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Cath Ex to Salisbury, Bath and Bristol 7/3/18

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Paul42, Feb 27, 2019.

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    From tweet by SD "We’ve now received confirmation that next Thursday’s trip - our first of the year, and first with Mayflower since her overhaul - will be running no diesel assistance!
    View a full list of the timings here: https://t.co/r1JwTG8iNO #steamtrain #dayout #Mayflower https://t.co/xFQhBzSOl0"
     
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    Thanks for this. Good news!!
     
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    Not so sure, as the timings I've received state 61306+47/57 double headed + 12 (incl support coach).
     
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    If it is load 12 it's pretty much a certainty that the B1 won't be allowed out unassisted. Talking to the WCR crews when Mayflower ran under its last ticket, 10 was the max they expected to take 'unassisted', especially if there were any significant banks. Takes too long to get up to speed with more.
     
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    Agree with that over the load and we also need to remember that 'up to speed' means 70 mph with Mayflower.
     
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    The load has been reduced, in line with the capabilities of the B1, and it will not therefore be double-heading with a diesel; the Notice, to which Shaggy refers, has not been altered.

    JS
     
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    Thanks for posting that James.
     
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    Yes. Booked to follow the charter out from plat.2. <BJ>
     
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    Load 10 today. Diesel detached.
     
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    Early Tea Break, to see LNER B1 class 4-6-0 no 61306 approaching Brentford with a Victoria to Bristol "Cathedrals Express" 07 March 2019.
     

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    I like the headboard. <BJ>
     
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    Arriving in Salisbury 13 late. A delayed arrival to allow the sun to come out! [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
     
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    The Cathedrals Express LNER No.61306 Mayflower 1Z15 London Victoria to Bristol Temple Meads Pass at Keynsham Railway Station :Happy:
    LNER Thompson B1 Class 4-6-0 61306 Mayflower B&W.jpg
     
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    The obligatory “I’ve just got off the train from work” shots for today:

    768A47CD-72B5-46D6-AF09-752C75B40D24.jpeg BF2E7051-0096-43F1-B799-C350365680AD.jpeg

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    Filmed at Whitchurch and Bathampton Junction:

     
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