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6024 Cathedrals Express to Bristol, 12th Feb

Discussion in 'What's Going on' started by Steamage, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Steamage

    Steamage Part of the furniture

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    Any news yet this morning? Loco fit and healthy? It's a bit cold and grey in Oxford this morning. I'm off to the Goring area soon - hope it's not too misty down there.
     
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    Heading to taplow now to see her. Also I've subscribed to rail tour so I'm attempting to update both sources.
     
  3. james1983

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    Through taplow 10:43 on the down main.

    Also, well done to the idiot on platform 1 who thought it was still a good idea to scale the locked gate and fence and video her. It's locked for a reason.
     
  4. RalphW

    RalphW Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    There's always one who thinks the rules don't apply to them.....
     
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    Looked superb through Twyford. Few minutes late and hotly pursued by two HSTs. Assume she will move over to relief line after Reading ???? Weather so gloomy, but trying to load short video to Youtube now.
     
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    Indeed there is always one. If his footage is uploaded it'll be easily spotted as being from that platform! Anyway good to see a fair number of people at Taplow braving the cold, don't think they'll be the same number tonight for the return though!
     
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    6024 King Edward I at Twyford 12Feb2012 006.MOV - YouTube There were a fair number of people on Twyford platforms, but because of such bad light, I ventured to the car park for a short video. Luckily the turbo passed in front of me a few minutes earlier. Not sure what my camera was trying to focus on in the light, I may have been down too low so it was catching the railings or possibly the rails before the King was in focus.
     
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    Horace - Those pictures are outstanding of her crossing the sounding arch. So much small detail you've captured with the ducks/pigeons flying off, the crispness of her exhaust....lovely stuff
     
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    James whils't I understand your feelings about this person, wishing he would fall and impale himself does you no credit at all.

    Cheers Dave
     
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    Thankyou Gents.Those ducks will do anything for some soggy bread.
     
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    Thru' Didcot on time on the main and looking really good. Shame the sun didn't show up.
     
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    Could someone tell us which set of coaching stock is being used today, please, and how many?

    Many thanks. <BJ>
     
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    Free2grice - Looked to be the normal SD Set x12, mixture of Mk1&2's including two Metro Cammell Pullmans in maroon. I don't know the actual stock code being used.

    Big Dave - Comment noted about my wishes, and I've removed the text.
     
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    Just as there is always someone making a pointless fuss about it.
     
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    Has anyone seen her, we're freezing at Bassett junction :)
     
  19. jane

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    may pay you to check with nat work rail got track work between swindon and bristol templemeads;
    10 min late leaving swindon if thats any help ;
     
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    Trust she's arrived at Bristol ????????
     

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