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Sunset Steam Express. Selected Tuesdays, July/August 2022 (Windsor trips cancelled)

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  1. Paul.Uni

    Paul.Uni Well-Known Member

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    The Royal Windsor Steam Express & Sunset Steam Express will be running again in 2022. Each day there will be two Royal Windsor Steam Express trips and one Sunset Steam Express.

    The running dates are 24th & 31st May and then weekly from 28th June until 23rd August.

    More info:
    https://www.royalwindsorsteamexpress.co.uk/tours.php
    https://www.sunsetsteamexpress.co.uk/tours.php
     
  2. Paul.Uni

    Paul.Uni Well-Known Member

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    The diesel hauled return trips from Windsor are now available to book for £25.

    There are also trips on:
    • 10th May (Windsor Express trips and Sunset Steam Express)
    • 17th May (Sunset Steam Express only)
    The Sunset Steam Express is not shown on 2nd August
     
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    Paul.Uni Well-Known Member

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    Bahamas is showing as the loco for 28 June and 2 August.

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    Sounds good!! Bahamas did of course work for Steam Dreams last year too.... good work!
     
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    RalphW Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    It must be quite a strain on their resources with the loco and greater part of the support crew being based so far away. Some loco owners and support crew don't realise how easy they have it.
     
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    Quite right Ralph. they all do a great job, support team, raffle and fundraisers too, all volunteers... supporting their favourite charity BLS

    1054's due out again soon.. please support us if you can either out n about or through the website !! Many thanks!
     
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    Unless I've missed it, there doesn't seem to be a thread for this. I notice today's (first of the season) run seems to have disappeared near Virginia Water, according to RTT. Any news from anyone on its fate?
     
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    OTT shows it waiting at VW, now about 45 late. Summat's up.
     
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    mrKnowwun Part of the furniture

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    Not much gone before or after it. At Worplesdon, we haven't got it here
     
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    green five Resident of Nat Pres

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    According to a post on twitter they are being held at a red signal at Virginia Water. The person has asked SD what the problem is but has not had a reply yet.

    Edit: some of the other services starting from Waterloo are being cancelled when reaching Virginia Water. RTT cancellation reason is coming up as "due to problems with the train crew".

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    Yes, I saw that. Now over 60L, but with greens after VW ahead of it. Curiousier and curiouser.
     
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    Train 698Q is in the other platform - rescue loco?
     
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    No - that's a freight. In any case the steam train should have a diesel on the back.
     
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    I had assumed freight at first sight but there are no freights booked and RTT doesn't show train 698Q.
     
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    Indeed, but I wondered if the diesel had failed, causing the whole thing to sit down. Unfortunate that it's one stop before the water stop.
     
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    Just received news that the train has terminated at Virginia Water and the diesel will go back to Clapham Junction to drop the passengers off before heading to Southall
     
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    Thanks. There's also bad disruption in the Redhill area owing to two separate incidents, so not a good evening.
     

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