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Locomotive going through Derby today (14/06/13)

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Woodster21, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Woodster21

    Woodster21 Member

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    Unfortunately I was busy (and didn't have my glasses on) a steam loco came through Derby today at about 11.45. Anyone know what it was?
     
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    46233 was in the area about that time,but not in Derby. It was scheduled to run on the line from Sheet Stores Junction to Stenson Junction on its journey from Swanwick to Crewe.
     
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    It definitely came through Derby (heading south), it was green - that's all I could see from my office!
     
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    From RTT... So yes it was the Duchess.



    Draycott pass 1108 No report
    Spondon pass 1113 pass 1116 3
    Derby London Rd Junction pass 1118 No report
    Derby 1119 1151 1123 1130 -21 G G
    L.N.W. Jn. Derby 1157 1200 N/R 1202 2 G 1
    Stenson Jn pass 1210 pass 1208 -2
    North Stafford Jn pass 1211 No report
    Willington pass 1211 No report
     
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    I don't know the area well, but I think 46233 might have been re-routed via Derby if it needed to reverse. IIRC, there's no turntable at Butterley. Not sure why they couldn't reverse around Trent Junction - perhaps it's just too busy?
     
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    Fred Kerr Resident of Nat Pres

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    IIRC any train heading into Derby has a choice of route to either go directly into the station for a routeing north to Sheffield or take a right fork shortly before the approach which curves into the station from the northern direction for a routeing south to Burton or Crewe via Stenson Junction.
     
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    No Fred, there is no south to west connection, anything from the Trent Jct. direction has to reverse in Derby Station to get to the Burton line.
     

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