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Saphos Trains 2018

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

  1. free2grice

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    D213 has just departed from Crewe en route to Telford with it's loaded test run.
    Consist: 4 Mk 2s + 4 Mk 1s + 47.805 at the rear.

    I viewed the train on the Crewe Railcam. Someone managed to film the train with the Railcam using a long zoom back and pan. Very clever. <BJ>
     
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    My shot of D213 on its first test run for Locomotive services (Saphos) in readiness for its railtour duties later in the year, here it runs down grade on the single line down slow from Searchlight lane Junction where it is about to join the west coast main line at Heamies Farm between Stafford and Crewe with the 5Z91 12.42 Telford to Crewe leg of its round trip from Crewe via Chester and Shrewsbury.
     

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    Little late to the party... D213 charging through Cosford on Wednesday.



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    Footage of D213 thundering past Hoghton this morning.

     
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    D213 at Carlisle
     
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    Footage of D213 at Selside Shaw .

     
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    I'm out of my usual region, however as I popped over to the S&C to see today's Dalesman, it would have been rude not to see Andania as well. (Ribblehead)

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    Looks okay. I have a couple D2xx/D3xx on my layout.
    Curious, I thought window hanging was banned. Not on this evidence. Maybe one rule for steam and another for diesels.
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking. You would think that Saphos/LSL, as a new TOC establishing themselves would wish to be seen as "whiter than white" on this and would have clamped down hard on it, given that we are often told that window-hanging on railtours is a major concern to senior people at NR .
     
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    What’s on the back?
     
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    Haven't diesel fans always been a law to themselves?

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    It was D1733 on the back which I believe has also been numbered as 47141 and 47614 - was it at some point also 47853?
     
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    D1733 ~ June 12th, 1964
    47.141 ~ January, 1974
    47.614 ~ July, 1984
    47.853 ~ February, 1990
     
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