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Steam Dreams Edinburgh Christmas Market 23/11-26/11/23: D9000 RSG & 60007 SNG

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by neildimmer, Nov 17, 2023.

  1. neildimmer

    neildimmer Resident of Nat Pres

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    Still; no times up for this yet Steam Dreams Edinburgh Christmas Market 23/11-26/11 D9000 RSG & 60007 SNG apart from the changeover at York
    https://santa-express.steamdreams.co.uk/tours.php?tourid=72759
    Does anyone have any idea if D9000 Royal Scots Grey will be working the Kings Cross- York leg of this trip on the 23rd November, and return from York the following Sunday?
    it looks like it will be stabled in York Parcel sidings over the weekend
    Thursday
    https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/servic ... 3/detailed
    Sunday
    https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/servic ... 6/detailed

    still no times for the actual run from Kings Cross yet

    Neil
     
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    According to the letter that came with the ticket yes the Deltic should be working the non steam bits

    Andrew
     
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    D9000 looked impressive and well turned out this morning. Unfortunately I had to leave before departure, though hearing the engines start up, I could only think how loud kings cross must have been back in the day with a few of these around the place!
     

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    4 hours from Newcastle to Edinburgh is impressive, hope the old heave ho from behind is not the reason!!!
     
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    Heading through New Southgate:
     
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    Went to Peterborough to see her tear through on the main but track defects further south meant everything was delayed and she was held for other services to pass. Did mean she gave it the beans through the station when she finally got a green. Sounded magnificent.
     
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    I mean it’s Thursday afternoon, smack in the middle of the most intensive service the ECML runs, so I expect it will be a keep to time and use the diesel if you have to sort of day!
     
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    I hope it's not too much 'on time'. It'll be dark when 60007 reaches me, which means taking my chances on the southbound platform of a nearby station. A minute or two early would work, or a few minutes late would be even better, because it's scheduled to come through within half a minute of a southbound passing Azuma, and the nearside platform isn't a good view. I'll be keeping a close and anxious eye on timings for both trains.

    Steam is rare enough in these parts north of Newcastle, without being bowled by a damned Azuma.
     
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    A Deltic out and about on the main line. That'll do nicely thank you.:Happy::Happy:
     
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    Who'd have thought we would see a Deltic and a A4 hauling blood and custard coaches on the ECML seventy years hence...all praise to LSL for this opportunity.....
     
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    The weather here is crap, absolutely gutted !!!!! :Banghead:
     
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    Problems on the fast at St Neots

     
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    I thought you said you were a roughie toughie ☔️☔️ WD 40 simples
     
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    Going well at Shipton with little assistance from the rear gunner. Got a small glint of light on the engine, full sun on the bloody diesel!
     
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    It's interesting because the Midland Pullman is doing a tour to Edinburgh today as well. I can't remember two LSL tours going to the same destination on the same day before.
     
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    Very close to being bowled.
     
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    I was about 2 seconds away from being bowled by a 12-car 387 at Ally Pally this morning! It was a close run thing, watching Open Train Times and seeing if anything was going to get in the way.
     

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