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Farewell to Alan Pegler - 60103 - Kings X/York 13/10/18

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by alastair, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. alastair

    alastair Well-Known Member

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    Times up for this one:

    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U53479/2018/10/13/advanced

    and return (diesel hauled)

    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U53484/2018/10/13/advanced

    This looks like the LE move for the diesel to haul the return:

    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U53480/2018/10/13/advanced
     
  2. Spamcan81

    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    A rainbow for Alan at Arlesey this morning.
    Rainbow for Alan.jpg
     
  3. The Green Howards

    The Green Howards Resident of Nat Pres

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    And eight minutes ago, Mr Pegler left the train. (I'm on it :))
     
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    Was kind of nice that they dropped the diesel at Kings Cross and let Flying Scotsman honour him unassisted.
     
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    The Green Howards Resident of Nat Pres

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    At the moment, some assistance would be useful... has been struggling a bit to get some traction, but now she's found her feet :D
     
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    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    Open Train Times maps have you as descending Stoke Bank to Grantham some 20 minutes late having dropped 16 minutes after leaving Stoke Jct. Is that right?
     
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    Real Time Trains has you as dropping 21 minutes between Stoke Jct and High Dyke Jct. What occurred?
     
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    Now full steam ahead :D
     
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    Lack of traction, slipping somewhat... poor railhead conditions and starting on an incline with a fully loaded train didn't help (apparently only one empty seat) ! We were held at the junction before Stoke Tunnel.

    The GPS app on my phone has just recorded a peak of 80mph!
     
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    Lovely photo.
    You got the rainbow......I had the rain!
     
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    His daughter and grand-daughter have just passed through my carriage to look at the kitchens.
     
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    RTT had you leaving Stoke Jct. 4 late but 25 late by High Dyke. 21 minutes to transit Stoke Tunnel seemed a tad excessive.
     
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    Unlucky.
     
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    Ah. But I did have a stroke of luck if you watch my forthcoming video (the second clip at Biggleswade).
     
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    Trust me, it was very, very slow progress away from the standing start: by the up line there was a guy in a hi-viz suit making pushing gestures! You could feel FS slipping and I was genuinely concerned we'd end up stuck, fouling the switch into the tunnel. But as she found her feet, it became a very spirited sprint.

    Am now enjoying a cuppa in the (N)RM, having arrived at 14:00.

    Usual caveats apply, but someone in my carriage said the diesel was left behind at the Cross because it had failed in the platform?
     
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    Filmed at Crews Hill and Biggleswade:

     
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    I should add that there was a minute's silence on the train, signified by the whistle, during the committal of Mr. Pegler.
     
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    47 746 and 37 516 for return haulage :)
     
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    My footage of Scotsman, seen at Bayford
     
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