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NVR Wagon Group Updates

Discussion in 'Heritage Rolling Stock' started by B17 61606, May 21, 2015.

  1. Wagoniester

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    No, it was joined by a lorry cab and trailer... ;)

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  3. The Green Howards

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    I thought it was cleared for main line running?

    Sadly, it seems you won't be getting your freight run with 60163 this time.
     
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    It came from GCR, which isn't mainline connected. Things really couldn't be going much worse right now...that's about all I feel I can say!
     
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    Ah, I see. Well... you have my sympathy, mate.
     
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    With the postponement of Tornado (again), and the inability to source a replacement at such short notice, there has been a lot of reorganising going on, and as result, freight will be involved over the entire bank holiday weekend:

    On Friday 24th "Auxiliary Action" will see BoB Class 34081 92 Squadron assuming the identity of 34111 "Royal Auxiliary Air Force" and hauling the fully fitted express freight rake. Places still available, book here: https://nvr.org.uk/product.php/497/auxiliary-action


    On Saturday/Sunday/Monday the freight will be out on all three days as part of the "Locomotive Legends" weekend with Brake Van rides available (£10 supplement applies). Fish & Chip special on Saturday evening and various double/triple headed combinations using combinations of 34111/55013/45041.

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    The last couple of weeks have been pretty manic - finishing off the rake, a loaded test run behind the Peak for the vac brakes, a Deltic hauled freight driving day, a trip to the Northampton & Lamport Railway to weather a loco, a Southern Goods themed freight photo charter with 92 Squadron running as 34111 'Royal Auxiliary Air Force', and finally a whole bank holiday weekend of express fitted freight being run multiple times each day with brake van rides and a variety of loco haulage.

    https://nvrwagons.co.uk/2024/05/27/12-05-24-27-05-24-a-fantastic-fortnight/

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    Well done Stu and team - A very successful weekend after a very stressful time leading up to it!
     
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    Thanks! It's been very satisfying seeing the rake being used so much - and finally the railway actually ran it as a demo freight as part of a larger event. The only thing we didn't get done was the lettering on my wagon, but it still looked the business in the rake :)
     
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    Oddly enough, I sent my brother a picture of the tar tanker the other Sunday when I had a run behind '55 013' before it left: I explained what the plan was for it. By a coincidence, the latest Hornby Railway Collectors Association magazine discusses tank wagons in some detail.
     
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    There's also a weighty tome by R. Tourret on the Petroleum Tank Wagons of Great Britain, which is absolutely exhaustive in its detail. I think Peterborough Tar Distillers do get a mention in it. And let's not forget the Hornby model of same! :)
     

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