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Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by 61994, Jul 21, 2020.

  1. Big Al

    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice video. Banked up to Potters Bar, I see.
     
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    Had a trip over to York today to see the 2 rail tours


    First was 45690 Leander with the 'York Yuletide Express' running bang on time

    https://tinyurl.com/mt62md9z

    Neil
     
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  6. peckett

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    All lines are signalled for bi directional running ,this happens regular ,not with steam of course.
     
  7. peckett

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    With a low strong sun ,and a very brisk Nor Wester ,I decieded on a different approach.Two images attached of the train to Lincoln today.Sandy and near Spalding.
     

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    I understand that, the point i was making was; that the freight was tearing through Wellingborough at about 9pm on a Saturday night, when i presume their would still be expresses heading north on the same track until late night. Thats what i found disconcerting.
     
  9. RalphW

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    Why should it be disconcerting, as has been pointed out above both lines are bidirectional so there's nothing untoward about two trains travelling together in the same direction, no doubt further south in order to free the northbound line the freight would either slot in, in front or behind the steam.
    Don't forget there are many miles of single track in the UK that are used in both directions all the time.
     
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    the two trains were occupying the up and down slow lines not the fast lines so i dont understand your concern
     
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    Regardless of whether it was the Up, Down, Fast or Slow lines, 9pm or steam and diesel - there is no issue as long as the lines are bidirectional and the trains were running on favourable signal aspects.
     
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    A jubilee at the bufferstops at Lime Street after an early arrival back. 20211204_205628.jpg
     
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    You don't by any chance know who the crews were?
     
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    Peter Kirk driving, Craig Todd on the shovel and Roly Parker Guard
     
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    45690 sounding good passing Normanton (bar the usual drain cock!) this evening,lovely long whistle too as it passed the site of the former MPD.

     
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    Thanks Shep. :)
     
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    Although actually somewhat short of the bufferstops, as is customary nowadays whether the train is loco-hauled or MU.
     
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    I only know Mick Kelly was the outbound driver (as told by a colleague on board the train)
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    44871 with the returning RTC Lincoln Christmas Market to London Kings Cross seen here going well at Ruskington

    LMS Class 5 44871 Ruskington.jpg
     
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