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Bahamas Mainline Tour: 9/2 & 16/2/19

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Ariel, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. Ariel

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    Iv already got my ticket booked on this tour.
     
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  5. Moylesy98

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    As of November 26th tickets in Standard Class are all sold out and only a limited number are left in first class.
     
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    According to bahamas loco society latest news registering 45596 in network rails library the paperwork 4 this was submitted (sent off to network rail) and with it been before the xmas holidays it has held the move of 45596 wi its support coach from tyseley originally on 16th jan 2019 and now to be moved from tyseley 22nd jan 2019 and prepped immediatly at haworth engine shed(touch wood) for the run at on the S and C back.
     
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    So this must mean that move from tyseley is its testrun to go through water orton burton on trent derby chesterfield sheffield south kirkby jct hare park jct normanton engine shed jct aire valley and haworth on the evening of the 22nd jan 2019 but what about its loaded test run then lads
     
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    From a news latest update on B.L.S. site on 21st Dec
     
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    Heritage Railway report, courtesy of a BLS spokesman that their first mainline outing will run with load nine and a diesel on the rear ! Timers will be annoyed !
     
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    Sometimes being the first carries with it a price (on the ticket) or a price (with insurance). Maybe the timers will have to wait for pure steam as I presume that Bahamas will be around for a while? :)
     
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    Maybe the second run, but that would be a gamble too.
     
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    Big Al Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm not privy to the thinking of BLS and it may well be that the inclusion of a diesel, as rumoured, is more to do with providing train heat, some complicated train movement at Carlisle needing extra help or even the arrangements for getting the train up and down the KWVR. If it is included primarily as a 'just in case' then that suggests to me that there may be snagging issues still to sort out. Either a locomotive is fit for the main line or it isn't, in my view. But at the end of the day it is for the loco owners and the TOC to decide. All that needs to happen is that the punters should be told, preferably before they book.

    I was thinking of booking on the second trip but I won't be now.
     
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    Both Light and Loaded Test runs for Bahamas now showing for Friday 25th January.

    Let's hope all is well then as time is getting tight.
     
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    I assume 45212 is at Haworth facing Carlisle for a reason .To assist or deputise if required ?
     
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    Is a double header expected or something
     
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    Has 45212 gone to Haworth 4 light maintenance on the boiler and servicing up at kvwr, cos it has a joint ownership wi ian riley ELR and and the KVWR run on heritage lines and mainline rosters under agreement wi various charter companys 4 spot hire! Davo56F
     
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    Given what this trip is all about I think it would probably be postponed rather than go out with a substitute loco
     
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    Thought it was KWVR / NYMR who have control over it when not on mainline duties?

    Will
     
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    Haworth .Owned solely by KWVR on loan to IRE with agreement it or a substitute spend part of the year on KWVR.
    It is facing Carlisle for a reason -it might be because Fort William is the same direction .
     

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