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Christmas Devonian - 15 December 2012 hauled by Tangers

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by spicer21, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. spicer21

    spicer21 Guest

    Great itinerary here, BUT, what's the betting there'll be a box on the back ?

    Odds anyone ?
     
  2. ashtav0

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    Got the tickets today loading seems to be 8 including support coach leaves bristol at 10:05 I don't have times to hand can't remember rest
     
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    I really dislike diesels tagging on the back of steam charters but in this case if it means that the train will reach it's destination, it's not a bad thing. <BJ>
     
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    ?????????? Seeing into the future.
     
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    ooops sorry .. wrong thread.. thats Tangmere today..
     
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    Doing this one,should be a great trip. Don't know why a diesel should be needed with load 8?
     
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    Train Heat would be all I could think of, you could go over the South Devon Banks unassisted with that load so Honiton and Whiteball woulden't be an issue.
     
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    Actual timings given from the RYTC website. <BJ>

    Station Outward / Return
    Bristol Temple Meads 10:05 / 19:35
    Keynsham 10:16 / 19:25
    Bath 10:27 / 19:14
    Trowbridge 10:47 / 18:50
    Westbury 10:53 / 18:42
    Frome -------- 17:58
    Exeter Central 13:22 (Arrive) -------
    Exeter St. David's 13:31 (Arrive) 16:35 (Depart)
     
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    Very reasonable timings,which is a relief at this time of year.
     
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    I'm guessing that you are basing that on the letter from RTC which lists the passenger carrying vehicles - you have noted that you need to add the support coach, but there may also be a kitchen car and a brake vehicle to add.
     
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    Yeah although last time I went on a tour with RYTC the loading shown on the letter was the same as the actual load
     
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    2 late into bath so diesel shoved it out to make up time I count load of 9+ box
     
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    20 plus down at Yeovil pen mill lost our path In front of a service train at west bury and was crawling most the way after that on constant yellows and one red surprised the diesel on the back hasn't seemed to have worked apart from out of bath
     
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    Reported 46mins late through Axminster. Initial delay was due to preceding Gloucester-Weymouth service which was held up by about 15 mins between Trowbridge and Westbury. Not sure why.

    David
     
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    About a min late leaving Exeter in fine style although I have no idea if tangmere was assisted
     
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    Nice 5 or 6 minutes at Westbury this morning, plenty of smoke and steam to take big sniffs of
     
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    Nice leaving Bath tonight and Great Western wasn't assisting.
     

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