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Railmotor on the Liskeard-Looe branch?

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

  1. torgormaig

    torgormaig Part of the furniture Friend

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    I very much doubt that this unit is fitted with AWS/TPWS, let alone OTMR. The fact that it was given dispensation to run on the Looe branch without these was an acheivement in itself, but it would never be allowed to run elsewhere on the main network as a solo power unit. It would need to be hauled by an appropriately fitted locomotive with a compatable braking system. Such is the difficulty in operating historic equipment which does not conform to the modern railway. But thank goodness there are still people who do their best to make these things happen despite all the obstacles and set backs.

    Peter James
     
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    That is exactly right (no AWS/TPWS/OTMR), also with regards to being hauled on the main line, away from any branch lines where it can be 'shut in' to run by itself.
     
  4. Phlogiston

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    People are working on this aspect right now!
     
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    This booking fee nonsense is prevalent with theatre tickets and is a growing Great British Rip-off spawning a satellite non-productive 'industry'. Surely, there shouldn't be a charge for the privilege of buying a ticket?
     
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    Any news on when WCRC might be trying again to move a diesel down to the B&W? I am booked on the 12.30 next Sunday and with three nights away in two hotels (as a autumn getaway for my wife as well) I really could do with some decent indication by Thursday that the trip is actually going to happen...
     
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    The Football Club I support (Birmingham City) when we had well known money grabbing b***h Karen Brady on the board, not content with charging a booking fee for online/phone ticket purchases, had the the downright barefaced cheek to charge a "handling fee" if you went down to the ground and paid/picked up ticket in person, they charged you for the idiot on the desk, to get up off their backside, pick up the tickets off the printer and hand them to you!, infamously now dubbed "Brady Tax".
     
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    Don't you think that had this been possible, it would have been done? You may not appreciate it but WCRC must have gone through every possible scenerio to get the Railmotor moved, and had any been feasible then the move would have gone ahead. Give them credit for trying, they did not give up at the first hurdle.
     
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    Great news :D Well done to everyone who has managed to keep this event on track (if you'll pardon the pun, again) - luckily I can make the new data although the B&B I was staying in shuts up for the winter this weekend - its gonna be a lot more difficult to find somewhere to stay.
     
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    In case people can't open the link...

     
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    When is the WCRC diesel setting off for Bodmin this week - surely with a bit more leeway than last?
     
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    Will run on Friday to the same times as last week. No idea of what it will actually be.

    Slough 11/01 4
    Twyford 11/18 3
    Kennet Bridge Loop 11:24 11:32
    Reading 11/36 7
    Newbury 12/00
    Bedwyn 12/16
    Westbury 12/57 2
    Frome 13:07 13:19
    Castle Cary 13/36 2
    Cogload Jn 14/00
    Taunton 14:05 14:10 2
    Whiteball 14/30
    Exeter St Davids 14/54 4
    Dawlish Warren 15/03
    Dawlish 15/05 1
    Teignmouth 15/08 1
    Newton Abbot 15/13 2
    Dainton Tunnel 15/18
    Totnes 15/25
    Hemerdon 15/42
    Plymouth 15:52 16:18 8
    Liskeard 16/52 1
    Lostwithiel 17:08 17:29 2
    Bodmin Parkway 17:40

    (Ta wcookworthy from SW Gen)

    James at SVN
     
  16. campainr

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    Hopefully anything but broken!
     
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    Just had a text from a (normally) fairly reliable source that 33207 and 37516 are heading to Bodmin today. Unconfirmed at the moment, will try and post updates when I can.

    James at SVN
     
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    Taking no chances then if they are hunting in packs today.
     
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    Apparently ran with the 33 ONLY, but running ridiculously early. Apparently missed the Frome stop?

    James at SVN
     
  20. Phlogiston

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    33207 running light just passing St Germans...
     

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