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LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2017

Discussion in 'What's Going on' started by Big Al, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. 46223

    46223 Part of the furniture

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    A fracture in the right hand cylinder block. Ian Riley reckons the repair will take a couple of weeks or more.
     
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    Now you say that, read it on the works!!
     
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    46223 Part of the furniture

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    That's where I read it!!
     
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    Supposedly the right cylinder cracked, or was it left???
     
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    45231 on way to Carnforth 5 early .
     
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    46233 in steam at Crewe
     
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    45231 T+T 37516 dep Carnforth 1150 to Preston where 45231 detaches and returns to Crewe. AN
     
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    45231 departs carnforth making a healthy blast past old midland shed:-

     
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    46223 Part of the furniture

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    Blimey, near miss with that unit!:eek:
     
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    ah, I needed to sign in...so I guess you need to join/register to view, they are all volunteers and need money to keep the cams running..!

    but on Crewe cam 3 you can see and hear the loco gently simmering.

    Cheers.
     
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    yes, unfortunately, that happens every test run. just depends on timing, usually they pass outside this location, but its pot luck.

    edit?
     
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    45231 1b (2).jpg

    LMS 5MT Class 4-6-0 No. 45231 'The Sherwood Forester' immaculately turned out speeds away from Bentham running 10 early during its light/loaded test run
    from Crewe via Carnforth and the Little North Western to Preston thence back to Crewe
     
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    I saw on RTT that it left Hellifield 17E so thinking that it might slip through before the 14.46 from Clitheroe I made my way to Wilpshire just as fast as the traffic lights and speed cameras would allow. The bridge was deserted, oh no! Eventually RTT showed a RT departure for the 14.46 service train which duly arrived at Ramsgreave and Wilpshire at 15.01 (RT). At 14.52 45231 was shown passing Clitheroe (3E) making it due at Whalley around 15.00, it was not until 15.09 (3L) that the service train cleared Daisyfield Jn thus allowing 45231 to start the climb from Whalley (6ish L). 45231 was 10L at Ramsgreave and Wilpshire, looking resplendent, but not working particularly hard, the regulator was closed as the loco breasted the summit. The 8 coaches and the growling 37 passed under the bridge and headed for Blackburn; I headed home for a cup of tea - job done!
     
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    I was on the 14.46 from Clitheroe to Langho praying they wouldn't let her slip before it.

    She stopped for about two minutes at the Golf Course bridge visible from Langho station, I doubt she would have slipped to a stop there considering the 37 on the back. Nothing amazing through Langho, she looked to be working hard, but the 37 opened up just past the platform and the loco almost seemed to shut off.
     
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    45231 in impressive form at Starrick's Farm and later at Hellifield .

     
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    Now back at Crewe
     
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    45231 had it's own support coach before change of ownership I believe. The blood and custard here doesn't look to be the same one, even if it had been repainted.
     
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    35465 today. Don't think 45231 had its own coach while based at Carnforth, ran with a WCRC one. HTH, AN
     
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    First coach back in this photo. Has a BR logo. I've only ever seen it behind 45231 and it seemed to go everywhere with it. It was quite faded up until 2013, but can't see a number on it.
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