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LE Movements and Test Runs 2013.

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by belle1, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. belle1

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    Whilst looking on UKSteaminfo to see if there was any news about Braunton having a mainline test I have just noticed a LE move for Tangmere tomorrow from Southall to Carnforth. It does say to be confirmed at present.

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    Info I have been given is that Tangmere does move to Carnforth with the ECS but piloted by a diesel from Southall .
     
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    Re: LE Movements

    Update from Gen:[TABLE]
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    [TD="colspan: 2"]47500 + 34067 'Tangmere' north through Apsley 1154 to Carnforth[/TD]
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  4. belle1

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    Ok thanks to both you and Stephen for the info. Was hoping for an early start to the mainline 2013 season even if only a LE move!

    Neil.
     
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    Re: LE Movements

    The pair of them through Carpenders Park this morning.

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  7. RalphW

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    They weren't hanging about either Ralph, Tangers was doing her fair share :D

    When they came round the bend, the Duff was doing a very good impression if OVB's Leader!

    From my good friend who was also there.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHyrDh5T9Zc&list=UU3RlPHZXGHgsB6D781vMoZQ&index=1
     
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    Re: LE Movements

    And it looked like 14 on as well.
     
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    It was - well spotted :)
     
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    Well that would really be to much for Tangmere on her own, certainly to maintain the sort of speed in the video clip.

    I think I had better leave.. [​IMG]
     
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    perhaps you should, but true nevertheless!
     
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    Especially on such a fearsome gradient, London to Carnforth is really steep :p
     
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    I see Olton Hall is moving from York back to Carnforth tomorrow - sorry, later today (Wed 16th). Away from the NRM at 09:56 then in and out of every loop and siding in the district, passing Colton Junction 14:10 and finally arriving at Carnforth at 18:00. Details in the usual place.
     
  16. ADB968008

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    Didn't even think this was still operational, did it work at all in 2012 ?, last time in UK steam was September 2011, nothing in 2010 and 2 trips in 2009. Maybe its going back to Carnforth to give its NR electronics to 45699 ?, seems a very underused engine.
     
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    Just a thought - will this be the first steam loco to turn on the new turntable? I don't know the various places mentioned in the timings, but it seems to me the only explanation for all those reversals.
     
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    Nope 5043 and 60009 have already used the table.
     
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    It is a unusual move as its running light engine rather than with a support coach.
     
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