Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by RalphW, Jan 17, 2015.
OK as this is now getting close, anyone going to be on it?
Waves @RalphW, me !
Let me know where you are and I'll call and say hello....
I am on it coach g 19-20.
Yes. Not long to go now.
And me, Ralph, F9F. Should be a good trip, but wrap up warm!
Peter at the end of a cold day in Manchester
Fast line from Euxton Junc., according to RTT.
Me as im on the tour, in coach K so hopefully closest to engine on the S&C.
Im in Coach K, Seat 14B
Just had a look, in coach H Seat 29 or 30.
45407 departed Bury on time on 0Z54 to Brewery Junction.
Just left Victoria with only 5407 on the front, said to be FTR failure for Leander.
Oh no.........Mr Riley to the rescue again............
Leaking washout plug discovered this morning so failed since she has to cool down first to fix. So we're down to a black5 from the initial 2 jubilees. Oh well, at least we're still steam hauled. Coach G, 3 & 4.
That's sad and let's hope 45407 can time the train with that load on her own. The leaking washout plug is an odd one as if it was only discovered this morning then I'm surprised it wasn't also apparent at least 24 hours previously assuming that the FTR exam included a test to full boiler pressure as it should. Either way, it probably wouldn't have given time to fix it or make ready an alternate.
No doubt 45407 will give it her best...........
This mornings trip just 45407 with 47760 support, 45690 reported a failure at Carnforth.
Edit: sorry, already posted. Did not see the other replys.
If they are taking the Cl 47 - and this makes sense at one level - it does change the whole nature of the trip but I guess that was inevitable. There will be many disappointed pure steam folk.
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