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

  1. gricerdon

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    710 am Aberdeen to Glasgow? I wish. Who remembers that. I had a number of good runs on that train 1964-65.
     
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    Perhaps a swan-song on the Waverley Route doing a number of Sunday runs - organised by SRPS - would be a fitting finale; one can only hope !
     
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    Nah...I prefer the suggestion above yours!
     
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    Me...Scottish Region Railrovers August '65 and June '66. Amazing memories.
     
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    No.9 was a frequent performer on the 710 and I particularly remember John Thompson a Ferryhill driver turning in sub 30 minute Forfar to Perth runs with 80 mph plus over the river at Cargill. Wonderful days.
     
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    Green with envy at all of you luck sods!

    Seeing No.9 make a trip back up to Ferryhill would be incredibly fitting. She may not get the chance again, and seeing that Feryhill buffer beam back where it belongs...Well...

    An Aberdeen-Edinburgh-Glasgow-Perth-Inverness-Aberdeen circular would be my vote. Over a couple of days of course. And a trip down the Waverley.
     
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    Does anybody have an update on repairs to No. 9?
     
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    Thought there might be something on 'the works' but last update was from end of April, with some stripping down being necessary for a proper examination....
     
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    Deleted. Posted in wrong thread.
     
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    I have never had the pleasure of witnessing, or travelling behind 60009 at speed. But I did get to see her at the Great Gathering in York and close enough to stroke her when she has visited the Paignton line. :D
     
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    I'm biased, but for me there's only one place where a racing green A4 belongs, and nowhere better than drifting under Perth's roof and lattice footbridges.
    16th October 1993, just number 9 and me !.
    For a moment it could have been a 1960s summer holiday in Perthshire.
    Still hoping number 9 gets to retire in style on home ground.




    32bn93c1706 60009 Perth Station 161093.JPG
     
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    In the Works this evening Mr Riley states :

    Following a meeting today, we are happy to report that the authorisation to commence repairs to cracking in the locomotives outer doorplate has been given.
     
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    This is good news!
     
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    Any idea how long this will take? I have an eye on one of the June trips
     
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    Although the ELR roster page says 6990 for today, the chime whistle I could hear from my back garden indicates number 9 was active all day.
     
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    Yes it has.
     
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    Been told No.9 is out again tomorrow.
     
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    There was an update on Facebook earlier today indicating that No. 9 passed it's boiler test and that they intend to run her on the ELR this weekend with her mainline work resuming on 16th (Worcester Tour)
     
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    Various extremities crossed for the 8th September then - thank you, Messrs. Cameron and Riley :)
     
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    Didn't manage to get to the ELR 'til late this afternoon by which time the sun had clocked off and gone home. Here's No 9 at Townsend Fold about 30 minutes late on the 15-25 from Rawtenstall.
    Am I seeing things or does it look like she's had a prang on the front end?

    np.jpg
     
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