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Northern Belle 2021

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by GWR4707, May 25, 2021.

  1. iancawthorne

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    Which article is that Martin? (I guess I missed it in the thread)
     
  2. Sidmouth

    Sidmouth Part of the furniture Staff Member Moderator

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    latest Steam Railway Ian
    apologies , should have said
     
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  3. Johnb

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    I understand it was taken out of service early for a quick overhaul so it could be back up at Fort Bill next year
     
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    No as there is no combined Brake valve or air piping. The lock doesn’t need the be airbraked, it just needs an air pump and controls for working airbraked stock.
    Clan Line isn’t airbraked, it’s all three when it’s working; steam brake on the loco, vacuum tender and air for the train.
     
  5. wcmlbls1846

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    Taken out of service because the tyres need replacing:

    https://www.nelpg.org.uk/

    Andrew N
     
  6. Johnb

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    Yes but they also decided to crack on with the overhaul at the same time
     
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    According to the latest issue of NELPG News, "the aim is to complete the overhaul for the start of the 2023 season".
     
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    That’s changed, maybe found a few horrors they weren’t expecting
     
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    I don't think so. At the time of that statement they had not done a detailed examination.
     
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    I believe Network Rail banned the K1 because of the state of the tyres. That is why it left Fort William in the middle of the Jacobite season. It was given a choice of a going to the NYMR or Carnforth, and went to Carnforth. AN
     
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    Does anyone know if next weekends train is planned to run steam hauled? Still advertised on the website as such.
     
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    Railway Herald is saying that 60163 will work 2, 7, 16 and 23 October ones.
     
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    Railway Herald seems to be pretty in touch rather than Rail Advent as I wouldn’t be surprised if they said Thomas was on the tour :)
     
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    Any Chance of 6233 hauling the Northern Belle in 2022?
     
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    Slim to none I would say sadly .
     
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    Hope your wrong but I have to agree with you.
     
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    60163 Tornado at wet and windy Shap Wells and Birkett Common. Not my best ever video sadly .

     
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    Considering the conditions the boy dun gud
     
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    Looked like a pure stinker. The 47 was putting almost as much exhaust out as the A1 coming up Shap by the looks of it.
     
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    Likewise leaving Appleby.
     

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