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LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2018

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by JohnRobinson, Dec 26, 2017.

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    Something's out. RTT just been updated.
     
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    That would be good to see.
     
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    My impression is that the default mode on RTT is activation two hours before departure. For example I just looked at the 1106 Knaresborough to Leeds today--- activated 0906. So I think if something is activated two hours before departure time that makes it more likely to run not less. Obviously things can happen in real time but I think activation equals expected to run.
     
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    Mayflower failed ftr yesterday with a minor steam leak in the firebox, but I'm told this has been sorted and the stock has been shunted into the U&D goods loop.
     
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    5M5o, whatever it is, appears to have made it as far as Carnforth station. A couple of years ago, a loco on it's first test after repairs got this far then went back into the yard. Was that Galatea? Also, RTT doesn't seem to get updates from steam locos on the Wennington line. Still no substitute for an eye-witness account.
     
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    That is certainly not my experience over the years !
    Quick example from today - 4M03,the Mossend to Clitheroe cement tanks was activated 2 hours before booked time and hasn't run and I'm sure I could find lots more.
    The good news is that something IS going ahead from Carnforth although I won't be able to get out to see it
    David
     
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    Video of Mayflower leaving Carnforth on f?book Carnforth models.
     
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    B1 61306 Mayflower sets off on test run round the usual circuit in fine form:-



    should be going to Southall any day now,

    PS. 47245 on rear.
     
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    Went up Langho with no help from the 47
     
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    I would guess turning the Duchess for the Lincoln trip. As it does not even arrive at Southall until 0049 after coming off at Peterborough tonight I suspect they did not want to have to muck around with the support coach.
    Here is a Friday turning move from a few years ago.
     

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    Cheers Gladiator, that sounds more likely than 44871 as why would they light it up on Friday when its not needed till Sunday. Either way I think i'll take a trip to hanwell for this!
     
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    Mayflower LTR 1b.jpg

    Rather wet conditions today as LNE B1 Class 4-6-0 No. 61306 'Mayflower' approaches Wennington during its loaded test run around the Little North Western
    circuit. Peter Walker driving, Chris Holmes on the shovel and Roly Parker Guard
     
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    Footage of 61306 at a soggy Clapham and Langho .

     
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    this is it:-

    and then nearly home through Lancaster:-
     
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    Using the 'Santa' stock I see.....
     

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