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  1. 1020 Shireman attached a file to the thread The Cornishman Express with Clan Line: 17/06/18.

    Been looking back at another Tornado run over Dainton and Rattery. What struck me from memory was the luck we had on Sunday at Newton Abbot. Rarely have trains had a clear run at speed through the station. On 9th March 2013 on a Pad-Ply and...

    Jun 21, 2018 at 12:21 AM
  2. 1020 Shireman replied to the thread The Cornishman Express with Clan Line: 17/06/18.

    From memory they weren't great for Tornado's run on Dainton or Rattery, but not as wet as Sunday. I remember Cornwall being drizzly and reports of poor rail head.

    Jun 20, 2018 at 11:10 PM
  3. 1020 Shireman attached a file to the thread The Cornishman Express with Clan Line: 17/06/18.

    After long weekend with the Cotswold Venturer and Cornishman Express and Monday Club on Tuesday, I finally got around to typing up the outward journey. I see Sean beat me to it!! I was only timing actual mileposts which is getting more...

    Jun 20, 2018 at 6:00 PM
  4. 1020 Shireman replied to the thread The Cornishman Express with Clan Line: 17/06/18.

    Even sure footed 4-6-0s have been known to slip on that section of Hemerdon in the conditions we had on Sunday. Clan Line, like Tornado must have really well balanced wheelsets. Right diameter for climbing too. Where we stopped in Tivvy Loop, if...

    Jun 19, 2018 at 9:42 AM
  5. 1020 Shireman replied to the thread RTC 2018.

    It's almost 78 miles from Carlisle to Hellifield. We've been told over the years that the rule of thumb is 80 miles per water stop over mixed terrain on 4000-4500 gallon tenders with the water level never being allowed to drop below 1000-1500...

    Jun 19, 2018 at 9:08 AM
  6. 1020 Shireman replied to the thread RTC Cotswold Venturer 16/06/18.

    Just a shortish report on No.9s first run back. Hope there will be many more and they all fill. If you can, don't miss a chance to travel behind the legendary engine in her final year of mainline running. Cotswold Venturer 16th June 2018 Due...

    Jun 18, 2018 at 12:57 PM
  7. 1020 Shireman replied to the thread Saphos Trains 2018.

    Why don't you go into detail? No-one does on these trains. We'd have a far better chance of looking at the claims of zero or minimum diesel use on this route in particular if someone posted the speeds on the banks. Some of the point to point...

    Jun 18, 2018 at 10:34 AM
  8. 1020 Shireman replied to the thread RTC Cotswold Venturer 16/06/18.

    How can anyone be accurate with SD and RTC working from what seems to be a wishlist, quoting engines that are not fit to run or even in one piece, 60009 and Mayflower being two examples.

    Jun 18, 2018 at 10:28 AM
  9. 1020 Shireman replied to the thread The Cornishman Express with Clan Line: 17/06/18.

    Interesting to read your comments on this thread and the TBE threads Don with your history of the Southern and what MNs are capable of. Not being fortunate to have had anything to do with the real steam age, the first time I came across Clan Line...

    Jun 18, 2018 at 10:20 AM
  10. 1020 Shireman replied to the thread Torbay Express 2018.

    We were told on yesterday's spectacular Cornishman Express that the remaining Torbays will be hauled by: No.9: 15th July; 29th July; 19/8 Tornado: 2/9; 16/9. Interestingly it was implied from a very reliable source that the Cornishman Express...

    Jun 18, 2018 at 9:43 AM
  11. 1020 Shireman liked bleeder4's post in the thread RTC Cotswold Venturer 16/06/18.

    Arriving into Worcester a short time ago. [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  12. 1020 Shireman replied to the thread RTC Cotswold Venturer 16/06/18.

    Just joined at Slough. Lightweight 10 coach train for the A4..

    Jun 16, 2018 at 7:42 AM
  13. 1020 Shireman replied to the thread Steam Dreams 2018.

    God the GWML catenary is seriously intrusive isn't it?

    Jun 15, 2018 at 5:55 PM
  14. 1020 Shireman replied to the thread RTC 2018.

    Did hear that a while ago, but only as a rumour. Understand RTC is still expecting 34052 to do the last 2 Royal Duchys. If not 34052, what I wonder? Sorry, posted a moment later.

    Jun 15, 2018 at 5:50 PM
  15. 1020 Shireman replied to the thread RTC 2018.

    An interesting comment bearing in mind 34052 is fit and well and seemingly has no commitments that long weekend.

    Jun 15, 2018 at 5:24 PM