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Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by BillyReopening, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. Spamcan81

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    tuesday 20th june, surrey hills circular i believe, as yet unknown if it's afternoon or evening or both
     
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    Mr Riley has reported that the loco is fit, all went well on last evenings test run to Scarborough and back.
    Good news indeed, well done to Team Riley.
    And today (Saturday) they are off down the ECML..........timings are available.
     
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    Something that sounded like an A4 went past my house an hour or so back.
    Too many trees in the way to see it.
     
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    Hmmm, an A4 revealing its presence but difficult to see amongst intervening dense cover - might have been 4489 but possibly more likely 4463...

    Tom
     
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    When I say went past my house, I mean 2 fields and a ditch away with York Ring rd in the way as well.
    Something Steamy, with a Gresley type whistle (But I may be wrong in that) is all I can say and more coaches than the usual TPE stock.

    RTT says http://realtime.fm-online.co.uk/train/U50693/2017/06/17/advanced
     
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    Open Train Times signalling map shows 1Z99 still in Conington Loop some two and three-quarter hours after its due departure time.
     
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    I heard lineside suggestions of brake problems?

    OTT shows 572A at Biggleswade, heading towards Arlesey as I write.
     
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    I've heard a rumour of a lineside fire between Newark NG and Grantham and 60009 diesel hauled from Connington Up Loop.
    That would match with an earlier poster seeing 1Z99 at Connington Loop (Loco going to assist disabled train) on OTT and 1X22 1633 Kings Cross Leeds cancelled due to fire off railway property and other late running services.
    Best to wait for the official version and not speculate!

    Cheers, Neil
     
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    He's making an ornithological allusion...
     
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    Even worse I might even be confusing 2 rail tours.

    Even worse than that, how do you mistake a Jubilee for a Gresley?

    It's the heat you know.
     
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    uosa1.JPG No 9 slightly west of Barton Hill , late Friday 16/6 steaming along quite quickly and sounding excellent!
     
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    and colton junction saturday 17th IMG_6231c.JPG
     
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    Saw her passing through York last week, Friday about 5pm I think. Really hoping she doesnt drift off in to retirement...
     
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    Wouldn't it be grand if Mr Riley bought it. :Morewaitingisrequired:...........................that's wishful thinking Victor...........behave yourself:D
     
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    Don't think Mr Riley needs to buy it, just set up a covenant agreement between him and Mr Cameron so that the best A4 is kept operational. Its a testament to Cameron's work and methodology has given the A4 a reputation for regular and persistent reliable running, only slightly obscured by teething trouble to get the engine back into traffic. However, Riley would easily be the one, probably the only one, to whom the engine could be entrusted so such reliable and high standards are again the domain of this engine for many years to come.
     
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    I think Ian Riley had offered to lease the loco, but this was turned down.


    Keith
     

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