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UKRailtours: Railtours using the LU 4TC - Summer 2019

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  1. Paul.Uni

    Paul.Uni New Member

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    UKRailtours are using the LU 4TC for a number of railtours over the summer. These include:

    Swanage Sunday Special Sundays 28 July, 4, 11 & 18 August.
    The train runs from London Waterloo to Swanage, calling at Woking and Basingstoke.
    The 4TC is top and tailed by two GBRF class 73 locos.
    More info & booking:

    By Routemaster to the Lost Village of Imber Saturday 17 August.
    The train runs from London Waterloo to Warminster, calling at Woking and Basingstoke. Railtour tickets include rover tickets for the Imberbus event.
    More info and booking: https://www.ukrailtours.com/product/by-routemaster-to-the-lost-village-of-imber/
    More info on Imberbus: https://imberbus.wordpress.com/

    The Quainton Half Century Sunday 25 and Bank Holiday 26 August
    The following has not been confirmed by UKRailtours.
    Info from the Class 20 Locomotive Society Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Class20locosoc/posts/2294750723918735
     
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    Anyone else able to get on the UK rail tour site
     
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    Yes. Were/are you having problems with the above links?
    All their tours are listed on: https://www.ukrailtours.com/shop/
     
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    Metroland and Quainton Sunday 25 August and Bank Holiday Monday 26 August 2019.
    The train runs London Marylebone via the Metropolitan Line to Quainton Road. Passengers can then either visit the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre's 50th Anniversary Weekend (More info https://bucksrailcentre.org/product.php/44/50th-anniversary-weekend) or stay on the train for a trip to Watford via the Watford North Curve.
    The 4TC is top and tailed by 2 class 20 locos and a class 33 loco.
    More info & booking:
     
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    Swanage 4, 11 & 18 August
    Limited tickets left on all dates.

    The latest UKRT e-newsletter states that the train on the 18 August is "likely to be Class 33" hauled

    Timings for the 18 August train on RTT:
    ECS Eastleigh to Waterloo www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U55339/2019/08/18/advanced
    Waterloo to Swanage http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U55337/2019/08/18/advanced
    Swanage to Waterloo http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U55338/2019/08/18/advanced
    ECS Waterloo to Eastleigh http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U55340/2019/08/18/advanced

    Imberbus 17 August
    Sold out. Confirmed timings on the UKRT website:
    • London Waterloo: dep. 0902 arr. 2013
    • Woking: dep. 0937 arr. 1931
    • Basingstoke: dep. 10.06 arr. 1858

    Quainton Road 25 & 26 August
    Sunday sold out. BH Monday only the last first class tickets remaining.
     
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    Must admit I don't usually go deliberately after non-steam haulage, however I got back to Farnborough just in time (from capturing the 8F at Henley) to see this one, on 28th July 2019. Kind of interesting as 73201 "Broadlands" (as 73142) hauled Prince Charles and Lady Diana out of London (through Farnborough) after their wedding on 29th July 1981.

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    I tried to catch the morning ECS, however I didn't plan for them setting off early - oh well, some shots from the actual railtour will have to do instead (Farnborough & Potbridge)

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    What’s on this please?
     
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    33012 will be leading, Waterloo - Warminster and Warminster-Waterloo.
     
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    Is there now a ban on the 4TC being propelled, owing to crash-worthiness issues perhaps? I'm wondering if there is a chance of seeing a main line working with it leading.
     
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    It's a lack of modern signalling equipment in the cabs that prevents the 4TC being propelled on the main line.

    Sent from my SM-J610FN using Tapatalk
     
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    Many thanks - I hadn't thought of that!
     
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    A lovely day for the seaside today! At Hersham in torrential rain.
     
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    But between 0800 and 0900 looked just like it did in that shot at Hersham.
     

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