Discussion in 'What's Going on' started by Paul42, Jan 14, 2017.
Got my Tickets a pity i have to move for the shuttle
Me too, different seat (and coach) for the Rambler and Shuttle. I guess it would have been a bit of a nightmare to organise if everyone on the Rambler kept the same seats for the Shuttle, so I can understand the necessity of it.
Incidentally, just had an email from VT saying that the weekend of 28/29 Oct will be when 7029 is back in action, so start clearing your diaries!
I would have thought that you would just allocate seats for those booked o both first, and then allocate those doing just one of the trips, but I guess it's not as simple as that.
Times for the Ramble are out
Tyseley to Melton
Melton to Tyseley
Lets get ready to ramble...
Are there any good climbs on the trip to see both engines working hard?
Climb to Nuneaton up Arley is good, its a nice pull up from Nuneaton towards Hinckley and then I believe there's a good pull on the Corby section somewhere. It should be an interesting day
The climb away from Haringworth viaduct heading towards Oakham is a good one
Welland Viaduct Harringworth ,up to Corby Tunnel ,1 in 200 if I remember right.
The climb to Stockingford tunnel (Arley) in both directions is probably the most taxing at 1/125 & 1/126. Heading off Harringworth towards Corby is 1/200 and heading towards to Melton of Harringworth is majority 1/167 and then followed by the 1/142 out of Manton Tunnel towards Oakham.
Just a warning for linesiders, there is going to be huge crowds at Harringworth, due to local media coverage, so expect sales stands and hot dog stands and lots of drones ! I kid you not !
Anybody got the best location. post code for stockingford tunnel??? Going to see the trip on return journey ??? Can't get to harringworth unfortunately
CV10 9PH, might see you there.
Double headed pannier on the front.
Passing Water Orton foot crossing
a few at whitacre at http://stevebottrill.zenfolio.com/ or https://www.flickr.com/photos/15931796@N00/
Thanks for photo, I'm now presuming 9600 will go on the back from Melton to Corby chimney first, so that will make it bunker /tender first Corby to Tysley for both loco's.
PS , Not wishing to be a profit to gloom but now raining (10.52 )in North Northants
Getting away from Syston
Filmed at Rearsby and Whittleford (Nuneaton):
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