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Post by 34017 Ilfracombe on Tue May 19, 2009 10:28 am

This thread is dedicated to the Running Foremen at Nine Elms Locoshed

We remember, George Bignell, Stan Hart, Ted Edgington, and Harry Granger; and of course Len Trigg

True proffessional Railway men, right up to the end of Steam in 1967
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Post by 34017 Ilfracombe on Tue May 19, 2009 10:36 am

I always remember Len Triggs saying "Dont make her late away look", or dont have her Blowing Off?
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Post by 35005CP on Tue May 19, 2009 10:39 am

Always a fine line between letting a loco blow off and making sure the fire is right for getting away!

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Post by 34017 Ilfracombe on Tue May 19, 2009 10:48 am

No sometimes they used to want a spare engine outside the Foremans Office, in case of a breakdown
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Post by 34017 Ilfracombe on Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:26 am

Yes, you are quite correct. It was indeed Harry Ranger.

The last time that I saw Harry was in mid to late 80s. He was on a Boat Train that I was Driving between Dover and Victoria.
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Post by 35013 Blue Funnel on Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:39 pm

If my memory serves me right Len Trigg was known as 'Pierpoint' - a reference to his 'hang dog' demeanour. Pierpoint Sykes was the public hangman - a droll bunch footplatement!
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