Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by nhumble37, Jun 6, 2015.
Anyone please advise if any FREIGHT is running over this weekend???
If there ain't then there are going to be an hell of a lot of light engine movements!
6990 won't be ready, do we know what will be running her diagrams instead?
Well the only 2 other operational locos at GCR not booked for turns are the ivatt 2 and the jinty.
My money's on the ivatt as the jinty was mentioned as being station pilot at Loughborough
Isn't 777 still operational aswell?
No its under overhaul for a return to mainline
I'm going to guess that there will be freight runs leaving Loughborough...
10:35 behind the 8F
12:05 behind the loco that replaces 6990
14:50 behind the 8F
That's if the time table follows the same pattern of running to Swithland and holding while the service train passes,
These are just my educated guesses...
I would have thought that the two 9F's would be good candidates for freight trains.
The 8f will take an up freight between 10.10 and 11.10
43106 will take the returning Down freight.
'6990' up 11.40-12.40
92212 down return
8f up 14.25-15.25
and 43105 returning it back
This is just from looking at the public timetable to see where locos vanish and reappear at different points or have unusually long lay overs. There could be more
Also, 92212 does nothing from when it returns the freight (around 13.00 I would say) till 15.00
'92220' nothing past 12.45.
Quite easy to squeeze in a freight trip with the both at about 13.10
Reading the GCR website I came across this...
Looks like there'a Dinning train on the 13th leaving Loughborough at 13:15 and returning for about 2:47. I bet 92220 is on that one.
As the Black 5 takes the C set at 12:50 arriving at Rothley Brook at 13:25 and it is the next loco to bring it back (along with the 8F) I don't think there's a path for a loco to run down with a freight (unless it's top and tailed at around 16:20)
The 1;15 dining train has been cancelled on the 13th, there is a Pullman Wedding train throughout the day making 3 return trips from 13;20 - 19;10
Had an excellent day on Saturday, first time using my lineside pass, although thoroughly soaked through, very enjoyable. My pictures can be found here... http://preservedrailway.weebly.com/...-halse-50th-anniversary-of-closure-steam-gala
another great gala like to have seen the minerals out on sunday but the freight must be the longest on any preserved railway
some pics at www.stevebottrill.zenfolio.com
Is there likely to be a timetable-roster available for this weekend's Model Railway event?
Locos for the Model event are the two 9F's plus 43106. (Plus a DMU) Timetable is a 45 minute interval service starting from Loughborough at 10.00am/ Leicester North 10.45 all three days.
Does anyone know which the locos are for S1, S2 and S3 tomorrow (Saturday) please? I know it's 43106 and the two 9F's but would like to know what order they are in.
Answering my own question.... GCR Facebook page shows tomorrow as S1 43106, S2 92212, S3 92220 (92214).
Sadly 43106 did not feature today declared a failure on shed this morning. Still a good working timetable and plenty on the trains and good weather also.
10.45 departure from Loughborough with the 9F No 92212
My shots from last Saturday which had rather bad weather! 30 photos featuring each locomotive can be found here: http://khardy.zenfolio.com/p534091552
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