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  1. acorb replied to the thread SVR Autumn Steam Gala 16th-19th September.

    The predictable post gala question.. Do we know when either of the visitors are likely to leave & /or if they are likely to operate further services? I know 9466 has an appointment with the Lickey incline in November, I am guessing it will...

    Sep 20, 2021 at 8:06 PM
  2. acorb liked KristianGWR's post in the thread SVR Autumn Steam Gala 16th-19th September.

    [MEDIA] My offering from the Friday and Saturday. Enjoy! :)

    Sep 20, 2021 at 7:53 PM
  3. acorb liked John Petley's post in the thread Northern Belle 2021.

    The big question is how far 34067 is away from completion. Given that the NB usually has a diesel in the rear, a class 7 ought to be able to manage. There seem to be a lot of steam-hauled NB trips over the S&C for 2022, so either Tangmere isn't...

    Sep 20, 2021 at 3:22 PM
  4. acorb replied to the thread Northern Belle 2021.

    I wonder if regular Northern Belle work may change the economics of that decision? Having BIL air braked would make sense given it is a class 8. Probably not so much any of the smaller locos.

    Sep 20, 2021 at 1:18 PM
  5. acorb liked Oswald T Wistle's post in the thread Dalesman and Pendle Dalesman 2021.

    No doubt that it's the middle cylinder but my understanding is that there have been two different problems. In July 2010 SG was failed at Man Vic on the second circuit of the Cotton Mill Express with a leak from the middle cylinder. This...

    Sep 20, 2021 at 7:15 AM
  6. acorb liked sgthompson's post in the thread RTC 2021.

    46115 at Docker Viaduct, Scout Green and Holme Island. [MEDIA]

    Sep 18, 2021 at 7:37 PM
  7. acorb liked Big Al's post in the thread SVR Autumn Steam Gala 16th-19th September.

    Great visit to the SVR. We'll organised and run. 4953 looked good and went well but the only double header was a tour de force. 9466 and 1501 stormed out of Bewdley and up to the tunnel with a heavy train.

    Sep 18, 2021 at 7:35 PM
  8. acorb liked LittleRedTrain's post in the thread Vintage Trains - 2021.

    For those of us who haven't read the mag, what's his justification for this somewhat counter-intuitive, and quite frankly customer-unfriendly, policy? I'm trying to find an alternative tour to take the in-laws on (we were supposed be on this...

    Sep 18, 2021 at 11:30 AM
  9. acorb liked Sidmouth's post in the thread LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2021.

    [MEDIA] not my video but some footage of D1015's test run today . Sadly unsuccessful for the loco and I believe it is engine troubles which is a kick in the bits after all the effort put in to return it to the main line

    Sep 17, 2021 at 10:11 PM
  10. acorb replied to the thread SVR Autumn Steam Gala 16th-19th September.

    Such a shame, thanks for the update.

    Sep 17, 2021 at 8:51 PM
  11. acorb liked Ben Jenden's post in the thread SVR Autumn Steam Gala 16th-19th September.

    Leaking tubes

    Sep 17, 2021 at 8:50 PM
  12. acorb replied to the thread SVR Autumn Steam Gala 16th-19th September.

    Just returned from a very enjoyable day. Weather played ball and a good variety of locos. Trains started off very quiet but got progressively busier as day went on. We were lucky and managed to get a compartment to ourselves for most of the day,...

    Sep 17, 2021 at 6:23 PM
  13. acorb replied to the thread SVR Autumn Steam Gala 16th-19th September.

    Do we know what the issue is? Certainly seemed very little wrong with her this morning and she worked the freight to Bewdley OK (but seemingly declared a failure on arrival). Hope nothing too serious, a firm favourite with me!

    Sep 17, 2021 at 6:16 PM
  14. acorb liked Pete Thornhill's post in the thread SVR Autumn Steam Gala 16th-19th September.

    It seems it’s almost an unofficial gala tradition that something fails at some point with some of the diagrams then shifted about. Part of the joys of steam!!!

    Sep 17, 2021 at 6:14 PM
  15. acorb liked Colin Allcars's post in the thread SVR Autumn Steam Gala 16th-19th September.

    Unfortunately I am unable to attend this year. But I am there in spirit due to the excellent webcams. For example, in the last 10 minutes on the Kidderminster platform webcam there has been- Black pannier tank on a goods coming in, Western...

    Sep 17, 2021 at 1:06 PM