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  1. Oakfield53 liked Western Venturer's post in the thread LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2019.

    Yeah Im watching it as well. There was a big gap for it to go if everything was ok before the stopper and freight about to pass it were near so hope all is ok..

    Dec 6, 2019 at 4:41 PM
  2. Oakfield53 liked Hampshire Unit's post in the thread Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters.

    Santas in full swing now [img]506 on a Santa by Stephen Morley, on Flickr

    Dec 5, 2019 at 7:46 AM
  3. Oakfield53 liked D1002's post in the thread Steam Dreams 2019 - New Summer and other tours.

    Seems that Mayflower’s problem has been sorted. Tweet from Steam Dreams:- "We're delighted to say that Mayflower's boiler has now been fixed and she will be heading the trip next Thursday" (Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire to Winchester)

    Dec 5, 2019 at 7:39 AM
  4. Oakfield53 liked Shoddy127's post in the thread Steam Dreams 2019 - New Summer and other tours.

    I wouldn't put money on that I'm afraid.

    Dec 5, 2019 at 7:39 AM
  5. Oakfield53 liked JDTTRAINS's post in the thread RTC Lindum Fayre - 7/12/19.

    No9's tender is expected to return to Wolverton Works tomorrow, ahead of working light to Southall Friday to resume this job.

    Dec 5, 2019 at 7:38 AM
  6. Oakfield53 liked J Shuttleworth's post in the thread RTC Lindum Fayre - 7/12/19.

    The plan is to have repairs to No.9’s tender completed and for it to substitute for ‘Duchess’ on Saturday’s Lincoln train. A lot of work has gone on, quickly and without any fuss, to ensure steam haulage is still possible. The Swanage train...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 10:21 AM
  7. Oakfield53 liked Big Al's post in the thread RTC Lindum Fayre - 7/12/19.

    If that's the case then it would be wise for the RTC to pull the plug on its pre Christmas programme where steam is not guaranteed. They will gain no friends for pressing on regardless with compromise diesel substitutions in my view. For...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 7:31 AM
  8. Oakfield53 liked John Petley's post in the thread Steam Dreams 2019 - New Summer and other tours.

    I must admit that although Mayflower has had a good few months recently, I was somewhat surprised that SD has put on quite an ambitious schedule for December which has relied entirely on this single loco. There are five further trips planned...

    Dec 2, 2019 at 5:33 PM
  9. Oakfield53 liked lappinp's post in the thread RTC York Yuletide Express from London: 30/11/19.

    Sadly it lost more time and although tempted I am glad I passed on this trip. However I have just heard it pass between Gospel Oak and Hampstead Heath just gone 23:15 which was nice before bed time.

    Dec 1, 2019