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The Cornishman 29/05 with Bittern

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by acorb, May 19, 2010.

  1. RayMason

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    Poss load 7. 6+support coach

    Fire risk v real. If there are fires on the network then a fireban is possible in "at risk" areas. Rain would be v helpful.
     
  2. Ben Jervis

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    Don't you worry matey, things like this are checked during cleaning and again during the FTR. To the best of my knowledge 5029 hasn't set off any fires... Certainly not in recent years.
     
  3. steammouse

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    Yes please .


    Ben , just a few questions for you

    Is there any chance as an extra touch of having 2 cornish flags on the front of 5029

    Is Barbara accompanying us on this trip

    The News of the World wants to know if you and Barbara are an item or just good friends


    Regards Robin
     
  4. Sidmouth

    Sidmouth Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Moderator

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    Why go to all the trouble of proper headboard and reporting numbers to then mar it with flags ? (cornish or otherwise)

    Solo castles are rare enough on the south devon banks

    Can anyone confirm what the stock set will be ?

    many thanks
     
  5. Ben Jervis

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    Tasty eh?
     
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    Suspect the team on 60019 went through the same basic procedures though.
    My best wishes for a safe trip.
     
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    anybody got times for this tour
     
  8. acorb

    acorb Part of the furniture

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    Tickets arrived today, seems Network Rail have only confirmed outward times as return ones are still approximate.
    CONFIRMED actual outward times are:
    Bristol TM 08.14, Taunton 09.08, Exeter 10.30, Plymouth 12.15, Bodmin Parkway 12.56, Par arrive 13.13.
    APPROXIMATE return times:
    Par dep 16.25, Bod 16.40, Ply 17.20, Exe 19.30, Tau 20.40, BTM 21.40. These may of course be subject to change, best check uksteam nearer time.
    Load would appear to be 6 plus support.
     
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    Nice idea and looks superb... surely as Sidmouth said if your going to go all out with headboard and correct numbers... the flags would really take the egde off it!!

    Do you know the reporting numbers? I've seen shots from the steam days of 675 (& relief 849) on the Penzance-Wolverhampton leg.... and it looks like 825 was the Wolverhampton-Penzance leg.
     
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    From the RTC Website : -

    Actual Timings

    Station Depart Return
    Bristol Temple Meads 08:14 22:07
    Taunton 09:08 21:08
    Exeter 10:30 20:05
    Plymouth 12:15 18:05
    Bodmin Parkway 12:59 17:23
    Par 13:13 17:08
     
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  12. jane

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    i feel so sorry for the lads that this run is not now going a head after all the hard work the lads has put in this week.hope you up and running again soon.and of corse for all that had booked on this run i bet they were all looking forward to a G.W.R. over the banks .
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    Edited. Reason:- unconfirmed information.
     
  14. KentYeti

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    Real shame this tour has been cancelled now.

    With recent rain, and a lot more forecast tomorrow, the fire throwing sharp pointy thing could have hauled it after all?
     
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    Absolutely gutted about this, thanks greatly to RTC for letting us know promptly with both an email and phone msg off them this afternoon. Lets hope 5029 can be fixed promptly and the tour rearranged quickly.
     
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    Any news on a new date for this and will it still be 5029 given the plethora of previous locos booked for this tour??!
     
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    What was the issue with the loco?
     
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    Letter from RTC arrived today, the new date for this tour is SUNDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER with Nunney Castle. This is to coincide with the pannier trips on the Liskeard to Looe branch. Apparently an attempt was made to rescue the trip the trip last week by hiring 6024, but after initially agreeing the society then decided they couldn't run the trip. This is probably down to the fact they were scheduled to run on the Sunday, putting strain on the support crew. I suggest Mods either re-name the thread or we start a new one!
     
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    Excellent News. Although the tour isn't on RTC website tour pages yet you can book through the on-line booking system. I will be hurrying back from a meeting in York on the Saturday for this.
     

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