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LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2018

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

  1. RalphW

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    Lighting up 48 hours before a trip is usual for quite a few owners, rushing it in less than 24 hours is not a good idea, I guess it also means the FTR can be done sooner so that in the event of a minor problem there is more time to sort it. Example: Yesterday when a problem was found with Mayflower, there was sufficient time to sort it for today's run.
     
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    I was thinking that as I was writing. Its great to see Mayflower getting closer to being let loose on the mainline again, she's surely been missed.
     
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    61306 at Clapham

     
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    61306 at Langho

     
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    Nice video of mayflower slogging it up from carnforth on the bentham line, just 1 thing could any1 could tell me cos ive not travelled on the bentham line since summer 2017 has the old bullhead and pandrails been replaced on that line recently cos i dident hear the carriages clackety clacking through wennington or through clapham. Have network rail been installing long welded on the bentham line Davo 56f.
     
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    If so its the last longest stretch of joint flat bottom rail line and bullhead rails on a particular branch line thats gone. Enybody know of anywhere else theres bullhead rail and flat bottomed rail still in situ on main running lines cos i dont know of anywhere in yorkshire or lancs area only on the heritage scene e. Lancs N.Y.M.R. and K.V.W.R.
     
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    Something on RTT moving York NRM to Bury ELR on Friday 21st. 45mph so tender first at least to Carnforth? 60103 possibly?
     
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    I wonder if its both 60103 for rail tour on 22nd & 60009, as she's on the ELR locomotive roster from 23rd Dec?
     
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    BH Rail is still widely in use all over the National network, although it does get replaced with Newer FB rail as renewals take place.
    Some new BH rail is still being installed in various places though.
     
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    Is 60163 also picking up empty stock at carnforth cos i believe theres a I.R.R. tour from manchester vic up the s and c and back over shap on 22nd Dec so scotsman may come down fro castleton g.f. on that morning or do the east lancs r.way have a rake of mainline equipped coaches i believe the run is called the flying scotsman dalesman run joint by mr riley and west coast railways.
     
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    Scotsman will be hauling the 'Christmas Dalesman' on the 22nd and looking at RTT comes down from Castleton in the morning to join the train ex Carnforth at Brewery Junc.
    As the train is being run by WCR, their stock will be used as ELR do not have any main line registered stock.
     
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    Ok ralph w i just thought that when ive travelled at E.L.R. i rode in some mk 1 stock saying inside them the jacobite and seat numbering on them with what i got confused by.
     
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    All seats that were on BR had numbers if I remember
     
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    Not the ones on to o the seats on the window pillars marked on paper squares wi f and b on em and printed the jacobite above the letter.
     
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    Surely 60163 will not be going to Carnforth;)
     
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    Having travelled by train from Preston to Huddersfield on a family visit, I was just leaving the station when I heard an engine suddenly letting off steam behind me.
    On turning round, I was delighted to see 'Flying Scotsman' waiting for the road to continue her journey to the ELR- I didn't know beforehand that she was travelling that way so used my 'phone to take the attached shot (note 'Santa' taking a shot too) Huddersfield Scotsman.jpg Happy Christmas!
     
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    Great shot. That move snuck under t'radar! Presume today's move from NRM is either 60009, or nothing at all?
     
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