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Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by 26D_M, Jul 21, 2017.

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    Also depends on crews signing for them (traction knowledge) and route knowledge. Not sure what the situation is but a few years ago if a driver didn't drive a particular loco type for 6 months he had to do the course again. Not sure what the rules are now.
     
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    The public probably aren't interested in diesels. They are, however, probably interested in days out on a train, even when they have no interest in railways, as such. People don't generally go on bus tours because they are interested in buses.
     
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    While I appreciate the economics of it, IMHO most diesels and the larger steam locos really need to be experienced on the main line
     
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    Which is why I'm very tempted to save up for the Alycidon/Tornado trip later this year :)
     
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    Reported on Twitter that 34046 will remain as 34052 for the rest of this year for the RAF100 Anniversary.
     
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    Bittern reported as retiring to Margate (new 30 vehicle shed ex Hornby)
     
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