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60007 Update 9.3.12

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by guycarr360, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. guycarr360

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    Just a quick update, recently passed her steam test, now in for painting.

    Also booked for 2 more mainline tours in September, in addition to GB5.

    It is planned to use 60007 on the following rail tours:

    21st April, (RTC)
    Great Britain V Railtour
    60007 will work the train from York to Edinburgh
    N.B. This is a part of a nine day railtour, the section involving 60007 can not be booked separately.

    8th September, (PT)
    60007: York - Skipton - Appleby - Carlisle

    19th September, (UKR)
    60007: Carlisle - Appleby - Hellifield - Blackburn - Farringdon Junction - Crewe

    (PT) Pathfinder Tours - Tel: 01453) 835414 or 01453 834477, website: pathfindertours.co.uk
    (RTC) Railway Touring Company - Tel: 01553 661500, website: Steam Rail Trips and Tours - Railway Touring Company
    (UKR) UK Railtours - Tel: 01438 715050, website: ukrailtours.com
     
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    Good news on No.7. She's been away far too long.
     
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    The top statement isn't true unfortunatley, yes she has been steamed but the boiler exam hasnt been passed yet. Dont get ahead of yourself. There are a few of us working really quite hard to make sure that the engine is right when it does come out again. Patience and correct facts are a virtue!
     
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    NYMR website has expected ok date for 18th April.
     
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    I can confirm what Gresleyman say is correct. A brief update for members of the Trust will go up soon.
     
  6. Oakfield

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    The SNGLPT have always maintained that only information posted on their website holds validity, which, in my opinion, is the correct way to proceed.
     
  7. Oakfield

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    Latest information on the NYMR unofficial forum says that an A4LS source unofficially suggests mid to late summer for a return to traffic.
     
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    60007 was outside the shed at Grosmont today, appeared to have a warming fire lit......
     
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    Steamed yesterday - still work to do
     
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    From Elsewhere, 60007 steam test on this Thursday.
     
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    Please God can they get a pass this time?! After all the hard work and money it must be so demoralising to suffer these set backs
     
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    She was outside Grosmont shed yesterday 24th being cleaned, with some smoke showing and looking wonderful (below).


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    Comment on another forum indicates that 60007 did pass its steam test on Thursday . Official confirmation awaited.

    Further comment seen that Sir Nigel may be stretching his legs on Saturday.
     
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    Picture from elsewhere:-

    SNG at Pickering today on test run

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    Looking good for 2 Blue A4s in action at the Gala.......

    Steven
     
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    Reports on Facebook suggest the firebox was found o be leaking again when Sir Nigel was back at Grosmont. Anyone know if this is true? I am hoping it is not - really devastating blow to the lads looking after Gresley if it is.
     
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    eddief,

    Sadly that is the case. Does anyone know how bad the leak is on 60007?
     
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    Hopefully, an update will be able to be issued later today confirming the situation and whether a rapid repair is possible.

    Steven
     
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    I hope so Steve, I have a lot of happy memories of No;7 on the NYMR - I even managed a cab ride whilst shunting the dining train.
     

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