Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by mike1522, Dec 24, 2019.
With 8 days to go 2020 is nearing!!
Monday 13 January, 44871?
Yes, spotted a pic on Facebook of it on the move.
Intriguing -- LSL l/e Crewe to Fort William on Monday (back on Wednesday)
I've noticed on Real Time Trains that there is a train booked to leave LSL Crewe at 09.30 tomorrow morning to Shrewsbury Coton Hill via Chester.
Does anybody know what it might be ?
Isn't that usually a driver training run, as it then returns via Bushbury Jnc and Stafford?
I'm new to RTT, so I presume that this is a diesel loco.
The NR computer, where the data comes from, does not have data for the performance, speed, acceleration, etc of any steam locos, so it uses data from a certain class of diesel, then by adding what may look like silly loads, in terms of weight, it is able to create a path suitable for steam haulage.
So it may well be steam on the front in this case.
If you subscribe to Railcam, you can access a webcam looking at the Chester line out of Crewe and thus check the actual motive power along with the track diagrams continually showing the live location.
If youon 'train information' you will see it shows 'Diesel Loco with 715 tons, this invariably means it is steam hauled.
A caveat to Ralph's reply - the circular path via Coton Hill appears on a daily basis (like many freight paths in RTT) as does a Q path to Chester and back so shouldn't be taken as a guarantee something is running, as Ralph suggests it's best to check.
In the past the Coton Hill trains have appeared as individual STP (Short term plan) rather than daily WTT entries so were easier to spot.
There is no sign of movement yet but the path was activated at 7.30 this morning.
Has anyone heard any news about when Scotsman will be leaving Bury (ELR) for her visit to the Hampshire Alps?
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