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CATHEDRALS EXPLORER 06-13 MAY

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by leander, May 2, 2011.

  1. jackprentice2007

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    46115 approx 10ish late at Float Bridge (Carstairs) at 1820ish on 1Z67 Cadder Yard - Oxenholme

    Pix later maybe
     
  2. Steamage

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    Times for Friday now on UKsteam.info. It will be quite a long day. 0920 from Carmarthen, 1735 at Victoria and finally back to Kensington Olympia at 0036 Saturday. The loco change takes place at Willesden: the Black Fives are replaced at one end by a diesel, while 70013 is attached at the other, ready to lead out of Victoria.

    I wonder whether 70013 will work the the loop around Kent, or whether 45305 will deputise. It seems (to me) to depend on which loco is working the outward leg of the Swanage Belle.
     
  3. BillR

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    Thanks go to David for getting day 9 times up, however one small error has been detected by eagle eye'd me :/
    'Llangennech'
     
  4. royals pete

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    Don't think you needed eagle eyes for that one !!!!!!! No points for you !
     
  5. wcmlbls1846

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    61994 has gone to Thornton. 44871 is camping at Cadder, and will come to Carnforth Wed to meet 45407 from Grosmont.

    HTH

    Andrew N
     
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    46115 departed Carlisle at 20.42 to Oxenholme
     
  7. Steamage

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    A normally reliable source suggests that 34067 will work the final section of The Cathedrals Explorer around Kent on Friday evening and that 70013 will go down to Swanage on Friday, not Thursday, as shown ATM on UKsteam.info, turning at Eastleigh on the way (therefore tender-first Eastleigh - Swanage).
     
  8. BillR

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    UK steam now shows 34067 on 1z29/30 and 70013 on Friday.
    Well done Steamage.
     
  9. 6026 King John

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    The other change to note is that one of the Black 5s is due to be detached at Willesden with the other hauling the train into Victoria. It will then bank the train out of Victoria just like 45305 did last week.
     
  10. Alberta 45562

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    Had a super time in the highlands once again,thanks to everybody involved,especially the crew of 44871 for their commitment to get it up to FW.

    Thanks to all at Steam Dreams,WCRC and NR and also to John Cameron and all with 61994 and thanks to John for the input at Banavie (see vid!)!

    My dad really enjoyed his two days on board and we wish we could have been on it/chased it all the way (cant afford it sadly). Well done to all through some very testing times it seems to be continuing to get better as the trip goes on.

    Sadly the weather southbound over the WHL was abysmal but in some ways this was a good thing.

    Thanks again.

    My vids from Day 2-5 are now up and are linked below:

    Day 2 York-Stirling:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvf3SFdAQlM&feature=channel_video_title

    Day 3:
    Stirling-Fort William
    Seen at:Larbert,Whistlefield,Between Ardlui and Crianlarich,County March,Bridge of Orchy,Spean Bridge and Fort William.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpcBJGnBzVA&feature=channel_video_title

    Day 4:
    Fort William-Mallaig-Fort William:
    Seen at: Drumsallie,Glenfinnan,Climbing away from Glenfinnan (Pacing),Polnish,Lochailort,Beasdale,Morar,Mallaig-Morar (pacing),Morar,Near Arisaig,Polnish,Lochailort,Glenfinnan Summit,Loch Eil (pacing),Locheilside and Banavie (quite unbelievable how we managed all that!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwqMAqZ1Odo&feature=channel_video_title

    Day 5:
    Fort William-Oxenholme

    Seen at:Fort William,County March Summit,Near Crianlarich,Glen Douglas,Abington,Beattock Summit,Pacing down Beattock,Beattock,Near Lockerbie,Ecclefechan,Penrith (storming!) and Oxenholme

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlvdDsMr-3o&feature=channel_video_title

    Thanks to Oli for the in car shots.

    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  11. ADB968008

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    I highly recommend being at Victoria Plat 9 to watch this departure. ;-) it's quite a short train (compared to VSOE), so it'll be a long way down plat 2, that's where I'll be anyway.
    After 45305's banking last week the Victoria shed roof was full of dissipating smoke and smelt the real deal.

    Where is 45407 coming off (on the outward with 6201, 45305 was attached and pushing to Kensington), is this one going to be unattached and backing off around Battersea Park or Factory Junction ?
     
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    Nice shot but is the whistle intermittently blowing on the first shot?
     
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    Yes whistle valve was blowing through at higher speeds.
     
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    Thanks Mike and yes the driver told me he had a slight problem with the whistle and as the cab moved around things made it worse . Regards Steve
     
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    Thanks Alberta! just enjoyed greatly the days on the West Highland and onto Oxenholme DH
     
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    Obviously a QMS job!
     
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    Lovely shot..........the crews really have worked hard on this one, as IR says, the last few days have been tiring...............
     

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