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2010 'TORBAY EXPRESS'

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by free2grice, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Alberta 45562

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    Go on then,who's going to do the honours?!
     
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    I might be wrong but as far as I know 5029 has never run the Torbay Express in its current form. It has been planned but it hasn't happened. I agree the runs with 5051 were excellent. The sound of the loco pounding across the Somerset levels at 75mph is a clear in my memory today as it was five years ago. In those days the TE was only 9 coaches and I think the fact the load is now 11 is a reason that has been quoted for 5029 not being used last year. Given the trains aren't full I also would love to see one of the early or late season trains with 5029.
     
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    In BR(WR) days, the maximum load for a Castle (unassisted) between Kingswear and Newton Abbot was 360 tons, or about 10 Mk1 coaches (with heavy bogies). The same limit applied to a County and a Britannia, so I guess the current load requires Class 8 power. Curiousy the BR 9F was also limited to 360 tons on passenger trains.

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    Locos are being looked at for the next month's worth of trains. Nothing set in stone yet.
     
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    The trip on 4th July is the one at risk at the moment. 6024 could cover perhaps cover it, provided a support crew can be arranged at short notice and she's back in London in time for The Royal Oak on 10th July.

    The TE on 11th July has been cancelled already.

    After that, the Torbay "pool" should have 2 locos available, since 71000 arrives in Bristol on 15th July and 6024 has no other mainline commitments after 10th July - does she?
     
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    Without wanting to re-open old wounds, could this be 5029's chance?
     
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    Torbay Express website nows says that it#s 6024 on Sunday 4th July.
     
  9. jane

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    Off to london on friday with hubby and bob our head cleaner to give the old girl a bit of a clean up ,and she sure does need it after last weekend.but it was a great weekend for our self and for every one on the trip .

    all the best
    jane
     
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    Thanks Jane - and all the crew. No doubt having to change your plans at the last minute to respond to the need. Top effort! :yo:
     
  11. jane

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    Thank you Stu for your comments we all work hard to make things come together ,and we get our rewards from the happy face's of the people we carry on our trip's and a good run with the king ,

    all the best
    jane
     
  12. jane

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    The lads are now all down at London getting the king ready for light movement this evening .

    all the best
    jane
     
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    Ah, was it 6024 at Bristol Barton Hill this evening? I saw the smoke, but couldn't identify the loco. Incidentally, brilliant advertising for the TE, leaving the stock in one of the centre roads at Temple Meads with LOTS of advertising in windows, plus the 1st Class already set up for the silver service :)
     
  14. jane

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    Hi Markin,
    Hope to see you on a forth coming trip, i think it's parked there as there no room on barton hill it's self and like you said it's a good advert;
    and yes it would be 6024;
    all the best
    Jane;
     
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    6024 making a steady departure from Bristol TM, through Parsons Street station on time. Sunshine, black clag and ten smart chocolate and cream coaches. What else can a chap
    ask for? I was especially happy with the film clip as a mother and young child were waving at the train as it approached and the driver was waving back. Classic 1950s/1960s memories. <BJ>
     
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    Thanks, Jane. Yes, I'd love to do a trip, once work permits :(
     
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    Railtour update: 6024 dep WSM 09:48, Taunton a10:17-d10:48, Wellington 10:58, Dawlish 11:43, approaching Paignton early at 12:04.

    Thanks to the posters. <BJ>
     
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    6024 dep. Paignton 17:23, through Dawlish 17:47. Ta posters. <BJ>
     
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    According to uksteam, the Duke will be replacing Tornado on Torbay Express duties (18th and 25th July). There are other Tornado
    railtours in the area around that time that need loco replacements. Will the Duke have the opportunity to haul these trains? <BJ>
     
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    Hi All

    6024 King Edward 1 passing through Dawlish today at 1747, was checked through the station as not too far behind a local unit.


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    Matt
     

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