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The Royal Duchy.. 21/07/19

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Western Venturer, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. Western Venturer

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    Having seen the Duchess demolish the Devon banks a few weeks ago she doesnt really need assistance.
     
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    Thinks: that's a "Hampshire unit" isn't it? :)
     
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    Just booked on this as it has the makings of a good (if long) day out. No diesel involvement apart from haulage Plymouth to Par, which is fine. Fire risk should be zero after today’s heavy rain, so fingers crossed that 46233 passes her FTR exam. On arrival at Par, I’m planning to take the bus connection to Fowey which seems to have a selection of pubs.

    It will be my first trip behind the ‘Duchess’ solo (I was on the double-header with 5043). My trainspotting started just in time (1963) to watch these magnificent engines hammering through Hemel Hempstead station. On my tenth birthday I had as a present a Kodak Brownie Vecta 127 camera and on my first roll of film I optimistically took a photo of a Duchess at Hemel station, probably doing 80 mph plus. I was rather crestfallen to receive the prints back from the chemist - they revealed all too clearly the limitations of a fixed focus, fixed shutter speed camera!
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    Was she unbuilt . I do like steamlined
     
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    My trainspotting was mid 1950s usually at the S end of Bushey troughs so got to see all the Euston traffic including the beginning of the end with 10000 & 10001 working the Royal Scot in mutiple.
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    12 mins 36 seconds Taunton to Whiteball tunnel in (53 mph at tunnel, 51.5 at MP 174). 4 min 14 seconds MP 215 to Dainton Tunnel in with 18.5 mph taken over the top after starting at only 50 mph. 3 min 21 seconds to Tigley church passed at 31.5, speed then held in the mid/low 30s to pass MP 227.5 at 36 mph in 7 mins 7 seconds from 223.

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    Still sitting in Plymouth - I assume will now follow 1A98. Anybody on board with any info on delay? Looks like she was 40 late getting back to Par but only a 5 minute late departure. Extra time required to bring the fire round for the assault on Hemerdon?
     
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    Announced on board as low hydrant pressure on the station so tender took a while to fill.

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    The Duchess has just passed Dawlish very slowly as it's had to follow a local stopper between Newton Abbot and Exeter.

    Oh well, plenty of time for the locals to wave at the train. :) <BJ>
     
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    Passed the stopper at Dawlish Warren, drain cock blow spoiling the sound slightly as the regulator was opened passing the station - camera operator malfunction messed up the shot!
     
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    My video of The Royal Duchy with 46233 Duchess of Sutherland, taken at Tigley and Hemerdon.
     
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    When she was going to be late at Cockwood harbour I was a little gutted as the light was lovely at the time she should have passed However the tide was literally turning and in that 30 minutes the harbour became half full and the last gasp of sun caught her as she was on the charge, unusually being allowed through on the fast with the local being held in the loop at Dawlish Warren, she was quite the sight and sound.

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    Sunset Duchess at Cockwood harbour
    by Inspiring Images, on Flickr
     
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