Duchess speed through Bromsgrove 61 mph compared with 63 for Clun Castle. Duchess minimum 33 mph, same as Clun Castle.
I think the Castle shaded...
63 mph Bromsgrove, 33 minimum
Just boarded at Tyseley. Clun Castle on load 6.
Whatever happened to blues n twos?
Back in 2010 timed Tornado from York to Kings Cross. The single water stop in High Dyke Loop (between Grantham...
There were some on board announcements re stewards to platform end. Now I know why. What a plonker.
Concur wuth the various teports, except that control held a stopper in the loop at Kiddy, and we actually had a clear run to Snow Hill.
Now advised dep will be after 15.46 Cardiff train.
Heteford P1 still occupied by TfW,175. Waiting for WMids train to arrive P2. Our revised dep now 15.22.
Chaos at Hereford. Pax turfed off TfW train in P2 then told to get back on again 10 mins later. Another TfW 175 in P1.
Not looking good for 15.00...
It's uphill for a mile out of Craven Arms, took a while to get going. Diesel assisting again. Then awkward signal stop at Shelwick Jn.
Yes we made it to Hereford.
Numerous interventions by the diesel, so a complete a write off from a loco performance point of view. 41 mph around...
6233 whistling up for departure shortly.
Confirmed on board PHBT ahead. Long delay in prospect.
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