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Sad end of a MaudsleyMarquis/Merryweather
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No: 12248   Contributor: Ian Moore   Year: 1988   Manufacturer: Merryweather   Country: United Kingdom
Sad end of a MaudsleyMarquis/Merryweather

Reference picture #11747, there were in fact two Maudslay Marquis/Merryweather jobs with South Eastern Area. NSF 232 was a Pump, and NSF 233 was a WrT. I don't know the fate of 232, but here is shown 233, which I photographed many many years ago (and on dreadful film, hence the marks, for which I apologise.) It was taken in a fire station yard, (I THINK Crewe Toll), and proves beyond any doubt that it would never turn another wheel !
Picture added on 10 November 2008
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No need to apologise Ian, a very informative picture.

Added by Chris Wood on 11 November 2008.
This is indeed at Crewe Toll station with the former ferranti factory in the background ( now Selex Systems ). Looks like it was used for RTC training.

Added by Stevie Murray on 11 November 2008.
I think what might have happened is that it was in an RTA first, and the wreckage was then virtually cut to pieces for RTA training.

Added by Ian Moore on 12 November 2008.
Yup! Definitely Crewe Toll in Edinburgh...I used to work in Ferranti, that's what drew my attention to the photo in the first place!

Added by Dougie on 17 February 2009.
I used to drive it in the late 60s when it was stationed at Galashiels. What a sad end.

Added by John Payne on 05 January 2010.
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