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D345 (class 40) Bury to Stratford-upon-Avon . 1st October,2016

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by free2grice, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. free2grice

    free2grice Well-Known Member Friend

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    Yes, I know that it's a diesel railtour but the class 40 'whistler' is one of the few classes of diesel that I appreciate. <BJ>

    'The East Lancs FIREBRAND'.

    http://www.cfps.co.uk/SATNONMEM.pdf

    BURY to STRATFORD-upon-AVON . Saturday, 1st OCTOBER 2016.
     
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    There was also a pre-tour with D345 on Friday to collect the stock from Carnforth but this seems to have disappeared.
    More info on the Saturday tour below:
    http://www.cfps.co.uk/tours.htm
    A little earlier from Bury now.
    Nothing on RTT as yet.
     
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    Friday's times
    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U53416/2016/09/30/advanced (light engine)
    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U53418/2016/09/30/advanced

    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U53419/2016/09/30/advanced
     
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    D345 roars along the WCML at Woodacre with 1Z47...the 12.35 Carnforth - Buxton on 30th September 2016. The sun had been out for 20 mins before she arrived, but sods law, being around 10 mins late, it started to pour down at the crucial moment!
    Great to see one of these fabulous machines out on the main line again :)

    D345 Woodacre WCML 30-09-16lr.JPG
     
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    I wish I'd known about this earlier, pick up and set down at Mirfield, Mr &Mrs V would have graced them with our presence
     
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    On a positive note, it's not the best weather for a day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon. Heavy rain forecast throughout the day. <BJ>
     
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    For once the forecast was spot on. It is wet cold and overcast with cloud at 8/8
     
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    Super stuff! Thanks :)
     
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    And a very nice 'crackle' note in the exhaust.
    Thanks to folk who posted the video clips, splendid stuff.
     
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    It is a diesel for goodness sake. Why celebrate a Class 40 on a mainline tour. I just don't get it. I remember the class 40's up north taking over Duchess and Princess duties. Hated them for that. Generation thing, I guess. But once a steam man, always a steam man. For that I am very proud.
     
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    Sorry Sir :p

    It's a broad hobby mate, lighten up a bit.
     
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    If the Buxton Spa had something other than a Spoon and a Washing Machine, then it would have been a bit more interesting on the motive power front. So a 40 would have fitted the bill nicely.
     
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    Fair comment, but I give you 'once a true railway enthusiast, always a true railway enthusiast. For that I am very proud'. (Except Pacers):)
    We all enjoy steam, but 20's, 31's (yes) 37's, all the 40's, 47's,the Hoovers, the Westerns, the 55's, and yes, the 66. Bring em on.
    And then we had the Valentas with the handle in the top notch.:Happy:
    Once went on a day railtour with a pair of 31's on the front, it was a stonking day out, with a VERY enthusiastic team up front.
     
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    There's more to railway preservation than steam locomotives. D345 being the only one of it's kind to run on the main line makes it pretty special. I made the trek to Peak Forest to see it on Friday. Very much worth the 180 mile round trip to see such a fine machine at work on the big railway! :)
     
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    It's a shame that the class 40 didn't take over from the Duchess on the Royal Duchy yesterday.

    A West Coast 57 does nothing for me. <BJ>.
     
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    plenty of people at the droplights i see on the videos.does this mean no vestibule sentries on diesel tours or that it doesnt matter if a diesel enthusiast loses his head:D
     

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