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Goodbye 1638

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2015 - Bluebell Railway - Sheffield Park - Southern Railway Maunsell U class 1638The Bluebell Railway’s U class no 1638 has officially been retired from service.  The locomotive was withdrawn due to it requiring repairs that although minor would have needed a hydraulic test and with just six months remaining on it’s boiler certificate, the line have sensibly been decided that resources should instead be put into the completion of the overhaul of British Railways “standard Arthur” 5MT 73082 Camelot which will have a potential ten years of life ahead of it.

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