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Belmond Private Charters

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Deepgreen, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. horace

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    35028 seen near Chertsey earlier today. https://www.flickr.com/photos/79185888@N04/35802439706/in/dateposted-public/
     
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    'Clan Line' at Lyne Lane (nr Virginia Water) and a mile away from Gomshall with today private Belmond (standing in for the poorly Lord Dowding)
     
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    Am I right in thinking this loco is still being run in?

     
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    Johnb Resident of Nat Pres

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    You are right, a good illustration of why a well engineered overhaul doesn't need 1000 miles running in on a heritage line.
     
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    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    Is it my imagination or does Clan Line now seem to romp up Gomshall even faster than she used to and she wasn't hanging about then?
     
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    Chatting to Wayne on Sunday he referred to the Gomshall climb a couple of times - I think he was suitably impressed and on both Wednesday and Sunday the climbs to MP31 and Battledown were high quality, and on Sunday to Buriton was superb as I think you know, so I think we can assume she is back at least to her best, if not better.
     
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    The other comment I would make is that there seems to me to be evidence of excellent combustion - and whilst the white feather wasn't flying all the way there always seemed to be plenty of hot steam when needed - good old OVS could build a boiler!
     
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    My efforts from Stoats Nest Bridge this afternoon...

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    As soon as you could hear her, the skies opened. Through the pouring rain at Putney, 11/7/2017.
    2017-07-11 rain 35028 Putney.jpg
     
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    The second private Belmond run with 'Clan Line' seen at Clapham Jc, Byfleet & New Haw, Streatham Common and Victoria
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if she's going better, having had a casting defect in the middle cylinder rectified during overhaul.
     

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