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CathEx Paddington-Cardiff 28th July

Discussion in 'What's Going on' started by 1020 Shireman, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. 1020 Shireman

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    As steam now comes off at Gloucester on the return - presumably to get Braunton to SPM for the Torbays - there seems little chance of it not being yet another diesel assisted train.
     
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    Steam Dreams has confirmed that the train will have a diesel all day at the back and at the front from Gloucester coming back.
     
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    Again, I feel sorry for the steam fans on board. Was the tour originally booked for steam haulage out and back from Paddington. If so that is a massive chunk removed. Not good. Not good at all.
     
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    It was always coming off at Glos but taking the diesel seems to be what happens now with the SD train set.
     
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    Probably due to the vacuum brakes and the GWML
     
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    The most exciting part of the day is the climb to Sapperton on the return.

    Unfortunately on this tour that particular section is behind a diesel. <BJ>
     
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    Don't understand why steam comes off as there's no Torbay express till the first weekend of Aug.
     
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    Maybe related to crew hours? Either footplate or support crews?
     
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    I note that RTT has this timed for 60mph max. Is this an RTT blip or has 34046 been restricted?
     
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    But the Steam Dreams stock is vacuum braked only and if that is important then there is the underlying problem.
     
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    Most steam trips are timed at 60mph max, irrespective of the loco (or the braking). A 75mph max is only used if this is necessary to squeeze in a path.

    David
     
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    More moaning about the Diesel thats needed to get you back to London. Its a wonder why promoters bother.
     
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    I've never heard of speed restricted because of vacuum brakes before, a lot of trains over the WCML are timed at 75mph
     
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    Because they are in the business and wish to make a profit...they are not benevolent foundations.
     
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    Does anyone know if the masts are up in Sonning cutting?
     
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    We moan because it is just that. A diesel.
     
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