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Railmotor on the Liskeard-Looe branch?

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by steamvideosnet, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. brasso1

    brasso1 New Member

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    Keep the insults coming...
     
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    Welcome back to Nat-Pres Chris. Hope you enjoyed your day. <BJ>
     
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    Can anyone advise if there is heating in the Railmotor or do we need to take thermals just in case.
     
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    If it doesn't have true under-seat heating installed, the presence of a boiler and fire should keep things reasonable!
     
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    It does have steam heat that seems to be quite good when checked the other week.
     
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    Do you feel the heat from the boiler/firebox with it and the passenger accomodation being in the same vehicle ?.
     
  7. baldric

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    I would say not a great deal as the boiler is insulated and there are walls between you and the boiler, but then I don't often travel in the coach and when driving from the other end you are 60ft away with 5 walls in between.
     
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    There are timings for these runs now on uksteam

    4/11: t1104a.htm

    11/11: t1111a.htm (I think they are the same)

    Note the ECS move back to Bodmin in the evenings (It also runs up from Bodmin to Liskeard on the day before)
     
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    Timings thanks to W. Cookworthy. <BJ>
    Sat 3rd and 10th Nov.

    SO 03/11/12 to 10/11/12 5Z20
    Bodmin Parkway 19:30
    Largin 19/46
    St Pinnock Viaduct East 19/48
    Liskeard 20:04
     
  10. campainr

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    Surely these are diesel hauled - the railmotor won't be running under its own steam?
     
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    Indeed it is diesel hauled, a Class 37 IIRC

    James at SVN
     
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    BBC weather site currently suggests thundery shower conditions for this weekend in Cornwall. Anyone else on the very first departure from Liskeard?
     
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    37.516 0Z37 10:29 Southall to Bodmin Parkway. Friday, 2/11/2012.
    Southall 10:39 10:41
    Kennet Bridge Loop 11:24 11:32
    Reading 11:36
    Newbury 12:00
    Frome 13:07 13:19
    Taunton 14:05 14:10
    Exeter St Davids 14:54
    Newton Abbot 15:13
    Plymouth 15:52 16:18
    Lostwithiel 17:08 17:29
    Bodmin Parkway 17:40

    Thanks to Driff47844 at SWRG. <BJ>
     
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    Following on from what Campainr was saying, the weather hasn't improved at all - if anything, it is getting worse! Fingers crossed it gets better in time.

    James at SVN
     
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    Time to get out the umbrella once again. Although not a metal one - or else you may be struck by lightning!
     
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    By heck that's a lot of LE mileage to move one vehicle not very far! Presumably there no cheaper alternative - e.g. loco off the china clay trains or similar?
     
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    Well it needs to be a West Coast loco - and Southall is the nearest place!
     
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    as this is a WCR operation I assume it has to be a WCR diesel which would'nt be the case with locos on china clay trains
     
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    This is one of my pet hates about railway privatisation/sectorisation. In the bad old days of single entity railway operations, it would have been the nearest available loco to hand doing this move.
     
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    Indeed. Though I did wonder if the loco needed to be vacuum braked too.
     

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