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LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2017

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Big Al, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. Big Al

    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    The positioning move for the first WCME of 2017 is now on RTT. It's a reminder of the crazy hours that crews and other support folk have to work so as to service these trips.

    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U50521/2017/01/21/advanced
     
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    I wonder why it's necessary to leave the depot as early as 0228 when the departure from Carnforth isn't until 0423.
     
  3. Fred Kerr

    Fred Kerr Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    Because it takes around an hour to get the loco from Carnforth WCRC to Carnforth NR due to the interface procedures operated by both parties.
     
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    Thanks Fred.

    I'll pretend I know what that means :);)
     
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    It's not possible to get a full rake out of the WCR yard as the NR head shunt only takes I think 6/7 coaches, so double the shunting is involved. At least in the middle of the night there is no other traffic to distract the local signaller......
     
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    Thanks Ralph.
     
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    Not Uk worthy but Norfolk and Western 611 is doing an Early January Move next week according to Trains Magazine.
     
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    611 went from Roanoke to Spencer last Friday January 6. This is in preparation for a April and May excursion schedule.
     
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    26D_M Part of the furniture

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    GWR4707 Nat Pres stalwart

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    No idea, and despite northerns best efforts in cancelling my connection after spending 20+ minutes running class 153s into each other at every greater velocity and them failing to couple properly, I had left Lancaster 10 mins before it passed.
     
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    Statesman stock...

    17080, 3188 Cadair Idris, Kitchen car 1659, 3438 Ben Lomond, 3312 Helvellyn, 1211, 5991 & 5912. Stock details courtesy Andrew Naylor..
     
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    Diesel hauled (57316 & 57601). No sign of 45231. AN
     
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    Tornado due to leave Stewarts Lane 11-55 today for Doncaster then onto Appleby
     
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    I see that RTT has a path from Castleton Hopwood Gf to Carnforth Steamtown on the morning of 21 Feb. I also note that Ian Riley (on The Works) states that 45212 is currently on test at Bury. Is this the mainline test for 45212 or something completely different?
     
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    Could well be the LE test run prior to a loaded one round the circuit later same day? Could enter the frame for the BSE with 76084 on 25th?
     
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    Tornado Kenny O 12-29
     
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    Which would explain the departure from the ELR at sparrowfart.
     
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    Tornado passed Offord , south of Huntingdon, in full sun at 14.31 .
     
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    No sign yet of consist leaving Belmont North Yard. Should have left at 1923.
     

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