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RTC - BIL to Weymouth 6 & 9/07/19

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by leander, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. Spamcan81

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    I don't know why some people have got so wound up over the name of the train. Over the years I've been on trips marketed as the ACE - never reached Ilfracombe, Plymouth nor Padstow, the Flying Scotsman - train got nowhere near either London or Edinburgh, The Royal Wessex - train went from Carnforth to Sellafield rather than London to Bournemouth.
     
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    The name of the train is nothing to do with WCRC, it would have been chosen by RTC as your promoter
     
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    On our way after a stop at Grosvenor Bridge/Stewarts Lane Jn. Disruption coming in and out of Victoria (Brighton side) at the moment due to the derailment of an engineering train.
     
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    Yes Alan I did say it was very different
     
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    Left Woking on the down fast.
     
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    Switched to the slow at Brookwood.

    James


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    Service train to Yeovil needs to pass.
     
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    Agree my typo, have now corrected the original text.
     
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    Back to the fast after Winchfield.

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    BIL checked approaching Winchfield but the assembled crowd were treated to a glorious sound as she accelerated through the station and away to Basingstoke, switching back to the fast just after the station. Will try and get the video up later.


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    There must have been a few passengers at Isleworth who wondered what was going on with two steam trains in quick succession! Perhaps a few hoped they'd have one to go to work!
     
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    4 minutes apart, at Ashford. Both named with a nautical theme, line astern!

     
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    Just flew through Andover!
     
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    GWR4707 Part of the furniture

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    What is going on with that Headboard on BIL?
     
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    Making way for the Plymouth head code. Not that the train is going to Plymouth. :)
     
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    But it did seem to make a lively fist of BAS to SAL and get from London to SAL before taking water.
     
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    What do you expect, she's on holiday enjoying her self revisiting old haunts , :)
     
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    My shots (low res) of 35018 British India Line accelerating through Winchfield in fine style after being signal checked outside the station this morning:
    35018 End of SR steam 1.JPG 35018 Winchfield 2 9-07-19 (1).JPG


    Video should be up later.
     
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    Tisbury looking good but being pushed
     

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