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RTC Sherborne Carols: 11/12/18

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by OldGit, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. mrKnowwun

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    Bowled or not?
     
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    A nice and confident down journey, despite a chaotic South Western mainline trying its best to undo us. 44871 made a good fist of Grateley with a minimum of 43 at milepost 73 1/4. Equally as great was 50 at Semley and 36 into Buckhorn Weston Tunnel.
     
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    Yes, those do sound like respectable speeds. Good luck with the climb to Milborne Port this evening. 8 mins from departing Sherborne to passing Templecombe is a bit of a challenge!
     
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    Yes it was OK. Trouble is you get used to Clan Line which is not only a class 8 but in a different league to anything else on the main line at the moment. Must look out my runs with class 5s over this route in the 1960s, which weren't many.
     
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    Going nicely through Grateley! 44871-7 Grateley 11122018.jpg
     
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    Minimum was 21.5, was holding 23 until a slip not far from the top. Was a rather tight booking and we dropped 4 and a half minutes but it was a defiant effort.
     
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    44871 sounding great as climbs from just past Templecombe towards Sherborne.
     
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    Very good locations and filming. Glad I was stood next to you for the first sequence!! ;)

    Bill. <BJ>
     
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    Bowled good and proper. I can just imagine your language, ''Oh dear, that was jolly bad luck''.
    I could feel the frustration as the film appeared to unfold in slow motion. <BJ>
     
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    Pretty good with a heavy 10 for 400 tons
     
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    Yes it was a good day today , let’s hope this will give encouragement to run diesel free in the future . David
     
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    Looking and sounding great. Well filmed!
     
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    Wow that's a rather sweeping statement, you are saying that Clan Line is superior to Duchess of Sutherland, Union of South Africa, British India Line and Tornado. What rubbish.
     
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    I read that as 46233 and 60009 are not extended much these days and Tornado is off the mainline at the moment. BIL put in a strong run over the S&C in May, but has not had chance to do anything noteworthy since.
     
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    The fact that 6233 & 60009 are not being extended does not make them inferior, and BIL has put in some strong runs over Shap with the Santa trains in the last three weeks.
     
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    Yup, bit of a pie eater that ole Santa, and the reindeer clock in at a fair few kilos apiece.
     
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    Them not being extended makes them inferior to a timers context. That doesn't take anything away from them in a different context.
     
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    Worth watching for the suspense value alone :)
     
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    No it isn't rubbish. On recent and current performance it's in a league of its own. Show me a recent performance by any you mention which disproves this.
     
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    Yes that's right. I said 'at the moment'.
     

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