Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by mike1522, Jan 2, 2024.
That has been known for a couple of weeks but good to see a Riley 5 s again.
Can't see this happening with the Castle in March this year, either for water or coal, Vintage Trains will have to make other arrangements.
I believe (from posts elsewhere on here) that 5043 is actually going onto the train at Carnforth this year?
Their website says Crewe, unless that is out of date.
From the VT thread on here...
E-ticket for this Saturdays WCME arrived today, steam haulage with 44871 confirmed
Does 44871 have air braking?
ETH as well.
Yes. Since 2009!
Should also point out the diesel on the rear for the steam section will come from Carnforth this time, a seperate 0Z path is in the system to join the rear whilst 44871 couples onto the stock in the loop at Carnforth
RTC are offering Buy 1 get one Half Price for Feb/March and April trips,Code VSD
86259's path to Euston from Rugby this morning has been cancelled. ECS also yet to depart Southall.
EDIT: ECS on the move from Southall.
47815 leading todays WCME, 86 is once again trapped at Rugby by a tamper
Standard class at the front for most of the day and all the steam legs, Shireman should be happier at least
44871 on the front from Carnforth, 57601 attached to the rear. Plenty of noise coming from both ends of the train as we approach Grayrigg.
Fantastic sounds at Shap Wells.
A very good northbound run, diesel assistance was apparent just after Scout Green but you could hear the 5 very well from the 5th ‘coffin’ back
44871 heads north with today's Winter CME. Carnforth level
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