Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Bulleid Pacific, Aug 2, 2019.
Those walking boots are fast Paul
And doesn't get back till 10pm next week, 15 hours-ish from Penzance to Victoria. I hope passengers have got plans for overnight accommodation if necessary!
46115 moving to Joppa for tomorrow's 2nd day of the Great Britain XIV seen from Docker Bridge in howling winds.
What a lot of tosh! There are plenty of railtours operating on a busy railway at very reasonable times. But, like with diesel assistance, they are in the tiny minority of workings and have to abide by the operational requirements to fit in.
The constant whinging and doom-mongering is getting a bit tedious. Maybe try to post something positive ...
Maybe try to be less selective in your reading of posts...
Keeping things good is important. Glad the tour has had a good start.
The Duchess and a Red Kite.
"The Great Britain XIV", 22/04/22.
If the timings weren’t so early Paul, we could have sorted you out with some IPA! enjoy yourself mate
I had two Sussex Beers in the York Tap see the Tap Room thread. I must order some of your IPA, on my return.
Edit you should see try and sell some of your ales to the York Tap.
By the way @Sidmouth, I'm not certain I would place the myriad of workings associated with GB XIV as a minority of workings. And the 0708 - Day 1 and 0720 - Day 9 start times do illustrate that sometimes a very early start is all that is possible. Not a whinge as you describe it but, as I described, it a sign of the times. And it's worth looking at the start times for the train to see precisely how difficult it has become. For example the short circular tour out of Stirling on Day 4 is only seven hours. But the ECS leaves Joppa at 0547. That's over four hours to travel a distance of about 50 miles as the crow flies.
It's remarkable that anyone tries to plan such marathons.
6233 Duchess of Sutherland from Kings Cross to York & 35018 British India Line York To Edinburgh
6233 Duchess of Sutherland arriving at York
35018 British India Line departing York
A superb run from Heaton to Berwick, arrived 9 early.
It looked like it was doing more than the timed 60 of the schedule when it came past us at Stamford.
No diesel on the back. It was being shadowed by a light engine 47 about 3 minutes behind it.
The wind direction could have been kinder. Hammering through Northumberland, just north of Stamford.
And BIL's insurance policy. 47802 following about 3 minutes behind.
A fairly rare sight of a Merchant Navy at Waverley. It did rather well on its own.
I may have missed it, but is the Grange-over-Sands to Cardiff leg double headed Jubilees all the way?
We have a rather large list of of people who want to stock our beers mate! I’ll DM you regarding the IPA situation over the weekend if that’s ok rather clog the thread up.
Enjoy your holiday my friend
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