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  1. Paul42 liked Johnb's post in the thread Cathedrals Express to Holyhead 18/11/2017 45699 vice 46233.

    Now why didn't anyone else think of that one! So easy, steam up a second loco do a FTR, roster a loco crew, get a support crew together from possibly all points of the compass. All within 48 hours or less. At least you probably provide some...

    Nov 20, 2017 at 10:49 PM
  2. Paul42 replied to the thread 80072.

    I read somewhere that 813 is a possible visitor for the Branchline event, in return for 323 visiting the valley.

    Nov 20, 2017 at 8:47 PM
  3. Paul42 replied to the thread 80072.

    I believe so, was in one of them magazines.

    Nov 20, 2017 at 6:28 PM
  4. Paul42 liked West Somerset Wizard's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Ah the old public service idea. As one who worked hard to make it work back in the days when the WSR "had a go" at this, it is not something I'd want the current Plc to attempt (not that they have any desire to do so). Travelling downby road from...

    Nov 20, 2017 at 5:44 PM
  5. Paul42 replied to the thread 80072.

    Severn Valley.

    Nov 20, 2017 at 5:41 PM
  6. Paul42 liked Big Al's post in the thread Cathedrals Express to Holyhead 18/11/2017 45699 vice 46233.

    There are times when I just wish people would let WCRC go about what they do in as best and most appropriate manner as they can. And then we get from #8 a whole load of mutterings including by one of two folk who don't seem on this occasion to be...

    Nov 19, 2017 at 9:52 PM
  7. Paul42 liked Hampshire Unit's post in the thread Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters.

    76017 last night [img]Black and Light Loco by Arle Images, on Flickr [img]76017 arrives at Ropley by Arle Images, on Flickr

    Nov 19, 2017 at 4:12 PM
  8. Paul42 replied to the thread Railway Touring Company's 2017 Programme.

    It might be heading to the Mid Hants for the Santa's.

    Nov 19, 2017 at 4:11 PM
  9. Paul42 replied to the thread Cathedrals Express to Holyhead 18/11/2017 45699 vice 46233.

    Since there was only just over 2 hours at Holyhead to turn and service the loco, it is was also certainly there to shunt the stock ( as suggested by Big Al).

    Nov 19, 2017 at 1:27 PM
  10. Paul42 liked J Shuttleworth's post in the thread Cathedrals Express to Holyhead 18/11/2017 45699 vice 46233.

    Thank you. Given that I spent most of Thursday trying to rewrite a considerable part of the December steam programme, as a result of the withdrawal of both 6233 and No.9, perhaps the previous poster should reconsider his comments (not for the...

    Nov 19, 2017 at 9:52 AM
  11. Paul42 liked bob.meanley's post in the thread 2999: Lady of Legend.

    When I first read this quote around fifty years ago, it was actually to the effect that press commentary lead the GWR directors to ask Churchward why the LNWR could build three engines for the cost of two of his, which of course lead to the...

    Nov 18, 2017 at 11:28 PM
  12. Paul42 liked Big Al's post in the thread Cathedrals Express to Holyhead 18/11/2017 45699 vice 46233.

    To be fair, wasn't this one of those 'rock and a hard place issues'? The train was set up for a Duchess and loaded for a Duchess. The booked loco fails and there is nothing big enough that can be used as a substitute. So you end up with steam...

    Nov 18, 2017 at 11:10 PM
  13. Paul42 liked Gladiator 5076's post in the thread Cathedrals Express to Holyhead 18/11/2017 45699 vice 46233.

    As the Duchess was in steam Wednesday and then failed Big Al is right. Where is this mythical available Class 8 loco coming from with USA out as well? SD could of course just used the 37, so surely this is a better solution. Good on WCRC for...

    Nov 18, 2017 at 11:10 PM
  14. Paul42 replied to the thread 35028 - The Wessex Express 18/11/17.

    It is West Coast, James has stated this in the past on here.

    Nov 18, 2017 at 8:12 PM