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

  1. LittleRedTrain

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    11th July Royal Duchy is now going to only be steam hauled from Taunton-Plymouth and Plymouth-Taunton.

    Reason given is that an engineering block is preventing the train going through Reading early enough to allow sufficient time for Tornado to be serviced at Plymouth and head down to Par to join the return working.

    Bit disappointing, was looking forward to steam through Cornwall in at least one direction!
     
  2. 1020 Shireman

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    As were we all. Worse is not getting to Par until 1452 that means the buses won't get to Fowey or Charlestown until 1515 or so. then with a departure time of 1729 there won't be much over an hour for passengers to get fed and watered. Seriously disappointing day.
     
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    All the Duchy's now show a 14:52 arrival time, and steam only between Taunton and Plymouth.
     
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    That's a shame. The run back from Par up to Doublebois is seriously entertaining.
     
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    Yeah it's a bit of a blow. I'm booked on the one with Bahamas on 1st August, although I note that RTC have now removed the reference to Bahamas from the description. Does anyone know if the problem with the Par turntable is ever going to be fixed?
     
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    Email from RTC, confirming Edinburgh Flyer is a runner, next Saturday.

    Looking forward to it.
     
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    Edinburgh Flyer times now on RTT.
     
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    Do you have a link please???
     
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    Anyone going out for tomorrow’s Cotswold Venturer with Flying Scotsman note this update from RTC:

    ‘Please note that this train now goes out via Evesham and returns via Stroud and Kemble’.
     
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    Still nothing on RTT for it though. They're obviously worried about trespassers and crowds!
     
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    Not seen a route on RTT for this one yet Assuming the departure time is correct I can guess based on past trips.

    Edit - slow to the party again
     
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    After last October's fiasco, I wouldn't go anywhere near The Golden Valley, especially for this particular locomotive!
     
  15. Andover

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    Times still not on Realtime trains, but here are some outline ones:
    Pad. 0713
    Slo. 0739/41
    Rdg. 0801/03
    Did. 0821/38
    Oxf
    Loop 0856/0949W
    Oxf. 0951/52
    Cha. 1014
    MiM. 1038
    Wor
    SH. 1116
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    1634
    Che. 1705
    Sta
    Jc. 1719
    Kem. 1739
    Swi. 1755
    Wan. 1814/33 path
    Mil
    Jc. 1842/1900 w
    Did. 1906/08
    Rdg. 1928/32
    Slo. 1958/2001
    Pad. 2030
    Booked ML Pad to Slo, RL to Tilehurst E Jc, ML to Didcot E Jc, RL to end of it.
    Beware many speed restrictions at stations between Pad and Rdg. Also Cheltenham and URL p4 Didcot.
    Sorry this is so Kate, I waited to see if times on RTT
     
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    It is not booked to take a DL on the rear!
     
  17. mrKnowwun

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    Its on RTT now, booked ML PAD to Southall West Junction.
     
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    Indeed it looks that way with 0Z60 showing as on the blocks at Paddington on OTT
     
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    Can confirm its flying solo today
     
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    Tricky lighting conditions into the morning sun, but wanted to catch it on the rarely used (for steam) main down out of Pad, just before it slowed for Southall West Jn.

     

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