B7 class 'Pug' 51218

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B7 class 'Pug' 51218

Post by yorkieman » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:50 pm

My old boss being a railway buff arranged for this ex Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 'pug' saddle tank to parade on Queen Elizabeth Dock, Hull back in 2000. She (it) is normally on the KWVR. Details on
http://www.fraserker.com/winson/oldsite ... story.html
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Post by yorkieman » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:52 pm

I called this one 'Four Pugs', I'm the Pug on the right!
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Post by terry.thwaite » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:11 pm

Is that Mike Fell on the left George ?
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Post by yorkieman » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:26 pm

Yes indeed, and at centre John McGrory who you may know, from Goole? It was John who gave the barge SOBRIETY to Goole Grammar back in 1971 and it developed of course into the Waterways Museum under Bob Watson (who retired today).
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Post by terry.thwaite » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:04 pm

I do know John McGrory and his son Steve, I had many a dealing with them back when they owned and ran Goole Welding way before their RMS and Global invovlement. John was a character to say the least and I witnessed many a heated conversation about him in the slaver shops of Goole.

Bob "Chopper" Watson did a grand job in starting and running the Sobriety Project and in keeping some of the redundant boatmen in work aboard Sobriety and Eden. I do keep threatening to visit the museum but never seem to get round to it.
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Post by yorkieman » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:29 pm

Yes indeed, John is still a larger than life character, blunt but with his heart in the right place, and the only man I know to have run a Burns Night Supper in Goole!
Bob got a well-deserved MBE and as I say retired officially today (popped in to see him) but still waiting for a successor to be appointed. Waddington gave the barge SERVICE to them last year and it's well on way to conversion as extra museum space. I was a Trustee for 10 years but have stood down now.
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Post by terry.thwaite » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:46 am

Were you with the the Docks Board then George ? or ABP as it is.
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Post by yorkieman » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:15 am

Yes but only for 35 years then they said 'you've done so well, there's nothing more to do' !!
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Re: B7 class 'Pug' 51218

Post by terry.thwaite » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:19 am

............ not to mention the lump sum and pension !
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Post by yorkieman » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:59 am

..... I said not to mention that!
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