If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

Christmas White Rose 15/12/18

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by 5944, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. 5944

    5944 Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2006
    Messages:
    4,793
    Likes Received:
    1,502
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Train Maintainer for GTR at Hornsey
    Location:
    Letchworth
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Saw 6233 hauling the empty stock out of Ferme Park yard as I left work a few minutes ago. Too dark to identify the 47 on the other end, but the tinsel in the carriages was clearly visible!
     
  2. jackshepherd

    jackshepherd Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Messages:
    263
    Likes Received:
    88
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Bus Shunter
    Location:
    Essex
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    My footage of the tour at Gordon Hill, unfortunately the diesel on the rear was working (class 33) and I don't know why considering the tour was 6E through the station

     
    leander likes this.
  3. Big Al

    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2009
    Messages:
    13,479
    Likes Received:
    9,905
    Location:
    1016
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    More to the point, the Duchess was barely working although, of course, we don't know whether, for example, they were looking to conserve water.
     
    jackshepherd likes this.
  4. JDTTRAINS

    JDTTRAINS Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2013
    Messages:
    517
    Likes Received:
    371
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Secondary Education
    Location:
    Bedfordshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Through Newark 1040 2L, Peter Kirk on the regulator.
     
    jackshepherd likes this.
  5. jackshepherd

    jackshepherd Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Messages:
    263
    Likes Received:
    88
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Bus Shunter
    Location:
    Essex
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Is the diesel helping?
     
  6. JDTTRAINS

    JDTTRAINS Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2013
    Messages:
    517
    Likes Received:
    371
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Secondary Education
    Location:
    Bedfordshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Was shut off at this point, but was assisting hard coming out of Huntingdon and Stilton Fen.
     
    jackshepherd likes this.
  7. jackshepherd

    jackshepherd Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Messages:
    263
    Likes Received:
    88
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Bus Shunter
    Location:
    Essex
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Well at least I wasn't the only one who got the diesel doing the work. Look forward to seeing your footage. I hope when I see the return that 60009 is made to work a bit harder.
     
  8. Spamcan81

    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,718
    Likes Received:
    11,964
    Occupation:
    Training moles
    Location:
    The back of beyond
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    I hope so too. Plan to do a sound recording of 60009 through Hitchin tonight and I want to hear an A4 not a blooming Crompton.
     
  9. peckett

    peckett Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2006
    Messages:
    347
    Likes Received:
    128
    Shoving hard on Stoke Bank.
     
  10. Kylchap

    Kylchap Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2015
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    433
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    East Anglia
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    I wonder if this is due to the usual reluctance to open the Duchess up.
     
    5098 likes this.
  11. The Green Howards

    The Green Howards Resident of Nat Pres Friend

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2016
    Messages:
    8,841
    Likes Received:
    4,165
    Occupation:
    Layabout
    Location:
    Your nightmares
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Why "reluctant" ?
     
  12. Spamcan81

    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,718
    Likes Received:
    11,964
    Occupation:
    Training moles
    Location:
    The back of beyond
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    She had no diesel assistance last Saturday so she didn't get a free ride on that trip.
     
  13. Swiss Toni

    Swiss Toni Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,699
    Likes Received:
    1,611
    Location:
    Switzshire
    What diesel??? ;)
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2018
    green five likes this.
  14. John A

    John A New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2014
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    6233 going well this morning at South Muskham just north of Newark. Couldn't tell if the box was pushing at the back (it was 33 025 BTW). RTT shows Tallington Junct-Stoke Junct in 16 minutes against a schedule of 30 so that was quite a push (see Post #9). It turned 14L at Tallington into RT at Stoke but they did miss out the pathing stop.
     

    Attached Files:

  15. jackshepherd

    jackshepherd Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Messages:
    263
    Likes Received:
    88
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Bus Shunter
    Location:
    Essex
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    That is a bit strange isn't it. No diesel on a return trip to Lincoln, but a diesel on a one way trip to York. There must be reason for it but we'll probably never find out.
     
  16. JDTTRAINS

    JDTTRAINS Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2013
    Messages:
    517
    Likes Received:
    371
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Secondary Education
    Location:
    Bedfordshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    60009 Emergency stopped as it attempted to leave York. Now underway again 1646 11L
     
    jackshepherd likes this.
  17. jackshepherd

    jackshepherd Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Messages:
    263
    Likes Received:
    88
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Bus Shunter
    Location:
    Essex
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    That's unusual, hope everything is alright.
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2018
  18. mark84rose

    mark84rose New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2015
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Lincoln
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Duchess was booked off Southall at 4:15 this morning to turn it with the train for today’s trip. Due to the cold weather forecast and the need to steam heat the carriages it was a late decision to take the diesel to help conserve water as it would be cutting it close to the safety margin on water. It was deemed better to be safe and conserve water than run out. This is why the loco was worked harder after the water stops.
     
    acorb, RalphW, MikeParkin65 and 2 others like this.
  19. Gladiator 5076

    Gladiator 5076 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2015
    Messages:
    959
    Likes Received:
    629
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Swanage
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Weather forecast was pretty bad for most of the country today. Not sure if it has snowed in York as forecast but not surprised diesel used on this and the Pathfinder trip.
    Even here in Swanage today where the weather has been awful the T9 had rear Class 33 assistance on the dining train and the U took about 10 minutes for the first 400 yards this morning so on the mainline understandable I guess.
     
  20. 60017

    60017 Resident of Nat Pres Friend

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    7,085
    Likes Received:
    3,982
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired from corporate slavery :o)
    Location:
    Fylde Coast
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Certainly been bad here on the NW Coast, heavy rain and strong winds all day.
     

Share This Page