Discussion in 'Whats Going on' started by 46245col, Feb 27, 2012.
What's the likelihood of 70013 having a diesel on the back?
More than one gen group has posted times showing box on the back throughout. I suspect it's needed for shunt release at Cleethorpes and the tour is of course diesel from Peterborough to London on the return.
Does it matter if theres a diesel on the back? I think theres been enough reasons posted by people on here for a diesel on the back (insurance etc)
Doubt they'll need to use the diesel, and it'll probably be used for heating at the most.
a diesel is needed to drag 70013 from cleethorpes to ulceby, which will turn the train so 70013 can work smokebox first to peterborough, i guess it will be yes.
Anyone know any good spots to view and take photos on the Dinnington/Maltby branch ?
Thanks in advance
Shouldn't be needed for heating, it's a West Coast operation most likely using their maroon rake (think the Green Train is not in use at the moment) which is capable of being steam heated. Not accounting for what the weather will be like on the day.
Very high thats why I did not book this train.
The maroon stock was freezing on the 28th january! Apparently, there was only one warm coach.
Diesel on the back from Worksop.
Yes, no diesel on the back on the southern ECML
70013 Oliver Cromwell on the Lincolnshire Poacher 3/3/2012 - YouTube
about 25 late arriving into cleethorpes with 47 760 on the back
yes it was freezing on the 11th january train as well ;one family got off at crew as was so cold ;
all the best
Just received a text to say Ollie has been failed with a piston head problem.
Tour confirmed as departing Cleethorpes diesel hauled.
Oh dear, it had to happen. Strange it made it Cleethorpes.
23 early passing brocklesby at 16-10 with just the 47
Just spoken to somebody who is on the train and the problems became apparent to him in the Grimsby area when 70013 started making a "clonking" noise, it managed to limp into Cleethorpes where the loco and support coach were detached :-(
So sad to hear of the failure
The problem was developing around Maltby too I think,could here a banging sound when it passed me.
Just asking if this will rob Ollie from running next Saturday?
Wel if you can make, fit and test run a new piston in a week - what do you think?
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