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2010 'TORBAY EXPRESS'

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

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    All Tornado's trains up to 26 July are now either postponed, cancelled or reallocated to another engine (6024 or 71000).
     
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    So that unit still gets in the way then? :(
     
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    Every Torbay Express this year has caught up this local around Dawlish or Dawlish Warren.
     
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    To add to David's point. I believe on at least two of the early ones we went past Cockwood and Cockwood LC with the regulater wide open,in fact from there most of the way to Exeter,after the unit has cleared Starcross.
     
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    6024 reported passing through Bath Spa 21:56 en route to the capital.

    Thanks to Liam H. <BJ>
     
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    Joined the TE for the return run on Sunday. A little bit late away from Paignton but no matter as we caught the stopper along the coast. Reasonable run at Whiteball, 50 mph over the summit (Whiteball challenge figure was little higher).

    Good but unspectacular run from Taunton, I guess the crew had an idea we would get delayed at W-S-M due to the extra trains for the T4 event. Nevertheless the run to Uphill junc. was about ‘even time’. Debatable as the exact distance to the stop is hard to estimate exactly.

    6024 set off with the usual gusto from Worle but caught a stopper, so stop-start all the way to Bristol.

    Word on the train was 71000 for the next two runs, which I see is confirmed on uksteam. That will be interesting.

    Thanks to all the support team, train crew and the ever friendly TE stewards.
     
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    5029 is now being advertised for RTC's competing Weymouth Seaside Express, Bristol-Weymouth-Bristol on Sundays 15 and 29 August. It replaces 70000/70013, which I presume, will not be ready.

    David
     
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    Pity it can't swap with the Duke,that's effectivly impossible......or it is if what is said is true.
     
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    Sorry Mark I don't understand, if what is said? Maybe what I said about load 9? People might not have noticed but the TE ran with 10 coaches last weekend, which I understand would make 5029 an option.

    Anyway I am disappointed because I'll miss 5029 because I'm booked on the TE on the day of 1st run and elsewhere on the second trip. Ah well. It would be great to have 5029 for maybe the last TE run of the season. I'm sure it would give a boost to bookings.
     
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    71000 Duke of Gloucester through Flax Bourton on time at 09:25. The speed and power of that engine ....simply amazing!! <BJ>
     
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    71000 dep WSM 09:45, Brent Knoll 09:54, Bridgwater 10:00. Thanks posters. <BJ>
     
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    black and white shot at Yatton
     

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    71000 1Z27 dep Taunton 10:46, Collumpton 11:06, Exeter St.Thomas 11:26 and Langston Rock 11:36. Thanks to the posters. <BJ>
     
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    would you like to clarify your statement please

    many thanks

    Martin
     
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    The Weymouth trips are West Coast, and the Duke is only working on trips at present which are DBS.
     
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