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Cathedrals Express Basingstoke - Lincoln 13/04/11

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by green five, Mar 31, 2011.

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    Arrive Woking 08.49 was the last report I saw.
     
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    Was bang on time through Egham with 34067 at the helm and a diesel tagged on the back. 30 minutes later Clan Line raced through in the opposite direction on the VSOE.

    For steam fans, this was wonderful and certainly cheered up the SWT Revenue Inspectors doing their mundane "catch the fair dodgers" work on Egham station!

    Nick
     
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    The station is used by dozens of students for the college there.God help then if you never had a ticket this morning.
    Banged up for life.
     
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    How right you are. One girl was approached to produce ID because she had a young persons ticket. She could produce it and so they telephoned someone and turned out that she was 19 and too old for such a ticket. She had to go away and buy another one.

    One other fair dodge was spotted by the Revenue men when an up Reading service arrived and departed and a group of 4 youngters came over the bridge and when the revenue men were spotted, they stayed on the platform and waited for a train back to where they came from. They pounced on these youngsters none of whom had a ticket!

    Maybe they should be banged up for cheating the system! Not for life though. 5 days hard labour would do.
     
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    34067 thru Sandy 11.43, 25 late. The 37 on the back was doing all the work.
     
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    25 late off of Stevenage. I hope the passengers are enjoying the diesel tour of the GN as the 37 was doing almost all the work as it passed me and others who were further north. Barely a whisper out of 34067.
     
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    You should've been at Sandy Mr B, you could've enjoyed the sight of a Hurricane flying out of Shuttleworth.
     
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    Lots of news on Railtour live!

    Anyway, someone just sent in a couple of duff start messages in the last few minutes, if you're reading this you might want to check, you have to include exactly this "t0413b start"
     
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    Just been announced over the tannoy at Huntingdon that she's been brought to a stand south of St. Neots ...
     
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    Oh dear...........
     
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    Station staff just off the blower. The train is stationary south of St. Neots, brake failure on the assisting 37 so he's been told...
     
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    Train still stationary at 12.30, Down FCC services diverted onto Down Fast, regaining Down Slow at St. Neots. I have to leave for home, work beckons...
     
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    The problem reported with the 37 having high water pressure and shut down causing the brakes to come on just south of St. Neots. 34067 also reported to have low coal issues. The coal situation to be assessed on arrival at Spalding with the view of running to Sleaford instead of Lincoln for the loco to be coaled there. Departure planned for Sleaford at 16:45 and going via Allington Curve to regain its booked path north of Grantham.
     
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    A Spam low on coal? ;)
     
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    Tangmere seems a bit cursed of late, must be frustrating for the passengers...........
     
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    Any more news? Still in Sleaford?
     
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    Was reported around 14.00 that the train was due to arrive in Lincoln at approximately 15.15.
     
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    Right...so is the plan to take up the booked return path/timings from Lincoln then?
     
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    Interesting. The info I received was allegedly from staff on board the train.
     

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