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70013, The Cathedrals Express, 8th Dec.

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by D1002, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. buseng

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    Interesting, seeing your post in LE Moves plus what I thought I overheard at Tilehurst it does seem there was a water stop at Twyford. Surely this must be a first, never heard of it before. Are you saying this occurred in the up relief platform? I know direct Paddington-Henley trains use this platform "the wrong way" to get direct on to the Henley branch.
     
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    Trains on the GN on the move again but no idea as to extent of ongoing delays and any subsequent effect on 70013.
     
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    any news on how she's doing?

    thanks al
     
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    Not a word on any of my local gen groups.
     
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    thanks for the info hope shes doing well and not got to held up in tonights events

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    Just a thought but I suppose it's not impossible that she'll be diverted to go back via the GE to avoid the problems on the GN.
     
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    Hope not as I'm waiting at hitchin! But it is a valid possibility spamcan. Trains have been packed when arriving here.
     
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    possibly but she is going round the back way via Gordon Hill and Hertford north but nothing is impossible thou fingers crossed she goes the advertised way

    thanks al
     
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    Yes it was booked on platform 3 which appeared unusual then I spoke to the tanker driver who confirmed it would swing over to the Henley side which was a first for me.
    A good departure slipping a bit on the wet rails. I followed on the local train from Paddington passing 70013 a bit further on towards Reading.

    Mike M. ( 70c )
     
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    just heard passed stevenage at 21:19 14 late

    thanks al
     
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    Through hitchin at 21:27
     
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    Here is my video of her passing through Sonning Cutting, it's just processing as I post this:

    [video=youtube;TI1DZ_0ViZY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI1DZ_0ViZY[/video]

    Bit of a non-event, really, the train had stopped for water at Twyford, then did not have a clear road through to Reading as the Reading and the Oxford stoppers had cleared Twyford before it was released. So no roaring monster today, sadly, just a leisurely drift through the cutting :(

    Still, the little kid and his mother on the bridge got to see it for longer, and enjoyed it all the more!
     
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    70013 at Twyford during a very brief stop:
     

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    Good video. Wondered what the steam was doing by the Driving wheels. Looks like sanders were working - if so, I hope that sand wasn't needed later in the run!
     

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