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The Great Britain V - 2012

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Steamage, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Shep Woolley

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    Re: The Great Britain V - 2012?

    Great video Steve. Many thanks for the updates.
     
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    Re: The Great Britain V - 2012?

    Footage of The Duchess passing a rather damp Langho.

    [video=youtube;mryZMgBvqu8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mryZMgBvqu8[/video]

    Hope you enjoy.
     
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    Cheers Shep , my pleasure.
     
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    47760 + 46233! arrived Carnforth 2018 with GBV ECS. No idea why Duchess hasn't gone to Crewe as booked. 70013 is at Carnforth.

    Cheers

    Andrw N
     
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    Re: The Great Britain V - 2012?

    46233 may have been low on coal. Long run today, and a blustery wind.

    Looking at Stephen Thompson's Ais Gill clip, the coal pusher looks to be in use at the summit - there is a plume of steam from the rear of the tender.

    Here is my wind blown effort from today:

    North West trains, 2012 - andrewstransport's Photos

    Cheers

    Andrew N
     
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    Re: The Great Britain V - 2012?

    46233 near Birkett Common today:

    Going For Green | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    Thanks to those who commented on the last few days - maybe one more to come tomorrow. The noise of the 5's out of Barrhill was very impressive!
     
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    Got to Long Preston and then Hellifield - and no further. If Network Rail maintained their damned property I would not now have a minimum £200 bill, and have had to spend five hours waiting for and travelling home courtesy of the RAC - cause - a suitcase size pothole in Station Road that took out my offside tyres like a knife through butter.

    My favourite company - NOT!
     
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    First selection from five magic days in Scotland

    Day 1 - 70013 Chester Le Street Chester Le Street | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    Day 2 - 46115 Forth Bridge Forth Bridge #2 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    Day 2 - 46115 Broughty Ferry Broughty Ferry | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    Day 3 - 45305 Achnasheen 062 (2) (800x591) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    Day 3 - 45305 Loch Achanalt Morning steam to the Kyle | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    Day 4 - 61994 Monessie Monessie | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    Day 4 - 46115 - Gleneagles Gleneagles | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    Day 5 - 45305 & 45407 - Near Maybole Attacking the climb to Maybole | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    Day 5 - 45305 & 45407 - Departing Girvan Storming out of Girvan #1 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
     
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    Some wonderful images here. But what the Stranraer set only give a sense of is the remarkable loco handling at work over this stretch. On the return (tender first) we stopped for water at Pinmore a mile or so from the summit...near the 1 in 80 section. The 5's 'walked' the train away as if it were level track and blasted over Milepost 4 at just under 30 mph with 400 tons. And it was like that all the way there and back. Remarkable.
     
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    That stop at Pinmore did strike me as a bit odd, especially, as you say, considering the gradient. Still, glad it seemed to work ok.

    I've finally decided to come home after a week away. Hopefully get round to sorting out some fots tomorrow.
     
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    47760 leads 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' with ecs from Carnforth s/b through Bolton le Sands at 09:56. <BJ>
     
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    70013 on time solo taking train from Preston.
     
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    Busy at Hartford today, first we had a light WCR 47 going south exceeding fast, don't know who was driving but he gave me a long hornz :tongue1: as he shot past, pity but the camera was not running..
    Then 70013 a few minutes down but going quite briskly, and finally 46233 having just shut off approaching but still moving well... Video soon.
     
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    Oooh! Ralph - surely not!!!
     
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    70013 reported passing Pandy at 15:36 en route to Brizzle and the drizzle.

    Thanks posters. <BJ>
     
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    46115 crossing some bridge near Edinburgh on Sunday.
     

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