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The Great Britain XVI - 13/04/24 to 21/04/24

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Paul42, Jul 26, 2023.

  1. Walker

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    Freeloader
     
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    5 minutes behind a unit leaving BMV so possibly a good run if all on time
     
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    Yes I forgot the tour was run for your benefit as a photter. I also forget you’ve paid £4000 to WCRC/RYTC to phot this tour.

    Annoys me just as much as enthusiasts coming to phot at an SVR gala and then moan when it’s a wrong loco/coach combo. Get over it and spend the ticket money if you want input!
     
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    D1002 Resident of Nat Pres

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    The Great Britain XVI, Day 1, 44781, 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier, 13th April 2024.
    Filmed at Tilehurst.

     
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    Not actually a "freeloader" (as not depriving others materially at no cost to him/herself) but certainly not in a strong position to complain. We've all had disappointing linesides, but that's life. I did toy with the idea of going out for this today but decided against as I suspected there would be little good photographic/video action available, but that is certainly nothing to do with the tour organisers, or anyone else.
     
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    With Black Fives being restricted to 60mph, is a "mid 60s blast" likely? It seems a shame that the Lickey run isn't shadowed rather than assisted, as two 'Fives' should be able to handle it, but perhaps pathing requires a faster ascent.
     
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    I thought the Fives were now good for 65mph ? I remember 45212 was the first to run with its new limit on a midweek Cotswold Venturer back in 2018.
     
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    Literally stood just out your shot at the end !
     

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    Some photographs of today's leg in Kent. Hope the passengers had a enjoyable day and a good week to follow!

    Leaving Swanley behind and taking the line to Rochester.
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    Seasalter, many locals out on the bridge to see her.
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    Catching the hazy sun on the approach to Birchington on Sea, again a good number out to see the train here and someone even brought out their union jack!
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    Best of the day and worth the walk down and then back up to the top of the cliffs, working past Capel le Ferne on the approach to Folkestone.
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    One last shot at Eynsford, seen crossing the viaduct north of the station.
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    MellishR Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    I'm wondering why WCRC decided to doublehead for the second part of today's trip but not the first part, with a diesel on the back all the way.
     
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    P1320016.JPG How many of us at Tilehurst to see this pass today!

    Wrong side for the sun but you can't win them all.
     
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    Clearly a good place
     
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    Diesel on the back was for the ETS/CDL supply. So that’s natural anyway. Not sure about the ins and outs of not D/H all day….Support crew? Crew hours?
     
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    I would guess one could handle Kent and as the tour was passing Southall logical place to attach the second for tomorrow.
     
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    As someone who is on the train, and near the back on this leg, apart from the shove up to Grovesnor bank we have barely heard the 47. FYI 65% of this year’s travellers are regulars and yes we are enthusiasts. While the WCRC situation has been a detriment to what we would like, we have kept the faith and will make the best of it and hope for better in the future..
     
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    Would you mind if I suggested you did one little tiny thing?
    And that’s Grow up.
     
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    "Freeloading"? "Grow up"? What pompous nonsense. It was an informative post that may have helped people decide to not waste their time. Was I "Freeloading" when going into engine sheds in the fifties in a more tolerant and less censorious time? ( It looked very nice at Goring, even without a platform ticket).
     
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    Just out of interest what decade are we in now?
     
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    Day 1 of the tour captured at Sittingbourne, Barming, West Ealing, Didcot and Kemble:
     
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    Not many better ways of starting a Sunday morning than nipping up to Bromsgrove to watch a pair of Black 5s charging The Lickey. Thanks to everyone - organisers, crews and paying passengers for making it happen.
     

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