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Great Britain XIV 2022

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

  1. RalphW

    RalphW Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    Your second picture is something I think photographers should attempt to get more often as a record shot, the most important people. The Crew.

    I was on an RTC trip in Europe a few years ago and several times the crew/crews gathered for that kind of shot, and not restricted to the platform either.

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    I have taken some when the opportunity is there in the past such as the 6024 and 5029 support crews at Paddington. The crew yesterday posed while we were collecting our luggage and I only managed to get a quick shot from my phone with two ladies who had stopped to speak to them before they dispersed and I had to leave to catch my train home. The slow shutter speed creates a strange effect with the lights DSC_0840.JPG
     
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    Spectral, ghostly, atmospheric, different. Thanks.
     
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    It was a great day out chasing the train home yesterday, captured on the Dawlish Sea Wall, Nailsea & Backwell, Chippenham, Cholsey and Barnes Bridge. Hope everyone head a great time onboard, it seemed like they were from the lineside!

     
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    Recalling past years, it makes complete sense to go to either Scarborough or Edinburgh on Day 1 and the Devon Banks as a spectacular Conclusion to GB tours.

    Taking 2011, 2012, 2018 and 2022 into account!!!
     
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    Glad to see the whole event appeared to run without any significant difficulty (at least as can be seen from behind a keyboard).
    Anyone know why Victoria was the final destination rather than Paddington? I notice the shadowing diesel did go up the GWML from Reading to Acton, rather than the long way around through Virginia Water and Hounslow.
     
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    No turntable but a triangle.
     
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    The crews - photos not previously posted DSC_0731.JPG
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    Driver John 'Cushdy' Rogers ( a familiar face for anyone who regularly goes to Fort William) and fireman Fraser Birrell on Bahamas, I don't recognise the Duchess crew.
     
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    Thanks.
    Andy Taylor is the driver on the Duchess.
     
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    Chris Birmingham was the fireman.
     
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    Thanks I didn't recognise him.
     
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    Another from my camera,the previous were the camera on my phone. IMG_9918LP.jpg
     
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    Well it would not be right not to include a picture of the real star of the show, RTC's Kelly Osborne who masterminded it all. She is seen here at Inverness with two of my West Coast colleagues, drivers Peter Walker and Chris Maguire IMG_3502 copy.jpg

    Thanks for a great trip, Kelly

    Peter
     
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    Seconded, what very unique tours these GB's are.
    Also good to chat with you in Inverness Peter
     
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    A few more very important people that are vital to all travelling.
     
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    Footplate Crews (This will be incomplete)
    Day 1
    6233 Jim Clark/Simon Scott
    35018 David Blair/Martyn Soames
    Day 2
    46115 Peter Walker/Martyn Soames?
    Day 3
    46115 Peter Walker/Martyn Soames?
    Day 4
    35018 Mick Kelly?/? (To Edinburgh)
    Steve Chipperfield/? (From Edinburgh)
    Day 5
    46115 Peter Walker/?
    45690 Mick Rawling/Craig Potter
    Day 6
    To Chester
    45596 Mick Rawling/Andy Simpkins
    45690 Steve Chipperfield/Craig Potter
    From Chester
    45596 John Rogers/Fraser Birrell
    45690 Mick Kelly/?
    Day 7
    To Exeter
    6233 ?/Simon Scott
    6233 ?/Chris Birmingham
    Day 8
    Rest Day
    Day 9
    To Exeter
    6233 Andy Taylor?/Simon Scott or Chris Birmingham
    From Exeter
    6233 Andy Taylor?/Simon Scott or Chris Birmingham
     
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    They must never be forgotten, long hours, difficult conditions and always smiling, well in front of the customers anyway. :)
     
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    Day 7
    To Exeter
    6233 Bill Monteith/Simon Scott ?
    From Exter
    6233 Andy ( The Man ) Taylor/Chris Birmingham
    Day 8
    Rest Day
    Day 9
    To Exeter
    6233 Andy Taylor/Chris Birmingham
    From Exeter
    6233 Bill Monteith to Reading ( Andy Hawkins Reading to Victoria )Fireman ?
     

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