If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

Weymouth & Bournemouth steam: July 2021

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Steamie Boxes, May 27, 2021.

  1. Steamie Boxes

    Steamie Boxes Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2017
    Messages:
    605
    Likes Received:
    344
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Apprentice Enginner at NYMR
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    I think I saw somewhere the Bournemouth Belle was a Black 5
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 23, 2021
  2. Big Al

    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2009
    Messages:
    19,056
    Likes Received:
    18,120
    Location:
    1016
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Absolutely no chance of that.
     
  3. 30567

    30567 Part of the furniture Friend

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2012
    Messages:
    4,792
    Likes Received:
    2,859
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 23, 2021
  4. GWR4707

    GWR4707 Nat Pres stalwart

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    15,788
    Likes Received:
    12,734
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
  5. Gladiator 5076

    Gladiator 5076 Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2015
    Messages:
    3,844
    Likes Received:
    3,015
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Swanage
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Still over a month to go who knows maybe a Carnforth rabbit out of a hat will appear in the shape of Bodmin or Tangmere to make Bournemouth into a proper Bulleid fest in that first week of July.
    Well I can always dream.
     
    banana patch likes this.
  6. GWR4707

    GWR4707 Nat Pres stalwart

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    15,788
    Likes Received:
    12,734
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    I don't think WCR air brake their loco's so that sadly puts Bodmin out of the picture I suspect, no idea what's happening with Tangmere bar a suggestion last year that she was being overhauled, has she run since 2016 and the WCR issues of that year?
     
  7. TheModster

    TheModster Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2019
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    518
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    London
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Quite inclined to take this with a pinch of salt, seeing as the Northern Belle website itself doesn't even say that this is the case, but a news article on getsurrey suggests that 60163 Tornado will be hauling the tribute to the Bournemouth Belle on July 5th with words from an actual Northern Belle spokesperson. Does anyone have any info on this?

    The Article in question: https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/whats-o...jfl68Ea-_R3by7WlXVszZFbJxQhgizkBpHOnc_nlU1m8g
     
  8. iancawthorne

    iancawthorne Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,638
    Likes Received:
    4,659
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Brampton, Cumbria
    With all three Riley 5's probably in Scotland, the only other option I could see on the table was 6201. I'd be inclined to believe the article is correct.
     
    26D_M and TheModster like this.
  9. Steamage

    Steamage Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2005
    Messages:
    4,709
    Likes Received:
    1,075
    Location:
    Oxford
    I think these trips, together with the Northern Belle on Monday 5th July, deserve a thread of their own. Perhaps the Mods would like to merge the relevant posts from the general RTC 2021 thread?

    Looking at The Bournemouth Express times in RTT, as well as the switch to Victoria, I notice that the destination is now Weymouth.

    The common reverse-at-Southampton pattern suggests there's something on the back from Weymouth to Southampton, at least, and because I've not found anything about 31806 coming out to play again, I'm guessing that will be a WCRC DL, which will most likely be on the back of the train all day. I'm not complaining - it will be good to see another steam tour on LSWR lines, especially if the main loco is 35018 (is that actually confirmed?)
     
  10. Big Al

    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2009
    Messages:
    19,056
    Likes Received:
    18,120
    Location:
    1016
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Done.
     
  11. D1002

    D1002 Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    7,140
    Likes Received:
    4,458
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Enfield
    Let’s just hope they actually run.
    The latest statement from RTC regarding trips between June 21st and July 19th suggests they may be cancelled.
     
  12. green five

    green five Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2006
    Messages:
    6,391
    Likes Received:
    1,949
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Hampshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    I think the RTC statement means that they are cancelling some of the bookings to accommodate social distancing on the trains.

    Sent from my I3312 using Tapatalk
     
  13. gricerdon

    gricerdon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2018
    Messages:
    1,107
    Likes Received:
    505
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Gricer and Grandad
    Location:
    Wallers Ash
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    I asked RTC and was told there would be a diesel loco involved on 3rd July. They also told me 31806 would be used on the DCEs
     
  14. gricerdon

    gricerdon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2018
    Messages:
    1,107
    Likes Received:
    505
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Gricer and Grandad
    Location:
    Wallers Ash
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Further to that the latest SR says nothing has been agreed about the DCEs
     
  15. Johnb

    Johnb Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    12,327
    Likes Received:
    12,871
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired, best job I've ever had
    Location:
    Buckinghamshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    It is correct l, Tornado will be working it so the Bournemouth Belle it ain’t
     
    iancawthorne likes this.
  16. buzby2

    buzby2 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2009
    Messages:
    1,410
    Likes Received:
    402
    Location:
    Swanage
    If Northern Belle stock is air braked then 31806 cannot be used as it is only vacuum braked [i.e. no air pipes nor drivers air brake handle]
    Swanage can't even supply D6515 as it is undergoing extensive work at Eastleigh replacing tin-worm affected steel and cosmetic [?] overhaul.
     
  17. Andy Moody

    Andy Moody Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    222
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    71B ex 71A
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    3rd and 9th July, booked steam Loco is 35018. So I assume it will be WCR stock.
     
  18. iancawthorne

    iancawthorne Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,638
    Likes Received:
    4,659
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Brampton, Cumbria
    The Bournemouth Express on 3rd July and End of Southern Steam on 9th July, both with RTC will be the mostly mk1 set that is dual braked I'd imagine, so this could be any loco vac or air braked.

    The Northern Belle one is a different tour on 5th July is the one requiring an air braked loco (ie Tornado) and is promoted through Northern Belle itself.
     
    26D_M likes this.
  19. Big Al

    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2009
    Messages:
    19,056
    Likes Received:
    18,120
    Location:
    1016
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Once upon a time there was rumour of a turntable being located at Weymouth. At a stroke it would remove so many problems.

    When you think of the T/T at Ferryhill and how little use it gets, it still surprises me that with so much potential traffic to Weymouth from London and Bristol it has never seemed to be a priority even though more than one TOC could take advantage of it, not to mention the public interest.

    You do wonder in the heritage world, where people are known for helping each other behind the scenes, why something hasn't been hatched up by now.
     
  20. TheModster

    TheModster Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2019
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    518
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    London
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Now confirmed on the Northern Belle website that Tornado is hauling the Bournemouth Belle tribute on the 5th.
     

Share This Page