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West Somerset Steam Express October 22

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by banana patch, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. banana patch

    banana patch New Member

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    Now we know Lizzie is hauling mainline part does anybody know the west Somerset part?
     
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    Tickets arrived today.

    Load looks to be 10 (8 passenger + kitchen and POB) hopefully, even with the load guidelines, there shouldn't be any need to assist a class 8. Looking at uksteam a class 5 on the West Somerset might be a different story!

    Andrew
     
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    6960 has taken 10 coaches on the WSR in the past.
     
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    Presumably only 9 coaches over WSR with the support staying at BL?
     
  8. What a tremendous opportunity to travel in style to the West Somerset Railway Association AGM, due to take place in Bishops Lydeard at 14:00 on Saturday. I wonder whether any WSRA members are actually planning to do that?

    Barrie
     
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    UK Steam Info suggests diesel assistance over the WSR
     
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    I'm only guessing but that may just be a cut and paste error from the previous Minehead trip. @gwr4090 will know, of course as this is home territory for him.
     
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    Correct ! Mea culpa ! I don't think there is any diesel involved.

    David
     
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    Princess Elizabeth at present running a couple of minutes late entering Theale goods loop for water.

    Reports suggests NO diesel at the rear. :) <BJ>
     
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    About 10 late passing through Kintbury, but looked to be going well! lizzie_sm.jpg
     
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    My effort at Athelney on the Somerset Levels , 6201 showing that a box on the back is not required.
     
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    The magnificent sight of Lizzy climbing Brewham bank today was a joy to behold. Boy was she shifting. The sound was so loud that she could be heard from miles away.
    The train consisted of 10 maroon coaches .....and nothing else tagged on behind. ;)

    It was a day of Midland engines in Somerset for me today. After the joy of watching Lizzy it was a short drive to Cranmore for a series of trips behind Ivatt class 2 no. 46447 at the East Somerset Railway.

    Thanks to both organisations for a thoroughly enjoyable day. <BJ>
     
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