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Welsh Mountaineer 20/07/21

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Steamie Boxes, Jul 14, 2021.

  1. Steamie Boxes

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    Times are now available for the tour:
    https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/se...0/0000-2359?stp=WVS&show=all&order=wtt&toc=WR
     
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    MellishR Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    Pathed at 60 mph both ways, even though tender-first one way? Or T&T? Or what?
     
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    I hadn't actually noticed this. I've always known it to be tender first between Chester and Llandudno Junction & Blaenau and Llandudno Junction
     
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    According to RTC on the tickets, loco is 46115.
     
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    I haven't actually received my tickets yet, hopefully they come before Monday
     
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    We spoke to RTC earlier in the week and asked if they could email the tickets as our post is, let’s say, not what it used to be.
     
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    IMG_20210720_055009.jpg 46115 arriving into Preston with the ECS from Carnforth this morning
     
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    46115 catches the early morning light, working the empty stock for the Welsh mountaineer through Brock.

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    Crossing theWeaver Navigation after leaving the loop at Frodsham Junction.
    Not perfect this morning but the reflection is better than the outward trip on Sunday when the rowing club turned up just before the train (not unusual)
    I have no connection with the transit van but I couldn't crop it out, could I ?

    21D_0779 46115 and Daniel Adamson Suttton Maddock  JSM 200721.jpg
     
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    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    Don't see why not. ;)

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    Fear not Al, I just left it in for the humour. My final version won't include the visible road.
     
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    RTT shows the train leaving North Llanrwst 7 late at 12.24 but no further times. It was estimated arrival at Blaenau Ffestiniog at 13.14 but it is now 14.00 with no arrival shown. I know that sometimes reporting can be omitted but, in view of problems frequently occurring on this line, is there one now?
     
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    Only 5 coaches (I assume 1 is POB)? I know the route is arduous but not sure how that can be economically viable?
     
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    It made up time after Llanrwst and was seen storming into the tunnel.
     
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    Thanks both, RTT has now updated to show arrival at 13.08!
     
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    We did have a little struggle in one of the tunnels by stalling, 3 attempts later we were roaring away again
     
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    Was she tender-first up the climb?
     
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    Chimney first, but as shown by the photo smoke was very black compared to this morning IMG_20210720_124005.jpg
     
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