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70013: returning to mainline after 2016 autumn gala.

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by oddsocks, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. TH Railway Videos

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    A picture was posted on Facebook earlier today showing 70013 in steam running with the bevertail coach to Quorn for turning, looks like a massive step forward!
     
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    She had her fire refreshed today, and is running a private charter tonight to Leicester north and back! Then is running in this weekend along with 48624, and possibly next weekend before leaving for Southall very soon.
     
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    Let's hope she moves down to Southall as soon as possible to save the southern part of the railtour programs, especially since she's booked for a lot of trips during Christmas!
     
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    70013 returns to steam on the GCR, making it's official first trips in over 18 months !
     
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    Wonderful sound quality, especially considering only 5 on.
     
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    One image of 70013 at Loughboro'after working 10.45 from Leicester today 17/07/2016. Still facing north ,has the turntable been repaired at Quorn.?.Appeared to have had a repaint to tender /cab only,looks very 1950/60s,not high shine but clean.
     

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    Yes the turntable has been repaired, that's what they turned the Beavertail with.
     
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    Any update on where the loco is? When it will be on the main line?

    It was booked in for some mainline trips this month, but they have be cancelled/postponed i believe.
     
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    Was receiving some work on the ashpan yesterday, and is having a Vehicle Acceptance Body Exam next week. It is planned for her to run at the GCR for the Autumn Gala in a few weeks, when road transportation will then be organised to head back to Southall.
     
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    Would anyone be willing to update the title of this thread to something like 70013: returning to mainline after 2016 autumn gala

    Happy to hear of the progress being made on the loud barking pacific.
     
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    Just message the mods, or report your own post and ask them.


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    As requested.
     
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    70013 now shown as running at GCR Last Hurrah weekend 19/20 November.

    Is the loco still leaving for mainline after this?

    If anyone knows if it will be back for the GCR winter gala in Jan 2017 that would be most helpful...

    Thanks
     
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    It's been replaced by the Black Fives for a few upcoming tours, so not looking good for an imminent mainline return !
     
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    70013 is still listed for 2 tours this December on uksteam. But the promoter pages show 2 Black 5's.

    I assume the team must be aiming for a 2017 string of tours now, will be good to see it out again!
     
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    70013 is no longer advertised for any main line tours in 2016. Nor has it been nominated for any tours in 2017 until GBX at the end of April.
     

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