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35018 British India Line

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by 34014, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. Monopodmansdad

    Monopodmansdad New Member

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    Video of 35018 BIL successful test run
     
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    Two photos of British India Line on a loaded test run today - at Starricks Farm, and after passing through Ramsgreave & Wilpshire.
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    Other than the leak not much wrong with 35018 after going up Wilpshire in style admittedly with a light load .
     
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    My pleasure, had work commitments so missed out today .
     
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    Me too :(
     
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    Did anyone get the return at Lancaster, most test runs are going fairly briskly through there.
     
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    Bodorgan boys normally does Ralph :)
     
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    A friends shot at Wennington .

     
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    When one of the suport crew was heard to say " its coming down the valve spindle " does he mean the firemans side steam leak?
     
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    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* :rolleyes:
     
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    If the itinerary on 21 March gets switched to, say, Carnforth--Shrewsbury direct--Carnforth, that could be a big clue.
     
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    Oooh, something about outside admission and full pressure on the gland, notoriously difficult to seal.
     
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    Glad to oblige !
     
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    It's all a matter of timing - especially with having to suffer the A59 problems en route !
     
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    35018 at Starricks Farm and Ramsgreave and Wilpshire

     
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    Superb shots Austin, bonus whistle at Starricks but you always get one that says it is here especially on Wilpshire :( :(
     
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    A few shots of 35018 on test today.

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    James
     
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    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.
     
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    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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