Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by JBTEvans, Oct 30, 2020.
Approaching St. Denys:
I think you were standing next to me. I went to Bursledon this evening and got my shot of the day. The Scot sounded superb lifting it’s heavy train (10 plus a dead 47) up from the river bridge and through the station 7 early. On both occasions today when you would have expected the DL to push it remained silent. Well done to Saphos LSL and the train crews. One to have been on I think.
I was the one with the large video camera and tripod.
Some photos from today taken at Romsey on the outward leg and approaching Salisbury on the return.
A very wet start to the day for Royal Scot as it heads for Kingswear. For the more hardy photographers amongst us ....or foolish, the blood and custard mk.1s are at the front with green 47.805 at the rear.
The charter lost 21 mins between Blatchbridge Jn. and East Somerset Jn. for some reason. It eventually passed Bruton 23 mins late but gained 7 mins by Taunton. <BJ>
Realtime Trains - 179R 0751 Bristol Temple Meads to Kingswear (For Dartmouth)
Some video of a damp morning in Wiltshire / Somerset. We could see the train at the Blatchbridge stop but not sure what the issue was, certainly wasn't short of steam.
(3) 46100 Royal Scot - 'English Riviera Express - 20/6/21 (Part 1) - YouTube
Video of the return
46100 Royal Scot - 'English Riviera Express - 20/6/21 (Part 2) - YouTube
Royal Scot doing the business on Sunday. Some awesome soundtracks put on by her! Enjoy
Watching the Dawlish Beach Cams. The Black 5's out today on the Riviera Explorer.
Through Newton Abbot approx 8 late on the return. Nothing preceding it. High tide at Cockwood Harbour!! <BJ>
Hi. Does any one know what steam locomotives are pulling the train on the Bristol forty next Thursday 1st July?
also are the timing available for this tour yet??? Hoping to catch the steam train up the lickey incline??
it will be some sight and sound , must a number of years now since double header up the lickey
Confirmed basic timings:
Bangor 07.40 / 22.50
Llandudno Jn. 07.55 / 22.30
Colwyn Bay 08.05 / 22.20
Rhyl 08.20 / 22.05
Prestatyn 08.30 / 22.00
Chester 09.00 / 21.30
Crewe 09.25 / 20.50
Bristol TM 13.05 - 16.00
As there are 2 Saphos steam locos at Bristol at the moment I would say that there is a fair chance that it will be 46100 and 45231.
Whatever else may be said about Saphos, good or bad, running a tour from Bangor to Bristol is enterprising.
Not really; IMHO there is a large leisure market for train travel that is not fully tapped among the elderly and an interesting destination will always prove attractive especially if there is sufficient time to look around (i.e. at least 3 hours). The "Staycation" service over the S&C is one of the examples of an untapped market and the basic query is the price - at the right price I suspect this service will do well both with customer satisfaction and financial return.
That is what I meant: Saphos being enterprising in exploiting a different market.
This is interesting, a steam railtour originating FROM Kingswear.
Tues. 14th Sept. 2021. THE WELSHMAN (saphostrains.com) . <BJ>
'English Riviera Express' hauled by 46100 'Royal Scot'. Sun. 27th June, 2021.
All blood and custard stock. Mk.1s at the front to Kingswear. <BJ>
1Z27 outbound Realtime Trains - 1Z27 0751 Bristol Temple Meads to Kingswear (For Dartmouth)
1Z28 return Realtime Trains - 1Z28 1640 Kingswear (For Dartmouth) to Bristol Temple Meads
I'll start the ball rolling with the last English Riviera Express of 2021 featuring 46100 Royal Scot. I filmed her at Newton St Loe, Bunns Lane and Burlescombe. I hope you enjoy the video.
They have a "Celebrity" guest travelling today:
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No reports of lineside fires today.
Reports of flooding at Lawes Bridge, Torquay delaying the 1Z28 with 46100 and 47593.
Summer's here. <BJ>
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