If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

HST Test movements: 3/3/21 and 10/5/21

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by royals pete, Mar 3, 2021.

  1. royals pete

    royals pete Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    Woodley nr Reading
    Not much happening obviously, but HST movement, over the S & C, Crewe Heritage Center to Carlisle today. Running later than original timings, now due through Ribblehead 11.55, so worth a look. No idea what the movement is for ?? There's also 'light engine' move Carlisle 13.43 to Crewe HS, but I think this has been planned for a few days but not happened.
     
  2. DismalChips

    DismalChips Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2016
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    489
    Location:
    9A
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Crew training/route learning for a potential return of the LSL tourist trains later in the year?
     
    royals pete likes this.
  3. 30567

    30567 Part of the furniture Friend

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2012
    Messages:
    4,665
    Likes Received:
    2,769
    Several pages of discussion of this on WNXX. That seems to be looking likely, ongoing discussions between the parties...........
     
    royals pete likes this.
  4. RalphW

    RalphW Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Administrator Friend

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Messages:
    33,768
    Likes Received:
    7,862
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired-ish, Part time rail tour steward.
    Location:
    Northwich
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    45 late at Hellifield might catch it on Railcam at Ribblehead.
     
  5. RalphW

    RalphW Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Administrator Friend

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Messages:
    33,768
    Likes Received:
    7,862
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired-ish, Part time rail tour steward.
    Location:
    Northwich
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    It just had to happen...

    Screenshot (15).png

    Never mind at least courtesy of Railcam I saw it.
     
    Will RL and royals pete like this.
  6. royals pete

    royals pete Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    Woodley nr Reading
    Mugged by a stopper !!!!!
     
    RalphW likes this.
  7. 46223

    46223 Part of the furniture Friend

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Messages:
    5,786
    Likes Received:
    4,404
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lancs
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    I print screened it as well.....the law according to Saint Sod! :mad:
     
    royals pete likes this.
  8. royals pete

    royals pete Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    Woodley nr Reading
    Have to try it at Kirkby Stephen !!
     
  9. GWR4707

    GWR4707 Nat Pres stalwart

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    15,440
    Likes Received:
    12,225
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    I assumed that in these times of very limited loadings it was just a replacement for the usual northern service.
     
  10. royals pete

    royals pete Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    Woodley nr Reading
    Crawling through K S; not exactly East Coast / GWR speeds !!
     

    Attached Files:

    46223 likes this.
  11. GWR4707

    GWR4707 Nat Pres stalwart

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    15,440
    Likes Received:
    12,225
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
  12. royals pete

    royals pete Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    Woodley nr Reading
  13. royals pete

    royals pete Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    Woodley nr Reading
    FIVE minute turnaround Carlisle and on the way back !
     
  14. DismalChips

    DismalChips Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2016
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    489
    Location:
    9A
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Presumably if they're training on HSTs it implies they're planning to run it with HSTs if/when it recommences? I had assumed that the temporary acquisition and repainting of 40145 meant they'd be using that and their own 40.
     
  15. Macko

    Macko Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Messages:
    388
    Likes Received:
    2,254
    They don't have a class 40 of their own. They had D213 on hire, but that has a major engine defect which is still currently under repair.
    The main issue has been the stock used last year is not available, it has gone into the loco hauled Inter city rake (seen below).
    It is now thought the staycation express plan is to run with the 2nd HST set (first being the Blue Pullman conversion) and the coaches for that are at Eastleigh being refurbished. HST Mark 3 coaches are not compatible with being loco hauled, so it will have to be a HST set, albeit expected to be a shortened set. It is also believed the train will now run Skipton - Carlisle rather than just Appleby.

    However, all the above is just speculation until confirmed by LSL.

    [​IMG]Back to the Nineties ... by Phoenix Images, on Flickr
     
    Kje7812, ykin01, acorb and 1 other person like this.
  16. RalphW

    RalphW Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Administrator Friend

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Messages:
    33,768
    Likes Received:
    7,862
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired-ish, Part time rail tour steward.
    Location:
    Northwich
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    I was waiting for it to pass the KS camera as well but had just picked up my cup of tea when it sneaked through so only got it at the bridge. :(. One thing though this virtual trainspotting could grow on you, sitting in a warm room with a comfy chair and beverage of choice to hand. :)
     
    royals pete likes this.
  17. 46223

    46223 Part of the furniture Friend

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Messages:
    5,786
    Likes Received:
    4,404
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lancs
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Yeh, good innit, but if you had a choice I reckon, like me, you'd prefer to stand on a wind swept, rain soaked station platform and watch a worked stained Duchess hammer through on the Mid-Day Scot or an A4 on the Elizabethan, plus all the other steam hauled passenger and freight trains in between.
    Then go home with a notebook full of numbers to underline in your 'combined'
    They were grand days and I do feel sorry for some members of this forum who are too young to have experienced them.
     
  18. RalphW

    RalphW Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Administrator Friend

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Messages:
    33,768
    Likes Received:
    7,862
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired-ish, Part time rail tour steward.
    Location:
    Northwich
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Saturday mornings 1953, 54 or 55, cycling up to Winsford station having been told 'be home for tea', catching a train to Crewe and spending 5/6 hours at the north end of platform 6, what more could you want from life as a 11 or 12 year old. You are right they were grand days.
     
    royals pete, Stephen Hughes and 46223 like this.
  19. GWR4707

    GWR4707 Nat Pres stalwart

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    15,440
    Likes Received:
    12,225
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    [​IMG]
     
  20. Fred Kerr

    Fred Kerr Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    Messages:
    7,435
    Likes Received:
    4,367
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Freelance photo - journalist
    Location:
    Southport
    Suggested arrangements currently being negotiated with Network Rail is 09:30 Appleby - Skipton then Skipton - Carlisle for first circuit then 16:15 Carlisle - Skipton then Skipton - Appleby for 2nd circuit with train working Mon - Thursday and maintenance (at Crewe ? ) on Friday. These timings might be changed according to traffic patterns at either end of the circuit but offers a good day out IMHO.
     

Share This Page