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Dorset Coast Express 10/8/16

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Gareth, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Gareth

    Gareth New Member

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    Anyone have any idea of Motive power for the trip next Wednesday ?

    Cant think of any locos currently in London ? So can't work out what will take the trip !


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    With the luck of the DCE's in recent times either the 33 or a 47! If it has to be a diesel t'would be nice to have something like the Western for a change.


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    See a possibility on UK steam that a transfer from Bishops Lydeard to Southall is on for Monday. Perhaps that one although it is not shown on the tours page for the DCE.


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    46233 is due to haul CathEx to York a week on Sunday.
     
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    Odd to see the transfer from BL ? Thought 46233 is due to return to Bristol on Saturday or is it being based in BL instead of Bristol for a couple of days ?
     
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    No Taunton see timings on Uk Steam.
     
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    Just spoke to RTC and they said that 45699 should be hauling it. Glad it's steam but crushed my hopes of getting 46233 on a one off ! haha
     
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    Duchess would have been the only chance of getting steam on it's own.
     
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    Can't do Weymouth without two engines (see earlier threads). No time to get to Yeovil and back for turning. Fire risk too.


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    Seems to be steadily losing time 18 down as I tap
     
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    Galatea just seen at Woking, looking and sounding very good
     
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    Stormed through Farnborough with no noise from the back!
     
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    GWR4707 Resident of Nat Pres

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    Managed to get down to Weymouth a minute early though?
     
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    Two shots from this morning. I captured Galatea arriving at Woking and pulling away from Basingstoke.

    45699 Woking.001.jpg
    45699 Basingstoke.001.jpg

    James
     
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    Much as I love Galatea doubt I will bother today


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    Here's a video of her making a storming departure from Woking :)
     
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    Worting Junction. The Crompton applying a bit of shoveage, understandable as it had a Virgin X Country Voyager up its backside.

     
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    Sure footed and assistance-free departure from Southampton tonight, about 6 late. Galatea sounding superb.

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    45699 speeding through Walworth on the outskirts of Andover, sounding superb. A bit of assistance from the 33, but Galatea was definitely going the majority of the work.

    A little grainy as the light was terrible. The video/audio came out really rather nicely, however...

    45699 Walworth.001.jpg

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