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  1. derby2 replied to the thread Atlantic Coast Express UKRT/MNLPS 23/09/17.

    Ummmm yes, I have encountered the 'shouty lady' at Exeter in the past too - you are in good company! It's always 'interesting' to see how different stations react to the visit of a steam charter - I'll leave it at that. The consist was as it was...

    Sep 24, 2017 at 5:13 PM
  2. derby2 replied to the thread Atlantic Coast Express UKRT/MNLPS 23/09/17.

    Big Al - and others - who have commented on this are not wrong of course. It is an indisputable fact that charters are near the bottom of the pile when it comes to train priorities. That said, the art of 'regulation' is exactly that - and...

    Sep 24, 2017 at 5:07 PM
  3. derby2 replied to the thread David Shepherd (RIP) and his locomotives..

    Certainly it is planned that "Clan Line" will carry a wreath on the smokebox door when working the ACE tomorrow. As for a commemorative tour, certainly we have discussed 'options' in the past day or so, but a lot of things have to fall in place...

    Sep 22, 2017 at 10:10 AM
  4. derby2 replied to the thread Atlantic Coast Express UKRT/MNLPS 23/09/17.

    Sorry - too many "requires" in that second sentence!!!!

    Sep 22, 2017 at 10:01 AM
  5. derby2 replied to the thread Atlantic Coast Express UKRT/MNLPS 23/09/17.

    Far more to the point, the MNLPS know what they're doing with regard to water arrangements. It is a requirement that steam specifications to the TOC require the promoter & loco owner to specify what water stops they require, and for how long....

    Sep 22, 2017 at 12:46 AM
  6. derby2 replied to the thread Atlantic Coast Express UKRT/MNLPS 23/09/17.

    And whilst I understand the sentiments, the schedule is about as good as you'll get from Reading to Victoria, even mid-evening and irrespective of the motive power. If you look at the NR timings you will note that there's relatively little...

    Sep 22, 2017 at 12:05 AM
  7. derby2 replied to the thread David Shepherd (RIP) and his locomotives..

    And I can say no more than I - and all in the MNLPS - concur with that. Amongst all the other causes dear to David's heart, that are well known to virtually all reading this forum, he was a supporter of "Clan Line" since the Longmoor days, and...

    Sep 21, 2017 at 11:54 PM