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Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by BillyReopening, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. MellishR

    MellishR Well-Known Member Friend

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    During yesterday's trip with 60009 I was surprised how loud the exhaust from the air pump was. I don't recall previously hearing it so loud on this or any other loco.

    Anyone shed any light on this?
     
  2. MikeParkin65

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    I cant shed any light but I thought the same when I saw it at York last weekend
     
  3. Glenmutchkin

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    Number nine at Bo'ness this morning after a late night move from Joppa.
     
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    Copied from the 60009 Fb page.

    "Following repeated negative comments from one person, which went on late into last night and again this morning regarding the long delay at Aberdeen which was nothing to do with Number 9, The Support Crew or Ferryhill Railway Heritage Trust and the fact that we didn't put out updates on this delay, we don't have a hot line to the signalling centre and are as much in the dark as anyone else, from now on, when on a Rail Tour, no updates will be given, only the occasional photograph.
    As was stated yesterday, we are not a news service and only put items on the page as and when we can, as we have more important things to do when on duty.
    Goodness knows how everyone managed without social media.
    We wish to thank the 99.9% of people for all of their positive comments and support."
     
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  5. Richard Roper

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    That's the only way to deal with these trolls unfortunately. Sadly, those of us who welcome genuine information and updates are the ones who suffer. We have a similar problem with a few folks connected to our Bus Museum Facebook page, they are an absolute pain in the backside. I think this social media nonsense has got far beyond a joke, some people have completely lost their grip on reality.

    Richard.
     
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    All they had to do was quickly ban the idiot, and move on, sets the tone for any other who fancies being a warrior.
     
  7. royals pete

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    Really sorry to read of the problem because Social media and indeed Realtime trains are a massive bonus. We can at this moment watch B>I>L doing her stuff in Yorkshire via the cams and gone are the days (1960's) when we sat by railside awaiting a 'special' for 2 hours then find out two days later it never ran !! I say keep the good work up to all volunteers and workers....UOSA is indeed a beautiful beautiful locomotive.
     
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    60017 Part of the furniture Friend

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    Can empathise with that! Memories of a freezing day at Hellifield in the early 60's waiting for a 'Streak' that was supposed to be coming through. Only 'copped' one all day and that was a 'Peak.'
    :eek:
     
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  9. The Green Howards

    The Green Howards Part of the furniture Friend

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    Been there too - a December day, freezing cold with horizontal rain waiting for, IIRC, the very locomotive this thread is about running over two hours late! A cup of tea from the crossing keeper (seriously!) was gratefully received!!
     

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