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North Yorkshire Moors Railway General Discussion

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by The Black Hat, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Spamcan81

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    I'm arriving Sunday for a three day visit. When is 61994 likely to enter traffic please?
     
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    I understand that the visit of the K4 may have been cancelled
     
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    Unfortunately, as a result of issues identified at the pre-arrival inspection, 61994 will not now be travelling to the NYMR tomorrow. The locomotive may visit the NYMR later in the year after repairs.

    Steven
     
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    Oh well, I'll have to make do with something else then. A trip behind the 9F would be nice.
     
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    If you're around on Tuesday, come and say hello. I'm on the Whitby turn.
     
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    What happened? I suspect I fire issue, down levisham way as I didn't see any sine of a fire but the 13:30 didn't happen and then after the 9F on the 14:30 it swapped over to diesel. Didn't stay for the 6:30 as I suspected it was also diesel.
     
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    According to posts elsewhere, a burst water main meant locos couldn't take water (at Pickering?) Easy to overcome if you know beforehand but a problem if you don't and need to take water there!
     
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    Thanks for the update, thats a new one.
     
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    That is just about what the General Manager said - those who attended the extra weekend of the Gala last year might see a pattern because like, then, today was a PLC Board and the Trust Chairman was glaring pretty hard at the still visible back coach of the 13:00 by the time it was 13:20 at it hadn't moved - then the sound of a steam loco whistle getting further away yet the back coach still visible through the window of theb Education Centre! Eventually it was the Fianncial Controler who gave in and went and found out what had happened!

    With no real pressure to refill the tank at Pickering after the 9F had used it an hour earlier, the Q6 had little choice but to give in and go to New Bridge to dispose, meaning the 13:00 became the 14:00 and the 13:30 was lost from the other end to balance. There was also some problem with 44767 which meant that the Class 31 had to come into play too.

    The 9F should be about and in action for the next few days.

    Yorkshire Water's contractor had dug a hole in Park Street and were looking into it when we left!

    Steven
     
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    Yes was down today for all the "fun".

    D5061 did 1400 Pck - Gmt (1300 cancelled) instead of Q6 due to the water pressure issues & also 1630 Gmt - Pck.

    31128 did 1315 Gmt - Wby, 1400 Wby - Gmt, 1530 Gmt - Pck, 1700 Pck - Gmt.

    0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1500, 1600 steam

    0930, 1030, 1130, 1230, 1330, 1830 steam

    9F was superb on the 1030 up the bank.
     
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    Back on song today, in fact possibly ahead of the time table at times, never seen a train passing esk valley cottages on it way into Grosmont on the hour before. For Anyone who is up there tomorrow 80072 and the 9F are at Pickering overnight, back to work for me. Still only 5 days till I am on holiday for two weeks.

    Oh, If you are venturing out take a fly swatter, there million's of them.
     
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    As much as I would have liked to say "Hi," having involved the NYMR in two days activities, the memsahib wished to to some sight seeing and shopping today before returning home. How odd though that the journey home intercepted 46115 at Strensall on the SSE! :)
     
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    Emergency timetable;

    Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th, Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th March 2012

    http://www.nymrdiesel.co.uk/timetable/march-5.htm (Saturdays)

    http://www.nymrdiesel.co.uk/timetable/march-8.htm (Sundays)

    Steam Hauled (using Pullman set);

    1035, 1245 & 1515 ex Grosmont
    1135, 1355 & 1615 ex Levisham

    Diesel Hauled

    0915, 1145 & 1405 ex Grosmont
    1025, 1245 & 1505 ex Levisham

    101680 on shuttles;

    1000, 1110, 1220, 1330, 1440, 1550 ex Pickering
    1025, 1130, 1240, 1350, 1500, 1610 ex Levisham

    Best Regards
     
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    Some useful media exposure for the NYMR last night during the BBC Programme about the British Countryside, Julia Bradbury and Hugh Dennis presenting. They were featuring Yorkshire, and Dennis, with an interest in geology explained how Newtondale was formed. He also took a ride on the NYMR, and as you would expect, the 9F morphs into a Black 5, bacK to the 9F, then becomes the Southern, then its a Black 5 again, etc etc. However I'll give them that, because for once here was a programme that tries to teach you something, and doesn't dumb down to simplistic levels as so much TV does nowadays.
    Mercifully also an absence of silly special effects photography. There were however some useful computer simulations, like the one that showed how Newtondale was formed post the ice age by water flowing from vast lakes that were once present. Overall an interesting programme about Yorkshire, and some truly stunning aerial footage of steam through Newtondale, reminds you just how spectacular the scenery is on the North Yorks Moors.
     
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    This has now been extended to include the weekend of 17/18 March.


     
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    With the regular Whitby service having operated for a while successfully, is there any prospect in the future of the Track layout being changed so that a headshunt and loop can be added in the station rather than having to propel out for the loco to change ends ? There would seem to be space available to add a loop, but no doubt its not as simple as it appears ?
     
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    Watch this space - or perhaps that space!

    This is being worked on and all parties involved are happy for something to progress but it all depends on securing the funding in a way acceptable to all concerned also.

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    Sounds good! any idea which engine will be working the Pullman diner?
     
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    I think it is 75029 on the "diesel diagram" and 44871 on the "pullman diagram", subject to the normal concessions...
     

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