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Steam Dreams 2019 - New Summer and other tours

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

  1. MellishR

    MellishR Part of the furniture Friend

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    If "one of its leading tyres on the front axle" means one of the bogie wheels, at least they only need to turn down the other one on that axle to match, and re-tyring just those two wheels sooner or later isn't a huge job.
     
  2. MikeParkin65

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    Weren’t the tyres on the minimum already and down to be replaced during the winter maintenance window? I wonder if the recent slipping bouts are partly the symptom of worn tyres?
     
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    I don’t think worn bogie tyres would cause driving wheels to slip.
     
  4. MikeParkin65

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    It isnt clear whether it is the bogie
     
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    ''A defect has been identified with one of its leading tyres on the front axle''.

    I'm assuming that the front axle would be the first axle of the leading bogie. Let's hope that it's not the front driving axle. <BJ>
     
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    I am informed that it is the leading bogie.
     
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    Classic traction locos 47.245 + 47.746. Load 10. <BJ>
     
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    Assume the 47s are in T&T formation. When this happens is the loco at the rear providing any power or is it being dragged around as dead weight? Is this practice done as insurance or to avoid running round or for some other reason?
     
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    47746 on rear, providing ETH only.
     
  10. Front coach and 47746 both covered in fresh graffiti.
     
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    2 x class 47s running as a pair in homeward trip from Kingswear. Running over 20 early through Westbury (Frome stop chopped out).

    One loco has awful graffiti on bodyside and same goes for rearmost 2 coaches. Hope 6233 soon fixed.
     
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    Is 61306 a runner for the Highlands & Islands, if not ??
     
  13. mike1522

    mike1522 Long Time Member Friend

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    Does The Highlands and Islands have thread?
     
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    Just read on GB12 thread that Mayflower and Scotsman go York Tuesday ensemble.
     
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    Times are up for next Thursday's trip to Worcester, looks to be diesel free as well.
    ECS to Victoria
    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U10541/2019/05/23/advanced
    London Victoria to Worcester
    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U10543/2019/05/23/advanced
    LE Diesel loco to southall
    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U10544/2019/05/23/advanced
    Worcester to London Victoria
    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U10548/2019/05/23/advanced
    LE diesel to Victoria
    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U10549/2019/05/23/advanced
    ECS to southall
    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U10550/2019/05/23/advanced

    Oddly there are two paths for the ECS to Victoria in the morning, one leaving southall at 0553, the other at 0720
     
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    That route out from Victoria to Reading in the morning is an exceptionally roundabout one.
     
  18. Mike Stone

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    Has anyone received tickets for the Windsor Steam Express?
    I would have thought times for a repeating intinerary would have appeared by now - virtually every SWR service to Windsor has a VAR schedule on Tuesdays implying trains use only one platform at Windsorwith turn rounds varying from 0 to 3 minutes.
     
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    Can't find any discussion anywhere on the forum about 60103's trips on 30 May and 1 June. This thread would seem the most appropriate one. Is there an embargo on the subject?
     
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