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Merchant of Avon - Summer Sundays

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Will RL, May 8, 2019.

  1. Big Al

    Big Al Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Moderator

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    It is the first few hundred yards or so that cause the problems with any decent load and I don't think that some people realise how much care is needed from the crews to get trains away from here. So I'm not surprised that even a loco such as a Jubilee that is generally sure-footed also needed a deft hand to control the departure. I think that the Pullmans go again to Stratford next month. 500 tons will be another test for loco and crew.
     
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    A compilation of Summer Sunday steam specials to run to Stratford Upon Avon, including shots from some of the Merchant of Avon trips - 2019
     
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    Stratford is a notoriousy tricky start with the stock on an S , a short sharp climb to the canal bridge and rails often slippy from the passage of diesel units . back in the early 90's 70000 and 4472 vied for the longest time taken to get a train on the move with some phenomenal slipping
     

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