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Great Britain XIV 2022

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  1. 30567

    30567 Part of the furniture Friend

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    But that would mean preceding the stopper from Newton Abbot which would mean doing Plymouth to NA in 35-37 mins and then being waved through. Platform space at Exeter doesn't seem to be a problem.
     
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    Basics from 35028 with 10 on 17th June 2018 were:

    Whiteball Tunnel In 50
    Newton Abbot 60
    Aller 60
    Dainton Tunnel In 34 and a bit
    Totnes 55
    Tigley Box 31.4
    MP 227 36
    EXD-PLY 62m 18s
     
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    Yes, saw that. It only needs the charter to be about five minutes up at NA but it's so much simpler to run it up the tail of an all stations NA to EXD!

    But as we've been told many times this is all about taking the safe option in white space of the timetable.

    Maybe the signallers will see it differently on the day and recognise that longer servicing time at Riverside on this marathon is a good idea.
     
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    Turned and ready for me tomorrow. I spotted the support crew earlier having an Al fresco breakfast at the diner across the road.
     
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    Ready for me as well. You can't have too much of a good thing can you? And has one of these been here before?
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    there was no speed restriction at NA. Given the generous timings I tried and proved a point. 6233 went up Dainton in first valve and no more than 40%. Quite an achievement.
     
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    After a late arrival and a long day folk needing to get to anywhere on the Euston line have the added pleasure of bus replacement. Great end to trip I'm sure.
     
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    20220430_094312.jpg Water stop Plymouth
     
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    And still looking beautiful. Under 2 hours from PNZ including a pickup at Camborne. That's the same time as the service trains albeit with more stops!
     
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    Look forward to seeing it across the sea wall. Weather looks promising!
     
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    I had to cut out some temporary barriers on the right hand side.
     
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    Hemerdon 8.5mph
    Dainton 25mph ( around 30mph until slip)
    Whiteball 68mph
    Thanks to @Mick45305
     
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    May I enquire what BZ means please?
     
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    EXD to Whiteball in 22.53. Thats pretty good and especially over the final mile or so. 68 at the top as has been said.
     
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    Bravo Zulu. This is a naval signal, conveyed by flaghoist or voice radio, meaning "well done";
     
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    It has made the timers and many others in coach F very happy.
     
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    Summit or tunnel?
     
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    Summit of course. 70 into tunnel.
     
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    Would have expected sub 22m for a Class 8 with 10. Very good summit speed.
     

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