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RTC Christmas Cheshireman - 25/11/23

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  1. cg

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    On time departure at Bristol
     

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    Stopped near Little Mill, told a few minutes ago by Train Steward that there is a broken down freight train at or near Hereford.
     
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    You could be there a little while. Lots of TFW/WMR/GWR services cancelled and no immediate sign of it clearing. Stuff seems to be getting through just fairly late.
     
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    Bit weird on RTT. Marches Service Trains less than 30 mins down; Charter 60 down. Has it been in Panteg loop? 1W55 was behind it at Cwmbran; ahead of it at Abergavenny.
     
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    Moving into Hereford, still to pick up water
     
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    Can't imagine you'll need to Stop at Chirk ?
     
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    'was sounding good climbing out of Salop, and for a change the sun was shining for me as well.
    The 51 minute late arrival was magically turned into a 28 minute late departure by scooting straight through and missing the two pathing stops.

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    Starting the climb to Ludlow Tunnel just after crossing the River Teme near Ashford Carbonell.

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    Cheerz,

    Alan
     
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    IMG_4079.jpeg IMG_4080.jpeg Seen leaving Shrewsbury at Hencote
     
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    Dusk at Gobowen.
    (Oh I'm wishing I'd gone to Hencote too, Baschurch was dullish)

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    44871 approaching Caerleon, not long after restarting from Maindee North Junction in Newport.
     
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    Reflections of Saturday at Stokesay.
     

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    On the whole I enjoyed the trip from Bristol to Chester, the outward run was hampered by a freight train failure near Hereford which knocked 10 minutes off the time in Chester. The stop over was brief, had just over 2 hours to have lunch, and a cursory view of the Cathedral and Christmas Market. The run back was hampered by late running service and freight trains which contributed to a delayed arrival at Bristol. My wife reminded me that we had travelled to Shrewsbury eight years ago and on balance she had had a more relaxing afternoon.

    There are some impressive photos and videos posted from the run along the Marches Line, it must have been a challenge to wait in the cold up to 1 hour longer for the train to pass by.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/16582147@N07/albums/72177720312933097
     
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