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60009 - The Cheshireman 08/09/18

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by LMarsh1987, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. LMarsh1987

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    Steam on from Norwich, and off at Peterborough on the return. That's some good mileage ! Any idea how many miles ?
     
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    Best estimate at this time of night 387.5 miles. This assumes Ely North to West Junction and Searchlight Junction/ WCML Down Slow on the outward.

    For anyone wishing to scrutinise, I am basing this on the following breakdown of the separate legs
    Norwich-Peterborough 81.7 miles
    Peterborough-Nuneaton 70.9 miles
    Nuneaton-Chester 81.9 miles (82.1 miles return)

    Totalling 234.5 miles outward and 153.0 miles return as far as Peterborough.

    Not quite the marathon (but only by just a few miles) visualised for next March's RTC York-Edinburgh-York "Edinburgh Flyer" at 410 miles, but not far off. UoSA is certainly aiming to prove, in its final year on the main line, its credentials as a true Long Distance Runner !
     
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    Reported departing Norwich 0655 on time, Load 11, no Diesel and Jim Clarke on the regulator. Looks to be on time into Brandon too.
     
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    Signal checked after Ely West Jn. just after the A10 0836-0839. On the tail of a Freightliner.
     
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    Through Whittlesea 0938 17L
     
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    Just got on and settled at Peterborough and as I spotted him walking down the platform, I took the opportunity to thank Mr. Cameron and shake his hand for all the pleasure 60009 has given me over the years :)
     
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    Well done on that. Mr Cameron is a true gentleman in the steam world I think.
     
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    That's a coincidence (or mistake) as Jim Clarke is a DBC driver/fireman based at Hither Green and this is a WCRC operation.
     
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    Another Jim Clarke, works out of Southall quite alot on steam and diesel.
     
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    [Not my Photo] Leaving Norwich this morning, showing a close up of Driver Jim Clarke.
     

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    He certainly comes across as quite the affable gentleman. I feel honoured :)
     
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    So is No9 stuck behind the Freightliner all the way to Leicester ?
     
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    I would shake his hand as well if I ever meet him face to face and say thank you for what you have done over the years keeping Number 9 and the Marquess running?
     
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    Quite so but spare a thought for Lord Garnock who saved the K4 in the first place.
     
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    A bottle of "Gravy Train Ale" is going down nicely now :D
     
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    I totally agree on that as well.
     
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    As we pulled into Leicester I spied a nice green 37 and a blue 56 - to whom to they belong?
     
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    Outwoods Foot crossing nr Hinckley at 1146. Few blasts on the chime and some lovely acceleration from the loco!
     
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    Different JC. As I said, quite a coincidence.
     

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