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LE movements, ECS and test runs 2024

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by mike1522, Dec 30, 2023.

  1. The Gricing Owl

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    Many thanks. That location will be on my list now.

    Bryan B.
     
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    Very welcome. I'm curious as to how you enticed a Long-Eared Owl into the cab of a Bulleid...:)
     
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    Voles?

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    It's a daily path, but has been amended for Thursday. I've seen it mentioned that it is meant to be for a test run for 60532.
     
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    RTT normally shows both daily paths to and from Coton Hill as WTT. The hint here is both have been changed to VAR on Thursday which seems usual for LSL when the paths are used for a test.
     
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    Good to see 60532 back on the main line. Passing Stourbridge Junction.

    60532_20240430.jpg
     
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    Normally the loaded test run is quite soon after the light engine test, does anyone have any idea when that's likely to be? I would imagine it will have the loaded test before it enters the paint shop.
     
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    Is that not the run tomorrow ?
     
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    It is running tomorrow.
     
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    Full timings in the local Shrewsbury newspaper for this "unique" kids loco should ensure a busy lineside.
     
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    Considering it’s the only one of its type left, what else would you use to describe it?
     
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    From Locomotive Services Group. <BJ>

    ''Blue Peter is getting ready for tomorrow's loaded test run between Crewe & Shrewsbury [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    If any of our fellow train enthiusiasts are planning to capture this magnificent Locomotive during the test run, please feel free to send your photographs to:
    social.media@locomotiveservices.co.uk
    We will share our favourites tomorrow night across all our social media channels''.

    [​IMG]

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    • Altered WTT schedule
    • 2nd May 2024 only
    • Empty Coaching Stock
    • Great Britain (Network Rail, TPS)
    • Operated with 60532 'Blue Peter'
    • TRUST ID 425P45MF02
    • Activated 02/05/2024 08:33
    Good to see Blue Peter mentioned on RTT today. It's been a while since she hauled her last train. <BJ>
     
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    Blue Peter waiting to depart Crewe
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    She's off!! Departed 2 mins late. Load 5 plus class 37. Mixed stock. [BJ]
     

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