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Euston to Glasgow Non Stop

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by Gladiator 5076, Jun 12, 2021.

  1. Gladiator 5076

    Gladiator 5076 Well-Known Member

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    Noticed this on WNXX

    https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/service/gb-nr:S00619/2021-06-17/detailed

    On Thursday there is an attempt at a sub four hour run and perhaps to beat the APT record of of 3 hours 52 mins 45 secs.

    Apparently a charity run to raise money for two charities - Railway Benefit Fund and Action for Children - but also increase the awareness of the benefit of an electric railway in a climate crisis.

    One to keep an eye on via RTT
     
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    I note that it is in the schedule for two consecutive Thursdays - presumably the second is a reserve date?

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    If it's to raise money for charity they must have been selling tickets. Were they advertised?
     
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    The reports I've seen suggest that, however this has been done, it has been done very much on the QT.
     
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    I would not be surprised, must be a lot of signals and points that may not be playing ball on the chosen day, not to mention the OHLE or the temperature.
     
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    I see that today's run has navigated the tricky bit of the southern end of the WCML ok and is on time heading over Shap. Only a few more problematic junctions to pass.
     
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    Timetabled for 3h53 with a hope it would pick up time on the northern end.

    RTT/Trust shows it passed Gretna 30s ahead of time after a 1 minute early start from Euston.

    I'd point out the APT had a five minute signal stand at Stafford. What speed did it reach?

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    But completely empty of passengers? o_O
     
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    Carrying invited guests
     
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    Looks like it was outside of the APT time by about a minute. So no advance in 36 years even with track upgrading such as at Rugby. Arguably it doesn't matter but it's interesting nevertheless.
     
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    Well they arrived at GLC on time so down to the official timers now.
     
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    On the flip side I believe a Pendolino can only do c.128mph before safety devices kick in, the APT was less constrained (I have seen suggestions it hit 138mph on its record run).
     
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    21 seconds out, apparently.
     
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    Oh well there is always the path next Thursday....
     
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    Looks from RTT as if the very last mile might have cost them. No TPWS in the days of APT I guess.

    Just need to run 0.2 mph faster and rock up outside Central 24 seconds earlier!
     

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