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Morning peps,

Happy New Year!

 

Would anyone know where one could find a photo of an O&K Sugarbeat locomotive with the number on the bufferbeam?

As far as i'm aware, the Irish O&K Sugarbeat locomotives carried three plus liveries....

Large painted side tank number with yellow lining

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O&K No.3 with this livery at DCDR on its first day back in pass. service. Dec.2018

Small brass side tank number with yellow lining

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O&K No. 1 with this livery at DCDR. Aug.2018

Painted bufferbeam number, possibly with yellow lining?

no photo

As to this, would anyone know of any other liveries the O&K carried?

- Me & a mate sat up past 4am last night discussing this via text 😅

 

Thx in advance!

Also, thanks for the help on the "Chips" subject :)

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They didn't have numbers on buffer beams, I believe.

In use, any with painted numbers weren't quite as large as DCDR have now. 

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FYI, I was cautioned by the spelling stassi here last year for accidentally using ‘beat’ instead of ’beet’. And me a lexdysic drummer. :) I understood what was meant. 

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imageproxy.php?img=&key=ac96cff20d889157Actually Mallow No 3 when I went looking. Seems to have an additional spark arrestor(?) atop the chimney as well. Faded CIE snail on wagon behind.

 

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Interesting; first pic I've seen with a buffer beam number.

The two DCDR ones are not from the same factory - one is Mallow, the other Thurles. None of the Tuam or Carlow ones survived. All four factories numbered their locos separately, so there were three No. 1s, No. 2s & No. 3s..... numerals varied.

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RN Clements pic of Thurles No 1, small brass (?) '1' can be made out. No lining discernible. Sporting shunting hook and GSR/CIE style headlamp instead of the large continental type, as supplied when new. The smokebox lamp iron appears to have been omitted on the DCDR restoration.

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Detail of photo of Carlow in 1960 of what I assume is Thurles No.3, all the Cockerill VB locos having been withdrawn by 1955/56. Faint trace of a light colour lining visible.

Interestingly Carlow No 2 was transferred to Mallow in 1950, Mallow having two No 2s for a while.

Mallow No 1 sent to Carlow as a stationary boiler in 1956. Thurles No 2 sent to Carlow in 1959 for same reason.

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