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LU 150

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Christopher125, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Duty Druid

    Duty Druid Resident of Nat Pres

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    Does anybody know what time the loco's are due off West Ruislip depot each morning and the return time in the evening? TIA.
     
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    On the four track section from Harrow-On-Hill is the steam likely to run on the lines that run through the stations or the other two lines (I presume the LU equivalent of the fast lines) that don't go through platforms?
     
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    Is there any clue on which loco is on which train?
     
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    The 'art deco' specials last weekend with the 1938 tube stock and A stock looked as though they used the fast lines so I'm assuming this will too in order to keep it out the way of regular services.
     
  5. A1X

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    It would make sense looking at the timings of the following Chiltern service which doesn't overtake the special at all despite making up nearly 10 minutes on it from a 15 minute head-start at Harrow, which I suspect it would were the special relegated to the "slow" lines.
     
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    Schools special tomorrow, times courtesy of Geoff Brockett on SE-Gen. Assume ML is main line (outward) and LL is local lines (return). Same for evening run.

    Friday afternoon, 24th May
    Ruislip Depot 12 50
    Ruislip Siding arr 13 10 dep 13 18
    Ruislip IMR 13/19
    Ruislip 13/21½
    Rayners Lane 13/29
    Harrow-on-the-Hill arr 13 34 (pfm 5) dep 13 35
    Shunt via sdg arr 13 36 dep 13 50
    Harrow-on-the-Hill arr 13 51(pfm 4) ENTRAIN dep 14 00
    ML
    Moor Park 14/09
    Watford South Junction 14/11
    Rickmansworth 14/13½
    Chorleywood 14/17½
    Chalfont & Latimer 14/21½
    Amersham arr 14 30(pfm 2) DETRAIN dep 14 35
    Amersham arr 14 37 (No. 34 Road) dep 14 57
    Amersham arr 14 59 (pfm 2) ENTRAIN dep 15 10
    Chalfont & Latimer 15/13½
    Chorleywood 15/16½
    Rickmansworth 15/20½
    Watford South Junction 15/23
    LL
    Moor Park 15/24½
    Northwood 15/27
    Northwood Hills 15/29
    Pinner 15/31
    North Harrow 15/33
    Harrow-on-the-Hill arr 15 36½ (pfm 6) DETRAIN dep 15 47
    FL
    Wembley Park (pfm 6) 15/52
    Neasden Depot (N) 16 00
     
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    9466 was in charge of the schools special today as seen in this video (not mine):

    Looking forward to tomorrow. My Father and I will be heading to Chorleywood and Amersham to see two of the steam runs.
     
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    Miff Part of the furniture Friend

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    Three locos seems a bit excessive for a train of this length. I'm sure earlier Steam on the Met events only used two on each train.
     
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    Replying to my own post but they are booked on the fast apart from the last return of the class 20 from Amersham
     
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    Hi everybody. As a start to to the LU 150 events for this Spring Bank Holiday weekend GWR 94xx 0-6-0PT ran a couple of Private Charters. I caught the 2nd charter climbing the 1 in 93 at Northwick Park. The You Tube address is
    Barry Kendler
     
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    5521 (sorry "L150") is ready....... looks pretty smart to me.

    photo on heritage railway facebook page (I don't think you need to be a member to see it..... )

    EDIT: Just in case........

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    Hope this is legit. PM me if not please. Photo credit to Andy Barr.
     
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    Footage of some of today's runs:

     
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    My photos from Moor Park, Chorleywood, Amersham and Harrow on the Hill http://paulsimpson.zenfolio.com/p148560028.
    I photographed the 2nd trip Met1, 9466 and Sarah Siddons, and travelled on the 3rd 5521 & Sarah Siddons.
     
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    Have just been told that Met. No1 had been failed with big end problems.
    Don't shoot the messenger if it's duff gen.
     
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    Great day today. I will post pictures once I get a chance to go through them over the next couple of days. I started off by catching both late running stock movements from Ruislip depot in the morning at Eastcote Tube station (the light here is very good in the morning when the sun comes out). Caught L.150 at Chorleywood then travelled on the 12:00 train. Anyone know the reason why it was double headed? (Not that I'm complaining!) This was probably the highlight of the day as the Pannier sounded amazing accelerating out of Harrow and up to speed! Was even better when we overtook an S stock and the bemused faces of the general public... I must say the Prairie does look rather smart in LT livery, even if it isn't entirely accurate. Big thanks to all that are involved in running this though, I certainly enjoyed myself thoroughly.

    One thing I would add was that a rumour going round at the end of the day was that Met No. 1 had been failed. Certainly they had swapped the Pannier and Met 1 round heading back to the depot and it was running about half hour late. Can anyone shed anymore light on this?
     
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    Also heard the rumour about Met No 1 while it was at Amersham in the late afternoon (see my earlier pics) but not seen any official word either way so far. As an aside, the public were said to have been "banned" from two of the platforms at Moor Park (on the right side for the sun re photographers). A fellow steam watcher who appeared to have been there for much of the day said he had been told by a member of LU staff it was because the BBC had a licence to film from there - the Hairy Bikers were filming their new BBC TV series on the Met this weekend to include footage of the steam excursions. Saw from their Twitter feed that they were around very early to light the fire on one of the engines but certainly were nowhere to be seen (at least at Moor Park) in the afternoon. So while two platforms were open to the public, the two platforms many would have wanted to position themselves on were closed for what looked like no good reason. Obviously London Underground can do as they see fit in these circumstances - it's their train set and station. But it did seem a great shame when the whole idea was to celebrate and spread good news about them. Has anyone come across that kind of situation before re a TV company filming? (And not being there!)
     
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    Well the running board, centre axel and rear poney truck was all covered in white metal so would say it certainly had some bearing issue! officals been very quiet about it tho, even crews :/
     
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    And, of course, none of this would happen without the skill and time of all those involved.

    Soots You Sir:

    Soots You Sir low res.jpg

    Amersham Points:

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