Marple - 1888

Marple - 1888

Postby Whickham » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:49 am

MARPLE built by Earle's Shipbuilding & Engineering Co at Hull in 1888, YN 313
1888: Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway
1898: Great Central Railway
191x: War Office
1918: Great Central Railway
1923: London & North Eastern Railway
1947: Tees Towing Co
1947: Broken up at Dunston

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Re: Marple - 1888

Postby teesships » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:32 am

The reference to Tees Towing made me look in John Proud's SEAHORSES OF THE TEES.
Intresting reading! (After WW2) TT had to make do with whatever second-hand tonnage they could obtain. MARPLE, CENTRAL NO. 1 (renamed SILVER CROSS) and CENTRAL NO. 2 (renamed TEMPLE CROSS) were purchased from LNER on 21.3.1947. (The reason for purchasing the MARPLE) was that LNER insisted in selling all three as a job lot ... She cost them £500 but was sent (more or less) immediately to the breakers Clayton and Davie at Dunston who paid £160 for her! She appears to have arrived there on 1.5.1947.

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Re: Marple - 1888

Postby northeast » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:22 am

Well spotted Miss Marplebeck :)
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