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Main line connections: the in and the out of it.

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Reading General, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Matt37401

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    Id imagine the SVR's gets a fair bit of use, there's the contract with Northern Belle to service stock for starters and although the SVR no longer has any mainline certified steam loco's the TMD at KD seems to make good use of it, 50026 and 37688 used it recently to pay a visit. I don't know about other railways but certainly the SVR's is certainly well used but I think a lot of it is not at the most social/accessible of times!
     
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    Since its recent sale by Belmond, the Northern Belle is now to going be serviced at Carnforth, so the main line connection at Kidderminster will be see a bit less use.
     
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    I didn't realise, wow that was a long term contract too.
     
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    NVR is connected via the Fletton Loop. Used by visiting locos, the very occasional rail tour and some infrastructure companies bring in equipment for staff training.
     
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    I would imagine the East Lancs Railway connection is used a fair bit with the in & out arrivals of Mr Riley's fleet though certainly not daily or as much as those already mentioned.
     
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    I seems, so far, to be a toss up between the Ribble SR (freight) and NYMR (passenger) so far.
     
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    I have worked out that Peak Rail's timetabled trains will pass over the connection onto Network Rail 627 times this year.
    This does not include the return working or any charters or special trains
     
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    Is the section of the Spa Valley Railway into Eridge on Network owned metals?
     
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    Don’t forget the Nene Valley’s Felton Loop connection to the East Coast mainline on th southern edge of Peterborough. The Fletton branch is currently benefiting from track upgrade work - the line is being relaid by Oundle Road overbridge, where the old sugar beet plant was once located. Rolling of various kinds regularly travels along that section of line.
     
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    The WSR connection was used over 700 times in 2016 mainly for Network Rail ballast and infrastucture trains, but there were also quite a few passenger/charter services and light engine movements. Don't have figures for 2017.
     
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