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60103 - now 46100 'The Cotswold Venturer' - 28/10/17

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by free2grice, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. 1020 Shireman

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    That's going to upset the FS fans. Wonder how many will try to cancel.
     
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    Not all will notice .......

    The number of the Great British Public who thought the loco last Saturday at Bognor and Littlehampton was Flying Scotsman was noticeable. ( Not too bad, "SCOT" in the name, same livery and same number of cylinders! )

    The main thing is they stopped and looked, wondered and appreciated. Perhaps, just perhaps, it planted the seed of visiting a heritage railway some time. They did not have their noses welded to "reality" as shown on their smart phones.....

    Cheers, Neil
     
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    I would hope that those who still wish to travel should be offered a refund equivalent to the Flying Scotsman "premium".
     
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  5. gricerdon

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    I have already asked. To he honest though I would be happy with any substitute. It's the route which appeals. Hope there's no DL in the back as it's mid leaf fall
     
  6. free2grice

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    Res ipsa loquitur ........
     
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    I think his post was knowing the facts at the time.
     
  9. 26D_M

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    You may very well be right .....
    Hindsight makes fools of us all at some time or other.
     
  10. mrKnowwun

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    If a backup diesel is considered necessary for Clan Line on the Belmond round Surrey during leaf season, almost certainly one will be considered this weekend.
     
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    Just looked.....no light engine movements from Paddington to Southall so I think the dreaded diesel will be on the rear of this one :-(
     
  12. gricerdon

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    Looks like it. Now do I go or not? Does that also mean the whole train will be turned at Worcester?
     
  13. gricerdon

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    At Reading waiting for it. Can anybody advise if there is a DL on the back and which way round the stock is? Thanks
     
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    Diesel on back, no idea of stock rotation
     
  15. gricerdon

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    Some DL push at Reading start but none detected since Oxford. Doing well but delayed by service trains as usual
     
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    Yep no diesel employment either side of Oxford. Bodes well for a crepuscular climb of Sapperton .....
     
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    What's the load today?
     
  18. gricerdon

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    11 on. DL pushed from Morton IM. Ray Poole doesn't usually like DL help so let's hope he takes Sapperton without the DL
     
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