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.

34067 "South Western Express" - 21 Feb 09

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by jonpbowers, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. jonpbowers

    jonpbowers New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Messages:
    182
    Likes Received:
    24
    Hi folks,

    The times for this on UKSteam Info:
    http://uksteam.info/tours/t09/t0221a.htm

    ...suggest that 34067 might be on the back of the ECS early tomorrow morning. Does anyone know whether this is indeed the case, or whether she's getting to Pompey by some other route / times? Reason I ask is that I may get chance to see it before heading off to the Bluebell gala tomorrow morning, but won't bother if she's just being towed...

    Cheers, and thanks,
    Jon
     
  2. 60017

    60017 Resident of Nat Pres Friend

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    8,756
    Likes Received:
    7,490
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired from corporate slavery :o)
    Location:
    Fylde Coast
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    I note that both specials running on the Southern tomorrow pass through Barnes. Being a 'Northerner' I'm not familiar with that station at all - is it any good from a photography point of view ? Any knowledge grateful !
     
  3. wehaveaproblem

    wehaveaproblem Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2005
    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Draughtsman
    Location:
    London
    There are a number of photo opportunities at or near Barnes. The station is a good start along the platform. Towards London there is a couple of over bridges and a little further a pedestrian overbridge with a clean view of the line. Going away from London the line splits towards Richmond and Hounslow, both lines have level crossings ether side of signal box or some sort of building. Good opportunities there. I see the two engines pass by very close... if Tangmere is ahead of time by a few minutes there could be an opportunity to see them pass each other. Best of luck.
     
  4. 60017

    60017 Resident of Nat Pres Friend

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    8,756
    Likes Received:
    7,490
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired from corporate slavery :o)
    Location:
    Fylde Coast
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Thanks !! Most kind :)
     
  5. simon

    simon Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2006
    Messages:
    11,072
    Likes Received:
    4,719
  6. 5944

    5944 Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2006
    Messages:
    6,512
    Likes Received:
    4,400
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Train Maintainer for GTR at Hornsey
    Location:
    Letchworth
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
  7. 60017

    60017 Resident of Nat Pres Friend

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    8,756
    Likes Received:
    7,490
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired from corporate slavery :o)
    Location:
    Fylde Coast
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Well Barnes turned out to be a 'hit!' Two Southern :pacifics within 5 minutes of each other and chatting with some nice people in the sunshine whilst waiting - perfik ![attachment=1:2bi8hu21]IMG_0670np.JPG[/attachment:2bi8hu21]
     
  8. swanny

    swanny Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    153
    Location:
    NE Hants
    Just a couple of minutes down arriving at Winchfield on the return leg:
     
  9. swanny

    swanny Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    153
    Location:
    NE Hants
    Another from Winchfield. Not sure about this one but gives a bit more of an overall view:
     
  10. KentYeti

    KentYeti Guest

    Hey John. Didn't you do well by asking that question and going to Barnes!

    Couple of very good photos. Thanks for posting them here.
     
  11. CraigS

    CraigS Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    0
  12. 60017

    60017 Resident of Nat Pres Friend

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    8,756
    Likes Received:
    7,490
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired from corporate slavery :o)
    Location:
    Fylde Coast
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Thanks Bryan, kind of you to say ! Yes, it was a good choice. As well as the responses on the thread, I had a few PM's too, which really underlines one of the more positive aspects of Nat Pres; helping each other!
     
  13. bobbler

    bobbler Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Messages:
    497
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Batley, Yorkshire
    Very good pictures.

    Thanks for sharing with us Northerners with nothing to see this weekend on the mainline.
     
  14. 60017

    60017 Resident of Nat Pres Friend

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    8,756
    Likes Received:
    7,490
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired from corporate slavery :o)
    Location:
    Fylde Coast
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    No probs Bobbler ! Sometimes we just have to head south for something different (as Southern people often head north). I must say it's easier for me as I worked on the big railway for a 34 year period and got to keep my free travel. Lucky I know!
     
  15. PhotoMatt

    PhotoMatt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,603
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    IT Engineer
    Location:
    Hants
    Yesterday at Pirbright, was going like the clappers!

    [​IMG]
     
  16. 60017

    60017 Resident of Nat Pres Friend

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    8,756
    Likes Received:
    7,490
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired from corporate slavery :o)
    Location:
    Fylde Coast
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Super pic at a great location Matt :) One for the 'must go there' book !
     
  17. green five

    green five Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2006
    Messages:
    6,333
    Likes Received:
    1,870
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Hampshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Great picture Matt!

    She was really flying through Winchfield with her whistle blowing. Fantastic! Managed to get a few pictures even though she was racing along:[attachment=2:3ii4gj6l]tang winchf 1.JPG[/attachment:3ii4gj6l][attachment=1:3ii4gj6l]tang winchf21-02-09.JPG[/attachment:3ii4gj6l][attachment=0:3ii4gj6l]tang speed.JPG[/attachment:3ii4gj6l]
     
  18. swanny

    swanny Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    153
    Location:
    NE Hants
    You were lucky to miss me, just the other side of the canopy on the same side. Had a quick view of the diesel on this one but did anyone manage to note which one it was? My view was much the same but if anyone wants to look the link is:

    http://hartsteam.fotopic.net/p56537687.html
     
  19. 6026 King John

    6026 King John Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,322
    Likes Received:
    512
    Location:
    Hampton Court, Surrey
    The diesel was 47 787

    I do not want to start another debate about the rights and wrongs of diesels on the back of steam trains but I'm just curious to know whether West Coast use them to heat the trains (ETH) as well as for ECS moves. Last time I went on a steam-heated train operated by West Coast the heating left a lot to be desired!
     
  20. david1984

    david1984 Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2005
    Messages:
    12,916
    Likes Received:
    1,386
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Basically yes.

    I think on the Green train there was an Mk1 in the formation which at the time only accepted one form of heating rather than steam & ETH.
     

Share This Page