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60163 The Cheshireman 21/11/20

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by 5944, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. 5944

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    Times up already on RTT.

    https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U91029/2020-11-21/detailed

    https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U91032/2020-11-21/detailed

    Return is booked via Weedon!
     
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    That is unusual, particularly since Northampton is a passenger pick-up in the morning. There must be engineering works on the Northampton loop in the evening. Northampton passengers change at Rugby or MKC on the return, depending which bit's closed?
     
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    Service train from Rugby on the return.
     
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    Which parts are steam please?
     
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    For those who may be interested, here are the movements at Chester:
    5Z64 1332 Chester - Chester: https://www.opentraintimes.com/schedule/U91030/2020-11-21
    5Z65 1637 Chester - Chester: https://www.opentraintimes.com/schedule/U91031/2020-11-21

    For reference: the times are different to those published (in RTT etc.) back in March for the train that was cancelled due to Covid. These had an arrival time into Chester of 12:04 (from a similar Euston departure time) and leaving Chester at 16:12 with a return to Euston at 21:49. I do not know the reason for the difference to the Outward journey save for the March times had a dwell time of 25 minutes at Rugby Platform 1 (crew change indicated - and for water?) and then next stopping at Nuneaton at 09:20.

    I hope it will be a good day out for those travelling (not myself on this occasion) especially using the Up Main between Rugby and Hanslope Junction on the return.
    -SC-
     
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    An interesting day but six and a half hours to get to Chester is quite a time. When I last went to Chester from London we did it in under six hours and that included going all around London from Victoria.
     
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    Looking at the timings an hour and three quarters of that is taken up with watering at Rugby and Stafford.

    Dave B
     
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    Does Tornado really need two water stops for that journey? Seems surprising.
     
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    It may be what happens at London before Tornado gets home that tips the balance on water.
     
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    Well that's sad, Recreational travel is banned for November so no Cheshireman on 21/11 (or 14/11 for that matter).
     
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    Presumably the 1 December Belmond Surrey trip with 60163 is off, although it's not shown as cancelled on the Railway Herald page, whereas all the other steam trips are shown thus?
     
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    According to the Belmond site the only steam trip in December is on 12th December and that's not with Tornado.
     
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    Thanks. I thought it very unlikely that the 1st's run would happen - an oversight on RH I assume.
     

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