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The Britannia Express - 30/3/19 and return 31/03/19

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Christopher125, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. hogger

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    Well maybe the EU flag is a nod to the fact that Mr Hosking's company is registered there (Dublin) and not the UK...
    I wonder if, to capture the spirit of Brexit, the red parts of the coaches will be painted dark passport blue mid journey.
     
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    People who love steam locomotives come in many forms and have various political views. Some people would say we're a strange lot. Can we not rejoice that at least one of us is rich enough to pay for a steam excursion that we can all enjoy watching? The headboard is hardly likely to influence anybody's political views and anyone who finds it offensive probably struggles to appreciate tolerance and a sense of irony. Hoskins is setting himself up for ridicule by using an obsolete form of transport to celebrate something that has not happened and may not do so, but I bet that doesn't stop him enjoying the trip.
     
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    Ahh at last a positive ,well done Ian
     
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  5. henrywinskill

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    Anyone know when the 47 takes over
     
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    Britannia runs York - Crewe, 47 from there to Bristol.
     
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    Do you reckon passengers were allowed to leave the train at any point, or had to remain on board far longer than expected?
     
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    Spamcan81 Resident of Nat Pres

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    Apparently they all wanted to leave at different points and nobody could decide exactly where. :)
     
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    Uppermill Viaduct where the railway crosses the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.
    Not working as hard as I would have liked but fortunately blowing off.

    No need to worry about the rods on this one Henry ;)

    DSC_3476 70000  Uppermill Viaduct 300319.JPG
     
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    Very nice Scott
     
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    70000 leaves Diggle loop and heads for Standedge tunnel. D1924 rear gunner.

    7 (1)_1_1.jpg 7 (2)_1_1.jpg 7 (3)_1_1.jpg 7 (4)_1_1.jpg
     
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    Seems a while since any steam excursion was allowed through Standedge !
     
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    Thanks John. As for him sat on the wall....well, there's always one. He wasn't setting a very good example to the many kids that were milling around.
     
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    The last four coaches appeared to be completely empty, so clearly a lot people maybe more than half "remained" behind ...

    Here is my amended effort at Marsden, that radio mast and generator box is a bit of an eyesore.

    [​IMG]Over the top at Marsden by Inspiring Images, on Flickr
     
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    Anyone know who the crews were for this..... :D
     

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