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LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2020

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by mike1522, Dec 24, 2019.

  1. 30567

    30567 Part of the furniture Friend

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    So it's a positioning move really ; Carnforth-- Stirling (or Edinburgh)--York.

    The QoS is still on sale, which suggests it is a runner.
     
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    I see 40145 journeyed light engine Bury - Crewe today to begin it's 6 month hire to LSL (reported by the CFPS last evening). Looked and sounded good on the Crewe railcams :)
     
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    Yes, so I wondered if the steam section may be altered to be from York.
     
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    Would almost make more sense to alter the QoS to replicate the Edinburgh Flyer format. Steam both ways York to Edinburgh, still fits well with the outline times but with the near 4 hour break instead in the capital. Perhaps the additional steam miles may sell any remaining tickets?
     
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    That's what I thought Jonny.
     
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    I think it could be a 10A pool loco to work the Scarborough Spa next week. If so, this is the loco currently at York (45699? or its alter ego) returning to Carnforth on the 28th....
    https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U55065/2020-08-28/detailed
    Shown as "Q" - run if required.

    Cheers, Neil

    Post 406 confirms the idea of the two workings being a 10A pool loco changeover. To save steamings and extra non revenue mileage I guess 60163 will work loco & PO Brake Carnforth WCRC - Carlisle on the morning of 12/9/2020.

    Cheers, Neil
     
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    Email from the CFPS this morning....

    All being well, 40145 is likely to take Green liveried 37667 from Crewe to Barrow Hill later this morning. Departure time from Crewe is expected to be about 08.30 hours.
    The likely route is via Stafford, Lichfield, Burton and Derby, with an eta at Barrow Hill about 11.00 hours. After dropping off the class 37 loco, 40145 should leave Barrow Hill about 12.20 hours and head back to Crewe light engine, via the same route.


    As always, the timings and route may change subject to operational circumstances on the day.
     
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    Thanks for that.

    I've forwarded your post to uk-rail.group and so I'm sure that the diesel boys will be out to see them.

    The light engines are at present 12 mins early approaching Burton. <BJ>
    https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U55184/2020-08-27/detailed
     
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    Doesn't look like today's move is happening. Not cancelled on RTT but no actual times shown. EDIT now cancelled on RTT
     
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    No times available as yet for the transfer of locos and stock to Bristol for Sundays Royal Duchy. It's rather unusual to be so late. <BJ>
     
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    Now cancelled on RTT
     
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    What? The locos and stock have to move to Bristol at some point. The times of the actual charter are available. <BJ>
     
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    Thanks for the confirmation, looks like the "Q" element applied.

    Cheers, Neil
     
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    Discussion of today's positioning moves of Black 5, 47s and stock for tomorrow's Royal Duchy is on the Royal Duchy thread.
     
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    44871 approaching Acton Bridge from the north this morning.

    43B8210A-A7B9-48E5-9443-D508A9972AAD.jpeg

    Cheers,
     
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    Thanks for the photo. Here is my effort of the cavalcade passing Wharton Court, south of Leominster. Sun went in at the critical moment... Wharton-2020-08-29-44871+-1012122.jpg
     
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    44871 seen rolling through Didcot bound for Southall, filmed during a visit to the Didcot Railway Centre. The clip is at the end.

     
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    Anyone know why she relocated to Southall after the railtour - is it just preparation for any possible Christmas tours or are there some London based tours coming soon?
     
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