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CANADA 2011:

April 2011: LSWR Class ‘T3’ from York to Toronto for the “Railway Children” and returning Dunrobin and the Duke of Sutherland saloon from Fort Steele, Canada to UK.

In March 2011, Moveright International were contracted by the National Railway Museum to export a ‘T3’ steam locomotive and wooden-bodied coach from the NRM in York to Toronto in Canada for a production of The Railway Children. Following delivery of the locomotive and coach, the return load was to be the locomotive Dunrobin and its associated Duke of Sutherland saloon from Fort Steele (near Calgary) to the UK. Upon arrival, the locomotive was dispatched to the Severn Valley Railway and the coach was offloaded at Beamish museum.

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The ‘T3’ locomotive  having arrived at Halifax Docks in Canada.

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The ‘T3’ locomotive and ramp loaded onto a second CN railway wagon,

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The ‘T3’ unveiled temporarily at Toronto rail yard about the be transferred onto road lorry.

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The wooden body coach loaded onto road transport and about to leave Toronto rail yard for Toronto city.

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The locomotive Dunrobin at Fort Steele railway society being pulled out of its shed.

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Dunrobin being winched onto the trailer.
 

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At Calgary rail yard, the locomotive is transferred onto a rail wagon.

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The coach departing Fort Steele en-route to Calgary.

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The two vehicles on the CN wagon having been sheeted over ready for the trip to Halifax.

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The locomotive and coach on their mafi units ready to be loaded onto the ship bound for the UK.

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The locomotive, Dunrobin, being delivered to Bewdeley on the Severn Valley Railway after its mammoth journey from the west side of Canada.

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Transferring the coach from the mafi unit to a railway wagon at Halifax ready for onward transit to Toronto.

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The ‘T3’ locomotive, its tender and the coach wagons now formed up and ready for transport to Toronto.

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The ‘T3’ tender and coach at Toronto rail yard.

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The coach arriving into Toronto city centre and unloaded at the roundhouse for the Railway Children.

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The road transport arrives at Fort Steele to collect the locomotive.

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About to leave Fort Steele to Calgary.

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Back at Fort Steele, the Duke of Sutherland saloon is winched onto the road trailer.

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At Calgary rail yard, the carriage is loaded onto the same rail wagon as Dunrobin.

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At Halifax rail yard, the carriage is unloaded onto a mafi unit ready to be loaded onto the ship.

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On arrival at Liverpool, the coach is loaded onto one trailer bound for Beamish.

CANADA 2011 (part 2):

September 2011: Returning the LSWR Class ‘T3’ from Toronto to York

Following the final showing of the “Railway Children” production at the Roundhouse at the base of the CN Tower in Toronto, Moveright International were once again asked to undertake the import of the locomotive and coach from Canada back to the UK. This took place in September and October 2011.

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Loading the locomotive at the Roundhouse Park. The base of the CN Tower can be seen in the background.

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The low loader about to be heading north.

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Arrival at Concord Yard, northern Toronto. The low-loader moves into position to unload.

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The loco and coach on one railway flat car waiting to be covered with protective tarpaulins.

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The loco on the low loader and ready to be transported to Concord Yard for onward transit to Halifax.

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Followed by the Teak-bodies coach.

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The locomotive is slowly winched off the road transport and onto one of the railway wagons.

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The ensemble waiting to be hauled by rail up to Halifax and onto a ship bound for the UK.