". 80079 worked a solo Cambrian Coast Express on 5 October as photographed in SVRSevern Valley Railway News but I have not found any reference to 46521 taking part.

--Robin (talk) 17:49, 12 January 2021 (UTC)