We're hoping to do the CME next week but Preston is a High Risk Red Zone; Crewe and Carlisle are Medium Risk Orange Zones for Covid so wondering...
Just had an Email:
The Easterling Saturday 3rd October 2020
With regards to your booking on The Easterling this Saturday 3rd October 2020 we are...
BIL going well with load 11 passing Horton and Ribblehead Railcams.
I have it on very good authority that the diesel was locked out and not in drive on the steam legs.
Close enough. For the Sci-fi purists, the Tripods were from the BBC Series. Thunderchild was in War of the Worlds but the Martians were in Three...
From the Railcams at Horton and Ribblehead looked like a good climb with 13 on. Same set as Tornado took out on saturday.
The train is 34046+POB+10+the Class 47. Worcester Depot has been restricted to 11 coaches for many years now. The Class 47 on the rear is the issue.
Interesting thoughts and we expected a 'Covid-19' premium to be added as we're talking about less than 50% of seat availability with no mitigation...
What do you mean? We were all told 6233 was the rostered locomotive and would have been able to take 10 over the banks. Were we "misinformed"?
Hit the nail firmly on the head. This is all down to the PRCLT's failure to provide 6233.
Watched on Farington Railcam. ECS from Carnforth double Headed Class 47s + 9.
The return from Par on Sunday, 1Z85, states:
Starts as Diesel locomotive, trailing load 455 tonnes, changes en route
Starts planned at 95mph max
They're going to have to be on their toes at Plymouth. Only 19 mins on the outward to detach 44871+POB and attach the Class 47; 24 mins for the...
Curious all this as I was categorically told by RTC that there will be an assisting diesel with 44871.
Those travelling will. Not for us. 10 behind the Duchess would have been fun. Only done it once with 6233 and 10 before and that was way back on...
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