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'Torbay Express' 2013

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by free2grice, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. david1984

    david1984 Resident of Nat Pres

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    I take it you won't be up at the apparently 04:XX It leave Tyseley tomorrow ? ;)

    Puzzled by the barbaric timings considering it isn't required until Sunday.
     
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    Didn't run this morning I see.
    I'd imagine the crew are happy about that!
     
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    Any reason why the LE movement today was cancelled?
     
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    Mainline steam ban for Sunday enforced by NR due to the exception heat expected on Sunday.
     
  5. Robbo

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    Is that a fact or a question?
     
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    Fact taken from nunney castle website.
     
  7. Robbo

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    Quote from Nunney Castle website:
    "Rather sadly, as we understand it, Nunney and other steam engines have been banned from operating on the main line due to the fire risk. Nunney was passed 'fit to run' on Thursday and the support crew allocated for the transfer to Bristol and Torbay Express on Sunday. A lot of time and effort has been put into preparing our loco for the weekend and although disappointed, we respect and understand the decision made. We sincerely hope that we are permitted 'out and about' soon to show you how well Nunney is running! In the meantime we will stay at Tyseley and focus our attentions on the support coach." http://www.5029nunneycastle.co.uk/INDEX.HTM
     
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    Stu in Torbay Part of the furniture

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    Ironic really - you want it to be nice for folks coming to see the glorious Devon sea and countryside, but it seems they can only do it by steam when its peeing down!....
     
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    It was certainly there earlier, and as you point out not there now!
     
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    free2grice Part of the furniture Friend

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    The latest update from 'uksteam'. <BJ>
    Diesel: Bristol-Weston-Exeter-Kingswear and return. [Now diesel vice 5029 due to fire risk on Western Region] . Fully booked.
     
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    hit refresh button still nothing about steam ban perhaps someone who works with network rail could find some info
     
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    Yes it was and also in events it had next to the 7th steam ban?. Could NR have been convinced to allow Nunney to run any one can shed some light?.
     
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    Yes the Nunney website now seems to indicate 5029 will be running on Sunday, yet UKSteam is showing the tour as diesel-hauled.
    THE TORBAY EXPRESS [Times][​IMG]
    Bristol-Kingswear (EH01) [dbs]
    (34046/60019/70000) 5029 Diesel: Bristol-Weston-Exeter-Kingswear and return
    [Now diesel vice 5029 due to fire risk on Western Region]
     
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    I have conflicting info on this, so I have amended uksteam accordingly. Hopefully all will become clear tomorrow !
     
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    Network Rail should maintain the railways properly but cut back the hedges/grass.
     
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    That Facebook post was on Tuesday. Today on the Nunny website it said about the steam ban this Sunday, I saw it in their news section. This has now been removed.

    Nick
     
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