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Saphos Trains 2018

Discussion in 'What's Going on' started by gwr4090, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. Shoddy127

    Shoddy127 Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, really not sure of the air con MK2's in this rake. If I was to book on a train, then I'd want to hear the engine working and not be cocooned inside for several hours. With 2 young boys in tow as well, I'm not sure that Saphos Trains will be for us but then again I doubt they will ever start any tours in the south and London but each to their own and good luck to them.
     
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    4EBDA9F5-244E-4E88-B293-8A62EB2C4395.jpeg Glad I made the effort to travel across to the Welsh Border from Newark having travelled up from Biggleswade in the morning... well worth seeing 46100 at the head of Saphos inaugural public run!
     
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    So yesterday's trip ran with a Class 7 plus 10 plus a diesel = load of 13/14. on a flat route. If that is replicated down the Marches or anywhere with a hill then it might be worth avoiding if you want pure steam. But on the other hand, this is a new venture that will bring steam charters to the public and they deserve support for so doing, although I sense that for some it will be distant support and not as a passenger.
     
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    The accompanying video

     
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    Maybe wait for their second season...
     
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    Just out of interest who were the crew? Are they ex WCRC or DBC or new to steam at Saphos?
     
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    All DBC. My friends who travelled told me that Keith Murfin drove outward. They didn't get the fireman's name. John 'Sherry' Sheridan did the return. Again. no fireman's name. Bob Hart was TI for part or all. Not very observant my friends!!! - or perhaps it was the beer in the john Wallace Linton lunchtime....
     
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    Keith Murfin (DBC) drove outward with TI Sean Levell (now of LSL, formerly of DBC) and an LSL fireman. Pete Sheridan drove on the return, Tony Jones fireman, and Bob Hart TI (all DBC). No assistance from the class 47 throughout but it was quite a load for a class 7 as Al says.
     

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