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LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2021

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Big Al, Dec 29, 2020.

  1. martin1656

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    Looked at it again, and yes, it was the Air pump i could hear,
     
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    West Coast Red with WCR on the tender? >>>>>>>>flee>>>>>>>>>>>>
     
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    The air pump was very noisy. When the regulator was closed beyond Wilpshire summit (and probably about 400 yds after the loco had passed me) I could clearly hear the pump.
     
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    You're right Martin when you listen and watch carefully it's not in sync with the wheel rotation it's definitely a chuffing air pump.
     
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    Why not? :)
     
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    Just a short clip from Tangmere's loaded test run. About 20 seconds in, by which time the loco would have been well past Wilpshire summit and almost 400 yards away, the regulator was closed and the rhythmic clanking of the air pump can be heard clearly.

     
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    They chose the perfect week to Test Tangmere with Armistice(sp?) Day being yesterday.
     
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    Or to match the NB set like the 57!
     
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  13. craigy

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    I see the Stafford loop and Shrewsbury loop from Crewe HS has come up on RTT for tomorrow and Wednesday afternoon respectively.

    Any idea what's coming out to play. Seems strange for that not to use their dedicated morning slot out of Crewe.
     
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    I imagine it's the pair of 20s which need testing ready for Saturday's tours
     
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    Interesting, are the 20s restricted to 60mph ?
    Some after dark runs back in 2018 were for driver experience.
     
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    I think I understand the Shrewsbury loop: Crewe - Shrewsbury - Bushbury (Oxley) Jn - Stafford - Crewe. But what is the Stafford loop?
     
  17. craigy

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    Apologies. Wrote this while on the move and must have clicked on the wrong return working. I thought it was coming back up through Wem and Whitchurch. My bad!
     
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    now showing on RTT as 45231
     
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    Just seen it through Chester. Black 5 on a mixed set of 6 coaches including some MK 3 stock. Class 37 on the rear
     
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    Looks like 44871 is on the move south according to realtime ,10.18 from Carnforth 14..00 at Rugby.Sorry dont know how to do this cut and past buisinnes ,i'm shure interested members will be able to find it.
     

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