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WCRC Scarborough Spa/Dalesman/Spirit of the Lakes/normal tours 2022

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by neildimmer, Jan 11, 2022.

  1. sgthompson

    sgthompson Part of the furniture

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    This is the chap you met at Gargrave David .
     
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    Oswald T Wistle Well-Known Member Friend

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    Well done Steve - a character to say the least!
     
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    sgthompson Part of the furniture

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    Oh he’s a character alright but decent enough when you get to know him :)
     
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    And a pretty good videographer too. Though I had trouble decoding the title :)

    The last shot in particular I thought very dramatic, as well as amply showing the need for caution in dry conditions. The telephoto lens didn't do the condition of the track any favours!
     
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    mike1522 Long Time Member Friend

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    One of the summer highlights. The Scot doing these tours to Scarborough.
     
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    neildimmer Resident of Nat Pres

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    Real shame only 3 of them
     
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    RalphW Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    You are right Mike, classic summer day trip to the seaside ,
     
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    Any news yet on the steamer for the York Dalesman this Thursday 11 August?

    Peter on an August evening in Manchester (the nights already closing in)
    https://pjhtransportpix.zenfolio.com/
     
  9. RalphW

    RalphW Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    This coming Thursday the Dalesman is having diesel assistance, I guess at NRs insistance.
     
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    Do you know if that is diesel on the rear or tucked inside Ralph?
     
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    RalphW Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    Sorry don't know any more just yet.
     
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    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm sure that @RalphW will say if he finds out but isn't there a general rule here?

    If the principle source of motive power is from the diesel then it should be marshalled at the front.
    If the diesel is present for occasional 'assistance' or for shunt moves then it will be on the rear.

    I guess the problem for a TOC is when the diesel is there for power and also a shunt move is necessary. That, in theory should involve two diesels but for obvious reasons a TOC would try to get away with just one.

    Steam bans and steam restrictions cause multiple issues for TOCs and whether Network Rail can police what is really going on must be the other issue. All very complicated.
     

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