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LSL Wales and South West Explorer

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by 5944, Mar 27, 2021.

  1. steamingyorkshire

    steamingyorkshire Well-Known Member

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    It was heading east on the A42, near Ashby-de-la-Zouch, wrong direction for Crewe...
     
  2. Matt37401

    Matt37401 Part of the furniture

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    Toton maybe? There’s a wheel lathe there.
     
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    Is there not weight restrictions on the M6? Seem to remember something in the Allelys TV series saying they had to divert around the M6 when taking Britannia to the SVR. I may be well off the mark though.
     
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    35B Nat Pres stalwart

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    That routing could make sense in terms of avoiding the elevated sections of the M6, using the A50 to come back across.
     
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    The photos of the skates fitted to one wheelset of the tender do suggest that it’s the tender with bad flats, not the loco.
     
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    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    Seems like it and that's consistent with the video showing the smoke/dust from the wheel still sliding as the loco pulled away. So it appears to have been a mechanical problem that caused the wheel to remain locked after the braking. At least it's reassuring to know that the loco is fine.
     
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    Would also possibly explain 4920's rather convoluted (M1-M62) route to Carnforth?

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