Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by 34014, Sep 23, 2014.
Video of 35018 BIL successful test run
Two photos of British India Line on a loaded test run today - at Starricks Farm, and after passing through Ramsgreave & Wilpshire.
Other than the leak not much wrong with 35018 after going up Wilpshire in style admittedly with a light load .
My pleasure, had work commitments so missed out today .
Did anyone get the return at Lancaster, most test runs are going fairly briskly through there.
Bodorgan boys normally does Ralph
A friends shot at Wennington .
When one of the suport crew was heard to say " its coming down the valve spindle " does he mean the firemans side steam leak?
Who can say? But as soon as I heard it, I thought 'oh oh...that comment will generate pages of speculation!' *sits back with a big tub of popcorn*
If the itinerary on 21 March gets switched to, say, Carnforth--Shrewsbury direct--Carnforth, that could be a big clue.
Oooh, something about outside admission and full pressure on the gland, notoriously difficult to seal.
Glad to oblige !
It's all a matter of timing - especially with having to suffer the A59 problems en route !
35018 at Starricks Farm and Ramsgreave and Wilpshire
Superb shots Austin, bonus whistle at Starricks but you always get one that says it is here especially on Wilpshire
A few shots of 35018 on test today.
The 20 minute early arrival and 26 min early deaprture meant I nearly missed the whole show, but I managed to grab her at Hellifield green. Hopefully one last leak to sort and then a Summer of regular work will be great.
Something Southern lurks in Midland railway territory ... by Inspiring Images, on Flickr
35018 British India Line at Hellifield green on test on the 7th March. by Inspiring Images, on Flickr
Unlikely I would say as it means finding a suitable steam path all the way and the extra time involved in water stops, would make the day to long.
Let WCR take their time, after every test run, successful or not, there has been a comment on here suggesting she should be traction the next big tour. I don’t think she’ll appear on a CME out of the blue, on her inaugural tour, she failed/slipped to a stand within distance of a rescue loco and on a quiet line. She is booked for a short leg of the GB XI on day 2. I don’t think WCR will risk a failure on shap until she has at least had a few runs with a full load
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