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LE Movements and Test Runs 2013.

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by belle1, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. phil.sez

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    Just outside Carnforth today it sounded superb this lunchtime. On the return 48151 passes Bay Horse - http://philmetcalfe.zenfolio.com/p48649454/h64c5842c#h64c5842c
     
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    Another lovely shot Phil as Mark says you've had some crackers
    Henry
     
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    Thanks Mark & Henry, nice to get some decent light for once.
     
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    5029 Nunney Castle: Tyseley-Cheltenham-Bristol. CANCELLED.

    Thanks to 'uksteam'. <BJ>
     
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    Oh dear. Cancelled completely or just postponed, I wonder? Last-minute glitch discovered during the FTR, perhaps? Let's hope it's just a delay...
     
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    I also see from UKsteam/RTT that Tangmere's L/E trip from Poole to Yeovil Jn this morning has been cancelled. I haven't searched RTT thoroughly, so I don't know if a different trip (different time or destination?) has been arranged instead.
     
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    On RTT it says cancelled at the request of the customer whatever that means
     
  9. free2grice

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    Tangmere is hitching a lift to Southall on the rear of the 5Z82 Poole - Southall ECS movement hauled by 57.315. <BJ>
    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U53219/2013/07/05/advanced
     
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    Nunney castles website says the unfortunately NR have banned mainline steam due to fire risk oh dear.
     
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    Will the fire issue affect other tours in the next few week and for us in Birmingham Area The Shakespeare Express
     
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    Check the Torbay express thread for full quote but does say all mainline steam is banned but this by No means is 100% proof on my part.
     
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    Quote from Nunney Castle website:
    "Rather sadly, as we understand it, Nunney and other steam engines have been banned from operating on the main line due to the fire risk. Nunney was passed 'fit to run' on Thursday and the support crew allocated for the transfer to Bristol and Torbay Express on Sunday. A lot of time and effort has been put into preparing our loco for the weekend and although disappointed, we respect and understand the decision made. We sincerely hope that we are permitted 'out and about' soon to show you how well Nunney is running! In the meantime we will stay at Tyseley and focus our attentions on the support coach." http://www.5029nunneycastle.co.uk/INDEX.HTM
     
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    At present, we are still running on our Sunday's Shakespeare Express. The loco rostered is 4965 "Rood Ashton Hall". The concern seems to be with the Western Region and Western mainline.
     
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    I'm pleased to hear that Nunney is fit to run. Must be hugely frustrating for all concerned.

    I worry that NR are doing their best Corpral Jones impression. "The sun's coming out! There's high pressure! Temperatures expected in the 70s! Don't panic Mr Mainwaring!, Don't panic!" I wonder what their evidence is? I don't suppose they'll publish it, even if they have it....
     
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    Have to agree with Mark and the Claret Supper it is a lovely shot, just wish I knew where you keep getting the sun from!!!
     
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    The west country is extremely dry at present. We have had rain this week but the ground has dried out very quickly afterwards. <BJ>
     
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    Thanks thats good to hear, any chance of 5029 on this year or has it not been decided yet.
     
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    Well looking at all the vegetation by the side of most tracks it apauls me that NR dont do anything to clear it
     
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    But do they need to do anything? The majority of trains aren't steam hauled, and the vegetation doesn't affect the services. If they don't need to change it, why should they?
     

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