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. 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
    Just skipped the Brookwood water stop. Unless they're taking water elsewhere they're pushing it to its limits. Tornado does have a larger tender but it'll still be a close call.
     
  2. Deepgreen

    Deepgreen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,248
    Likes Received:
    745
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Early retirement! (Ex-Business Improvement, LU).
    Location:
    Betchworth, Surrey
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Non-stop through Brookwood - I had assumed it was a water stop too.
     
  3. DH34105

    DH34105 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2009
    Messages:
    453
    Likes Received:
    12
    Showing on RTT as back to 3 minutes late at Woking stop.
     
  4. Deepgreen

    Deepgreen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,248
    Likes Received:
    745
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Early retirement! (Ex-Business Improvement, LU).
    Location:
    Betchworth, Surrey
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Shows what a steam loco can do if it doesn't take water!
     
    TheModster likes this.
  5. 30567

    30567 Part of the furniture Friend

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2012
    Messages:
    4,776
    Likes Received:
    2,846
    Even time Laverstock to Woking.
     
  6. green five

    green five Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2006
    Messages:
    6,381
    Likes Received:
    1,915
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Hampshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Thanks for the info.

    Sent from my I3312 using Tapatalk
     
  7. Deepgreen

    Deepgreen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,248
    Likes Received:
    745
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Early retirement! (Ex-Business Improvement, LU).
    Location:
    Betchworth, Surrey
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Embarrassing to drop the fire on Grosvenor Bridge!
     
  8. Shaggy

    Shaggy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,308
    Likes Received:
    2,077
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    72B
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    60163 passing through Dunbridge this evening in torrential rain.
    https://flic.kr/p/2m9xu4n

    Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
     
    1020 Shireman and green five like this.
  9. Deepgreen

    Deepgreen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,248
    Likes Received:
    745
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Early retirement! (Ex-Business Improvement, LU).
    Location:
    Betchworth, Surrey
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Assume all was well by the time 60163 got home and hadn't run dry. Did the 57 do most of the work near the end to save water?
     
  10. 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
    Probably a bit cliché for me to start trumpeting my favourite loco(!), but she was powering at Andover nearing 70mph, and up the gradient into Barnes Bridge, and from other footage I've seen it seems she did all the work home. Her slightly larger water capacity seems to have helped in this situation. If she wasn't doing anything on the diesel leg of the tour, she essentially worked the train from Millbrook to London on one tank.
     
  11. 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
    My take on yesterdays run, seen at Wandsworth Town, Brookwood and Southampton on the outward, followed by a near 70mph passing at Andover and accelerating up Barnes Bridge on the return:
     
  12. Deepgreen

    Deepgreen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,248
    Likes Received:
    745
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Early retirement! (Ex-Business Improvement, LU).
    Location:
    Betchworth, Surrey
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Also not the most direct route from Millbrook to London! Plus light steam back from Victoria then a last effort after the Willesden reversal to Southall - I wonder what the gauge read at bedtime!
     
  13. Deepgreen

    Deepgreen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,248
    Likes Received:
    745
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Early retirement! (Ex-Business Improvement, LU).
    Location:
    Betchworth, Surrey
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    That looked like at least 75 through Andover, which the time recovery would support.
     
  14. 45669

    45669 Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2006
    Messages:
    2,651
    Likes Received:
    911
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Farnborough
    Afternoon All,

    I have now edited my shots of TORNADO yesterday and these are now on my YouTube channel. Here's the link, so I hope you like it:



    TTFN,

    Ron.
     
    banana patch likes this.
  15. Deepgreen

    Deepgreen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,248
    Likes Received:
    745
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Early retirement! (Ex-Business Improvement, LU).
    Location:
    Betchworth, Surrey
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Does anyone have any firm information on the omission of the Brookwood water stop yesterday? Was it simply to regain time on a 'premium' working, and at what risk? Made for an interesting run back (at least from from my armchair!).
     
  16. Gladiator 5076

    Gladiator 5076 Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2015
    Messages:
    3,801
    Likes Received:
    3,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Swanage
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    British India Line at Bournemouth and Weymouth July 3 2021 IMG_6606.JPG IMG_6612.JPG IMG_6615.JPG
     
    royals pete, D1002, andalfi1 and 3 others like this.
  17. Deepgreen

    Deepgreen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,248
    Likes Received:
    745
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Early retirement! (Ex-Business Improvement, LU).
    Location:
    Betchworth, Surrey
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    DSC06818 (1)a.jpeg
    Another from the 3rd. Working away from the West Byfleet restriction.
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2021
    45669 likes this.
  18. Jeremy English

    Jeremy English Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2019
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    171
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Hampshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Just to illustrate the comment above, Traksy/RTT is showing the 11.34 1B22 Horsham to Bognor as passing Totton as I write this! (EDIT) But RTT is correctly showing it as a Poole to Waterloo train)
     
  19. Gladiator 5076

    Gladiator 5076 Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2015
    Messages:
    3,801
    Likes Received:
    3,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Swanage
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    1B22 is the 06:50 from Poole to Waterloo so it would be passing Totton. It is also the 11.34 from Horsham to Bognor after it divides at Horsham from 1J22 from Victoria.
    Headcodes get repeated around the network.
     
  20. Jeremy English

    Jeremy English Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2019
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    171
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Hampshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    I do understand that - I was simply recording what Traksy showed - it wouldn't give me the Poole train at all.
     

Share This Page