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Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by RalphW, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. GWR4707

    GWR4707 Resident of Nat Pres

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    I suspect that is mainly as their purchase seemed to dovetail almost perfectly with lock down.

    Not sure an 86 is going to suit WCRC livery.
     
  2. Big Al

    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    But what a good example of future proofing by West Coast and a way of avoiding buying in other motive power that will, of course, be more expensive than their own.
     
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    I believe the West Coast found out the 57’s were a little more expensive fuel wise when they were first taken on. But yes I agree it makes a lot of sense.
     
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    I disagree, a 33 looks smart in WC livery so why not an 86? There can't be much difference is size between the two of them.
     
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    But how cool does an 86 in electric blue look on a rake of West Coast maroon stock? :)
     
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    Another great R.T.C. tour bites the dust the Tin bath on sunday 25 October cancelled due to low bookings i was quite surprised it had been cancelled with how popular the tin bath has been over the years with travellers.
     
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    But in previous years it was not a tour of the covid locked down areas of the north was it?
     
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    Very surprisingly though on the up side of things the C.M.E. on the 10 October 2020 however is still running despite the new covid 19 restriction rules in place.​
     
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    There's a difference, though. The CME starts in London and draws most of its passengers from the relatively unaffected south. The break is in Carlisle, also relatively unaffected. The Tin Bath, by contrast, draws its passengers mainly from the restricted areas in the north.
     
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    Railway Herald showing 17.10.20 trip to York as cancelled.
     
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    That disappeared off the RYTC website at least a week ago. Probably because 6233 was unavailable for whatever reason and they couldn’t find a replacement engine.
     
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    Sorry, missed it.
     

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