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Dorset Coast Express, July - August 2011

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Steamage, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. sweetktg

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    Thank you Ray, your update is much appreciated.
     
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    Yes when it is made in a negative or derogatory fashion being accused of whining or wanting a "steam fix". Makes it sound if I am taking something I shouldn't.
     
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    As Vic Meldrew would say..."I dont believe it...."
     
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    It went through Fleet on time this morning but, as Bittern had both tenders on, they cut out the water stop at Winchfield.
     
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    My video from this morning:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6CRGJzuKgA

    If you're not interested in Boxes then skip to around the 2 minute mark. Also thanks to the person who submitted the Fleet RTL update :) Thanks.
     
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    Through Parkstone Station on time at 1258 having followed the stopper from Brockenhurst this week. 60019 leading with 37516 as support loco this week DH
     
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    Buseng, since you wish to do this in public, let me respond and, perhaps, placate you a little.

    I mentioned you as an example of someone who often complains when locos or whatever are changed at short notice. You are not the only one, I know, and not the worst, but I'm afraid that's how many of your posts come across, including your contribution to this thread (#83) - which is why you came to mind. If that's not what you intend, then I'm sorry.

    As for getting one's "Steam Fix" at the lineside? Well, I haven't seen a post from you that implies that you are either a steam tours passenger or a volunteer for a preservation society. You wouldn't deny that you have been quite outspoken about not wanting to travel on mainline tours, would you? You post a lot of video and pictures of passing trains. Was it such unfair comment? You'll note that I include myself in this group (though I'm also an infrequent volunteer on the MHR).

    I didn't imply that you were disparaging UKsteam. The post I quoted wasn't yours, and anyone reading the thread would, I hope, not jump to that conclusion.
     
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    It was my post that was quoted several times, even though it wasn't my intention to disparage UKSteam as I've found it a godsend over the years & I was educated on how UKSteam works, which is why we join forums like this to learn from more experienced people who are in the know & I thank those more experienced people for making this forum such an interesting & more often than not welcoming forum, unless you occasionally post a post that could have been worded better thus doesn't come across how you meant it & you get people jumping down your throat. You live & learn, can we let this lie now & get back on topic please, thank you :smile:

    Nice pics thanks Ron 45669
     
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    First time I've seen a very blue steam loco with two tenders passing at speed through Branksome. Sounded good coming over the viaduct too! All in a bit of sunshine as well, could almost think it was summer.
     
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    Over top of Parkstone Bank at 1733 with 37516 leading and with 60019 banking enthusiastically and whistling happily to the linesiders. Unexpected bonus !! DH
     
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    Any further news on the return run as yet?
     
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    Just had RTL update - left Southampton 1830, which is only 12 minutes late so not bad at all.
     
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    Thanks for that. Is she still going to stop for water at Basingstoke does anybody know?
     
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    With trepidation......N.D 27/7
    Plan for next Tues is 60019/DoNZ down
    34067 up
     
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    Tangmere back,excellent news thanks for the update.
     

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