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Vintage Trains - 2021

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Will RL, Dec 16, 2020.

  1. acw71000

    acw71000 Well-Known Member Friend

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    6233 passing Bayston Hill

     
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    Yes we made it to Hereford.

    Numerous interventions by the diesel, so a complete a write off from a loco performance point of view. 41 mph around Dorrington, down to 15 mph before Leebotwood, then diesel really kicked in and we passed Church Stretton at 51...

    Stewards still saying next weeks Lickey trains will be unassisted. I do hope so!
     
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    Is the return expected to still be at 1500 Sean?
     
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    LMarsh1987 Part of the furniture

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    I think the loco is being settled in. You lost five minutes on the restart from Craven Arms to Bromfield, downhill too.
     
  5. Sean Emmett

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    Yes
     
  6. Sean Emmett

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    It's uphill for a mile out of Craven Arms, took a while to get going. Diesel assisting again. Then awkward signal stop at Shelwick Jn.
     
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    I'd say unlikely to depart on time.
    Even if the loco is serviced in time, they're messing around with TfW trains in platforms 2 & 3
     
  8. Sean Emmett

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    Chaos at Hereford. Pax turfed off TfW train in P2 then told to get back on again 10 mins later. Another TfW 175 in P1.

    Not looking good for 15.00 dep.
     
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    not wishing to be too funny but with a lot of service trains stacked up you probably need to be out the way asap (in the nicest sense) If the loco was down to 15 on the climb and especially given recent rain and leaf fall it may have been wise to let the Diesel provide some extra assistance. What is the load today . water carrier, support, 7 VT coaches plus 47
     
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    Total of 10 + 47 on the drawbar.
     
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    Waves from your left:
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    (I decided to leave video at home this time)
     
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    Heteford P1 still occupied by TfW,175. Waiting for WMids train to arrive P2. Our revised dep now 15.22.
     
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    Now advised dep will be after 15.46 Cardiff train.
     
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    1600+ then. Sun going down on Llanfihangel already. Forgot the Arc Lights.
     
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    Station staff at Hereford remain the friendliest and happiest anywhere on the Network in my experience. Very tolerant of a lot of enthusiasts there to watch rather than travel whilst still having to deal with a very challenging set of circumstances.
     
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    not really the most important thing today
     
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    6233 southbound past Stapleton this morning...........

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    Cheerz,

    Alan
     
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    Left just before 1600
     
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    Perspective has left the chat...

    James
     
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    LMS 8P No.6233 'Duchess Of Sutherland' is seen hauling the 'Welsh Marches Express', seen passing Bayston Hill - 13th November 2021.

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