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Great Britain XIV 2022

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Bulleid Pacific, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. nige757

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    Thanks Shep, it was well worth getting up at silly o'clock for it.
     
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    BZ, indeed - from one who has put quite a lot into the planning of this year's jaunt but so far hasn't been within 100 miles of any part of it!

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    neildimmer Resident of Nat Pres

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    Trip to Wigan and Chester today to see 45596 Bahamas & 45690 Leander Great Britain XIV Day 6 (Railway Touring Company)
    45596 Bahamas & 45690 Leander Seen here at Chester
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    earlier both Jubilees stormed through Wigan Nort Western
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    Neil
     
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  4. RalphW

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    Joined the train at Chester just for the run down to Shrewsbury and had to sit in the brake, behind the 2 support coaches. The sound of 1 Jubilee roaring up Gresford Bank is awesome but there were two :eek:. The timer reported a minimum of 49 on the bank and quite a few miles in the low 70s after Wrexham. A nice sample of two enthusiastic drivers enjoying their work, I had to leave the train at Shrewsbury as the next platform stop would have been Cardiff. o_O

    Leaving Shrewsbury but with that signal box in the shot did I really need to give the location?
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    Light a bit flat at Llanvihangel but Jubilees going well.
     

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    LeominsterSouth-2022-04-27-45596Bahamas+45690Leander.jpg That was of the Jubilees tearing through Leominster this afternoon.
     
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    27/04/2022 - A rare sight - two Network Rail Vans and workers about to start work !!.... plus Doubled headed LMS Stanier Jubilees - 45596 "Bahamas" & 45690 "Leander" on the "Great Britain XIV" heading south at German Lane from Grange over Sands to Chester. DSC_13528.jpg
     
  11. Big Al

    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    I know that some timers have a problem with double headed steam. Not quite certain what it is but to my mind if it adds to the experience and makes it a little easier on locos and crews I really don't see what the problem is all about. The Welsh Borders leg proves that, and some.
     
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    We arrived early and there was look of surprise of the people on the platform expecting the Milford Haven train.
     
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    Good to see you Ralph its been a while, glad you sampled some of it.
     
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    Likewise, and I hope you are enjoying the whole thing.
     
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    Roaring up Llanvihangel Bank, this afternoon. I hope you enjoy it :)
     
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    Here's my footage of the two Jubilees roaring along the Welsh Marches Line at Leebotwood on the approach to Church Stretton today. I hope you enjoy the video.
     
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    Yes most definately
     
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    Coordinating coupling rods, very clever Ralph. :Happy:
     

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