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Dartmouth Steam Railway General Discusssion

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by TorbayTrains, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. nanstallon

    nanstallon Part of the furniture

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    Thanks. Does anyone know whether the USATC loco is rostered to work that day, please?
     
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    Standard should run next week
     
  3. WishIHadAName

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    I see no servies today due to unforseen circumstances. Thats the second time theyve said that recently?
     
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    The web site does mention a technical issue with a steam locomotive. Maybe the Class 25 diesel 7535 is running in place? That could cheer up diesel fans. I suggest you make a phone call if intending a visit.
    https://www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk/
     
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    Some great shots of the Dartmouth line this evening on Yesterday tv channel 'Impossible Engineering'. Some history facts as well.
    Dawlish and The Royal Albert Bridge also features.
     
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    I read in steam railway magazine that 6023 is going for the summer season. Is this actually true?

    Sent from my PRA-LX1 using Tapatalk
     
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    You mean you don't take steam railway's word as gospel!? :O :)
     
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    If it is it will certainly be a big attraction for the line. Whilst I am apprehensive about a blue King it will make a change from green and black - blending in well with the frequently blue sea of Lyme Bay. ;)
     
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    Having seen it in the flesh it looks (& sounds) fantastic - will fit in well on the line.
     
  10. AnthonyTrains2017

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    That would be insanely epic
     
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    The news piece on the Didcot website states 'We are also in negotiation with the Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company for their hire of 6023 for the summer.

    I don't remember it previously saying that.
     
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    Whats in steam today please
     
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    Fantastic, a king and S160. Will visit more this year
     
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    An earlier post in this thread, Tony, states that 5197 will be at Paignton until the end of May, so don't leave it too late particularly as she is not always rostered it seems.
     
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    Braveheart on trains today.
     
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    Any more news on 6023 coming to Dartmouth railway
     
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    Really keen to get another run with the S160 in before it goes (and any info on its outings is much appreciated), but would also hugely recommend that people try to get the Pannier in while it's there again. One of my best trips of 2017 was behind L94 on a slightly drizzly September day last year with a seven-coach load - the crew did a brilliant job keeping wheelslip under control on the greasy rail and the noise up the banks was superb. I'll definitely pop over tomorrow morning to see it on my day off.
     
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    Any more news on 6023 still coming?
     
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    Any extra trains planned for air show weekend?

    Hope the blue king loco comes to the line for Summer.

    When does the S160 leave?

    Thxs
     

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