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60007 (4498) Sir Nigel Gresley Overhaul

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by No.7, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. Matt37401

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    Dad said some sort of problem with its air brakes , so some sort of test with the Mk3’s again.
     
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    Booked and paid for....dining :)
     
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    Seen doing further loaded trials today.
     
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    Yep... it sounded like a sewing machine...I'm truly jealous of your visit..I had to look twice at that last shot...it almost looks BR green...clever clogs....
     
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    22D_0457 4498 Hampton Loade bw 130422.jpg A token shot from yesterday !
    After the morning rain the weather promised to improve for the rest of what should be the final day of test runs for the A4. The sun didn't play ball however disappearing as 4498 approached Hampton Loade for the token exchange. The last run of the day seemed to avoid the sun too.

    RTT has a 'VAR' entry for the LSL test path on Tuesday 26th, but so far only as far as Coton Hill. Test run ?
     
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    Footage of Tuesday's test runs filmed and compiled by my two
     
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    Clear road ahead ?
    22D_04664498 Hampton Loade 130422.jpg
     
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    I am beyond excited for the new Sleeper Service from Aberdeen!

    Seriously, it is great to see SNG back on the go.
     
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    As I said in post #558, that's in an alternative universe.
    Absolutely! We've had a bit over two years with no A4 out on the main line. I count myself lucky to have been behind UoSA in February 2020 and to have a booking for SNG this May.
     
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    Talking of Aberdeen it would be wonderful to see SNG go to Aberdeen at some point. Saphos had planned a tour to Aberdeen last year but that was cancelled because of operational difficulties. Also I think the intention was to use N0 7 if it was available but it wasn’t.
     
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    I’d be curious to know what the operational difficulties are. We have had quite a few successful tours in recent years, in fact I’m pretty sure 2x37s were in Aberdeen with a tour just the other day.
     
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    The fact that all LSL/DB Cargo are based in England (mostly middle or southern England) and have no route knowledge in Scotland.
     
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    26th April will see her in light steam for the movement back to Crewe, diesel hauled.
    A period of preparation for the mainline test run will then follow.
    Dates for that will be advised as and when....
     
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    I have been so enthusiastic of this beautiful engine, so I signed up as a member of the The Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Trust Ltd. I also included a regulary monthly donation.
    Feels great to give a little support! :Happy:

    Knut
     
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    From what I've heard, it'll be a similar format to how Britannia left the SVR
     
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    So does that mean it is a loaded test run with 4498 on the front?
    If so, I will probably venture forth to the Midlands to see it.
     
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    You mean a trip home for a cheese cob and a pint of Bathams Dave? ;)
     
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