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Pembroke Coast Express Sunday 14/7/19 60163

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by 1020 Shireman, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. 1020 Shireman

    1020 Shireman Well-Known Member Friend

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    These are the Confirmed Timings off the Pathfinder Website:

    Bristol Temple Meads Dep. 0805 Rtn. 2125

    Severn Tunnel Jn Dep. 0835 Rtn. 2055

    Newport Dep. 0855 Rtn. 2025

    Cardiff Central Dep. 0920 Rtn. 1955

    Carmarthen arr. 1140 Dep. 1250

    Tenby arr. 1335 Dep. 1550

    Only 2 lines open between Newport and Cardiff.
     
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    And this is where DB Cargo scores over all other TOCs.

    They have the capacity to get a local diesel to where it's needed so as to carry out whatever movement is required with the train. It doesn't sit on the back of the train all day adding to the load and the fuel used by the steam loco just for when it's needed.

    There are distinct advantages in having one TOC that can provide what we are coming to recognise is a luxury. They did it with Tornado to Par and they seem to be doing it again.
     
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    Just have to hope that the rumours that DB back in Germany are tiring of the whole shambolic UK rail system are not true.
     
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    And also possibly why its £125 a ticket?

    Looks an interesting day out, pity they cannot service the loco whilst the train is at Tenby as an hour in Carmarthen (nice as it is) is going to be not much use to anyone bar the most athletic.
     
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    If anyone's interested, I found the hand drawn Gradient Profile that came with a Pembroke Docks Express in 1993. This is the Whitland-Tenby section; also added Carmarthen Jn to Whitland. I did wonder what the Class 66 will do on the return. Been reliably informed that the answer is nothing as the driver is the pilotman on the return. Used to be fun in the old days when we did it with the loco tender first from Carmarthen.
     

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    Tornado has passed her FTR exam.

    Update: 11 coaches today.

    Tornado made a wonderful sight at Lockleaze this morning on the new four track section as it powered up Horfield bank.

    The light was glorious and so would have chased the train to South Wales but the thought of those ugly catenary masts put me right off. :mad: <BJ>
     
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    Tornado looked and sounded beautiful approaching Cardiff this morning.

    Unfortunately the same cannot be said for my photographs, as a result of the fancy new overhead catenary. I checked the location earlier in the week and thought that I could get away with a photograph but this proved not to be the case-hence photographs attached for record purposes only! I shall have to find a new location prior to next weekend; shame, as this used to be a good site and was close to my flat!

    GOE_2019_00003.jpg GOE_2019_00004.jpg
     
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    Don't see what affect overhead masts have for this journey as they stop somewhere around Cardiff so most of the trip would have been without them.
     
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    My footage of Tornado roaring up Filton Bank in the morning just after leaving Bristol. She performed very well with such a heavy load of 11 coaches in tow. Enjoy.
     
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    From your video I only count 11 coaches as was mentioned earlier.
     
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    My Bad. Sorry about that, a typo error. I've changed it now, still a pretty good climb nevertheless.:)
     
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    It's not only DB saphos as well.
     
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    Any idea of what happened to 1550 Tenby to Bristol TM?
    Last reported at Severn Tunnel Jn at 2053 then no reports on Real Time Trains or Open Train Times. I have also searched OTT by UID which also shows the last report as STJ. There doesn't seem to be anything with a security train number running out of course on OTT .
    Any ideas or has the feed form Network Rail failed only failed for this train?

    Thanks, Neil
     
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    Arrived a couple of minutes early into Bristol. A top day out, thanks to all involved.
     
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    Thanks for the update. Odd, no other schedules in the Filton/Bristol area dropped out.

    Cheers, Neil
     
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    Courtesy of Tornado's crew and the signallers letting her make up approximately 36 minutes, I failed to get a shot at Porthkerry Viaduct (got there just in time to hear her whistling over the arches.. doh) Still saw her in four locations though as I didn't want to miss a steam hauled tour through my childhood counties. Shots at Pwll, Carmarthen, Kilgetty and Neath

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