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Britannia to Shrewsbury 23 November

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by alastair, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. Big Al

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    Not Cardiff!!
     
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    Heading north at Maindee.
     
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    Excellent :)
     
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    Good news.
     
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    Great view that, well done. Dull after early sun at Winchfield this morning:
     

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    RTT seems to show the failed freight on the move again. Following Haverfordwest-Piccadilly service a mere 2 hours 20 mins late.
     
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    RTT shows Brit 48L at Cwmbran
     
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    60L Abergavenny
     
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    Llanvihangel stormed at 36. Splash and dash at Hereford.Still about 55 down.
     
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    Away from Hereford 60 late. The Brit is in great form.
     
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    Popped up to Salisbury to see this earlier after going down to Weymouth for Tangmere. Britannia looked and sounded superb, and the train and platform looked very full. Agree with everyone who has praised the organisers for doing everything they could amid the challenges posed.
     
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    Departed Shrewsbury 62 late. <BJ>
     
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    Steam buffs need to know that this is a diesel hauled return plus a positioning move for 70000. I have got my book out!
     
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    Here are my clips from this morning. In the Abergavenny clip you can just see the 66s in the northbound loop waiting to continue and rescue the failed class 70 from Pontrilas which had caused the delays to all trains in the area including Britannia. Thanks to the crew on the loco and train and to those who purchased tickets enabling this train to run - a fine spectacle for those of us at the lineside.
     
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    cool video.. I guess somethings not right with the whistle though ?
     
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    Yep - sounds like a strangled "Streak "!! Actually a bit too much whistle for my liking at Aber, drowns the superb exhaust.
     
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    My footage from today's 'Cathedrals Express' with 70000 'Britannia', two superb performances at Severn Tunnel Junction and Abergavenny.
     
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    Great performance today from Britannia. Running late aided in some excellent lineside shot's captured by all.
     
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    Still 60 late despite DL haulage and today's joke is that our revised path gives us 5 min for a loco change at BTM!
     
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