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Merchant of Avon - Summer Sundays

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Will RL, May 8, 2019.

  1. free2grice

    free2grice Well-Known Member

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    If you had wanted good weather you should have headed to the west country as it was really nice.
    Such a shame that the Torbay Express had a bloody diesel stuck on the front of the A4. Errrrr !! :mad: :( <BJ>
     
  2. Sidmouth

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    My pictures of today, train looked very full when I saw it at Shirley this morning.
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    Servicing and then departure from Stratford to be turned.
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    The return leg just South of Danzey.
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    48151 on the climb to Wilmcote, light engine through Hatton North Junction and approaching Henley in Arden

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    Why thank you.. :).
    The train was as good as full, with only few no shows which is not unusual.
    Messers Poole and Soames at the sharp end. What was a nice finale, as the empty stock left Burton, Ray set off as he had done from most stops, plenty of noise as they went out of sight.
     
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    The empty stock move from Burton was in much better weather than the trip yesterday and as Ralph says above plenty of noise.
     
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    not sure if the 11th August was a Merchant of Avon , however it no longer appears on the WCRC website
     
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    It was originally but there was engineering works in the Birmingham area that day.
     
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    Can't think where I saw it but I am sure I read somewhere it is booked for the lot.
     
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    I asked via social media and said pending anything unforeseen it would be the 8f
     
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    48151 and ecs dep Carnforth 1206 Sat to Burton on Trent. AN
     
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    8f working 5Z49 through Brock.

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    This morning at Wood End.
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    You couldn't make it up, at both Tamworth and Coleshill Parkway passengers for a service to Birmingham boarded the charter, 8F on the front, stock nothing like their normal stuff, stewards opening the doors, only when asked if they were booked on the Stratford charter did they reluctantly get off.
     
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    Update, likely to be 37 pilot on some of the return due to fire risk.
     
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    Light engine move at Finwood Road bridge near Rowington.
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    Any indication as to which part of the return?
     
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    Thanks for the update - will save me a hot drive out this pm. Is it safe to assume the ecs will be piloted too ?
     
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    Very wise. It may be good and reliable but it is also a known fire raiser.
     

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