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Northern Belle 2022

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by neildimmer, Jan 27, 2022.

  1. Gladiator 5076

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    Still there if you via all tours, but the end of the url may mean it is a sell out.
    https://northernbelle.co.uk/search?...gers&categories[]=&departure_day[]=&sold_out=
     
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    Oh, that's a shame. Never mind, will be able to concentrate on Clan Line's run to Exeter that day ;-)
     
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    A much better option!
     
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    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    And even as it's a West Coast operation let's hope that they are happy for '28 to go it alone as they seem with the Worcester trip.
     
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    I don’t think it is a WC operation
     
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    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    It is, the same as with 9th July.
     
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    Indeed! Though was quite looking forward to potentially having a Battle of Britain and a Merchant Navy both on southern metals on the same day.
    And then if LSL got 34046 to run the English Riveria that day as well....sorry, started dreaming for a moment!
     
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    Just for a change, 'The Spirit of Travel Lunch' alongside the Rochdale Canal at Smithy Bridge today.

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    Today's NB Tribute to the Bournemouth Belle seems to have had a late re route. Outbound from Victoria and the GWML to Reading then Basingstoke. Sure it was in and out via Tulse Hill land Wimbledon earlier in the week.
    Return the same route but into Euston. Ironic as the Belle never left from Victoria or ended up in Euston.
    Would have been nice with 34067, but this is 2022 so make the best of what we have.
     
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    WCRC's 57314 hauled the rake to Dorset and was seen just after lunchtime at Arne Road RRI siding. I believe it was meant to have been refuelled and the coaches 'tanked'.
    For those interested I have been told the consist was/is - 92904; 10734; 17167; 325; 3247; 3275; 3267; 1566; 3273; 3174 and 99025 with 47804 at the rear.
    47804 is powering the tour back to London Euston having left the Swanage Branch a minute or two early.
    It departed Bournemouth on time and, as at 18:37, it was running around 3 mins late through Winchester under greens.
     
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    I wasn't aware that today's Northern Belle had anything to do with the old Bournemouth Belle and I suspect todays passengers would never have heard of it. I believe that the trip that was planned for today was cancelled some time ago and then reinstated at short notice as a private hire charter. As it was crewed at short notice the rerouting via Reading was done to accomodate drivers route knowledge and was able to slot seamlessly back into its original path at Basingstoke.

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    Thanks Peter, just going of what was still on the NB website about 2 weeks back.
    My memory card reader seems to have packed up so I will have to try download via the camera tomorrow and add some images to the Swanage thread.
     
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    Images of the NB ECS on the Swanage thread post #7065 for anyone interested.
     
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    That's a useful start but we need quite a few more nights like that to make a significant difference
     
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    Anyone know for certain if this Saturday is running, and if it is steam hauled? On my way to Threlkeld, is it worth stopping of at Shap? Not interested in a maroon class 47. Thanks.
     
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    Very doubtful that NR will lift the ban just yet as some parts of the country have still not had any significant rainfall yet.
     
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    It's looking like at least two more weeks of dry weather everywhere except W Scotland, NW England and W Wales. If a drought is called I wonder whether it will be national or regional and where steam railways will come in the pecking order.
     
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    looks like only steam on mainline is the Grosmont to Whitby service, running 5 times a day
     

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