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LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2018

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

  1. sunstream

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    It’s 09 I believe . Already mentioned above sorry.
     
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    Most direct route via calder valley line has fallen out of favour despite having considerable investment in track signalling and clearance improvements.
     
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    Problems finding a path within an intensive timetable perchance ?
     
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    Thank you and yes including my radar (almost!)
     
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    I wouldn't think the line capacity has been reached, not by a long way. There has been no significant increase in services, but line capacity has been increased. For example the number of sections between milner royd junction and hebden bridge has increased three fold.
    Perhaps it's down to the cost of having gauging done on the route? The long way round that is being used today has been utilised through the summer.
     
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    I seem to recall there have been other movements by the same roundabout route between York and the ELR. On the other hand, just the day before FS's move from the NRM to the ELR missed Leeds and was via Huddersfield (nicely caught by Fulwood Flyer) and the outskirts of Manchester (http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/O68317/2018/12/20/advanced) . Still not the most direct, but a lot shorter than via Carnforth.
     
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    60009 1b.jpg

    Heading 5Z48 through a TSR on the approach to Clapham, LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 No. 60009 'Union of South Africa' heading to the ELR from York with Ron Smith
    driving and Fraser Birrell on the shovel
     
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    44871 dep Crewe 1454 to ELR. 37516 & ecs to Carnforth. AN
     
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    DB are operating the Bill McAlpine memorial train next week (they're naming one of their locos). As they also, of course, own the Toton lathe, it makes sense for them to do the lot.

    JS
     
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    66063 & 60103 in light steam dep Carnforth 1145 to Toton. AN
     
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    It's good to hear that profits from this train will be used to create a one-year engineering trainee position to ensure Sir William’s legacy continues to live on. <BJ>
    https://www.ukrailtours.com/product/the-scotsmans-salute/
     
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    Cracking video there Sir
     
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