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D1015 'The Devonian'. Sat. 26th April

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  1. free2grice

    free2grice Well-Known Member Friend

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    D1015 'Western Champion'. Tyseley to Kingswear. Saturday, 26th April.
    http://www.tyseleylocoworks.co.uk/tours/tr_2014_0426.htm
    There a just a couple of diesels that can still draw me to the lineside. Western Champion is one of them.
    On this occasion, will the Western run solo or will it have a class 47 diesel as insurance? TIA. <BJ>
     
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    Well D1015 was considered man enough to collect classmate D1062 from SVR and tow it to Tysley today

    ED http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/R91561/2014/04/22/advanced
     
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    May take the 47 for ETH if nothing else, Westerns don't do electric heating, could do with the steam heat boiler reinstating.
     
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    Not the best comparison IMHO. The SVR-TS journey time required one hour at 30mph, the railtour on Saturday to Kingswear will require hour after hour of speeds in excess of 90 mph. <BJ>
     
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    Doesn't need the duff for insurance, if its inside train will only be there for ETH,shame it cant go on rear really

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    D1015 has been seen masquerading as D1017 when it returned to Tysley from SVR today. It had delivered D1062 from Tysley
     
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    I shall be lineside for 1015... just 2 shots as theres no way of chasing the mighty Champ...it would be nice with a bit of sun but I dont care, its 1015 so thats fine by me..
     
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    I've just been informed that the tour is now booked as a 52 and 47 double-header.
    Please prove me wrong VNTL. <BJ>
     
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    D1015 reported double-headed with the 47 through Birmingham Moor Street this morning. <BJ>
     
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    Passed me at work with D1017 leading the 47.
     
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    Why are the 52/47 not going on to Kingswear? Not a complaint, as it will be good to see the 2-8-0T work up a very slight sweat on a full rake, just wondered
     
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    Left Bristol on time is the runround at Kingswear big enough to run round two locos without involving lots of moves may be the reason.
     
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    Probably so that the crews can have a decent break.
     
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    Break?!, all they've done is sit on a seat and move a lever!! :)
     
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    The Wezzy carries D1017 'Western Warrior' on one side only. The combo entered Bristol 15 mins early in nice sunshine. <BJ>
     
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    A short clip of the Western climbing Whiteball:

     
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    Sounded fantastic through Torre with the 47 idling and going up the bank at a fair ol' pace! Been chasing the GB today, but almost regret doing so after a very wet and windy afternoon - wish I'd gone after the Western! Video to follow...

    James
     
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    Welcome 4277 onto the national network as she hauled the train from the NR station



    not my video I should add
     
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    Do VT have a MK2 out for repairs ?, that WCRC MK1 isn't usually there.
     

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