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Steam Dreams 2019 - New Summer and other tours

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by jackshepherd, Mar 29, 2019.

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    Yesterdays Windsor and Sunset Steam Express runs, including Shuttle 3 speeding through Barnes being redirected the wrong way to make up time!


     
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    Mayflower around London on Tuesday, seen at Vauxhall, Isleworth, Hounslow and Mortlake
     
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    The reporter in question is the Senior Reporter at the newspaper, plus he is also an enthusiast, so tends to end up writing any railway related articles at that paper (and the East Anglian Daily Times) to the exclusion of other staff!
    However, things like the various ongoing problems with the new GA units conveniently get ignored................
     
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    For Saturday's (20 July) SD trip to Pompey, note departure from Waterloo not Victoria and and unusual routing via Linford Street and Streatham to Wimbledon. Also apparently to be T&T steam (Mayflower and Black Five?) :

    The train is planned to start at London Waterloo passing over the Linford Street Viaduct before heading via Streatham to Wimbledon. There will be no stop at Wimbledon on the return as we run direct from Woking to London Waterloo. This journey is planned to feature top and tailed steam locomotives.

    Timings : http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U10701/2019/07/20/advanced

    and return: http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U10710/2019/07/20/advanced
     
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    It says "most passengers took up the offer of seats on Greater Anglia services back to Colchester and the capital." Wasn't it all of us? Certainly all the pasengers for London or having onward connections there, as the train was going to turn right at Stratford instead of running into Liverpool Street.
     
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    Shall we start a separate thread for this trip?
     
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    Today's Windsor Runs with Black 5 44871, seen at Vauxhall and Brentford, with the ECS at Brentford and Barnes Bridge:
     
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    44871 with the afternoon train passing through Syon Lane.

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    Yesterdays runs:
    mid morning at Sunnymeads (coming & going) 16-07-19   44871 Sunnymeads.jpg 16-07-19   44871  Sunnymeads.jpg 16-07-19   44871 Vauxhall.jpg , afternoon at Vauxhall.
     
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    44871 making a great sound last night powering away from Redhill on The Sunset Steam Express

     
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    First time I've actually caught the "Sunset Steam Express" at sunset! Video from Ashford, Chertsey, and Coulsdon South, and photos from all but the first location.




    44871 Chertsey 16.9.2019.jpg
    44871 Coulsdon South 16.9.2019.jpg
     
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    Egham was a bit chaotic with delayed and cancelled services last night, had to get on the footbridge rather rapidly to avoid being bowled. Then headed to Coxes Lock, Addlestone with the light getting progressively worse as the sun set

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    Sunset Steam Express, Egham


    And a very late, hence very dark, Dorking West

     
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    Mayflower seen hurrying through Pitsea bound for London and eventually Winchester and Eastleigh. My personal opinion but the loco doesn't look right without an express lamp/disc code, I know its not needed on the mainline but still looks better.

     
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    Winchester, and a huge long whistle through Worting

     
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