QEL ARCHIVE

07/02/17
A reminder, other News
and Events

23/01/17
News about Andrew Bratton

11/01/17
Work Week or Serving
on the Executive Committee

06/01/16
Hot meals, Interail passes
& Commercial Roster

18/12/16
The end of.... &
Can you help & Can you help

11/12/16
Thomas departs &
notice of SMJ Exhibition

25/11/16
Santa Season starts &
GWR 7715 (aka L99) news

16/11/16
Sad News Miriam Ashman
and Locomotive shuffles

05/11/16
Bring your own Lunch
on Sunday 6th November

27/10/18
Christmas Roster, a Flm
Evening, Wallpaper ceiling?
and Grand Raffle draw

23/10/16
A Painting, a Raffle
and Christmas Dinner

19/10/16
An appeal, a meal,
a chair, a visit and a
new coach

09/10/16
A plea, a talk, a lift
and a raffle

30/09/16
Railway Films and
Quainton Painting

20/09/16
Steampunk Fashion &
Traction Engine Rally

14/09/16
Help for the "Punk"
plus Traction Rally

06/09/16
Chairman's messages
& Autumn Season

30/08/16
Big Thank You and
Executive dates

24/08/16
A Funeral, a Memorial
and a correction

05/08/16
Mail Rail and
Gibbons Stamp Monthly

26/07/16
Sad Loses and
Banbury Box

05/07/16
Nearly QEL Again!
& a big thank you

01/05/16
Canyou help?
& Cutting off Noses

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QEL COLUMN

QUAINTON EMAIL LETTER 11.2.17

The hot news is that the big secret that so many of us have known for several months can now be talked of openly, its no longer a secret.

As you know Birmingham Railway Museum have recalled their GWR Castle class locomotive Defiant from display at Quainton. Now the National Railway Museum have kindly consented for us to display the 1847 built locomotive Cornwall in place of Defiant in Rewley Road Visitor Centre.

Built by the Grand Junction Railway which later became part of the LNWR (London & North Western Railway) as a 4-2-2 just 22 years after the opening of the Stockton & Darlington Railway and rebuilt several times firstly in 1858 and again in the 1870's - she is now a 2-2-2.

Interestingly for us, the original Cornwall was displayed at the Great Exhibition of 1851. Our own Rewley Road Visitor Centre is made of the run-on parts left over from the erection of the Great Exhibition building.

A fuller history will be available shortly or you can look her up on Wikipedia which has a very full account.

Compiled by

Tony Lyster

 

Numbered 3020 in 1886, Cornwall rebuilt as a 2-2-2

Editor's note: Maybe not so secret Tony as we even knew months ago and were not sworn to secrecy. However, when Cornwall gets recalled in about 2086 maybe the Society will consider looking south for a replacement. How about “John Hampden” from the London Transport Museum sporting a nearly secret “Dreadnought” on behind or, perhaps, this would be a bit too radical for Quainton having regard to the “Forward Plan” that achieved for us our Accreditation.

3. Criteria governing future acquisition policy including the subjects or themes, periods of time and/or geographic arrears. The permanent collection generally is to consist of material relating to :-

The Aylesbury and Buckingham Railway, Metropolitan Railway and London Transport- The Present Quainton Road Station was built by the Metropolitan railway. The Oxford and Aylesbury Tramway; the Wotton Tramway, better known as The Brill Tramway.