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Royal Duchy with RTC - 3rd April

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Pesmo, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Bulleid Pacific

    Bulleid Pacific Part of the furniture

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    Considering its sold out, then they should go ahead, even if its rescheduled. Most tours in the south west require a long distance positioning move, so its no different in this case.

    Update: Hmm, that's strange. UK Steam Info seems to have reverted back to 30777 and 70013. May be my browser.
     
  2. Western Venturer

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    I was talking to FC about this at the WSR Gala,I was thinking along the lines of 70013 and 44871 work trhe train to Par for D1015 to Penzance. Steamers turned and serviced at St Blazey and pick the train up at Par on the return.The last thing anybody wants is a bill for light engine move so if the worst does happen this might be a way out.Crewing and paths might be a problem but it might work.Just a thought.

    Having said that I really hope the strike is called off and everything runs as its booked.
     
  3. alastair

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    Spoke to RTC this afternoon,tickets were going out tonight. Confirmed timimgs off Reading 0730 back 2157. Should be a great trip with plenty of noise from up front!
     
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    44871 + 70013 now booked to run light from Penzance to Totnes on Sunday, 4th April. Quite a coup for the South Devon Railway.

    Thanks to uksteam. <BJ>
     
  5. Bulleid Pacific

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    They'll keep 3803 and Dumbleton Hall company, then!
     
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    But less of a coup for the Cornwall Main Line, which will now not be seeing GB3 at all, if I read UKsteam right.
     
  7. IKB

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    No but at least it'll see the Duchy.
    Under the circumstances I think we must be thankful we are getting anything
     
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    Steam now comes on at Exeter according to UK steam info, presumably because a slower path for the steam section is required
     
  9. alastair

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    Yes you are spot-on with that,according to letter with tickets. 44871 limited to 60mph and no path available Bristol/Exeter.Only alternative would have been curtailment at Par. Its a shame but guess its the best that can be done.
     
  10. Western Venturer

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    Oh well, thats another plan in the bin!!!
    Still looking forward to linesiding it on saturday.Suprised there is no water stop after Plymouth, that would have given us another shot,do they normally go straight through?
     
  11. Bulleid Pacific

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    Still happy with it for the best bits are still steam-hauled. South of Plymouth is a completely new stretch of line for me in any case.
     
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    South of Plymouth? I think that would be a new stretch of line for all of us. <BJ>
     
  13. Pesmo

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    Maybe we are going into the Docks ;-) Thats South
     
  14. Bulleid Pacific

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    Oh, you know what I mean ;)... Very well, for the compass pedants on this forum, south west of Plymouth.
     
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    Shouldn't that be "great west of Plymouth", B P ? Given your username it's not surprising that you like to put the s-word into things, lol.
     
  16. Bulleid Pacific

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    Yes, I have always known that there was only one direction worth going in, and that's 'South for Sunshine'! I only added west to my last post in deference to the London and South Western Railway. Just don't ask me for directions to Thurso or Carlisle as I'll only say 'face south and reverse for several hundred miles'.
     
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    By the way, I'm in the standard buffet car (coach G- don't have the ticket to hand), so I have last shout at beer after I get on at Bristol (well definitely after 13:00). Feel free to pop over to say hello- young chap with sideburns who talks about Bulleids whatever the weather ;).
     
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    Ad infinitum, or perhaps even ad nauseum. :lol:
     
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    You'll be fairly close to a Bulleid just after you pass through Taunton on Saturday . 'Braunton' will be in steam just a few miles away at Bishops Lydeard on the WSR.
    Hope you all have a very good day behind 44871 and Oliver Cromwell. <BJ>
     
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    Hi I am hoping to take some friends to see this train climb Ratery or Totnes. Will anyone be posting updates on this forum so I can check before I venture out. I have a tight window of opportunity. Just need to know how if it departs Exeter on time really. Would be great. Thanks in advence.
     

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