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LE movements, ECS and test runs 2022

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by mike1522, Dec 24, 2021.

  1. Robin

    Robin Well-Known Member Friend

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    70000, SVR to Crewe 16th February. Reportedly will be a loaded test run using stock brought down from Crewe earlier in the day.
    https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/service/gb-nr:U13648/2022-02-16/detailed

    ECS move:
    https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/service/gb-nr:U13647/2022-02-16/detailed
     
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  2. David likes trains

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  3. Fred Kerr

    Fred Kerr Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    Doubt the weight problem; if the turntable can take an A4 then surely it can handle a 'Duchess' ?
     
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    The wheelbase on a Duchess is about 2' longer than an A4.
     
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    It is a good general reminder that all 4-6-2 classes have different length.
     
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    Passed 6233 just outside Leicester, completely forgot our paths might cross. With steam hard to find in the early months, a glance of LMS maroon is rather wonderful.
     
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    A roundabout route from the Leicester area to the Birmingham area rather than via Nuneaton. Presumably all down to where paths can be found?
     
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    Not good weather to be out to get a good photo. Constant drizzle near Burton and the westerly wind was blowing smoke the wrong way P2147286.jpg
     
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    5Z38 reported as 37.688 hauling one mk. 1 coach.

    70000 Britannia pass Tame Bridge Parkway en route to Crewe at 12:50 (2 early).

    <BJ>
     
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    70000 with 1 Mk1, 1 Mk3, another Mk1 and 37688 on the rear.
     
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    70000 at Hagley this morning:
    edit: the train in the background is a Worcester bound local.

    DSC_4773-70000 16-02-22 (1186x1280).jpg


    Cheerz,

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    Real time suggests it has not left Bescot yet.
     
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    It doesn't appear to have arrived there yet according to RTT as it is only giving an expected arrival time for Bescot. I hope that everything is ok.

    Sent from my XQ-BT52 using Tapatalk
     
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    It caught a number of us out at searchlight lane jnc, north of Stafford, we were sheltering from wind and rain in car when it went passed. Nothing showing on RTT for Bescot onwards but appeared to be running under a different reporting number on open train times . Hence no photograph.
     
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    Forgot to say it was going well up the short climb to the junction and running on time to the original schedule. So presumably no problems with loco or train. Just an RTT anomaly.
     
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    A bit of drama at Old Hill with what looks like the Brit coming to a stand immediately after passing a TSR board. Looked like the brakes were applied while the regulator was still open. Here's the video that's been posted from a friend.

     
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    ......and thro' the station at Hagley............

    DSC_4774 (1280x854).jpg


    Cheerz,

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    Points on it's licence straight out of the box....
     
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    And here it is from another angle not my video.

     
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