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York Yuletide Express: 6/12/18

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by 60017, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. The Green Howards

    The Green Howards Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    6233 has just pulled into York platform 11 with its support coach.

    Whilst over on the other side an LNER-branded Azuma has just rumbled in - on diesel.
     
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    Unedited footage of No. 9 at Newark captured with a Samsung S7 mobile.
     
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    Some serious A4 pace there!
     
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    Completely off topic is that a free app for your phone to record speed etc, been looking at downloading something for the same use?
     
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    Worth a diversion off the A1, my wife and I were suitably impressed.
     
  7. The Green Howards

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    Yes - it's called GPS Speedometer Pro by Cool Niks. Both free and paid versions - mine's the paid one.
     
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    Ta I will have a look, although as you are on the tour should you not be quaffing fine wines or something at this point?
     
  9. The Green Howards

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    We're on the move now - there have been some 'interesting' issues with getting the red engine on to the train!

    However, I'm now seated near the front so I have got a glorious Duchess soundtrack, even with the windows shut! :)
     
  10. The Green Howards

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    Sparkling water and a bottle of Gravy Train Ale, actually. I have to drive at the end of the journey and I have a long drive at six o'clock tomorrow morning :(
     
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    Is that a new additional benefit that WCRC/RTC have introduced? ;)
     
  12. The Green Howards

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    The last time I set foot on a footplate was 70013 at Bressingham in about 1979... I've not been on one since. It all looks very complicated and even harder work. And with my back...
     
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    Some of the info the speedo app also generates and uses;

    Screenshot_20181206-173312_Speedometer (Pro).jpg
     
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    March this morning, water stop and passenger pick up. Photos to follow...

     
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    Good to see the Semaphores still extant. Is the crossing still operated by a man?
     
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    With your back, you best not try the reverser on Britannia then.
     
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    Yes. A location with semaphores, a signal box and a manually operated level crossing that could be a time warp back to the 1950s/60s. The only anomaly being the presence of an A4 on this particular line!
     
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  18. The Green Howards

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    However... the box at King's Dyke may not be there much longer as they've finally secured funding and the go-ahead for an overbridge. About forty years after I first heard of it!
     
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    "The men I want, Dr Beeching said,
    Are strong in the arm and thick in the head.
    Then maybe with determination and will,
    They can turn this bloody reversing wheel. "
     
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