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  1. gricerdon liked Big Al's post in the thread VT Oxford 175 Trips: 15/06/19.

    Best not to overcomplicate this one, I suggest. Train arrives at Oxford from Solihull at c 0930. Train goes into sidings at Oxford for servicing. Train is pulled back to Parkway and diesel is detached. Luncheon circular takes place at c 1200...

    May 21, 2019 at 3:11 PM
  2. gricerdon posted a new thread.

    Steam Dreams to Worcester: 23/05/19

    Looks like this one will be diesel free and Sapperton both ways so I have made my first booking with Steam Dreams for a number of years

    Forum: What's Going On

    May 21, 2019 at 7:41 AM
  3. gricerdon replied to the thread VT Cotswold Explorer 18/05/19.

    I think that’s a bit hard Graham. It was pure steam with equal 11 for 425 tons. Yes there were other attractions that day but I thought long and hard before making my decision to support Vintage and it paid off with an excellent run.

    May 21, 2019 at 7:32 AM
  4. gricerdon replied to the thread VT Oxford 175 Trips: 15/06/19.

    The website states that the train from Birmingham will have diesel assistance which presumably is for the shunt moves at Oxford prior to the Circular. Anyone know what route the Circular will take?

    May 20, 2019 at 9:20 AM
  5. gricerdon replied to the thread VT Cotswold Explorer 18/05/19.

    Yes Ray has confirmed that it was deadweight and only there for operational reasons. It was turned on (not notch 1) for heat at the start and just ticking over. This was a true pure steam day Graham so join Vintage trains charters provided Ray...

    May 19, 2019 at 10:07 PM
  6. gricerdon replied to the thread VT Cotswold Explorer 18/05/19.

    I would have said from performance that the DL was just deadweight but I will have all the answers for my next but one column. Don (aka Rottweiler when I was in business so I am told)

    May 19, 2019 at 6:42 PM
  7. gricerdon replied to the thread VT Cotswold Explorer 18/05/19.

    It’s 117.5 tons so now I have the total train tare train weight

    May 19, 2019 at 6:37 PM
  8. gricerdon replied to the thread VT Cotswold Explorer 18/05/19.

    Does anybody know the weight of 47773 so I can calculate the train weight but looks to be quite heavy equal to 11 at least

    May 19, 2019 at 8:01 AM
  9. gricerdon replied to the thread VT Cotswold Explorer 18/05/19.

    Yes correct. I now have all the coach weights so can work out the train weight if somebody knows the weight for 47773. One of the foot crossings at Thrupp. [IMG] Ladywood on the return leg, with the Malvern hills visible in the distance. [IMG]

    May 19, 2019 at 7:44 AM
  10. gricerdon replied to the thread VT Cotswold Explorer 18/05/19.

    There was some Riviera stock

    May 18, 2019 at 3:18 PM
  11. gricerdon replied to the thread CME - 2019.

    Sounds great. Wanted to do 7029 otherwise would have been on it

    May 18, 2019 at 3:14 PM
  12. gricerdon replied to the thread VT Cotswold Explorer 18/05/19.

    26.5 min on Sapperton no DL. 78 after Minety, 77.4 Uffington

    May 18, 2019 at 12:17 PM
  13. gricerdon replied to the thread VT Cotswold Explorer 18/05/19.

    Yes but damp with drizzle. No great effort so far but we are running to time.

    May 18, 2019 at 10:37 AM
  14. gricerdon replied to the thread VT Cotswold Explorer 18/05/19.

    Load 7 plus water carrier plus 47773

    May 18, 2019 at 9:17 AM
  15. gricerdon replied to the thread VT Cotswold Explorer 18/05/19.

    7029 with 47773 on the back left Solihull a minute late. Not sure of load yet but light. Damp cold day

    May 18, 2019 at 8:19 AM